Have You Checked Your Oil Lately

My, Devotion to Him #225

Anyone that has ever driven a car, mowed a lawn, or used anything that requires gas, knows the importance of the oil level. Running an engine without oil is a quick trip for disaster to any engine. But, have you ever thought of the oil described in the Bible? Most places when oil is referred to in the Bible is a reference to the Holy Spirit. One example is the story Jesus told in Matthew 25.

This story is about ten Virgins, or Bridesmaids, as the New Living Translation uses. Our story is about 5 wise bridesmaids and 5 foolish that had opportunity to have the equal amount of oil in their lamps while waiting for the Bridegroom to come. The wise took extra oil for their lamps, just in case the Bridegroom was delayed in coming back. The foolish didn’t take enough. It wasn’t that they didn’t have enough oil to draw from. But, they didn’t take enough with them for when the bridegroom would come. Another interesting point to our story is all ten of them fell asleep. In other words, having enough oil doesn’t

stop you from your ordinary life anymore than not having enough. If your car is running, it doesn’t matter if you are driving it or not, as long as it has enough oil, it will not harm the engine. In the Christian life, the secret is not becoming so high and mighty spiritually speaking that you can’t live a normal life but, making sure you are prepared for the journey God has you on until he comes!

If you are running low on Bible Oil, then it is not time to sleep,

vacation, or other things that many people try to do to make up their weariness. But getting a good dose of Bible Oil only comes from the Bible itself.

Verse Passage: 1 Peter 2:2 “Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment,” – NLT

When a baby is first brought into the world, the only thing he or she complains about is to have more milk. Isn’t it amazing, as we seem to get older, we complain about everything else but not about more WORD! Well, word to your spirit and soul is just as, or more so important than oil for your car.

In most cars, there is a light that comes on and warns you if your car is low on oil. When that check engine light comes on, one of the first things we do is check when we changed the oil last, or even check to see if there needs to be some added. In the realm of the spirit, there are certain “check lights” so to speak when we are getting low on Holy Ghost Oil! 

These warnings are a little harder to recognize, but they are there. I am only going to list one of the signs of running low on Bible Oil. This warning many times is not recognized, but yet may be one of the most popular signs that happens in every believer. That sign is when something happens that causes fear or a lack of trust that God will see us through. You find yourself in a situation you have no control over. Do you still relax and rest in the promise of God, or do you find yourself fearful, wondering if it will work out. Not getting any rest because it continues to wear on your mind? It is time for an Oil Check! 

You see, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (see Romans 10:17). There isn’t a short cut around it. No vacation, time off, or drowning your sorrows in self pity will change anything. God does not change and neither does His Word. If you find the scripture that promises you victory for your situation, then meditate on that scripture and others like it to dispel that fear or lack of trust going through the circumstance. In other words, IT IS TIME TO CHECK THE OIL IN YOUR SPIRIT!

Copyright © 2019 by Marty Younger

Published by SpiritWarriorMinistry.com per agreement which has been agreed upon between SpiritWarriorMinistry.com and author Marty Younger. Publication has been reviewed, and deemed to be in line with SpiritWarriorMinistry’s faith and vision.

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