Hello saints. I wanted to share with you a word I received while I slept as the Spirit woke me up to write it down as played in my head over and over. I hope this edifies you as much as it edified me through the Spirit's grace for wisdom and understanding.
August 24th, 2011
This is not the 1st time the Lord gives me this word. I had the same experience with this same word once before. Here are some things the Spirit ministered to me as I further reflected on it.
Alabaster was a box used to carry precious ointment or perfume. We can see this as how Mary brought an alabaster box of ointment and poured it on Jesusâ€™ head.
7 â€śThere came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meatâ€ť
What called my attention was what Jesus said in verse 12:
12Â â€śFor in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, SHE DID IT FOR MY BURIALâ€ť
Now spiritually speaking precious ointment or perfume are charity. Just like this ointment was used to prepare (anoint) Jesusâ€™ body for His burial so also do we clothe ourselves with charity to prepare us as we crucify the flesh and die to ourselves. Charity holds the power of Godâ€™s grace to strengthen the soul in times of resistance and in turn weâ€™re raised with the Spirit of Christ for weâ€™re touching that which is spiritual and sanctified for faith for it carries only His virtues and not manâ€™s principles, aspirations, philosophies, boast, etc. Charity carries the power of His kingdom to help us overcome for it is sustained by His grace alone that no man may claim it as his own. Therefore we prepare ourselves with charity and we overcome and rejoice through charity.
"Through reflection we sow through charity we build"
"Charity is the substance of the life of Christ that fills the hope of those that embrace it"
"Charity holds the power of life to resuscitate the soul"
S8W Apostolic Institute of Theology