RELEASE THE TREASURE WITHIN YOU

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*BUILDERS DEVOTIONAL*

*DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019*

*TOPIC: THE NEED FOR THE BREAKING OF THE ALABASTER BOX*

*TEXT*:” Then Mary brought a pound of very expensive oil that had a lovely smell. She poured it over Jesus’ feet and then she cleaned his feet with her hair. The smell of the oil filled the whole house” John 12:3

*Lessons*

“The Bible speaks of ointment of pure nard (John 12:3). God’s Word purposely uses the adjective pure. It is ointment of pure nard, something truly spiritual. Unless the alabaster box was broken, the ointment of pure nard could not be released. It is strange that many people appreciate the alabaster box. They think that the box is more precious than the ointment. Many people think that their outer man is more precious than their inner man. This is the problem facing the church today. We may treasure our own wisdom and think that we are quite superior. Another person may treasure his emotions and also think that he is quite outstanding. Many people treasure themselves; they think that they are much better than others. They think their eloquence, their ability, their discernment, and their judgment are better. But we are not antique collectors; we are not admirers of alabaster boxes. We are those who are after the aroma of the ointment. If the outer part is not broken, the inner part will not be released. We will have no way to go on, and the church will have no way to go on. We no longer should be so protective of ourselves. _”Breaking of the outer man and release of the spirit” by Watchman Nee._ The inner man is the treasure. Our joy is in the Holy Ghost and his working within us. (Eph. 3:16, 2Cor 4:7).
This is the spirit of man through which we contact God. It contains the real treasure in man. It is through him that we can minister God to the world and our affairs. It is the fountain where anointing and grace flows (John 7:37-38).

*PRAYER ALERT*

Father, help me see your moulding hand daily bringing me into the perfect shape for the manifestation of your glory.

*Author: Dr Akinlade Isaiah*

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