Thursday, 21 February 2013


            THE RAM’S HORN ANOiNTiNG

 Samuel 10:1 (KJV)
¶ Then Samuel took A ViAL OF OiL, and poured it upon his head,
and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath ANOINTED thee to be captain over his inheritance?

I Samuel 16:1,13 (KJV)
 ¶ And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul,
seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? FiLL THiNE HORN WiTH OL,
and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
Then Samuel took THE HORN OF OiL, and ANOiNTED him in the midst of his brethren:

and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

It’s interesting to know that Samuel was the one the Lord used to ANOiNT the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David. However, there is a difference between these two “anointing” .This difference has a deep prophetic significance to us.

Yes, they both REiGNED for forty years, but even at that, Saul could not fulfill completely God’s plan for his life as a king. It’s one thing to be ANOiNTED, and another to KNOW why you are ANOiNTED. God thinks purposes. He works according to the counsel of His Own Will.

It was a privilege for Saul to be anointed as the FiRST king in Israel. It was record breaking indeed. God had GREAT PLANS for him, but sentiments made him to lose. His name would have been on the eternal records of the Books of the Kings of Israel, who FOLLOWED God WHOLEHEARTEDLY and did His Will.

God is permanent in His WAYS and DOiNGS, His GiFTS and CALLiNG are irrevocable. Except He does not WANT to, but if He DECiDES, that’s it. When He sent Samuel to anoint Saul as a king, he had honor and glory in mind for Saul, bur Saul was more concerned about the “people” and not the Lord.

He forgot that it was not the people that installed him as a king. The agenda he was to carry out was not the people’s own. He forgot that GRACE and GRACE alone made him what he was. Did you recall how he left his father’s house?

He went seeking for “lost asses”; and by Divine orchestration, he came in contact with Samuel. But unknown to him, the Lord and Samuel had a “talk” about him. The prophet was aware that he would “show up” soon! Saul met a PREPARED ROOM in Samuel’s apartment.

HONOR and SiGNiFiCANCE began to speak for him at his first encounter with Samuel. His hand could not have given him all these, but AMAZiNG GRACE gave him.

It was clear that Saul was not PREPARED for WHAT God HAS PREPARED for him! This is the bane of many of God’s Kids. We are not PREPARED for WHAT the Lord has PREPARED for us; and even when the Lord is taking us through preparations, we back out!

God’s preparation is vital for enthronement. But His preparations are not the same for each of us. Why? Our assignments are not the same. He prepares us according to our assignments. This truth is seen throughout scripture. Check how Moses was prepared compared to Joshua.

But whatever form the preparation takes, the end result is always GLORY and ENTRHONEMENT!  Don’t just be content with the fact that you are ANOiNTED, seek to know PURPOSE, and when you do, you will be FULFiLLED.

                                                      A ViAL OF OiL.

Let’s do little study on these two anointing.

You will notice that when Samuel anointed Saul, the Scripture specifically says that Samuel took a “vial of oil”, and “poured it upon his head”,I Sam 10:1. Now, let’s read it in another translation.

I Samuel 10:1 (Bible In Basis English)
Then Samuel took the BOTTLE OF OIL, and put the oil on his head
and gave him a kiss and said, Is not the Lord with the holy oil making you ruler over Israel, his people?...

I Samuel 10:1 (New King James Version)
Then Samuel took a FLASK OF OIL and poured it on his head,
and kissed him and said: "Is it not because the LORD has anointed you commander over His inheritance?

The Old King James says, “a vial of oil.

What’s a vial? It is a glass vessel or bottle; it’s used to store medicines or chemicals. It’s like a flask. You know that by its make, a bottle or flask is very fragile. A glass can easily brake! Whatever you pour into a flask has to be carefully watched because if the flask breaks, the content will be wasted!

Why would Samuel by the Sprit of prophecy, anoint Saul with a vial of oil? By this act (prophetic of course), the Lord, manifesting Omniscience, was showing that Saul’s throne would not be forever! Was it that the Lord planned that Saul would have this type of reign? No, that would be unfair!

In His foreknowledge, the Lord knew that Saul would not follow Him fully in carrying out His Will, and for that, Saul’s kingship would not “endure”. What was Saul’s problem? He was too concerned about the “people”. He thought he NEEDED the PEOPLE to succeed.

This is the mistake many make today; we are moved by the pressure from the people. But we forgot that it was not THE PEOPL that made us, but God. Saul lacked CHARACTER-STRENGHT OF CHARACTER- to STAY FiRM in OBEYiNG God..

David made as many mistakes as Saul, but he knew how to go to God and seek Hs mercy; Saul had problems with ego. He never acknowledged that he missed it when he did. That was the reason his kingship could not have lasting effect; which prophetically was acted out by the ViAL OF OiL poured on his head!

1 Sam 13:13-14. (KJV)
And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept
the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee:


May this not be said of us that our life, ministry, calling, etc shall not continue!  May we not be giving an anointing that will not last!

Samuel told Saul, “…for now the Lord would have established thy kingdom…forever. .’’ Saul acted foolishly. He was presumptuous.

                                                           “ FiLL THiNE HORM WiTH OiL”

1 Samuel 16:1 (KJV)
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul,
seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? FiLL THiNE HORN WiTH OL,
and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

The King God provided was David, a shepherd boy, who had no training from the established schools then. He was trained at the “back-side of the desert”. His school mates were wild beasts and reptiles. He lived in obscurity, but HEAVEN SAW him!

His heart was panting after the Lord; he was a worshiper. He loved the Lord with so much passion. His DESiRE was to see God’s Will ESTABLiSHED in the Land.

In his life time, David BUiLT ALTARS; but Saul did not! David was human as Saul; he probably did more blunders than Saul, but how come his kingship had eternality? What was there about him that made God ask Samuel to anoint him with “A RAM’S HORN”?

Yes, the anointing on David was a “RAM’S HORN ANOiNTiNG”. It was the shofar. The shofar is very significant in the religious life of the Jews. The idea came from the horn of the ram that was “caught in the thicket” on the Mount of Sacrifice, where Isaac, a TYPE of Christ, was “killed”.

A HORN is a STRONG and HARD SUBSTANCE. It is VERY DURABLE. David’s rule was eternal. It was linked to Christ. The Word says,” He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him THE THRONE OF HiS FATHER DAViD:  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:32-33

By the RAM’S HORN ANOiNTiNG, David had continuity in his kingship. He had no REPLACEMENT. Though there were uprisings against him, but because of the RAM’S HORN ANOiNTiNG, he SURViVED! The man that has this type of anointing CANNOT BE DEFEATED.

I believe this is an ANOiNTiNG we need in this final hour before Jesus comes. It is the Davidic anointing. There are features of this anointing which I will share in days to come. But suffice it to say that this ANOiNTiNG is available to searching hearts.

God WEiGHS the hearts of men; he sees what men don’t see. Right positioning in this hour will cause us to be filled with this anointing. God told Samuel, “Fill thine horn with oil…” I see this RAM’S HORN OiL coming upon your HEAD!

The DAYS ahead of you shall be FAR GREATER than the DAYS behind you!

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