September 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 26:6-13 |

Break Forth                     September 1, 2019

Matthew 26:6-13  (Mark 14:3-9)  Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,  7  There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment(spikenard), (and she brake the box) and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8  But when his disciples saw it,they had indignation, saying, To what purpose isthis waste?  9  For this ointment might have been sold for much(more than three hundred pence), and given to the poor.  10  When Jesus understood it,he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 11  For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12  (She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand)For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she diditfor my burial. 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world,thereshall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

She anointed Jesus’ body for burial and His head with glory for the death of the cross. She drew nigh to Him in love. The disciples were oblivious to this, but she sought the more excellent thing. She wanted love and she adored Him. This alabaster box, to Christ was priceless. It was her, a type of the goodly pearl; and why He endured the cross. This alabaster box had to be special to contain spikenard. It had to be strong (so the spikenard could be in it for years), but fragile (able to be broken). It was red and it was translucent (like us, vessels of mercy covered in His blood). He was everything to her; she gave all she had. This ointment was so expensive it was only for royalty. The spikenard plant is thorny, and the head that is ground down looks like a crown with purple spikes. What an anointing she brought Him. The disciples were ignorant and critical and stuck in service. They were encumbered with doing instead of being overwhelmed with His love. Jesus stops them and says, “leave her alone”. She brought a good work uponHim not to Him, the pouring on is most excellent, surpassing. Her love and worship are memorialized forever. This woman took all she had and invested it in something she could worship Him with. Jesus wants you to quit being distracted. He is here, the Word is here – love Him. We anoint Him with the mercy and grace He has given us. Christ in us. We are His workmanship. She was His crowning, His pleasure. He said, “She is come beforehand” = she is come first; in first love. Have we brought our alabaster box today? Anointing Him, drawing nigh in fervent love to kiss. She will be remembered, a memorial forever more.

Romans 8:17  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him,that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 8:19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Revelation 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 3:9 . . . I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Psalms 16:11 . . .at thy right hand there arepleasures for evermore.

The cherubim are at His right hand forevermore.

This alabaster box was in the shape of a vase with a skinny neck. It had to be broken for it to come forth. You can’t be stiff-necked. The vessel has got to break – break forth everything of you for Him. Don’t worry about what you or others think. Don’t miss it. Be all in!

Song of Solomon 7:10  I ammy beloved's, and his desire istoward me.

Let it break forth today!


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