Spikenard Essential Oil

Spikenard essential oil comes from a very rare plant that is usually blended with olive oil for anointing acts of consecration, dedication, and worship. The Greek word for Spikenard means genuine or pure. There are three accounts in the Scriptures of Yeshua being anointed with Spikenard, found in Luke 7:36-38, Mark 14:3 and in John…

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…