Anointing Oil

“It shall be a holy anointing oil.”  Exodus 30:25
“It shall not be poured on man’s flesh.”  Exodus 30:32

The holy anointing oil was made from quality spices – myrrh, sweet-smelling cinnamon, sweet-smelling cane, cassia, and olive oil.  It was compounded according to the art of the perfumer and used to anoint the tabernacle, the ark, the table,  the lampstand, utensils, laver and altars.  Even Aaron and his sons.

Thank You, Lord, for anointing us today with Your Holy Spirit.  While You can’t anoint our flesh that rebels against You, You can and do anoint Yourself in us.  Here’s a simple poem . . .

Pour Over Us

Oh Holy Spirit come
and anoint us now
for the work which we must do
show us when and where and how.

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13 Comments

  1. That was so perfect, and the poem/prayer was also perfect! Thank you so much.

    Theresa

  2. Thanks Theresa . . .I have a question though. I kind of struggled with the part about man’s flesh not to be anointed. Not sure I am right about the anointing being on Himself in us, scripturally. Do you know a better way to say this or explain it? God bless you, my go-to person!

  3. i have no idea of what anointing is
    please enlighten me further on this

    i like how oil sooth my body
    and the Lord God for my soul
    🙂

  4. Hi sweet one! The anointing I am talking of is of the Holy Spirit. When we believe in Jesus as God’s Son, we ask to receive the Holy Spirit.
    In Acts 1. . .
    5″for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
    8″But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
    And in 1 Corinthians 12 . . .
    7″But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the good of all.”

    I was likening the Holy Spirit to the holy anointing oil God instructed Moses to have made. Yes, He is comforting and soothing, much like oil, to our souls!!! 🙂 Hope I didn’t confuse you too much! And if anyone can add to this, I would love it! 🙂

  5. It sounds like you said it right, Deb. I do have a few thoughts, but I can’t post tonight. Would be tomorrow be okay? I will keep them brief. 🙂

  6. That would be awesome, Theresa, whenever you can! 🙂

  7. I know that there are many places where “anointing” or “the anointed”, or “the anointing” are mentioned. Many of the physical or literal practices in the Old Testament illustrated things that would be done spiritually to believers that we read about in the New Testament. I found this link that might be helpful: http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/smiths-bible-dictionary/anointing.html

    I liked this statement:

    “Spiritual anointing with the Holy Ghost is conferred also upon Christians by God. ( 2 Corinthians 1:21 ) ” Anointing “expresses the sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit upon Christians who are priests and kings unto God.”

    The Holy Spirit is the 3rd person in the Trinity…Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit). There is so much said in the New Testament about what His purpose is, and How believers receive Him. Sometimes different Christians have different ways of explaining these things but are basically saying the same thing.

    I have been taught that it is the Holy Spirit that makes us alive in Christ when we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. This receiving new Spiritual life is sometimes called “quickening” (John6:63 and 2Corinthians 3:6). We receive the Holy Spirit automatically when we believe and receive the message of the gospel which is that Jesus was God’s only Son sent from Heaven who lived a perfectly sinless life in our place and died on the cross for our sin and rose from the dead.

    There are also verses that speak about being “filled” with the Holy Spirit after we are born again or after we have believed and received Jesus as our Savior. Here is a passage that mentions that:

    15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise— 16 making the most of the time,because the days are evil. 17 So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s willis. 18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which [leads to] reckless actions, but be filled with the Spirit:

    19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,

    singing and making music to the Lord in your heart,

    20 giving thanks always for everything

    to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

    21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ. Ephesians 5:15-21 HCSB

    It is my understanding that the passages in the New Testament that tell believers to be filled with the Spirit or to ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit are really talking about believers allowing the Holy Spirit which already dwells inside them to “control” there thoughts, words, and actions. Christians often call this “The Spirit Filled Life”. All through the New Testament we believers are instructed to “follow” the Spirit instead of the old sinful ways, which are often called the ways of the flesh. Romans chapters 7 and 8 explains a little about what that means. It tells us that Christians have both “the flesh” and “the Spirit” The Flesh is completely sinful. It is the part of us that wants to think sinful thoughts, and do sinful things. The Spirit is perfectly holy and sinless…just like Jesus. We are instructed to pray for the Lord to make our Spirit strong so we will sin less.

    Deb, I hope this comment wasn’t too long. Books have been written on this subject. It is very hard to make a brief explanation. 🙂

  8. Thank you sooo much, Theresa! That was a great explanation and not too long at all. 🙂 It is hard to briefly explain, but you did a good job. God bless you!

  9. Deb, there is something I would like to say to both you and bendedspoon, but first I would like you to look at this below:

    19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,singing and making music to the Lord in your heart,20 giving thanks always for everything
    to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:19-HCSB

    3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3 KJV

    28 After this I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams,and your young men will see visions. Joel 2:28

    24 The God who made the world and everything in it —He is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in shrines made by hands.25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything,since He Himself gives everyone life and breath and all things.26 From one man He has made every nation of men to live all over the earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live,27 so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.28 For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring. Acts 17:24-28 HCSB

    Each time you pause and think upon the goodness of the Lord and in turn thank Him and praise Him and tell about Him in your poems and posts and comments, and when you meet with others and do the same thing…the Lord is inhabiting your praise, and have been speaking words that come from an anointed heart. When ever you do this each one of you are precious fountains of blessing splasing your hearers with the Spirit of God as He pours even more inside you!…and that fills my eyes with tears of joy. 🙂

  10. There you go again, with the beautiful combining of scripture, of seeing this all in a way that I often miss, going deeper and on and on with Him. Now my eyes fill with tears of joy, for Him and for you! Thank you!

  11. i have so much to know
    thank God for both of you
    for guiding me through
    and for appreciating too.

    i may not write spiritual enough
    but would you believe
    i ask God to inspire me
    to what i shall write.

    i may or may not reach
    that profoundness
    all i hope is to reach out
    and appreciate.

    i love you both
    my angels to sought
    🙂

  12. Oh sweet one, how I love your poems and poem comments! I am learning right along with you, believe me. We’re together in this, growing in Him. I am learning too, that our writing/poems don’t have to be spiritual in order to reflect Him. I admire you and the way He shines through what you do. Thank you for your love!

  13. bendedspoon, I agree with Debbie. We are all learning, and growing. He shines through what you do. 🙂


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