HOW TO ANOINT WITH OIL
For the last couple of weeks, I have felt a 'tug' in my spirit, to share about HOW to ANOINT WITH OIL. There are many different ways, but I just wanted to share what I have learned personally.
During the time of PASSOVER, we remember that the Hebrew people were instructed to put the BLOOD OF A LAMB upon their doorposts for protection.....for any unprotected houses would have death visited upon their first born. ( Exodus 12)
When JESUS came to earth, and was crucified, HE then became the PASSOVER LAMB......HIS sacrifice being only ONCE and FOR ALL. Now, we can APPROPRIATE HIS BLOOD by believing, by FAITH, that HE is the true SON OF GOD, and that HE was raised from the dead. (Romans 10:9)
How does this relate to ANOINTING WITH OIL? I believe that once we 'consecrate' the OIL to the LORD, it then can be used SYMBOLICALLY as PROTECTION...... just like when the BLOOD OF JESUS was applied on the Hebrew's doorposts.
When I anoint with oil, that has been sanctified, and dedicated to the LORD, it is usually during a time of SPIRITUAL WARFARE. I will also ANOINT during a time of heavy trials and tribulations, as a symbol of faith, for protection and deliverance from the demonic realm.
For example, when I travel, I try to remember to take the OIL with me, so I can consecrate, and cleanse the room or place spiritually, as well as anoint myself and loved ones. When I do this, I declare that wherever the oil is applied, it represents the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT, and the BLOOD OF JESUS for protection and deliverance.
SERVICE TO GOD:
When we 'consecrate' and 'sanctify' ourselves to GOD, it is a FULL DEDICATION to HIM. We offer up ourselves FULLY....our whole being. (Romans 12:1) This means we turn from anything that is not HOLY, unclean, wordly or wicked.
'Sanctifying' means purifying ourselves, so we can live separate and holy lives. This happen by two methods: 1) through the WORD of GOD, and 2)through the BLOOD OF JESUS:
"that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word," Ephesians 5:26
"Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate."Hebrews 13:12
When we 'consecrate' something to GOD, we are dedicating it to HIM alone solely. In the same manner, we can 'consecrate,' and 'dedicate' the Anointing Oil to be used for HIS purpose, protection and service.
In the Book of Exodus, we read how Aaron and his sons were:
ANOINTED with OIL
This was done so that they could SERVE THE LORD as priests: so that they serve the LORD as priests:
"So you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him. You shall anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to Me as priests." Exodus 28:41
This is a great example of how anointing with oil, as well as consecrating and sanctifying all work together. When the three are done together they are used for ministering, and service to GOD.
In the OLD TESTAMENT, not only were people ANOINTED with OIL, but so were objects:
"You shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar. The altar shall be most holy. And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and consecrate it." Exodus 40:10-11
This gives us another Biblical foundation for applying oil to our homes, and our personal possessions.
I believe that when we use the consecrated anointing oil, in FAITH, it can represent the working of the HOLY SPIRIT to purify, and cleanse where it is applied.
FAITH IS THE KEY!
HEAL THE SICK:
Another purpose for using ANOINTING 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. 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 POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT, that will we see results.
Anointing of oil also can symbolize the FILLING and EMPOWERING of the Holy Spirit.
There are many places in the Bible where the OIL is a metaphor for the HOLY SPIRIT. (Matthew 25:1-13) This is an important issue, because it is in the NAME OF JESUS and 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. (John 12:3)
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 foundation. However, I do believe that there are a few prerequisites for ANOINTING OIL to be effective:
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) Submit yourself fully to GOD according to James 4:7
3) Consecrate your oil with a consecrating prayer (sample prayer below)
4 ) Olive Oil can be used, however, after doing some research, the OIL that was used in the Bible was usually fragranced. So, using Essential Oils should be just fine.
HOW TO ANOINT:
Anoint Your Home:
After you have consecrated the oil to the LORD (prayer below), then take a small amount on your finger, and apply it to the door frames, and entrances to your home. I also anoint every room also. Some people anoint their windows as well.
I dab a small amount at the top, and the sides of the doors and rooms, but never the bottom. This is same pattern of what the Israelites did when they covered their doorposts with the Blood of the Lamb for protection during the time of Passover. (Exodus 12:7)
Anoint Yourself or Another Person:
-- I usually anoint myself before or after I engage in 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 which can be very powerful and effective!
SAMPLE PRAYERS: (these prayers are only possible suggestions of how to pray using the Anointing Oil. Please follow the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT)
CONSECRATION OF THE OIL PRAYER:
Hold up the oil to the LORD, and then dedicate it to the LORD through prayer:
"IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, I DEDICATE AND ACTIVATE THIS OIL, WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, FOR CLEANSING, PROTECTING, DELIVERANCE AND HEALING.
HOLY SPIRIT, COME AND 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 PROCLAIM, AND DECLARE PROTECTION, DELIVERANCE AND CLEANSING FROM ALL UNCLEAN SPIRITS, DEMONS, and ALL PRINCIPALITIES of WICKEDNESS, 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 EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN BE COVERED NOW BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS."
PRAYER FOR HEALING:
"DEAR FATHER, LORD JESUS AND HOLY SPIRIT, WE CLAIM JAMES 4:15-16, THAT SAYS IF ANY ARE SICK, THEN WE CAN ANOINT WITH OIL FOR HEALING. SO, TODAY, WE TAKE THIS CONSECRATED ANOINTING OIL AND APPLY IT TO _____________________, AND BY FAITH, WE BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL BRING YOUR HEALING POWER UPON IT. THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT YOU ARE THE GREAT PHYSICIAN, AND BY YOUR WOUNDS AND BLOOD WE ARE HEALED!"
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