Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Timothy 1:5 (KJV); When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
In our theme scripture, while speaking to his beloved son Timothy, the apostle Paul calls to remembrance the unfeigned faith in Timothy, which faith firstly dwelt in his grandmother Lois and was also found in his mother Eunice.
Right here, we see a very deep wisdom in God, which is the “transition of ancient oil”.
Ancient oil is the sum total of the wisdom, principles, manifestations of glory and the patterns by which the anointing worked through they that came before us; it is how God walked with our fathers; how He made Himself known to them and how the Spirit vindicated them as servants of the Most High.
There is a pattern in the spirit by which this ancient oil transitions from one generation to the next.
In some generations, there has been a cut off of the flow of it because the receiving generation did not understand the patterns and principles of drawing from ancient wells.
Take for example the transition of the oil in the line of Elijah the prophet. Elijah passed on his mantle to Elisha. Elisha received from Elijah because he understood the principles by which we drink from the ancients.
Sadly however, Gehazi, who was the next in line after Elisha was indifferent to the anointing and how it works and as such, he was cut off from this line of transition. He did not receive any mantle from Elisha and only ended up as a leper (2 Kings 5:27).
One of the key principles in the transition of ancient oil is the infallible truth that every new birth comes from an “old womb”. No man can drink from ancient wells without giving honour to “ancient wombs.”
This means that you have to understand the fact that certain men and women that came before you add to you.
Timothy could only function in a higher dimension of faith by honouring the fact that it started from his grandmother Lois, was passed onto his mother and eventually to Him. Elisha could only perform twice as many miracles as Elijah because he honoured the man that came before him.
Never be deceived; no man is self-made.
Learn from those that came before you; if there are teachings available, do everything to invest in these gold mines of knowledge because there is an anointing that rests in these “bones.”
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Kings 5, 2 Kings 13:21
One of the key principles in the transition of ancient oil is the infallible truth that every new birth comes from an “old womb”. No man can drink from ancient wells without giving honour to “ancient wombs.” This means that you have to understand the fact that certain men and women that came before you add to you.
PRAYER: My loving Father, I thank You for such priceless wisdom. I humble myself and yield my spirit to receive that which You have availed for me as ancient oil. I walk in the patterns that grow me in this understanding and by this, I mature daily in the things of the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.