storing oil

by Elizabeth de Barros

Matthew 25:1-13

Store up! Store up!

Store up for yourselves treasures that cannot be destroyed.
The days that are coming upon the earth are unprecedented —
days of trouble and turmoil, tremors and horrors.

But My people will shine—
They will have no fear, nor will they have any lack of water or bread.
They will arise through thick clouds of darkness
and sing a song of battle set to the tune of the Bridegroom.
Then a war cry will be heard in the land and many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.

Store up!
Store up!

Store up for yourselves righteousness,
store up for yourselves the oil of My anointing —
for days are coming upon the earth that are unprecedented.

Behold, I am coming soon!


On the afternoon of August 16, 2005, in the middle of sweeping my kitchen floor, 

I took a moment and sat down to write these words.

 Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Katrina hit land.