A CERTAIN SAMARITAN (Continued)
Scripture Reading: Luke 10: 30-37
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Not only did the certain Samaritan, who so profoundly mirrors the Lord Jesus, bind up the man’s wounds, he also poured in oil and wine. Both oil and wine are spiritual types that point to the Holy Spirit. Again, spiritual healing is the only remedy for his wounds. The prophet Joel (Chapter 2) declares the Lord will be jealous of His land and will pity His people. The prophet spoke concerning Jesus Christ our Lord. Joel then said, "Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:"
In perspective, the Words of this prophecy concern the Day of the Lord where a fully restored Body rests and rules with Him.
This act of the Samaritan is part of and depicts the whole concerning Redemption. The purpose was not just to bring one back to natural health alone but also to afford the man to be kept in a new quality of Life after the Spirit. Hence, the spiritual symbols of pouring in oil and wine. Yes, that which is spiritual poured directly into the wound! This is what Jesus has done for us. Glory to His Name!