Our Calmness Through God
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Delivered By
Pastor John Robinson
Delivered On
April 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Psalms 23:5
Six Cs For Our Life

Psalm 23:5 "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over."

The enemy pursues, but the Lord’s people are safe in the shelter of the Shepherd’s tent. Yahweh prepares the table while the enemy is just outside the tent’s door. The Good Shepherd literally feeds His children in the “presence” of their “enemies”.

Thou anointedst my head”: The biblical imagery of anointing is frequently associated with blessing (Psalms 45:7; 92:10; 104:15; 133:2; Eccl. 9:8; Amos 6:6; Luke 7:46).

The world and its people are the enemies of the believer. The Lord promised us no better, when He said they would hate us because they hated Him. Notice who prepares the table. It is the Lord. The enemy may surround us, but the Lord still prepares the table before us. The High Priest was anointed with oil in such abundance that it ran down his chin. This is the type of anointing spoken of here. You never run out of the anointing God provides, it is more than enough. Even the priests (symbolic of believers), were anointed with oil. This anointing is there, even though the enemy is there also.

Leviticus 8:30 "And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which [was] upon the altar, and sprinkled [it] upon Aaron, [and] upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, [and] his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him."

Notice, what this anointing did. It set them aside for God's purpose (sanctified). Notice the cup is not just full, but actually overflows. When we are filled with God, this is what happens, we cannot contain it all. His love overflows. Has your cup been filled to overflowing?

Where was the table prepared for him?

How much anointing oil was put on the priest's head?

Who are the priests symbolic of?

Were they anointed too, or just the High Priest?

What does sanctified mean?