And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always. (Exodus 27:20)
Today's Morsel: Most automobile manuals says that you should change your oil every 3 months or 3000 miles. Why? Because the oil breaks down and doesn't keep the parts in the engine lubicated the way that it should. When I was in the Army as a fuel handler, one of the things I learned was that water is heavier than oil. You can teach kids in Sunday school how to make lava lamps with cooking oil and water in a bottle. Because water is heavier, the oil will always rise to the top. When you have been anointed with the Holy Ghost, you are to always be on the top. Moses said that God would make you the head and not the tail. You are suppose to always be on the top. The children of Israel were to bring pure oil. Pure oil burns clean and gives off a brighter light; there isn't a lot of smoke. Too many Christians today are burning without pure oil. They say that they have the Holy Ghost, but they are sending forth to much smoke and not enough light. They get angry as soon as something doesn't go their way. They complain and murmur about everything. Their light is only a flicker. Their paths are dark. Isaiah said that God hath given to us the oil of joy for mourning for those times of lamenting and lamentation (Isaiah 61:3). Each day, we must bring new oil for the lamp if we are going to burn bright. We must come before His presence with singing and into His courts with praise. Do you need to change oil? You only have to if your don't have the real oil in you.
Sing: He gave me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise, for the spirit of heaviness, that we might be called, trees of righteousness, the planted of the Lord, that he might be glorified.