YOU ARE PRESERVED
“Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?”
(1 Samuel 10: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
In Old Testament times, kings were anointed with oil. That oil was made up of different components, one of which is the ‘myrrh’. Myrrh has preservative properties. So when Samuel anointed Saul, he invariably poured the oil of preservation on Saul. Saul was anointed with the oil of preservation.
Friend, God says, you are preserved. You are preserved from harm; you are preserved from the attacks of the enemy; you are preserved from the wickedness of the wicked; you are shielded from tragedies and calamities; you are preserved from satanic plans against you; nothing will spoil in your life. What brings others down won’t bring you down; what destroys others won’t destroy you.
As God grants you Exceeding Expansion, He won’t allow you to be vulnerable to the wickedness of the wicked. As God causes you to break forth on all sides, you won’t go down because of haters. The oil of preservation upon your life is ahead of your haters; before they arrive, the oil of preservation will make their evil mission impossible.
God preserved Saul in view of who he had become. God knows about the greatness coming your way this year; He knows the material things you will soon possess; He knows the positions you are about to occupy; He knows the opposition that may arise against you. God says, concerning every opposition that has arisen or will still arise, you are already preserved.
The anointing oil in Old Testament times is symbolic of the Holy Spirit in New Testament times. As you walk closely with the Holy Spirit and draw near to God’s presence, you will be preserved.
Pray With Me: Lord, in 2016, preserve me from every attack of the enemy, in Jesus’ name!
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