Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lessons from the Annointing Oil Pt.4

Cassia Today, in the USA and Canada , most of that which is sold as cinnamon is actually cassia. The two are closely related. The Hebrew word for cassia is from the root word quadad, which means “to bend, to bow, or to stoop.” It’s appropriate to say those who enjoy the anointing of the Lord have bowed, humbly before Him.

For this cause make yourselves low under the strong hand of God, so that when the time comes you may be lifted up. (1 Pet. 5:6, Bible in Basic English)

We have an enemy who seeks to destroy our anointing. If we grasp the simple truth that anointing means being bathed in the presence of God, it is not hard to understand the enemy seeks to contaminate that experience.

The enemy seeks to quench the Spirit of the Lord. He often comes at us with pride and arrogance, which resists the Lord and His anointing oil. Cassia reminds us that we must come to the King and bow before Him.

But the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, and to Him you shall bow yourselves down, and to Him you shall sacrifice (2 Kings 17:36).

Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker
(Ps. 95:6).

This is not a position of weakness. It is one of submission to the Creator of the Universe. He gives us an anointing to crush Satan under our feet. “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you(Rom. 16:20 ).



  1. "Willing to sacrifice all things" is the phrase that comes to my mind after reading these posts. Thank you.

  2. P.S. It's a small price to pay to know God.