Who Was Anointed in the Bible?

Who Was Anointed in the Bible?

During biblical times, an individual was anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life. A person or an object was anointed for a special purpose – whether it be a king, a prophet, or an instrument used in the sanctuary. As a public act with witnesses gathered, an anointing makes a clear distinction of the one “called” for a specific purpose.

In the case of priests, they were anointed to carry out the duties in the care of the Temple, while prophets were anointed with boldness in order to carry out the great commission in proclaiming God’s word. Kings were anointed to lead the people. Other anointings mentioned in scripture included the sanctification of utensils and objects and for healing the sick.

Burning Incense Before God

Burning Incense Before God By John Morton www.childrenofthepromises.org  (Used by permission) Incense is a fragrant smoke obtained from burning resins.  It was burnt ceremonially on an altar before the mercy seat in the Tabernacle.  God said it was holy and should be burnt day and night for all of Israel’s generations.  Why was it holy? […]

The Act of Anointing – From Ancient Times & Today

Act of Anointing In ancient times, the practice of anointing was commonly reserved for kings and priests. Today, believers are discovering oil’s divine purpose in their life, as a kingdom of priests. 1 Peter 2:5 tells us, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual […]

Anointing the Feet

The Custom of Anointing the Feet In biblical times, it was customary for visitors traveling long distances over dusty roads to be welcomed warmly with a foot-washing followed by anointing with oil as an expression of Jewish hospitality.  This is mentioned in Genesis 18:4 and Genesis 24:32. In the New Testament, Yeshua made mention of […]

Who Is The Royal Priesthood

Who Is The Royal Priesthood The instructions God gave to Moses regarding the fragrances to use for the holy anointing oil are found in Exodus 30:22-31: Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses saying, Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two […]

Golly Gee Gomer – Camphor Essential Oil Use

Ever Wonder About Camphor Essential Oil Use? In 1964 “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” was one of the most popular shows on television in which Jim Neighbors played the dolting Gomer Pyle. In the episode entitled “Sergeant of the Week,” which premiered on 12/25/1964, Gomer gets a cold and uses Camphor balls to relieve the symptoms. We […]

Duties of the Priesthood

Duties of the Priesthood The Scriptures tell that the original healers/physicians of the Bible were the priests, who often anointed the sick and prayed for them.  The role of the priesthood where they diagnosed, prescribed, and administered oils is described in Leviticus 13 and 14. Their duties included: leading worship, receiving tithes, making sacrifices, and […]

Hay Fever Treatment With Essential Oils

Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is prevalent this time of year. It can be triggered by airborne allergens like pollen, animal hair, feathers and even dust mites found in our homes and places of work. The body reacts by producing lots of histamines which in turn causes inflammation of the nasal passages and sinus-related areas. […]

When Do You Use Anointing Oil

When Do You Use Anointing Oil As an act of consecration and dedication, a setting apart for a special purpose in God’s kingdom. Consider anointing yourself every morning, praying scriptures over your mind, heart, ears, eyes, hands and feet. It WILL change your day!! As the Priests of the home, husbands are encouraged to anoint […]

Holy Anointing Oil Recipe

Holy Anointing Oil Recipe This anointing oil recipe is found the Bible in Exodus 30:23 Myrrh “five hundred shekels” (about 1 gallon) Cinnamon “two hundred and fifty shekels” Calamus “two hundred and fifty shekels” Cassia “five hundred shekels” Olive Oil “an hin” (about 1 1/3 gallons) Be sure to read Exodus 30:31-33 – the warning. […]