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Spikenard

  • Therefore Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed Jesus's feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. John 12:2 WEB

    While Jesus reclined at the table, Mary anointed His feet with twelve ounces of expensive perfume made of pure Spikenard oil. The plants that this oil are extracted from grow in Nepal, China, and India, so it had to be imported. Also the plants only yield a small amount of oil when crushed, so this made it really expensive, and a luxury item. As Judas said, the amount of oil that Mary poured on Jesus' feet would have been worth a year's wages for an average farm worker.

    Mary saw something in Jesus that she had never seen in anyone else. He was special. There had never been anyone like Him. She took one of her most valuable possessions and she anointed His feet with it, and then wiped them with her hair. That had to be the most endearing foot washing that a person has ever received.

    Judas was in the same room, with the same people, yet he complained. He felt that the precious oil was wasted on Jesus. What a stark contrast that two people had while looking at the same Man.

    God sees the value in each of us and we are precious to Him, yet the devil sees us as a waste. We constantly have this battle going on inside of us. The bad thoughts, the rejection and the worthlessness, all come from the same loudmouthed enemy. The good thoughts, acceptance, understanding, the hope and a future, come from the Holy Spirit.

    Do not listen to the enemy's lies. God loves you and the past is gone. Shake off the heaviness and try it again. God will anoint you with a costly anointing because He believes that you are worth it. He sees you as precious, just as Mary did with Jesus.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to see the love that You have for me in a clear way. Let me see through Your eyes and feel Your heart. Fill me with Your life and lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus 

December 8, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

December 8, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Father for all that you have taught me in Jesus name Amen

December 8, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise to God for all my blessings!

December 8, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father thank you for loving us,we love you. Amen 

December 8, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

December 8, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! The enemy Satan and the host of the fallen try to tear us down but God builds us up! Praise the Lord God Almighty!

December 8, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

My dearest God fill me with love in my heart my mind and my soul. Help us and find favor with us. Praise God in the name of Jesus Amen 

December 8, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank Your loving care in my life, always protect me with Your Holy Spirit to keep the snares of the devil away from me. That Your love lead me to all You have for me with blessings, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Awesome message Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both. 

December 8, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 8, 2019
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Thank you LORD for seeing me so precious ans worthy. PRAISE THE LORD

December 8, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

December 8, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

December 8, 2019
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Father God, thank you so much that you loved me enough to send your son to die for me, in my place. Thank you that you love me even though I am not worthy of your love. I know that the blood of Jesus that covers me makes me worthy in your eyes. Thank you that you always love me and welcome me back with open arm when I fail youI thank you that there is nothing that can ever separate me from your love! I pray for my family members that still have not received your salvation! I pray that you would speak to them in a way that they can understand and call their name. I ask for you to touch their hearts now and remove their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. I ask this over my mom, Gloria, my sister Lisa, my son in law Sean and my nephew Jeremy. I lift  these up to you and ask you humbly in the name of Jesus my Lord and savior for this! Amen!

 

December 9, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL FEELING, LET GO AND LET GOD HAVE YOUR SOUL

December 26, 2019