Something extremely important we have to understand in our walk of life is that in order for oil production, olives need to be ground, and well ground. Ground is the past tense and past participle form of the verb grind. I heard this principle from Bishop TD Jakes and through further investigation I have realized this profound spiritual truth for the olive to be so true. This applies to our lives through trials, afflictions and hardship. Many times we think that GOD is not with us or is angry at us when we go through difficult situatuions and circumstances, but on the contrary, these things just prove to us that He is with us and He permits these difficult moments to come our way to manifest the oil (anointing) in us. It is painful, it hurts, but be strong in the Lord because there is a purpose in the pain!