Anointing with Oil
To Anoint, to consecrate! To Smear, Anoint. (khree’-o) Greek
to anoint by rubbing or pouring olive oil on someone to represent the flow (empowering) of the Holy Spirit. Anointing (literally) involved rubbing olive oil on the head, etc., especially to present someone as divinely-authorized(appointed by God) to serve as prophet, priest or king, etc. (Strong’s, Word Studies)
Used over 4,800 times in the Bible.
anoints the five principal senses of the body—the eyes, the ears, the nostrils, the lips, the hands and the feet as a offering unto God.
James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
Matthew 6:17 “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face.
Mark 6:13 And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.
Mark 14:8 “She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
Luke 7:46 “You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.
Luke 10:34 and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
Luke 7:38 and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
John 12:3 Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
Acts 10:38 “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
1 John 2:20
But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
I John 2:27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
Hebrews 1:9 You have loved Righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your companions.
Genesis 28:18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.
Exodus 25:6 oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
Exodus 29:7 “Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.
Exodus 28:41 “You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests.
Exodus 30:25 “You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
Exodus 30:26-29 “With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, and the table and all its utensils, and the lamp stand and its utensils, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand. read more.
Exodus 30:30 “You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me.
Exodus 30:31-32 “You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. ‘It shall not be poured on anyone’s body, nor shall you make any like it in the same proportions; it is holy, and it shall be holy to you.
Exodus 35:28 and the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.
Exodus 40:9 “Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its furnishings; and it shall be holy.
Deuteronomy 28:40 “You shall have olive trees throughout your territory but you will not anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives will drop off.
Leviticus 8:12 Then he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him, to consecrate him.
Leviticus 8:30 So Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.
1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
2 Samuel 14:2 So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there and said to her, “Please pretend to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments now, and do not anoint yourself with oil, but be like a woman who has been mourning for the dead many days;
Ruth 3:3 “Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
Psalm 45:7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
Psalm 45:8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Psalm 92:10 But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
Psalm 133:2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
Isaiah 10:27 So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of oil.
Isaiah 21:5 They set the table, they spread out the cloth, they eat, they drink; “Rise up, captains, oil the shields,”
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;”
Isaiah 61:3 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.
Daniel 10:3 I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.
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Arthur and Denise Blessitt with our daughter Sophia when she was young anointing with oil people to be healed.