Oil brightly burning
So that I may work for You
Fill me with Your spirit.
In the Bible, Oil represents the Holy Spirit. We are to invite the Holy Spirit into our lives, and He will guide us in the way of truth. How does He do this? He may prompt us or He may use others to give us a Word from Him, or we may hear His still small voice as He encourages us and lift us up. There are many ways the Spirit can speak to us. It can also be through the many things to be found in nature.
Most people accept the many ways in which the Holy Spirit may speak to them, however, the one way they seem to be most unnerved is by the sound of His still small voice. He tries to woo us gently out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, we also have the enemy (Satan) enticing us with various temptations. Before we realize it, there is a full-blown battle taking place within our minds.
The Holy Spirit is meek and gentle and soft-spoken, though of course, He is also All- Powerful. You have to be fully connected to God, and in that stillness, you will understand His still small voice.
If you are not connected fully to God and worshiping Him, you will be open to the torments mentally and physically from the enemy. He wants to terrorize our bodies and our minds. He wants to cause us harm. Revelation 14:6-9
Examples of the Holy Spirit speaking:
….and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12
……..And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. So he arose and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.”
Then Eli perceived that the Lord had called the boy. 9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 1 Samuel 3:8 & 9 You may read the full story if you wish in 1 Samuel 3
Examples of the enemy Satan speaking:
Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him…..Mathew 4:5
And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; Luke 4:6
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
For more on the Holy Spirit you can read some of my earlier blogs.