|Would you like to succeed in everything you do, and come out of every situation in life completely victorious? Who doesn’t want that, right? Well, it is possible for you to be ready for ANYTHING!
In Matthew 25, Jesus talks about ten virgins; five of them were wise and five of them were foolish. Verse 6 says, “At midnight a cry was heard:
‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!” The midnight hour was coming for all ten virgins. Yet only the wise were ready. Why? Because they had oil for their lamps.
In the same way, YOU can be ready for YOUR midnight hour for Jesus ‘return and ready for anything, IF you are prepared with OIL.
I believe oil represents four things in the Bible:
#1 Oil represents the Word of God. Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy Word oh Lord is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God’s Word provides the wisdom, promises and the power to be READY FOR ANYTHING.
#2 Oil represents the Holy Spirit. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power. (Acts 10:38) The word ‘Anointing’ means “to smear or rub with oil”.
The presence of the Holy Spirit in your life will lead, guide and equip you to be READY FOR ANYTHING.
#3 Oil represents the Church. Psalm 133:1-2 says, “How good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in UNITY, it is like precious oil upon the head” And in verse 3, it says that unity releases God’s blessing. When you get plugged in and connected with your local church, there’s an anointing & a blessing that makes you READY FOR ANYTHING.
#4 Oil represents Sacrificial Giving. When you give to God an offering or sacrificial seed that is valuable to you, you are like the woman who poured expensive perfumed oil upon Jesus’ feet. Jesus said what she did would not be forgotten-and neither will the harvest from your seed. That surely makes you READY FOR ANYTHING!
As you fill your heart and mind with the Word of God, follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, stay united with your church, and give sacrificially, you are filling your lamp with oil like the wise virgins-and READY FOR ANYTHING!
There is so much more I want to share with you from my complete teaching series entitled “Ready for Anything!”