Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Sitting Under Darkness – Hiding Sin

Background

This is a tough one for me. But, because something is tough, does not mean it is not complementary.

Introductory

Seeing that each of us can suffer the Spirit of Darkness, let us continue to examine how we can practice self care.

Lineage

  1. Spirit of Darkness:- Introduction
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  2. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Day 01
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  3. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Generational Curses
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  4. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Sent Darkness
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Outline

In this post we will examine “sitting under darkness”.

  1. Sitting under Darkness
    • Hiding Sin

 

Sitting Under Darkness

Hiding Sin

Introduction

Hiding Sin upon fullness leads to encompassing darkness.

Scripture

Mary Anoints Jesus ( John 12:1-8 )

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  1. 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the hometown of Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
  2. 2 So they hosted a dinner for Jesus there. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with Him.
  3. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of expensive perfume, made of pure nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
  4. 4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was going to betray Him, asked,
  5. 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?”
  6. 6 Judas did not say this because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money bag, he used to take from what was put into it.
  7. 7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “She has kept this perfume in preparation for the day of My burial.
  8. 8 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me.”

Examination

  1. 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the hometown of Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
    • Six days before the Passover, here comes your Jesus, my Jesus
    • He came to Bethany
    • Bethany happens to be the Hometown of Lazarus
    • Earlier in the Gospel we recall Lazarus had passed and been resurrected by Jesus after 3 or so days
  2. 2 So they hosted a dinner for Jesus there. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with Him.
    • Martha, Mary, and Lazarus hosted a dinner for Jesus
  3. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of expensive perfume, made of pure nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
    • Mary got together anointed oil and anointed Jesus’s feet
    • Mary wiped Jesus’s feet with her hair
    • The whole house was filled with the sweet fragrance of the perfume
  4. 4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was going to betray Him, asked,
    • Judas Iscariot who will later Betray Jesus was in attendance, as well
  5. 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?”
    • Judas Iscariot had in mind a more innovative plan
    • A more grandiose undertaken
    • A two fold ministry
      • Sell the oil for “three hundred denarii”
      • Hand over the money to the poor
  6. 6 Judas did not say this because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money bag, he used to take from what was put into it.
    • Judas Iscariot did not really care for the poor
    • Judas Iscariot was a thief
    • Judas Iscariot is the group’s treasurer
      • He took from the collections
  7. 7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “She has kept this perfume in preparation for the day of My burial.
    • Jesus asked Judas Iscariot to leave Mary at her own
    • Jesus opened up that Mary knew his crucifixion was approaching and she had kept that oil looking forward to his burial
  8. 8 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me.”
    • Jesus furthered
      • We will always have the poor
      • But, we will not always have the physical him

Summary

In this post we touched on how hiding sin will lead to betrayals and death.

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