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A Woman Annointed Jesus

A WOMAN annointed Jesus before his sacrifice. Why was it not a man or a descendant of Aaron or his SONS? What do you think this implies?

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 ---Amy9384 on 6/21/06
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Hebrew practice of anointing was done for many reasons, spiritual anointing, courtesy anointing. Anointing by prophets preparatory to entrance upon their duties, of the anointed. Their ceremony signified the transfer of holiness to the anointed. Mary anointed Jesus out of her respect for who He was. A courtesy anointing, which Jesus's guests neglected to do. Mary's costly ointment was presented in God's perfect time, to give her a reason to go to His tomb, which was a women's job, to find He had risen.
---pgfdottie on 3/25/08


It shows that God can do whatver he pleases, however he pleases. He is not constrained to a small box - he's always doing things in different ways, and in essence, telling us to "deal with it".
---StrongAxe on 3/25/08


It implies that this woman invested in oils and ointments as part of her daily life and she annointed Jesus's feet. It was not a matter of equality, Male/Female, men against women to support some feministical veiw, that's just not what the word of God is about and to suggest that supports an argumentative point of veiw. Men are on the decrease in service to God so we need to be encouraging them to the Lord not perverting the scriptures for self gain.
---Carla5754 on 3/25/08


I can tell you that His deciples thought it was foolishness. [just like a man] >>>Mary was sister to Martha and Lazarus and both good friends to Jesus. This expensive oil was to prepare Jesus for His burial. It was also done out of love and respect for our Lord. And it could be regarded as a symbolic or prophetic of the burial.
---catherine on 3/25/08


I think it is a good example that in Christ there is no male nor female;no Jew nor Greek. I think that it blends the lines of who is given the "authority" to annoint.
---Amy9384 on 3/25/08




doesn't imply anything. What do YOU think it implies?
---T.S. on 7/31/07


It does not imply anything, you are still dull to the scriptures, she was the person whom God had given the gift to anoint Jesus for His burial, He was given the power of God to take His life up again after He had done what The Father wanted.
---Stephen on 3/15/07


"I believe whoever "Opens their heart" to the Lord, God uses. Amen?"

Amen, and if it's REALLY his leading then we submit to the place that we've been given.

Why then do women think they have the right to seek an office that is not prescribed to them?
That's like me saying I want to get pregnant for God and have his baby!
---Anonymous on 6/22/06


Israel intermarried heathens and served their gods, so God gave them up to their enemies. The enemies slew the males to keep them subservient. As Israel was in captivity there were not plentiful man warriors to deliver Israel from bondage. Israel cried and Deborah asked Barak to go war and deliver Israel, and Barak agreed if she go too, so Deborah went along. Please read Judges 5:1,2,7-9,12,13. All professing Christian women need to take their rightful place as helpermate and companion to their husbands.
---Eloy on 6/22/06


Israel intermarried heathens and served their gods, so God gave them up to their enemies. The enemies slew the males to keep them subservient. As Israel was in captivity there were not plentiful man warriors to deliver Israel from bondage. Israel cried and Deborah asked Barak to go war and deliver Israel, and Barak agreed if she go too, so Deborah went along. Please read Judges 5:1,2,7-9,12,13. All professing Christian women need to take their rightful place as helpermate and companion to their husbands.
---Eloy on 6/22/06




Eloy, was it customary for God to choose Deborah to be a judge and run a nation? Or did God choose Deborah because he couldn't find a man to do it? Why did God choose Deborah? I am all for the man being the head of the household, but most Christian men I've met who say they love the Lord, don't take their rightful place as the head of the household, but I still pray for them and love them dearly.
---Donna9759 on 6/22/06


There is no implication, for it is customary for women to anoint the dead with oil and spicery, and not the men, and it was customary for the priests and Nazarites not to touch the corpses. Jesus explained that instead of the usual after the expiration anointing of the body, the woman was moved to anoint him beforehand before his burial.
---Eloy on 6/22/06


I think that it blends the lines of who is given the "authority" to annoint.
---Amy9384 on 6/21/06

That's the problem "I think therefore I am" and Jesus said that we MUST come to him as a little child (wanting FULLY to be pleasing to God) not justified in our own human understaning or invention of truth so that we can tell God how it should be done-NO It's defiance of the ones he sent to us; the Apostles, and the way THEY said the church should operate.
---Pharisee on 6/22/06


I know it implies that women are generally more generous, submissive, humble, loving, compassionate, nurturing and gracious than men. When a woman truly loves someone they could care less what other thought about it and would be less afraid to openly display that love.
---josef on 6/21/06


This sounds funny, but -- It was a bottle of perfume that was used. I honestly cannot imagine a man picking up a bottle of perfume and annointing Jesus with it, can you? Honestly, we just would not believe it would we?
---Helen_5378 on 6/21/06


A man would not cry that many tears.
Think about it, the disciples didn't even understand he would die.
How much more a son of Aaron who's entire work of religion is ALL VISABLE?
Wisdom is a female trait, and as I said before the VISIBILITY of this in a man is miraculous and enough to win souls by the power of God.
Men in the Pulpit, don't worry ladies you outshine us spiritually 100 fold.
Stop doubting the apostle's teachings.
1 Timothy 2:12
---Pharisee on 6/21/06


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I'm not sure if who it was has any special significance. Only that God uses ordinary people to do extroidinary things. What a wonderful blessing she was to Jesus at that momnet ....
---lynet on 6/21/06


Never occured to me to wonder about this, maybe because I'm a woman. But it fits the pattern of Jesus who often choose the humble, those without standing or respect.(as women were in that society). Were any of the disciples descendents of Aaron? The sons of Aaron were to be priests, and scribes, those least likely to accept Jesus as Messiah. I can't envision the disciples, except possibly the apostle John, even thinking of doing such a thing, let alone stooping to do what this woman did..
---Donna2277 on 6/21/06


It shows that God will use whoever He chooses, who is willing, who is hungry to be used, man or woman.
---pkay on 6/21/06


In keeping with the OT laws God set forth, men-the head of the household and Aaron and his boys were supposed to prepare the sacrifices. In allowing a woman to prepare the sacrifice for "crucifiction" and Jesus actually said so...it says lots more than I have ever thought about before reading it.
---Amy9384 on 6/21/06


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Jesus also appeared to a woman, more than one, after his resurrection from the dead. WOMEN RULE!!!!! Why would YOU think it had to be a man? I believe whoever "Opens their heart" to the Lord, God uses. Amen?
---Anonymous on 6/21/06


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