You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil.

 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies..

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” – Ps 23:5-6

 

I’ve read this scripture at different times in my life and each time it has meant different things to me. As you read this scripture, I’m sure it means unique things to you too.

This is what it means to me right now and perhaps you too will be able to relate some to this:

He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies. 

It’s nice to know that He is preparing the table right before me. I don’t have to wonder who’s going to prepare it or if it’s going to be prepared by anyone anytime soon. He’s already preparing it. He’s preparing my life, shaping me, molding me, for the calling that He has for me. He’s also preparing it in clear sight of my enemies. They are able to see that God and I are got it like that. We are so close that I’m having fellowship with God Himself! It’s not a secret. He’s doing it right in the light and my enemies are seeing it. They are drooling over God’s goodness. Who are my enemies lately? They are

  • Doubt
  • Fear of Failure
  • Naysayers

They are my enemies and God is preparing the table in front of them. Look out, because there is more you enemy of Doubt, because He anoints my head with oil. In Bible days those who were anointed with oil had a very special purpose and vision that God gave them. For example, David, when he was holding the position of Shepard, his head was anointed with oil to be King over Israel. Hay! Take that Doubt!  Now watch this, my enemy of Fear of Failure, because not only is my table being prepared in front of you, and not only is my head anointed with oil by God Himself, but also my cup is flowing over! When you have a cup, it could be empty. It could be a quarter of the way or halfway or three-quarters of the way full, or it could even be full. But not MY CUP. My Cup overflows! I have no lack whatsoever. I don’t even have enough. I have MORE than enough! More than I can hold. So much that my cup is flowing over unto others! Now let’s go on some more and see what else God says here.  Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.  Wow! Not only is the table being prepared by God Himself before me and my enemies, not only is my head anointed with oil and my cup running over with abundance but now GOODNESS and LOVE will follow me. Not just for the time being either, and not when I just get to Heaven, but now GOODNESS and LOVE will following me ALL the days of my life! and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.  Do you hear and see that Naysayers?! I’m not just a guest of God’s house, I am dwelling (living) in God’s Mansion! Forever, meaning permanently! And let me tell you, it’s quite a Mansion! First of all, a gold driveway leads up to His (our) Mansion. The place is guarded by His Angles and let me tell you they are mighty fearful to look upon when you don’t belong. Inside is Saphire floors as blue as the sky! My favorite color by the way LORD. You knew it. Thank YOU! Let me put it this way, in my Fathers House, it makes Trump Tower look wanting. I’m not kidding you! My Father is rich, and He is not stingy with His riches. He freely gives. You don’t believe me? Look how He’s wrapped the sun in warmth, the birds with such magnificent colors. How He provides food for the birds, and rain for both the good and the evil. My Daddy is rich in abundance of everything but most of all He is abundant in goodness and love and when I come to Him, His arms are always open for a big bear hug!

I’m telling you right now, that you don’t have to wait to die and go to Heaven to enjoy all of Gods abundance. And as far as your Mansion goes, He’s preparing it. Wait until you see it!

Why you ask, am I writing this here on a blog about being healthy and rich? Because without Jesus, you are not healthy or rich, even if you have the greatest body and a large number of finances. You are truly healthy and rich when you have Jesus in your life. He will defeat your enemies no matter what they are and He will wrap His arms around you with goodness and love, not later; but NOW. Will you ask God to forgive you of all your sins and come into your life as Lord and Saviour? He will if you will. You’ll be glad you did.

Scripture references:

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” – Ps 23:5-6

” And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Revelation 21:3

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. – Revelation 21:19-21

“and they saw the God of Israel.  There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. ” Exodus 24:10 (ESV)

David Anointed King
1 Samuel 16:1-13

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. – John 6:37

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” – Isaiah 1:18

Say this prayer or in your own words and mean it in your heart: “Father, I come before you a sinner. I believe that Jesus died for my sins and that Jesus is physically resurrected from the dead and is alive today. Come into my life and forgive me of all my sins. I make Jesus your only begotten son, my Lord, and Saviour. Amen.

Want some oils to anoint yourself and others? It is scriptural to use oils to anoint with.

James 5:14-15  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

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