I have been pondering last weeks post for the last few days, and it is really rocking my world. The whole concept that “As His name is declared, His passion is revealed.” WOW
I have to tell you, that was fresh revelation to me.
This phrase “His name poured forth” has been rumbling around my brain for days now.
I picture Mary breaking open an alabaster box and it contents (worth a year’s wages) poured forth– wasting it – on Jesus’ feet. The perfect picture our lives poured forth, many would say wasted, living for Jesus and leaving the outcome in His hands. Some will say you waste your life on Jesus, others will notice that you smell just like Him as He pours forth His life as a lamb to the slaughter.
I picture that gruesome image from The Passion of the Christ of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalen sopping up Christ’s blood poured forth while He received those 39 lashes. [Check out Graeme’s wonderful post about the precious Blood of Jesus.]
I picture blood and water poured forth from His side when they pierced Him.
I picture Jesus baptizing His Church, as He promised He would, in that little upper room as He poured forth His Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
Finally I picture Jesus pouring forth His Church, shining with the light of His glory, over a dark and listless world. That light spreading far and wide as the world gets a deep breath of that wonderful fragrance.
I know there is more pouring forth to come – there are seals to be broken and bowls to overturn. But that is for then.
This is for now!
Ointment poured forth in Bethany
Blood and water poured forth at Calvary
Spirit poured forth at Pentecost
The Church poured forth globally
Each without reserve,
Each without stumbling over the cost
All with one aim
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2 NASB)
You are that joy that was set before Him, and so is your neighbor!
Have you taken His name?
Will you bear the name of your Husband the Bridegroom-Shepherd-King?
Will you be His name poured forth on your circle of influence? [Tweet This]
Will you be that sweet savor of life to them that are saved, and are you willing to bear the stench of death, and you die to your self so others can get a whiff of the aroma of Christ.
Say yes today!
See you next week.
If you did not read last weeks post Fragrance and Ointment it is worth the few minutes it would take.
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