Tuesday | 23 April 2019
Anointed for His journey

When Mary had finished anointing Jesus with oil, Judas began to reprimand her, by saying, ‘Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?’ Joh 12:5. Jesus replied, ‘Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always. She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.’ Mar 14:6-8. It was God, the Father, who had given Mary the privilege of anointing Jesus for His offering. She anointed the physical body of Christ for His journey from the last supper, all the way to His physical resurrection from the grave to immortality.

The fragrant anointing oil ran from the head of Christ right down to the hem of His priestly garments. Psa 133:2. Jesus was anointed by Mary as both our great High Priest and our great Shepherd. He was anointed to fulfil His priestly and kingly ministry according to the order of Melchizedek. Jesus proceeded from this household with the aroma of the anointing oil upon His garments and His whole body. The same aroma, that filled the house of Simon in Bethany, remained on Him as He celebrated the first communion with His disciples in the upper room. The aroma of the anointing oil remained on His physical body all the way to His death on the cross. 2Co 2:16. As Jesus made His way from the garden of Gethsemane to the cross, His body was covered with His blood and with the anointing oil.

Speaking of the name of Yahweh, the Scriptures proclaim, ‘Your name is ointment poured forth’. Son 1:3. Another translation says, ‘Your name is like purified oil’. Son 1:3 NASB. Having been anointed by the Father to offer Himself for our sake, the name of the Son as ‘I AM’ was revealed in each wounding event.


Further Study:
John 19
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References:
Joh 12:5
Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?

Mar 14:6-8
But Jesus said, ‘Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always. She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.’

Psa 133:2
It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.

2Co 2:16
To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

Son 1:3
Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.
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