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Summary: A RECIPE FOR THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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A RECIPE FOR THE ANOINTING --- EXODUS 30: 22-25

1. THE FIRST INGREDIENT – V. 23 - PURE MYRRH

MYRRH SPEAKS OF DEATH – SOMETHING MUST DIE IN ORDER FOR THE ANOINTING TO BE POURED OUT – THE OIL WAS POURED FROM THE HORN OF A DEAD ANIMAL – JESUS HAD TO DIE BEFORE THE HOLY SPIRIT COULD COME AND IF WE ARE GOING TO BE ANNOINTED THERE MUST BE A DEATH.

GALATIANS 2:20 – I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST -- I COR. 15:31 – I DIE DAILY!

OUR BIGGEST ENEMY IS “I” --- “I” HAS BEEN THE PROBLEM SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. (NOTE ISA. 14: 12-15) “I” HAS BEEN THE PROBLEM SINCE THE FALL OF MAN! --- BUT PAUL SOUNDS THE VICTORY NOTE WHEN HE SAID.... “I” AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST!

WHY DID PAUL SAY, “I” AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST? WHY DIDN’T HE JUST SAY I AM DEAD WITH CHRIST? --- BECAUSE A DEATH OF CRUCIFIXION CAN ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY SOME ONE ELSE.... YOU CANNOT CRUCIFY YOURSELF.... YOU CAN KILL YOURSELF MANY WAYS BUT YOU CANNOT CRUCIFY YOURSELF.... SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT FOR YOU.

LUKE 9:23 - IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY, AND FOLLOW ME.

JESUS DID NOT SAY MY CROSS, BUT HIS CROSS, A PERSONAL CROSS

LUKE 14:27 - AND WHOSOEVER DOES NOT BEAR HIS CROSS, AND COME AFTER ME, CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE.

TAKING UP THE CROSS ALWAYS MEANS... DEATH TO SELF!

WE HAVE THE TENDENCY TO BRAG ON OUR SELF.... HOW WE OVERCAME A SINFUL LIFE, HOW WE OVERCAME BOOZE, CURSING, ANGER, MALICE, JEALOUSY...ETC... BUT WHAT ABOUT SELF? WE HAD BETTER BE CAREFUL OF SELF AND GIVE JESUS ALL THE HONOR AND GLORY! --- S I N --- S O N!

SELF ENERGY - ZECHARIAH 4:6 - NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS.

REMEMBER WHEN WE START SAYING “I” DID THIS AND “I” DID THAT.. I WILL NEVER DO THIS OR THAT ... REMEMBER JOHN 15:5 - JESUS SAID, WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING. --- WHEN PROBLEMS ARISE... SELF IS ON THE THRONE..... CRUCIFY SELF AND PUT CHRIST ON THE THRONE. --- GOD WILL NOT BLESS US UNTIL WE SAY NOT MY WILL BUT THY WILL BE DONE.

(EXAMPLE - DADS SICKNESS… LIB – I HAD TO SAY YOUR WILL BE DONE)

SELF COMPLACENCY - WHEN WE GET SATISFIED WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE AND STOP WORKING. “I” IS IN THE WAY! --- OUR WORK FOR JESUS IS NEVER DON UNTIL WE REST WITH HIM IN HEAVEN! --- I SAMUEL 16:11 - LET US NOT SIT DOWN UNTIL THE KING COMES! (WORK, WORK, WORK) “I” DOES NOT WANT TO WORK. “I” DOES NOT WANT TO GO TO CHURCH. “I” DOES NOT WANT TO PRAY OR READ THE BIBLE OR GO SOUL WINNING...

BUT I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST! (NO EYES, EARS, OR LEGS, THEY ARE NOT MINE, THEY BELONG TO JESUS)

SELF-GLORY - I COR. 10:13 - WHETHER THEREFORE YE EAT OR DRINK, OR WHATSOEVER YE DO, DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!

MANY TIMES WE DO THINGS FOR A PAT ON THE BACK... TO BE PRAISE OR RECOGNIZED!

I PETER 1: 24 – THE GLORY OF MAN WILL ONE DAY PASS AWAY LIKE THE FLOWERS AND THE GRASS.

II COR. 4:5 - WE PREACH NOT OURSELVES, BUT CHRIST JESUS!


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