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2nd September 2022


The table set before us

The Lord sets a bountiful table of redemption, relationship & resourcing before us.
This table is ever accessible through all that Christ has done foe us.  We are invited daily.
Yesterday we looked at the Table of Relationship.   A place where we are acknowledged & valued as family & friends.
The place where we develop friendship & relationship with our King & Master.
Today we will look the Table of Anointing.  A place of amazing protection & provision.


You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever. Psalm 23:5-6


This table – The Table of Anointing – is a place of anointing & abundance, protection & provision.
We are seated for victory in the presence of our enemies!!! We feast in the midst of the fight!!!
The Lord’s favour sets us up to succeed in the fight & battleground that is life.
We are resourced from His anointing & abundance & at the same time His goodness & grace runs after us.
We dine & delight in the presence of the Anointed one & His anointing runs over us. So Good!
We feast & fight through Christ’s anointing.

The Lord is our Great & Good Shepherd (John 10:11).
Every good shepherd anoints his sheep upon their heads to protect them from the flies.
We are anointed by our Good Shepherd to protect us from the enemy’s flies – the world, the flesh & the devil.
In Christ – the anointed one – we overcome (1 John 5:4-5). In & through Christ’s great victory is our victory.
This table drips with anointing, victory, abundance & favour. What a wonderful seat we have been given.


For reflection

  • Am I aware of & mindful of the Lord’s anointing upon me?
  • Do I see & feel His goodness & mercy running after me?
  • Meditate upon the anointing of the Lord in the mist of our spiritual battle.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You have set the table of anointing before me,
That I am invited to dine with You in the presence of my enemies.
Thank you for the mighty resources You provide to secure victory through Christ.
Jesus thank you that Your goodness & grace ever runs after me.
Holy Spirit keep me looking to & drawing from the Lord.
In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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