On my way to church Sunday morning, I prayed to my Lord. It was one of our special times to be alone, to be intimate, coupled with my desire to re-calibrate to His standards. His presence immediately filled the car. I was undone. Truly undone.
Following His amazing presence, I was reminded of something so very practical that I had read. The advice given was to take a small tube of Triple Antibiotic and swipe the end of a Q-tip with a tiny amount of salve. Then apply the salve to the inner lining of each nostril. This was intended to ward off airborne germs that could otherwise make me sick. What a neat idea! This was something I knew I was to try.
Wait! But what does this have to do with His presence in my car? The reminder of the salve came directly behind this wonderful experience with Him. I then remembered that we communicate with this world through five senses. If we needed to carefully set a guard in our breathing passage, would we not also need to guard the eyes, ears, touch, and taste areas? How would I then apply salve to these areas?
The largest percentage of salve is made up of differing types of oils. Holy Spirit is represented by oil, among other symbolical ways. He then is also the protective guard to our eyes, our ears, that which we touch, and that which we taste; that is, when we permit Him to represent Himself in these areas.
If I need to ward off airborne germs that I breathe, I must also ward off those things which affect me within the other sensory areas. Holy Spirit is the only effective repellent to that which would make any one of my senses sick. In applying Him to each of my five senses, I will be protected from invaders.
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve [ointment] to put on your eyes, so you can see.” [Revelation 3:18]