Making a Comeback from a Setback - Part 2: Fill your Horn with Oil
By LWAM, Mar 21 2015 05:37PM
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as King over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” (1 Samuel 16: 1)
After you stop mourning, you need to fill your horn with oil.
The container of the anointing oil that Samuel used signifies the main difference between Saul’s and David’s kingship. When Samuel anointed Saul’s, he put his anointing oil into a flask. This flask was man-made, and often created from a fine mineral called alabaster. Saul was the human desire for a king and throughout his life, he lived to please man, not God.
However, this time round, God told Samuel to put David’s anointing oil into a horn. David was God’s desire of a king. All throughout his life, he lived to please God, not man.
The horn is not man-made and represents strength and triumph (Psalms 89:17 and Psalms 92:10). Horns are emblems of power, dominion, glory, and fierceness, as they are the main means of attack and defense with the animals endowed with them. When John the Baptist’s father, Zechariah, said that God “has raised up a horn of salvation for us” he meant that God would use His incomparable power in order to save us (Luke 1:69).
In the midst of the difficulties that you are going through, you still have some strength left. The Bible says that we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed (2 Corinthians 4:8). Strengthen what remains; do not let it die. Do not lose heart, though outwardly it seems like you are wasting away, yet inwardly you are being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16).
The oil represents the anointing. In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life (Exodus 29:7; Exodus 40:9; 2 Kings 9:6; Ecclesiastes 9:8; James 5:14). A person was anointed for a special purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be a builder, etc.
There is nothing wrong with anointing a person with oil today. We just have to make sure that the purpose of anointing is in agreement with Scripture. Anointing should not be viewed as a "magic potion." If we use oil, it is only a symbol of what God is doing; the oil itself does not have any power. It is only God who can anoint a person for a specific purpose.
The anointing is the divine enabling by God for us to do our assignment. Many people are disappointed because they try serving God or doing their assignment without the anointing. Whatever it is that you do for God, in private or publicly, you need the anointing. So, fill your horn with oil. When God anoints you, you will stand boldly before God and men. You will be able to rise above depression, oppression, natural barriers and oppositions mounted by human forces and circumstances of life.
It is the time to seek God for a supernatural intervention to all situations. You need to receive the anointing and the impartation to enable you carry out your assignment. Some of us have mourned over situations till we have forgotten to go to God. What you need is a divine revelation that leads to situational transformation and mighty manifestations.
Elijah was told to arise, eat and drink for the journey ahead of him was long. If you have been contemplating quitting, I submit to you that you cannot do it now. We have come too far from where we started from. We have endured the darkness, driven through the fog, weathered the storm and remained standing during all calamities. Do not faint when all hell breaks loose against you. I decree and declare, in the Name of Jesus, that you will not have a nervous breakdown. We are not of them that shrink back and are destroyed but of those who stand firm in faith (Hebrews 10:39). Arise eat and drink! Get ready to pursue your purpose and go to your destiny.
Christ means the "Anointed One". Because Christ is in us, we also have the same anointing that He had on earth (2 Corinthians 1:21). God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him (Acts 10:38). The Bible says that this anointing abides in you (1 John 2:20, 27).
Probably you are going through terrible troublesome times or experiencing some heartbreaking sorrow. Perhaps you are enduring some painful and debilitating illness or something else too excruciating to talk to anyone about. Hold on; the anointing brings restoration and joy and breaks every yoke (Isaiah 10:27)
The anointing brings good news to the poor and binds up the brokenhearted. It proclaims liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. The anointing proclaims the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God. The anointing brings comfort to all who mourn and gives us beauty for ashes. The anointing is the oil of gladness that turns our mourning gowns into garment of praise. The anointing strengthens our faint spirits to the extent that we are called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD. The anointing glorifies God through us (Isaiah 61:1-3).
Receive heavenly inspiration and revelation to tackle every earthly situation! If you have not received Jesus Christ (The Anointed One) as your Lord and Saviour you need to do so for you to receive the anointed. He will then fill you with the Holy Spirit and His anointing.
Let every horn be filled with oil.
Very inspiring and strong words.Glory be to God
Amen,to God b th glory,am encouraged.be blessed.