Today, I would like to share on the topic “What Is In The Oil”?
“Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,” (Exodus 30:23)
This scripture is talking about the anointing that is placed on people that are serving the Lord. When you are anointed, the oil of the Lord is poured over your life. In the oil, there are principal spices. The word principal means the main thing. This means that there are the main ingredients and spices in the oil and secondary ingredients. What are the main spices within the oil?
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” (Ephesians 4:11)
These are the main spices found within the oil. Any minister of substance has at least one of these spices. However, the Bible tells us that the first and most important spice is that of an Apostle. “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:28-31).
The spice of an Apostle is the most needed spice in the church. However, it is also the most lacked spice within the church. Rarity is associated with value. Things that are often valuable are the rarest to find. If you want to desire anything, desire the spice of an Apostle! Covet earnestly after the Apostolic spice. Though these five main spices are essential, the gift of the Apostle is the most valuable. Now who is an Apostle and what sets them apart from the other principal spices?
One of the main characteristics of an Apostle is that they are close; genuinely close to Jesus. “And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.” (Luke 9:10). The Apostles were so close to Jesus that even after he had spoken to the crowd, he took them aside to speak with them privately. They had no titles yet, their ability to be close set them apart from everyone. Being close is far more important than receiving a title. The real Apostles were those who were close to Jesus and not the chief priests of those times. Desire to be close. Do not be content to be an unknown. You can never be an Apostle if you are not close. The Apostolic spice is the spice of closeness. Fight to be close! Fight to come out of obscurity! Fight to be known. Receive the desire for the Apostolic spice from today.