Oil of Gladness

Mike Charleston

According to Hebrews 1:9 and Isaiah 61:3, Jesus is anointed with the oil of gladness above his fellows.  He was the most joyful, glad, thankful, happy person that ever lived.  Yes, he was the man of sorrows also, but I believe that was when he was taking our sin to the cross. (Isaiah 53) He lived a pure and holy life, not touched by sin.  We can’t even imagine a life like that.  We can taste a little bit of that down here now that we are freed from sin and alive unto God.  But, to know a whole life without sin would be amazing!  Jesus came to set us free and to give us life!

At Bible study the other day, we were discussing if we could walk closer to the Lord than Adam did in the garden. …