holy anointing oil
Last year I got a quick dream vision of a person kneeling and praying. Above him was a pitcher of oil being poured out over his head. When I awoke, I knew that the LORD was pointing me to anointing with oils.
It was about that time that I started the practice of anointing myself daily with olive oil that I consecrated with a consecrating prayer. I researched and found a prayer of 'consecration' to sanctify the oil and then tweaked it with the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT. I have put this prayer down below as a 'sample prayer.' Once the oil is sanctified, it is now ready to be used in anointing yourself, or where ever the LORD is leading you.
My husband and I have consecrated our house, each room in the house, every entrance, the four corners of our property, pets and vehicles. We do this to declare that the wherever the oil is applied, it represents the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and the BLOOD OF JESUS for protection and deliverance.
I once heard from a friend how she anoints with oil any hotel room that she stays at with her husband. She does spiritual warfare to expel any demonic entities from the room, and then 'seals the deal' with anointing oil and a prayer of consecration. That sounds spot-on to me!
THE MEANING OF CONSECRATION:
"The separation of oneself from things that are unclean, especially anything that would contaminate one’s relationship with a perfect God.” Consecration also carries the connotation of sanctification, holiness, or purity. "
CLEANSING AND PURIFICATION:
I believe that when we use the oil, in faith, it represents the working of the HOLY SPIRIT to purify and cleanse where it is applied. FAITH IS THE KEY! We can see this principle in the Old Testament the priests and Aaron where anointed with a special oil for cleansing and purification purposes.
We can also see the principle of applying the oil on objects. In Leviticus 8:10-11 and Exodus 40:9 we can see that they consecrated the tabernacle and the item inside, like the altar, utensils and basin. This gives us Biblical confirmation on the applying of oil on our houses and our personal possessions.
I believe that anointing with oil is part of a spiritual warfare strategy. With it we are proclaiming the protection and deliverance with the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and the BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
HEAL THE SICK:
The other purpose of anointing with oil is to heal the sick. We can see this in
James 5:14-15 and Mark 6:13:
" Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven." James 5:14-15
"They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them." Mark 6:13
When someone is sick, we can anoint them with oil on the place where the sickness is, and by faith, claim a healing. We can also do this on ourselves, if the LORD is leading through the HOLY SPIRIT.
We must remember that the oil itself has no healing powers of its own--it is only through faith, claiming Scripture and the working of the HOLY SPIRIT, that will we see results.
There are many places in the Bible where the HOLY SPIRIT is represented by oil. This is an important issue. It is through the HOLY SPIRIT that we can claim healing, deliverance and protection.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
We also find that JESUS was anointed with fragrant oils by Mary who poured it on HIS feet and wiped it with her long hair. I believe that this was an act of worship, praise and thanksgiving towards her LORD.
As far as I know, there really is no 'formula' on how to anoint with oil. It is a leading of the HOLY SPIRIT as well as using Scripture for our base. However, I do believe that there are a few prerequisites before anointing.
1) I believe you must be saved and walking with the LORD.
2) Confess your sins before the LORD and make sure that you are right with HIM.
3) Consecrate your oil with a consecrating prayer (sample prayer below)
I only have been using only olive oil, however, after doing research for this article, I realized that, Biblically speaking, the oil was always fragranced. So, I will be changing my next batch to include an essential oil. You can make your own anointing oil with olive oil and an essential oil, or you can purchase ones that are already mixed for you.
HERE is a list of Biblical Oils that were used for anointing.
HOW TO ANOINT:
Anoint Your Home:
Take the oil and apply it to the door frames and entraces of your home. I dab a small amount at the top and the sides but never the bottom. This is a pattern of what the Israelites did when they covered their doorposts with the Blood of the Lamb for protection during the 'Passover' from the angel of death.
Now you are ready to anoint. Below is a 'sample prayer.' Once you start doing it on a regular basis, you might want to change it, add to it or do your own.
Anoint Yourself or Person:
Here is my routine:
-- I always anoint myself after I use spiritual warfare prayers.
-- I anoint the top of head, the bottom of feet, and the palms of my hands.
-- If I am going to speak for the LORD, I will anoint my lips.
-- If I am sick, I will anoint the place of sickness.
--If you are married, you can do it together as a couple--I believe it is more effective because of the promise of where 'two or more are gather,' HIS presence will be there.
PLEASE understand that I am not an expert in this. I just am sharing with you what I have been learning on my own and hope that it might help others. Please feel free to share in the comments below any of your experiences or practices with anointing oil so that we can all learn from one another!
CONSECRATION OF THE OIL PRAYER:
HOLD UP THE OIL TO THE LORD and PRAY:
IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, I ACTIVATE THIS OIL WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR CLEANSING, PROTECTING, DELIVERANCE AND HEALING. LET THE HOLY SPIRIT COME TO SANCTIFY AND CONSECRATE THIS OIL FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE WILL OF THE FATHER. I ALSO PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH OVER THIS OIL. I CLAIM THIS OIL TO NOW BECOME HOLY ANOINTING OIL, IN THE NAME AND POWER OF JESUS CHRIST AND THROUGH HIS BLOOD ALONE. THANK YOU FATHER, JESUS AND HOLY SPIRIT!
PROTECTION PRAYER OVER YOUR HOUSE:
IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, I ANOINT WITH THIS CONSECRATED OIL, MY PROPERTY/HOME WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS. I CLAIM PROTECTION, DELIVERANCE AND CLEANSING FROM ALL UNCLEAN SPIRITS AND EVIL THAT MIGHT EXIST HERE AND DECLARE THAT THEY MUST FLEE NOW ACCORDING TO JAMES 4:7.
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, I ASK, DEAR LORD, FOR YOU TO SEND GIANT SPIRITUAL WARFARE ANGELS TO SURROUND MY HOME AND PROPERTY BOTH DAY AND NIGHT FROM ALL FORMS OF EVIL, WICKEDNESS AND DEMONIC ENTITIES.
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME OR MINE SHALL PROSPER. THANK YOU FATHER AND LORD JESUS FOR HEARING OUR PRAYER! WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME! YOU ARE WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE, HONOR AND GLORY!
PRAYER OVER YOURSELF OR LOVED ONE:
IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, I ANOINT (name)__________________WITH THIS CONSECRATED, SANCTIFIED OIL FOR PROTECTION, DELIVERANCE AND CLEANSING FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS. FROM THE TOP OF (name)______________HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF (name)_____________FEET AND IN BETWEEN BE COVERED NOW BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS.