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How To Use Your Anointing Oil…

In this information I will talk to you about how to store your oil, how to use it in prayer over yourself or your home. Before I get into all of that I need to say this, anointing oil is a tool used by the Holy Spirit.  It is not the Holy Spirit!


Therefore, if you don’t have anointing oil it is OK!  It is not God.  It is a tool used by God.  If you feel you can’t pray effectively without your anointing oil or that someone won’t get healed unless you use it, you may have turned it into an idol.  This is also never the intention of the Lord for using the anointing oil.


God is still God with or without the oil. You can still pray over yourself and your home without it. See, the use of the anointing oil is biblical. The oil was used to anoint kings (1 Samuel 16:1) It is an offering to God (Exodus 25:1-8) It is a symbol of imparting a blessing and commissioning someone into their calling (Leviticus 8:30, Isaiah 61:1-3) It is used for Sanctification (Matthew 6:17) It can be used for deliverance and healing (Mark 6:13, James 5:14) It is used in worship (Mark 14:3-9)


We must remember that the true anointing of God rests upon us once we become born again believers in Christ and get filled with the Holy Spirit.  That is when we have the anointing.  It is then we can say to the mountain, be cast into the sea and it will obey us because His anointing rests upon us.


How to use the Anointing Oil

The oil should be used when the Lord tells you to use it. The idea is to anoint the area where you need the empowerment, or impartation. The same applies if you are praying over someone who is sick you can anoint that area if it’s appropriate.


How to Anoint Your Home

You can cleanse your home before buying it if you discern the atmosphere is negative and use the anointing oil if you feel you have evil spirits/demons in your home. If you don’t have any demonic spirits in your home, prayers and the anointing oil will chase anything out and cover your home so that nothing enters in.  Think of it as Moses telling the Israelites to put the blood over their doorposts so that when the angel of death would pass over them.  This is the same principle. Here’s what you do, take the anointing oil and anoint every window and door of your home.


Suggestion: When anointing your home make the sign of the cross as a declaration that your home belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ that no sickness, death, thief, or evil can enter your home.  This oil is a symbol of the blood of Jesus Christ. No weapons that are formed against your property shall prosper and any destruction must pass over, in Jesus’ name. The oil is a symbol of His blood giving protection and covering. When you put it over your doors and windows it’s like a symbol of putting the blood of Jesus over your home. 

The oil is a symbol.  When Jesus came out of the water at His baptism, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove came down on Him as a symbol of His anointing.  The oil is a symbol of God’s love for you and of the blood of Jesus. When you anoint yourself, I also see it as being covered under the blood; especially, if you are praying for healing. The oil is only for the purposes of anointing yourself, your home or others and shouldn’t be used for anything else. 


   1. The Anointing Is to Consecrate You. (Leviticus 8:10-12) NIV

10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them. 11 He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar and all its utensils and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them. 12 He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to consecrate him.


   2. The Anointing Takes Yokes Off of You. (Isaiah 10:27) KJV

27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.


   3. The Anointing Pushes You to Overflow. (Psalm 23:5) KJV

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.


   4. The Anointing Instructs You (Luke 12:12) KJV

12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.


   5. Anointed to Be Empowered. (Acts 10:38)

38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.


Suggestion: The bottle of oil is kept in a place easily accessible so you can find it when you need it. Once the oil has been prayed for it’s ready to be used for whatever the Lord asks you to do with it. It is His Spirit that is resting on the oil which will be the only thing you need in every and all situations. Remember it is His power that is at work and not the ingredients. Remember, the oil is a point of contact.        Bishop

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