The Spirit, the Oil, the difference!

There is a word for every season, and this word is one in season for someone today.

I woke up this morning to read a part of the story of David.

Although Jesus is my role model and the one after whom I pattern my life, I relate strongly to David as well. Despite David’s sins (e.g. killing of Uriah & wife-snatching), God still tagged him a man after His heart – and that displays in clear terms to me, how truly forgiving and merciful the God we serve is.

1Sam16:13 – So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took a flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord  came powerfully on David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah. 

This Oil (that brought down the Holy Spirit) on David’s head made a great impact in his life. Let’s check out what the Oil of the Spirit can do for you even in your life today – using David’s prototype.

After the oil came upon his head:

1. God created a job vacancy for David in the palace. Vs 14-16 

Have you been jobless for so long despite your numerous certificates. Every time you get a response from an application, the first line is, “we are sorry to inform you…“. Listen, God has not started with you yet. God through his Spirit can turn things around beyond your wildest imagination, if you will only key into source. The passage says about King Saul, “… and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. Some of Saul’s servant said to him ‘a tormenting spirit from God is troubling you. Let us find a good musician to play the harp whenever the tormenting spirit trouble you.”

David needed to be introduced to the palace in order to fulfil his destiny of becoming king – so God made a way in where there was no way.

2. David gained unmerited favour. People he didn’t know tendered and amplified his C.V.

V. 18 “One of the servants told Saul, ‘one of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that – he is a brave warrior, a man of war and has good judgement. He is also a fine looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”

When you have the Spirit of God at work in you, you will find favour before God and man. God used the servants to create a vacancy, and fill it up without any call for applications or interviews.  Men will speak greatly and highly of you even in your absence in Jesus name.

3. The King loved David: Kings will LOVE you. 

Vs. 21-22 “So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul Loved David very much, and David became his armour bearer. Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, ‘please let David remain in my service, for  I am very pleased with him.”

Do you know what it means for a king to love you? I will leave that to your imagination.

Let me end on this note, faith without works is dead, and only a man that is diligent in what he does will stand before Kings. If you expect the Spirit of God to act in isolation of your earthly responsibilites – you will be kidding yourself. God can only bless the works of your hands – what is in your hand? Zero multiplied by Zero equals a resounding & fantastic Zero.

David knew how to play the harp, he was physically trained for battle by fighting off animals when keeping the sheep in the pasture. What are your talents, what can you do? Only then will the Spirit and the Oil make the difference.


This is Gospel Metropolitan!



2 thoughts on “The Spirit, the Oil, the difference!

  1. capTain says:

    You said it all. When the anointing of God is upon your life, you will begin to experience the hand of God in different areas. Many times we get so impatient forgetting that God has an appointed time for everything that concerns us. David was chosen at the right time, he became a King at the right time etc. As christians, we should also realise that God never breaks his promises. We need to continually strengthen our faith as well, as this is how we can prove to God we really believe in him to do all he said he would do.

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