ANOINTING THE DEAD-2
Mark 16:1 “And when the sabbath was past Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.”
Mark 16:1 “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could embalm him.” (MSG)
Their intension was to embalm him. Dictionary defines embalmment as an act of treating a dead body with a preservative substance in order to stop it from decaying. It is also defined as keeping something intact, preventing it from change.
Now you get the picture! There are people that “loves you so much” that even though you have a smelly character and attitude, they’ll help you embalm it. They pamper you and tell you that even though it’s not too okay, it is manageable.
Those folks don’t see any reason why you should change. They keep adding preservatives to your stinking behaviours so it doesn’t stink further. They’re okay with your little lies, arrogance, anger, “little sins” and so on.
These folks don’t want you to change, they’re okay when you remain at the same spot, intact with your sins, troubles and problems. They want you to remain stagnant and transfixed on the same spot.
Friend, once you allow them embalm you, you’re in trouble! Jesus got out of the grave before they apply the “spices of the dead” on him. He refused them making his “dead” position permanent!
I kept wondering what they were trying to achieve by going to anoint the body of a dead man. Will that bring him back to life? Of what benefit is perfume to a dead body that was already buried?
Unfortunately this is what many believers want! They don’t want somebody that will scold them and tell them the honest truth. They want somebody that will massage their rotten egos.
Friend, anyone that want to anoint your error is not helping you. You must refuse that embalmment. Embrace the people that are interested in you changing state for the better.
To be continued…
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