“There came to Jesus a woman having an alabaster box of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head . . . Jesus said . . . Assuredly I say unto you, Wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her” (Matthew 26:7-13).
 
"Mary’s fragrant offering" was and is the perfume of her worship and adoration poured out in a type of priestly ministry upon the Son of God. This costly offering historically was also given to a daughter by her Jewish parents for her dowery. On her wedding night the perfume was to be poured out upon her husband's feet at the time of the marriage consummation. It was similar to the act of submission performed by Ruth at the instruction of Naomi to Boaz at the treshing floor. Mary's giving her very own dowery was a statement of complete love and devotion submission and obedience.

When the newly wed wife would anoint her husband in the marrige bed she was making a statement of devotion and submission to him. It was an extremely costly gesture to anoint with the Spikenard someone's feet as opposed to use this as a perfume. Which places great significance as to the relevance and meaning of Mary’s offering.  The Gospels account of Spikenard becomes a symbol of our Bridegroom recieving his brides adoration and worship. This revelation becomes clear during the anointing of Jesus Christ at Bethany as well as His willingness to do what ever it takes to obtain His bride.

Mary obeyed the Holy Spirit when directed to anoint Jesus by giving her best. She also was criticised by the church then as you may be now when giving Jesus your all. Do not stop obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit even when others speak evil against you. Just remain humble and meek before them. Offer forgiveness, love them and minister to God with your whole heart. That’s the "Mary" anointing boldly loving Jesus in abandon worship adoration and intercession.

He is therefore not just smitten but declares, at the sound her willingness to submit to Him, that He is ravished at the sight of her. None could overwhelm Him. He is the Lord of Hosts, the Captain of the armies of heaven, firce and resolute in His restoring all things to the Father. No one can with stand Him as He roars like a lion at injustice. Blazing white glorious light blasts through the darkness and the hordes of hell cower at the sight of Him. Yet He is intoxicated by the love and devotion of His bride, it is she who loves Him with the whole heart who can turn his head, make Him weak with those doves eyes. 

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