Psa. 23:5 ¶ You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
“Do you have any other sons?” The words of the Prophet Samuel to Jesse after he had checked out all the other sons. “The youngest is out in the fields with the sheep”, Jesse responded.
“Go get him!”, Samuel boomed.
When David walked through the door Samuel knew this was the one. In a moment he took out the oil and poured it over David’s head. The rest is history, The Bible says, “The Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David”. David would never be the same, his head had been anointed with oil.
Have you had your head anointed with oil? If you have, you would surely know. This oil of the Spirit is life changing. It turned David into a warrior, a worshipper, and a king. What has the anointing turned you into. This is where the work of the Lord begins in you. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on this heavenly anointing oil.
“Thou anointest my head with oil.” May we live in the daily enjoyment of this blessing, receiving a fresh anointing for every day’s duties. Every Christian is a priest, but he cannot execute the priestly office without unction, and hence we must go day by day to God the Holy Ghost, that we may have our heads anointed with oil. A priest without oil misses the chief qualification for his office, and the Christian priest lacks his chief fitness for service when he is devoid of new grace from on high. “My cup runneth over.” He had not only enough, a cup full, but more than enough, a cup which overflowed. A poor man may say this as well as those in higher circumstances. “What, all this, and Jesus Christ too?” said a poor cottager as she broke a piece of bread and filled a glass with cold water. Whereas a man may be ever so wealthy, but if he be discontented his cup cannot run over; it is cracked and leaks. Content is the philosopher’s stone which turns all it touches into gold; happy is he who has found it. Content is more than a kingdom, it is another word for happiness.”
The Lord is still anointing warriors, worshippers, and kings; which one are you. Are you a warrior, advancing God’s kingdom on earth? Or maybe you are a worshipper, ushering His people into His glory. Or possibly you are a king, reining in life with Jesus our Lord.