AS I read "The Daily Bread" the other day I was enlightend to what Psalm 23 meant. It wasn't just in a figurative language for God to keep the Psalmist healthy..here is the parallel.
Anoint my head with Oil.
"Sheep can get their head caught in briers and die trying to get untangled. There are insects that can torment sheep by laying eggs in their nostrils and drive the sheep to beat their head against a rock, sometimes to death. the eyes and ears
are also susceptible to tormenting insects. So the shepherd anoints their whole head with oil. Then there is peace. That oil forms a barrier of protection against the evil that tries to destroy the sheep.
Do you have times of mental torment" Do the worrisome thoughts invade your mind over and over? Do you beat your head against a wall tryng to stop them? Have you ever
asked God to anoint your head with oil? He has an endless supply! His oil protects and makes it possible for you to fix your heart, mind, and eyes on Him today and always! There is peace in the valley ! May our good good Father anoint your head
with oil today so that your cup overflows with blessings ! God is good and He is faithful!
(artical taken from "THE DAILY BREAD" publication.
AT my church, we ask prayer partners to pray with us for healing of our bodies, mind and spirit..Often they will annoint our head with oil as the shepherds did for their flocks..The
oil our good Lord provides is endless, we simply have to ask for it. We are a blessed people. We are given so many ways to live a good and healthy life.
"Is anyone among you sick? Then a call for the elders of the church is to be made and they are to pray over hm and anoint his head with oil
in the name of the Lord" James 5:14
Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, we were given the free gift of eternal Life for all who believe in Him who came as a child and paid the ultimate price for our salvation. We are asked to help others discover
the glorious good news..of eternal life..for all who believe in JESUS.
When you need help, take that need to the foot of
the cross..ask for Him to anoint your head with oil, the barrier that protects against the evil that tries to destroy us.
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
1 Corinthinans 6:19-20