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Summary: the oil of gladness is for everyone---The Holy Spirit

THE OIL OF GLADNESS

3-8-09

Ps 45:7-9

7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

(KJV)

Heb 1:9

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

(KJV)

*** I want to introduce to you the dynamics of “THE OIL OF GLADNESS”

21 agalliao (ag-al-lee-ah'-o);GLADNESS—HEB 1-9

from agan (much) and 242; properly, to jump for joy, i.e. exult:

KJV-- be (exceeding) glad, with exceeding joy, rejoice (greatly).

20 agalliasis (ag-al-lee'-as-is);GLADNESS—HEB 1-9

from 21; exultation; specially, welcome:

KJV-- gladness, (exceeding) joy.

***It is the place that the prophets of old have desired to see but never saw.

*** I invite you into this limitless kingdom, this limitless government.

Psalms 45:6-9 PP4

1 What God called him to he fitted him for, . The Spirit is called the oil of gladness because of the delight wherewith Christ was filled in carrying on his undertaking. He was anointed with the Spirit above all his fellows, above all those that were anointed, whether priests or kings.

2 "in recompence of what thou has done and suffered for the advancement of righteousness and the destruction of sin God has anointed thee with the oil of gladness, has brought thee to all the honours and all the joys of thy exalted state.

3 " Because he humbled himself, God has highly exalted him, .

4 His anointing him denotes the power and glory to which he is exalted; he is invested in all the dignities and authorities of the Messiah.

5 And his anointing him with the oil of gladness denotes the joy that was set before him (so his exaltation is expressed, ) both in the light of his Father's countenance

6 His robes of state, wherein he appears, are taken notice of, not for their pomp, which might strike an awe upon the spectator, but their pleasantness and the gratefulness of the odours with which they were perfumed (v. 8):

7 They smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia (the oil of gladness with which he and his garments were anointed): these were some of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil which God appointed, the like to which was not to be made up for any common use , which was typical of the unction of the Spirit which Christ, the great high priest of our profession, received, and to which therefore there seems here to be a reference.

8 It is the savour of these good ointments, his graces and comforts, that draws souls to him and makes him precious to believers, <1 Pet. 2:7>.

(from Matthew Henry's Commentary)

*** This describes the holy anointing oil in its five-fold composition speaking of pure grace.

*** The oil must contain only the most excellent spices.

***MYRRH-

*** CINNAMON-

*** CALAMUS-

*** CASSIA-

*** OLIVE OIL-

*** But here mentioned is three componates.

1.Myrrh-a fragrant spice, of bitter taste but of sweet aroma-- It flows freely from the tree, so figures the grace of His lips.

2.Aloes- a large tree with the wood containing a resin and an essential oil, constituting the perfume prized in antiquity.

3.Cassia- Reed or the outer bark... a symbol of this same excellency of character, but manifest in His public walk before men.

Ps 45:7

7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

*** The word 'therefore' means based on a condition which you have fulfilled.

*** We see in the scripture that even though Jesus was the Son of God, He had to qualify for this dimension of anointing.

*** The test is set to prove that Jesus loved righteousness, which means that Jesus had a choice.

*** He saw all the options and said, “I choose to love righteousness and I choose to pay the price for it”.

*** The next level is that He also hated iniquity.

*** To love righteousness without hating iniquity is incomplete.

*** We must have a passion to hate and absolutely loath sin.

*** “THE OIL OF GLADNESS” is for those who will pass the test of loving righteousness and hating iniquity.

*** To the level to which you love righteousness must register in the measure to which you hate iniquity...it is an equal exchange!

*** In other words love and hate walk together.

*** For love to be powerful there must be a dimension of hate.

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