Bethel’s Oil (Prayer Day 24)

Bible Readng: Gen 28:11- 22.

INTRODUCTION

Bethel means “the house of God.” It was the place where Jacob had an encounter with God on his way to Paddan-aram, after he deceived his brother, Esau and ran away with his birth right. God met him unexpectedly and made a covenant with him.  He promised to bless Jacob, be with him throughout his journey and also bring him back to that place of divine encounter. Jacob woke up and called the place “Bethel,” meaning the House of God. He set up a stone there and poured oil on it as an agreement between him and God.  So, Bethel’s oil refers to the oil of agreement or covenant between God and Jacob.

For us today, we can say Bethel means a place where we first encountered Christ, when we surrendered our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. It could also mean the following:

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Fresh Oil for CGM Ministers (Prayer Day 23)

TEXT: 1Peter 2: 9-11, Lev. 21: 1-8

Oil symbolizes anointing and lighting. Oil was designed to be used for lighting in the tabernacle and it is the substance for anointing of kings, the priests and the prophets, the chief men among the people (Number 21:4). Kings are anointed to rule geographical territories but it is the priest or prophet that performed the task of their consecration with oil. The priest has the ultimate role to anoint either the king, the prophet or a priest.

Jesus was appointed and anointed by God Himself as our High Priest, to bear the burden of our sin with His own body – Heb. 9:11, 24-28; Isa. 61:1; John 16:7; Acts 1:8. All New Testament believers are the chosen generation, a royal priesthood and holy nation. We have been positioned as kings and priests unto God.  How much more, those in the five-fold Governmental ministries!  God has chosen our ministers and placed them in positions of authority and leadership in His Body. He wants to anoint them all with fresh oil so as to manifest His power and glory to the world this year.  With His mighty hands upon them, they will not be running from pillar to post. The more they surrender unto Him, the more the anointing flows without struggles and manipulation.         

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RSS Word For Today

  • 1 Corinthians 1:10 May 21, 2019
    “[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
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