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.
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. . . .
. . . 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.
Posted on October 28, 2010, in Daily Word and tagged buda, Holy Ghost, kyle, new braunfels, oil change, oil is Holy Spirit, promiseland, robin steele, san marcos, sermon prep. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.