Summary: Jesus Anointed by a notorious Woman before HIS burial
I would like to read two scriptures where same incident is written but one place is very brief and other place is in quite detail but where this incident mentioned briefly there in fact two sentences are very powerful which missed in detailed record. Hallelujah
6 And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. 8 But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.” 10 But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. 11 For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. 12 For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. 13 Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”
Here is written that where the gospel is preached this should also be preached therefore I am simply obeying the Word of God by preaching on these scriptures.
Now read the detailed Account of same scriptures..
36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.” 41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” 48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
Hallelujah, here it was the full record of this incident…
JESUS ANOINTED TWICE BEFORE HIS BURIAL
Jesus was anointed by two women just before his crucifixion.
1. Six days before his arrest Merry (Lazer Sister) anointed Him with Alabaster Perfumed Oil at Lazer Home
2. Two days before his arrest one Notorious Sinner Woman anointed Him with Alabaster perfumed Oil at Simon Leper home.
Usually people think that they are one incident but they are two different incidents as their timing and venue is quite different.
Let me first began with Alabaster Box. What is that?
Alabaster Box is made up with “Soft Marble” which used to mined only from Egypt. This is not same kind of Marble which we use but this marble was very soft and used to make Statues, vases and Jewelry boxes at Jesus time. At present this is also available in Albania & Egypt as well.
Let me also explain what is this perfume in Alabaster Box? What is that?