Thursday, January 28, 2016

Being Partakers of Christ - Hebrews Chapter 3

BE A PARTAKER OF CHRIST JESUS
My beloved in Christ! It is my ultimate pleasure to bring unto you the next article on our Hebrews series  .....to help you assimilate the wonderful mysteries hidden in the word of God. Chew the cud and be blessed!!!

CHRIST  - FAITHFUL OVER HIS OWN HOUSE:

1. Being the partakers of the heavenly calling Paul urge us to consider the life of Christ Jesus as an apostle         and high priest. (3:1)
2. Christ was faithful to God who appointed him just as Moses was faithful in all his house. (3:2)
3. The one who has built the house has more honor than the house itself. In a similar way, Christ being God        is worthy of more glory than Moses. (3:3).
4. Every house is built by some man, but it is God who built all things. (3:4).
5. Moses was faithful as a servant in all his house, pertaining to the testimony of those things that were yet to     come. (3:5)
6. Christ is faithful as a son over his own house. (3:6).
7. If we hold fast to the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm till the end, then we are the house of        Christ. (3:6).

GRIEVING THE HEART OF GOD:

8.  This is why the Holy Spirit tells us that, today if we will hear God`s voice (3:7), we should not harden our       hearts and provoke God, as it happened in the day of temptation in the wilderness in Moses` times.               (3:8).
9.   Our fore-fathers tempted God, they proved him and saw his works for forty years. (3:9).
10. Hence, God was so grieved with that generation and said in his wrath that they always err in their hearts         and have not known God`s ways. (3:10) and that they shall not enter into God`s rest. (3: 11).
11.With whom was God grieved for forty years? Whose carcases fell in the wilderness? To whom God              sware that they should not enter his rest? (3:15 - 3:17).
12. He did so for those who had sinned and them that believed not. ( 3:18).
13. Hence, we see that they could not enter into the promised land because of their unbelief. (3:19).

HOLDING ON TO CONFIDENCE:

14. This is why brethren, we need to take heed not to have an evil heart of unbelief, thereby departing from         the living God. (3:12).
15. We need to exhort one another everyday, that we will not be hardened by the deceit of sin. (3:13).
16. For, if we hold on to the confidence we had in the beginning, steadfast till the end, we are made to be           partakers of Christ. (3:14)

PRAYER:
Dear Lord Jesus! thank you for edifying us through your word in Hebrews Chapter 3. Lord! give us the grace not to have an evil heart of unbelief, thereby departing from the living God. Help us Lord! not to harden our hearts by the deceit of sin, thereby provoking you as it happened in the day of temptation in the wilderness. Enable us Lord, to exhort one another and hold on to the confidence we had in the beginning, till the end that we may be partakers of Christ Jesus...... In Jesus mighty name we pray,
Amen.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

THE ANOINTING OIL AND THE HOLY SPIRIT - Contd (Chapter -3)

Chapter -3

         JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH: MESSIAH – “THE ANOINTED ONE”



          The word Messiah gets its origin from the Hebrew word, (maw-shakh'), meaning “the anointed one”. This got the name, Christos when it was transliterated to the Greek in the New Testament. Since the first century AD the word “Christ” originating from the Greek word “Christos”, is being used to describe Jesus of Nazareth, as the “anointed one” of the Lord.

Ø  The Lord God anointed Jesus, to preach good tidings to the meek. Because of this anointing, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD was upon Jesus. (Isaiah 61:1)

1.      The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2.      To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3.       To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

God anointed Jesus with Holy Spirit and power. (Acts 10:38)
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT:
Jesus explains about the Holy Spirit as the Comforter and the Spirit of truth in John 14:16, 17;
 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

The Holy Spirit was sent by God the Father himself, when Jesus prayed to him. (John 15:26)
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Jesus had to depart for the spirit of God to be sent unto us. (John 16:7)
 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Jesus Christ himself is the one who baptizeth us with the Holy Spirit. (John 1:32, 33)
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

The Holy Spirit is given to a person when he believes. (John 7: 38, 39)
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

The Revelation behind the garden of Gethsemane:

Jesus Christ had to depart to his father, so that the Holy Spirit can be poured on the one who believes. (John 14:16; 16:7); But for this reason, Jesus had to pay a bigger price. He had to bear the agony of the cross, the sins of the whole world, upon him, shedding his blood as a ransom for our sins. (Hebrews 10:14-22). He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was wounded and bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him as in (Isaiah 53:4, 5)
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

The Mount of Olives, where Jesus spent his last night praying, (Matt 26:36) was named Gethsemane. (Gat shemen meaning a “press of oil” in Hebrews), for the numerous Olive groves, and Olive oil presses at its base. Jesus Christ was crushed, (Psalms 22; Matthew 36: 38, 39) on this Mount of Olives, so that the exquisite oil of the Holy Spirit was poured out from him.
When Jesus was crucified, water poured out from his side, denoting the Holy Spirit as it is explained in John 19:34;
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

The Holy Spirit and the resurrection of Christ:

The Holy Spirit was the power behind the resurrection of Christ.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:11

After the resurrection of Jesus, He told his disciples to wait and pray till they receive power from heaven, i.e. the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49

And this verse came to pass when the disciples waited in the upper room as in Acts 2:1-4
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.



Sunday, November 29, 2015

An Insight into the book of Hebrews - Chapter 2

           This chapter clearly explains, the plan of salvation of how Christ suffered for our sins and redeemed us by his blood. This blog is intended to make the understanding of the word of God a little easier. Hence, I urge you to meditate this Hebrews Chapter-2, straight from the Holy Bible, and use this post only as an aid for better understanding of the scriptures. Also, take a glance of An insight into the book of Hebrews - Chapter 1, for better continuity. Be blessed.



Be Serious about your Salvation:
  • We should give heed to the things that we have heard. (refer Hebrews Chapter 1) or else, at any time we might let them  slip. (Heb 2:1)
  • In the past, even the words spoken by angels were considered so important that every transgression and disobedience to that word was judged and punished. (Heb 2:2)
  • But, in later times, the message of salvation was spoken by the Lord himself; (Heb 1:2). It was also confirmed to us, by them that heard Christ speak. (Heb 2:3)
  • God himself bore witness and proved the words of Christ, with signs, wonders, miracles and by the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to his own will. (Heb 2:4)
  • Then how much more we need to be serious of the salvation through God`s only son, Jesus Christ Of Nazareth? How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? (Heb 2:3)
Man made to be a little lower than angels:
  • God did not subject the world unto angels. (Heb 2:6)
  • But God has put all things in subjection under man`s feet, though  all things are not yet under him. (Heb 2:8)
  • God has made man a little inferior to angels. Yet he has crowned him with glory and honor, setting him above all of God`s creation. (Heb 2:6,7)
  • This is what is written in one place about man, revealing the position of man and angels; "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:" (Heb 2: 6,7)
Jesus Christ took the form of man so that he can taste death for us:
  • Jesus Christ took the human form, a form that is a little lower than the angels yet crowned with glory and honor, so that he can take the Suffering of death. ( Heb 2:9)
  • He took the human form, so that he can taste death for every men, by the grace of God. (Heb 2:9)
  • All things are made for Christ and by Christ. Yet, being the captain of salvation, God chose to perfect him through sufferings, so that he can bring many sons (people), into glory. (Heb 2:10)
  • He took a human form so that, he who sanctifies (Christ himself) and the one being sanctified (us) are all one. Hence, he is not ashamed to call us his brethren. (Heb 2:11)
  • This is what is written in verse 12 and 13 as, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me". 
  • He did not take the form of angels, but took on him the form of a man, the seed of Abraham. (Heb 2:16)
  • In all things he took the form of his brethren, so that he can be a faithful and merciful high priest in all things pertaining to God and to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. (Heb 2:17)
Jesus` victory over death:

  • We, being children are in flesh and blood, Christ himself took the same form, so that through his death he can destroy the devil who had the power of death. (Heb 2:14)
  • Thus he is able to deliver anyone subjected to a lifetime bondage to the fear of death. (Heb 2:15)
  • Because he himself suffered being tempted and took victory over it he can help everyone of us who are being tempted too. (Heb 2:18)
Life application:

  1. We need to be serious of our salvation, as it is brought unto us by Christ himself.
  2. Through the sufferings of Christ, we have been made children of the most high God.
  3. Christ took all sufferings on the cross, that he can sanctify us by his blood.
  4. He took the form of a man, so that he can be a faithful and merciful high priest to reconcile for our sins.
  5. As children of the most high God, we need not be under a lifetime bondage to the fear of death. The power of death, the devil himself was DEFEATED, by the death of Christ.
  6. Last but not the least, Because Christ went through various temptations and overcame them, he is more than able and more than ready to help us out in our temptations too.
Dear Child of God, if you are under a lifetime bondage to the fear of death, or caught up with various temptations rest assure, we have a merciful and faithful high priest, who can deliver us from the pangs of the evil one. If you are a victim, please, repeat this prayer with me.

" Dear Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of the most high God. I believe that you came in flesh and blood, so that you can sanctify me and give me victory over sin and death. Lord! I acknowledge that I am under the bondage of ------------------- (Ex: Sin, fear of death, drugs, self mutilation, shame, rejection, etc).  and I want to be set free from it. I strongly believe that you tasted death, that I can be free form the power of death, in its every form. I believe that you were tempted yet you took victory in all and  I believe you can help out in my temptations and weaknesses too. Wash me one more time by your blood. Cleanse me and make me whole. Thank you Jesus! for being the captain of my salvation and setting me free. In Jesus mighty name I pray.
Amen.
   If you are new in Christ and want to more about the greatest gift of salvation, Kindly read my blog on the prize of salvation in http://christlovelovelin.blogspot.ae/2015/01/the-prize-of-salvation.html 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Anointing Oil and The Holy Spirit - Contd

                                                             Chapter -2
THE OIL – A METAPHOR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 

The oil is used as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit, throughout the scriptures.

   Let us consider the example of the ritual cleansing of the leper, as described in Leviticus 14:14-18;

14 And the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot:
15 And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand:
16 And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord:
17 And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering:18 And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord.

I would like to explain the hidden mysteries in this chapter, with the light of the Holy Spirit. The leper is a poor and humble sinner, seeking the face of God for his spiritual cleansing. The High Priest, being Christ himself, who offered himself as a trespass offering for our sins, (Hebrews 10:14-22), applies the blood over the sinner. AND….. Upon the very place where the blood is applied, the oil of the Holy Spirit is applied, for the further sanctification of the sinner.

·         The oil in the parable of the ten virgins, as Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 25, also refers to the Holy Spirit.

·         The oil in the parable of Good Samaritan in (Luke 10:34), denotes the pouring of the Holy Spirit and the wine being the blood of Christ
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The other metaphors used to describe the Holy Spirit in the Bible include, the water, the fire, the wind, dove and many such.

The anointing and the Holy Spirit:

The Hebrew word for anointing is mashach (maw-shakh'), meaning to smear or paint. This word is derived from a primitive root, “to rub with oil”. The word “anoint” is found to have strong association with the Holy Spirit throughout the scriptures. Here below are some instances from the word of God that describe the correlation of the anointing oil with the Holy Spirit of God.

1.      When Samuel anoints Saul as King, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. (1 Samuel 10)

1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?
When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:
And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.
After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
2.      Similarly, when David was anointed by Samuel to be the King, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. (1 Samuel 16:13)


13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

Monday, November 16, 2015

An Insight into the book of Hebrews

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! I wish you all a happy day! Similar to my previous series on the book of Ephesians, I am delighted to start a new thread on meditating the book of Hebrews. If you are a new Christian breaking your head trying to understand the truths hidden in this incredible book, you can be benefited by reading this blog in the light of God`s word and with the help of the holy Spirit. I pray that as we go through this series, your hearts will be enlightened and you will be able to love the Lord like never before. Amen.
                                                       
                                                                 CHAPTER 1
I would like to simplify the meditation of Hebrews Chapter 1 as answers to a few questions. Roll on and be blessed!
Who is the Son Of God?
  • In the past, God spoke to our fathers through prophets in diverse manners. (Heb 1:1)
  • But, in the later times he speaks to us through his son Jesus Christ of Nazareth. (Heb 1:2)
  • God appointed Jesus Christ to be the heir of all things. (1:2)
  • Through Christ, God made the worlds. (1:2)
  • Christ being the brightness of God`s glory and the very image of God`s person upholds everything, by the word of his power. (1:3)
  • Christ by himself purged our sins.(1:3)
  • He is sitting at the right hand of the majesty on high. (Heb 1:3)
How is the Son Of God so much better than Angels?

  • The son of God, by inheritance has a more excellent name than angels. (Heb 1:4)
  • He is made to be far above and so much better than any angel (Heb 1:4)
  • God has established his relationship with Christ by mentioning that, he is his begotten son and God shall be the father and Christ shall be the Son. This has not been said to any angel. (Heb 1:5)
  • When Jesus Christ was born, he let all the angels of God, worship him. (Heb 1:6)
  • God made his angels as spirits, but he made his ministers as flames of fire. (Heb 1:7)
  • The throne of the son of God is for ever and ever and his sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of God`s kingdom. (Heb 1:8)
  • Christ loved righteousness and hated iniquity. Hence God anointed him with the oil of gladness above all his fellows. (Heb 1:9)
  • It has been written in the word, the permanent existence and the omnipotence of Christ in the next three verses as below.
  • He laid the foundations of the  world and the heavens are the works of his hands. (Heb1:10)
  • The heaven and earth shall perish. But, Christ shall remain. (Heb 1:11)
  • The heaven and earth shall wax old as a garment. (Heb 1:11); As a vesture, they shall be folded up and can change. But, Christ remains the same and his years shall never fail. (Heb 1:12)
  • Christ has been made to sit at the right hand of the Father, till his enemies are made his footstool. (Heb 1:13)
  • Angels are ministering spirits, sent to minister unto us, the heirs of salvation. (Heb 1:14)
Life application:
  1. The Son of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth has been given the authority over everything on heaven and on Earth.
  2. Angels can never be of match in power, authority or ability to the son of God.
  3. Jesus Christ, the Son Of God alone is worthy of all our praise, honor and worship.
  4. Angels can never be an object of worship because thy are not God, neither can they match God.
  5. Angels are given to minister unto every born-again Christian, being the co-heirs of salvation along with Christ.
  6. Last but not the least, Satan is just an angel.
  7. Satan can never be equaled to Christ in any way. Like any other angel, his powers are also limited.
All the references are taken from the King James Version Of the Holy Bible....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The anointing oil and the Holy Spirit - break up of the book.

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THE ANOINTING OIL
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! As a fellow believer and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:9), it is my utmost privilege to explain the truths hidden in the word of God, regarding the anointing oil, with the help of the Holy Spirit. This book is intended to usher every born again Christian, to have a more intimate relationship with Christ Jesus and to help them live a life of freedom and victory.
The word Oil in the Bible:
The Hebrew word used to describe oil is shemen and most commonly, it refers to the Olive oil. The word es shemen meaning “the tree of oil” refers to the Olive tree   [1](1 Kings 6:31-33 ; Isa 41:19). This is also related to the word shemesh meaning to be “brilliant”. In one place, as in the beautification process of Esther, (Esther 2:12) the word oil is referred to the “oil of myrrh”, (an aromatic gum resin).
In the New Testament the Greek word referred to oil is, “elaion”, which exclusively refers to Olive oil. The Mount of Olives, where Jesus spent his last night praying, (Matt 26:36) was named Gethsemane. (Gat shemen meaning a “press of oil” in Hebrews), for the numerous Olive groves, and Olive oil presses at its base. In Aramaic, the word mesah corresponds to “anointing oil” (Ezra 6:9 ; 7:22), directly related to the Hebrew verb mashach meaning “to anoint”.


The significance of Olive tree and Olive oil in the scriptures:
The Olive oil, derived from the Olive tree had a significant, yet mysterious role in biblical times. The word oil has been mentioned 192 times in the Bible, in various places. The word used to describe Olive in Hebrew is Zayith meaning “yielding illuminating oil”. It is related to the word ziv meaning “prominent or brightness”.
Moreover, it is the commonly used oil in the biblical times, as a commodity for trade, as a part of the daily consumption, along with offerings in the tabernacle, as fuel for lamps in the tabernacle and homes, lubricant for skin and hair, as an aromatic substance, sometimes with a sense of honor, as a medication and in various healing contexts, for performing various royal and religious procedures and in figurative expressions for fertility and prosperity. (Deuteronomy 33:24 ; Job 29:6)
The Humble Olive tree[2]:
The Olive tree on the outside, appear to be ordinary as any other trees and may be even messier at times with Olives littered on the ground. But as it grows old, it acquires an interesting appearance, with a tall trunk and a unique pattern of knots, turns and protuberances in its form.  
The Encyclopedia Judaica says, “There are trees in Israel estimated to be 1,000 years old that still produce fruit.  In old age the tree becomes hollow but the trunk continues to grow thicker, at times achieving a circumference of 20 feet” (“Olive,” vol.12, page 1363). Another interesting fact about this incredible tree is that, shoots can grow from its roots, even if the trunk is cut down, ensuring the existence of the tree.
Ø  The “Olive tree” holds a prominent position in the scriptures and was used to describe the prosperity of the land as in (Deuteronomy 6:11; 8:8; 28:40).
Ø  Olive trees were known for their fatness. (Judges 9:9)
Ø  Olive trees and branches were used to make wood works in the temple. (1Kings 6:31-33)
Ø  The Olive tree was used to describe the two anointed people of God, Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel. (Zechariah 4:11)
The mystery behind the olive oil:
The extraction of the olive oil is first initiated by shaking of the olives from the olive tree. Sometimes the tree is beaten with a pole to facilitate the dropping of olive fruit. These collected Olive berries are bruised in a mortar and pestle or a stone press to extract the precious olive oil. The extraction of the Olive oil is explained in the Encyclopedia Judaica as below,
 “The olives were beaten down from the trees with poles (Isa.17:6), and were pounded into pulp in mortars or by the feet (Micah 6:15).  The pulp was placed in wicker baskets from which the lightest and finest oil could easily run off. This grade of oil, known as beaten oil (Heb. Shenen katit), is mentioned five times in the Bible.  It served as fuel for the lamp in the Tabernacle (Exo.27:20; Lev.24:2) and as an element in the obligatory daily meal offerings (Exo.29:40; Num.28:5).  King Solomon traded this type of oil with Hiram of Tyre in exchange for cedar and cypress wood (I Kings 5:10-11).  After the removal of the beaten oil, a second grade was produced by heating and further pressing the pulp. . . .

            “Oil was one of the three staples of life. . . As a typical product of Palestine and as a necessity, oil is listed, particularly in Deuteronomy, among the three blessings of the land in time of God’s favor – grain, wine, and oil (Deut.11:14, etc.)” (“Oil,” vol.12, p.1347).

The eminence of using Olive oil in scriptures:
Oil was considered as the symbol of joy, honor and favor in ancient days. Hence it was used to anoint the head and body after bath. (Ruth 3:3). Similarly, David washed and anointed himself with oil, before worshipping the Lord. ((II Sam.12:20). Some of such instances where oil was used for anointing are given below,
Ø  Jacob anointed a pillar in Bethel. (Genesis 31:13)
Ø  Aaron and his sons were anointed with the anointing oil to minister in the priest`s office. (Exodus 25:6, 28:41, 29:21)
Ø  The offerings were anointed with oil. (Exodus 29:2)
Ø  After cleansing the altar, it was anointed with oil to sanctify it. (Exodus 29:36, 40:10)
Ø  The anointing oil was poured upon Aaron to sanctify him. ( Leviticus 8:12)
Ø  Samuel anointed Saul with oil, to be the captain over his inheritance, as the king of Israel. (1Samuel 10:1, 15:1)
Ø  Samuel anointed David in the midst of his brethren, and THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD came upon him. (1 Samuel 16:13)
Ø  The shield of Saul was anointed with oil. (2 Samuel 1:21)
Ø  David was anointed as the King of Israel. (2 Samuel 5:3)
Ø  The priest Zadok anointed Solomon as King. (1 King 1:39)
Ø  God told Elijah to anoint Elisha to be the prophet in his place. (1 King 19:17)
Ø  The disciples anointed the sick with oil and they were healed. (Mark 6:13)
To summarize,
·         The anointing oil was used for sanctification of the altar and tabernacle.
·         It was used by GOD himself, to anoint Priests, Kings and Prophets for his sumptuous purposes.
·         The anointing oil is directly linked with THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD.
·         The anointing oil was used by the early church to heal the sick.
·         Jesus was anointed by the LORD GOD and THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD was upon him.









[1] In  Bible Study Tools Retrieved July 22, 2015, from http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/oil/
[2] Courtesy: Mystery of the Olive Tree by William F. Dankenbring