Anointed with the Oil of Joy
2 Kings 15,16; Hosea 1; 1 Hebrews 1
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
Hebrews 1:3, 9
Who is Jesus Christ?
He is God in the flesh, full of glory, powerful in word and deed. Jesus provided purification for our sins through his death; he defeated sin and death through his resurrection. It was Jesus’ love for righteousness and hatred of wickedness that were rewarded with the anointing of the Holy Spirit and expressed with joy.
Is that same anointing of joy possible today for God’s sons and daughters who love righteousness and hate wickedness?
When we pray for more joy, the path might begin earlier through cleansing and refocusing our hearts.
“Lord Jesus, you are my salvation, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”