Olive Oil Spiritual Significance

Olive Oil Spiritual Significance

Olive oil is used as a carrier oil and the Bible clearly states that the only grade of olive oil suitable for holy anointing purposes is the first oil. The Bible discusses this in Leviticus 24:2: Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

Today, first oil is called virgin oil. Virgin olive oil has a wonderful fragrance and flavor. First oil is not pressed from the fruit but drained from the crushed fruit.

The first oil or virgin oil serves as a spiritual picture of the Bride of Messiah.  She is the first to come out of Babylon on her own and is drawn by the Ruach. The Bride has a fragrance the world recognizes as different.

The second oil, or pressed oil, is inferior and its fruit is crushed, stamped, and squeezed to get the very last drop of oil. This oil was not acceptable as an offering to the Temple as it has no flavor or fragrance.

Believers who are sluggish and foolish have to be beaten and endure fiery trials like the second oil to come out.

The choice still remains theirs. Will a believer be a fragrant offering to Him or be hard-pressed and remain tasteless to the world? 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 says, Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ.