Blessed In The Battle

Blessed In The Battle

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.

Imagine as you are walking along you look up and suddenly ten thousand enemy troops start swarming down the hill. They have you in sight and they're closing fast. You can even start to feel the ground thunder with their approach. Just as the enemy is only seconds away you
hear the voice of the Good Shepherd say to you be not troubled, all is well, for I Am with thee. You then see a feasting table spread out with cups running over and the Good Shepherd tells you to sit down and rest. As you sit down at the table the enemy in all his fury rushes past swinging wildly, but not a single blow hits the mark! Again and again the enemy reigns down his blows, but yet you are completely unharmed and at peace in the midst of this fierce battle. The enemy shrieks with rage and envy while you calmly sit down in peace and feast at the table of God's blessings, even in the very presence of your enemy, safe in the company of the Good Shepherd. Even if our enemies should destroy our body this should be no great concern for we know that they cannot touch our soul which is safe in the hands of our Good Shepherd.

Not only do we have the blessing of feasting at the Lord's table, but our head is also anointed with oil as well. This is also sent to comfort us in our journey through the valley of the shadow of death. In Scripture the anointing oil is a way of showing God's seal on us, and it is here a blessing to know that the Lord has set his seal on us and He knows who are truly His, as opposed to those pretend sheep who are really wolves in sheep's clothing.

Also God gives such blessings to us that our cup runs over with them. We are blessed to be a blessing to others. We should use God's blessings to us in such a way that as they run over our cup they fall into other people's cups so that they may be blessed as well.

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