By Mirjam Horak
This word looks at us buying oil from the Lord.
He looked at me and I heard these words
He is the High Priest Who fills our lamp stands with oil. This oil is bought by spending our lives on Him.
Isaiah 55:2 - 3 Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear (shamah), and your soul shall live; (note it lives by hearing, not by eating food)
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David
We buy on the things we see, the things we eat, the things we “need”.
We ought to spend our lives on Jesus too.
We spend time, and we intimacy oil.
It is this oil of intimacy that will cause our lives to bear the fruit He desires.
He said to me years ago,
It is the oil of intimacy that makes the seed bear fruit
The only way to receive sustenance for the depth of things we have to go through, is by buying oil, is by spending time with our Bridegroom Jesus.
And this oil first works internally before it spills over, and flows around us.
It is the oil that causes your eyes to open and see things as He sees them.
It is the oil that opens your ears to hear what He says, even right in this moment.
It is the oil that is applied to our hard hearts and makes them soft to receive what He wants to work in us, and through us, and around us.
This oil can penetrate between the deepest scales of pride in our lives… but we need to buy it.
Over and over the Lord has reminded me of the 10 (ten) virgins.
All had lamps, all were waiting for the Bridegroom, they all went out to see Him. They all anticipated Him.
But only half of them, only 5 (Five) , had spent and bought that which is truly valuable, the oil that is needed in the midnight hour.
No one else can buy this for you.
No one else can lay your life down but you.
No one else but you can take your lamp, and your vessel, and fill it, light it, and keep it burning.
He doesn’t despise that sacrifice.
And this is where we will see Jesus the High Priest fill our lamps with oil.
Psalm 51:16 -17 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart (which is: inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory. inclination, resolution, determination, seat of appetites. as seat of emotions and passions. as seat of courage.)— These, O God, You will not despise.
It is the prayer that says my mind, my will, my heart, my understanding, my knowledge, my thinking, my memory, my inclinations, my resolutions, my determination, my appetite, my emotions, my passions and my courage… it is broken, it is contrite, it is crushed to pieces.
And when we sacrifice these on the altar we build with our lives, He will make known to us His will, His heart, His understanding, His knowledge, His thoughts, His memories, His inclinations, His resolutions, His determinations, His appetite, His emotions, His passion, His courage.
The infilling happens right there…
Notice how many of these are part of the 7 (seven) spirits of God, the candle stand that is in our spirit man that needs daily filling from our High Priest!
In His Awesome love
Warren and Mirjam Horak