Thursday, 11 February 2021

Anointing Oil

 Scripture: James 5 v 13 - 16: "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

14  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

Exodus 29 v 6 - 7:  "And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
7  Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him."

In the Old Testament, the first person to receive anointing oil was Aaron the brother of Moses, when he was consecrated the high priest of Israel.  God instructed Moses to make the oil and pour it upon his head.

Thereafter high priests and kings of Israel are anointed with this oil, which came out of the one and only unique batch.  Those royal houses of the world which anoint their kings or queens with oil during their coronation, are following Biblical principles.

About 30 years ago, according to Grant Jeffrey's video of the deeper exploration of the Qumran Caves, where the ancient original Bible texts were discovered, they found an ancient bottle of oil all by itself in a very inaccessible cave, through use of equipment from NASA.  Equipment that was used to photograph what lay beneath the surface of the Moon when men walked there.

Exodus 30 v 22 - 25: "Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23  Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
24  And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
25  And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil."

This is the original, unique recipe and when a drop of the still liquid, fresh oil was tested they realised that it was this exact oil that Moses had made.  What was truly amazing was that there was only one application of this holy oil left.  

This sacred portion of oil will be used to anoint the Messiah, the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, on His return to Earth!  It has been found now and will be kept hidden for this one purpose.  

The oil can never be made to the exact specifications again as some of the plants are now extinct.  The holy oil was also used to anoint the sanctuary and holy vessels of the Lord that were used in the Temple.  The original weight of this oil was about 18kg.

The Holy Spirit is often likened to oil when He is poured out upon us, as He anoints us for service to the Most High.  He sets us apart in holiness and purity to preach, teach, pray, heal and do miracles.  It is a great and humbling honour to be chosen to serve.

Those churches or ministries that reject the baptism of the Holy Spirit and His incredible gifts never preach or pray under the full anointing and power He gives to those who speak in tongues, prophesy and do miracles, healing and deliverance.  What they despise as devilish is actually the real power of God.

Sadly, there are those who have gone astray into excess and abused God's power, and they must repent and return to the Lord's perfect ways or be counted as lost.  Read Revelations 2 and 3 for God's Word on the churches.

More people are speaking in tongues today, singing and praying in tongues, than ever before.  People are interpreting tongues and being uplifted by hearing directly from God.  His true words will bear witness with our spirit and we will know He has spoken.

We are a kingdom of priests, part of the royal priesthood, set apart for the Lord to use as He wills.  Every born again believer is a priest.  1 Peter 2 v 5: "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ."

Everyone filled with the Holy Spirit has full authority to baptize people, pray, manage Communion, lay hands on the sick.  It is not just for the pastor or evangelist to do. Traditionally, the priest, minister, bishop is in charge and does everything, while the congregation watches and makes verbal responses from a prayer book.

This is not how Jesus wants us to enjoy our Father's House.  He says when two or three believers are gathered together, He is in the midst.  That constitutes church.  Those two or three can have fellowship, Communion, healing prayer and sing praises to God.  Jesus will be glorified, the saints will be edified, and Satan will be horrified.

We are not anointed to follow some denomination and its teachings and traditions, we are called to follow Jesus and obey His voice.  He wants us to be spontaneous participants in the joyful feast spread before us, not bound by pomp and ceremony, fancy garments and religious rituals.  He despised the Pharisees for these very same things.

The anointing oil is poured on us spiritually to live for Jesus.  To talk about Him, share the testimonies of that which He does for us and be Ambassadors for the kingdom of God.  At the mention of His name demons are terrified.  They KNOW who He is and how He defeated them completely. They know we have full authority over them, but because deliverance from demons is the height of ridicule now in most places, the demons have flourished and flaunted themselves causing many to fall into error.  

A word to the wise - there is no mention in the New Testament of anointing doors, windows, objects, only people, with oil.  This was made famous by the books of Rebecca Brown and started a habit of using oil on windows to protect from demons!  

We are protected from demons by the Blood of Jesus, the Whole Armour of God, our testimony and our obedience to the Lord.  Let us obey the Word in Deuteronomy 7 v 25 - 26: "The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
26  Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing."

So get rid of idols, books, dvd's, porn, statues, curios from Eastern or African countries made under the power of demons.  Things like shrunken human heads are severely demonic.  Carved African heads are made to honour the ancestors they worship, and the spirits of witchcraft and mediums upon them will negatively affect our spiritual lives.  

If we want the anointing oil to flow in our midst we must keep everything clean and holy.  Including ourselves spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  Let us honour our God by being the best Christians we can be in gratitude for all He has done for us.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, You gave us Your Son, and the Holy Spirit, to empower us for service to Your Kingdom.  You anointed us with oil to separate us from the world.  Let us not squander these privileges but conform to Your Word and obey You in all things.  In Jesus' name. Amen.