Oil and Holy Spirit

This weekend’s message is titled, “Oil Change” and it pertains to the Holy Spirit in our lives.  In my research, I came across this idea of oil representing the Holy Spirit.  Of course we have all heard that, but this is a little deeper/different perspective.  Let me know your thoughts.

+robin

 

Zechariah 4:6 Go to this verse
An angel is explaining to Zechariah the work of the Spirit. God’s Spirit, moving and producing works (or results, visible signs of God’s inspiration and involvement in His servants’ activities), is shown as flowing into the church. Here is a short quotation from Keil & Delitzsch.

Oil … is used in the Scriptures as a symbol of the Spirit of God [notice this qualification], not in its transcendent essence. . . .

The Holy Spirit often appears in the Bible, not in is pure form (the essence of God’s mind and power), not in its raw form, we could say. Here it appears as oil. Continuing:

. . . not in its transcendent essence, but so far as it works in the world, and is indwelling in the church.

The oil that is flowing through these pipes is not the raw Spirit of God, but it is His Spiritseenin its works, that is, in its manifestations. We are not seeing, necessarily, God’s Spirit as God’s Spirit. We are seeing God’s Spirit as it manifests itself primarily in spoken and written words, but also in things like miracles, healings, casting out of demons, acts of faith, good works, etc.

Read more:http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/1107/Oil-as-Symbol.htm#ixzz13fiem9oj

 

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Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

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