Ps.23:5 – You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Ps.23:5 – TPT – You become my delicious feast
even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit;
you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows.
This is a verse from David’s most famous Psalm, Psalm 23. David was consumed with the presence of God. From the day he first tasted that anointing when Samuel anointed him with oil, he was passionate and in pursuit of more. He said it was like the Lord was filling his cup again and again until it overflowed. What is David talking about? He is describing his heart as being so filled with the anointing that it would overflow. This overflow is critical. It is from the overflow that we pour out on wounded and hurting souls. This is the source of all ministry. We help others by pouring the overflow on others. Here is how John Trappe describes this.
“My cup runneth over. He had not only a fulness of abundance, but of redundance. Those that have this happiness must carry their cup upright, and see that it overflows into their poor brethren’s emptier vessels.”
Trappe said that we pour out this joy and anointing on our poor brother’s emptier vessels. Trappe is describing how we minister, we give out the very thing we are receiving. William Secker described it like this.
“My cup runneth over. Wherfore doth the Lord make your cup run over, but that other men’s lips might taste the liquor? The showers that fall upon the highest mountains, should glide into the lowest valleys.
“Give, and it shall be given you,” is a maxim little believed. Luke 6:38.”
Secker described this overflowing anointing as liquor. We poor out the intoxicating drink of the Spirit. This drink has healing properties in it. This is the anointing that flowed out from Jesus as He ministered and fell on the disciples at Pentecost. This is why Peter said, “silver and gold have I none but such as I have I give to you”. Peter had something, he had an overflowing cup that had been filled past the brim on the day of Pentecost.
Today, we are crying out for more like David, “Anoint our heads with oil and fill up our cup until it overflows with healing properties for my world”.