Small beginnings Pt. 1

Zechariah 4:10 NLT “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

-Initially produced as a kernel.
o Kernel: little corn; central part of anything; a small mass around which another matter is concreted
Kernel of righteousness starts small, a little Jesus concreted at our center
– Oleaginous
o Oleaginous: having the qualities of oil; oiliness
Isaiah 61:3 We are to be covered in the oil of gladness
We are to have the qualities of the anointed, we are to be the anointed
Oil smells good – doesn’t matter what kind of oil, it smells good and rich. “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” 2Corinthians 2:15 NKJV
– Edible
o Edible: fit to be eaten as food, esculent
We are to take nourishment from that oil of gladness we are anointed with and grow in it
We should savor the presence of the Lord, enjoy his anointing
Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good”
– Self-sustaining
o It has a supply of energy to last the winter, until germination
Within the seed itself is life. Our seed of righteousness is life. A constant supply of energy until we are ready to step forward in our growth
o While we are growing it is tumultuous so we need the energy to keep going and growing. We need spiritual energy to keep going until we are ready to move onto the next level (germination- that comes later)

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