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Summary: Twelve secrets of the ALBASTER box

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Luke 7:36-50

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. 41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

THE SEVENTH THING:

THE Anointing VS THE METHOD

Jesus said “Let her alone: She hath wrought a good work. There are times when we as leaders and ministers stop something that God allows. We must learn to be very sensitive to a move of God, that we are not used to, because that’s the move that God’s blessing.

The disciples wanted this woman out; she was a nuisance, but Jesus rebuked them. There are times when we allow things that God is not permitting,and things that God wants we disallow.

The Anointing is sacred, not the method.” This woman would have missed a great opportunity had she never had that encounter with Jesus,through the direction of the anointing. Jesus said to his disciples : LET HER ALONE,SHE HATH WROUGHT A GOOD WORK; We must be careful of people that will prevent you from a God encounter.Jesus called it a good work and not only that look what he said below.

Luke 7 v 48; AND HE SAID TO HER“Thy sins be forgiven.”

There is no greater gift than the forgiveness of sins and this truth we will only understand fully when we get to heaven.


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