Anointing with oil goes back to Exodus when God told Moses to anoint his brother, Aaron, and Aaron’s sons in order to separate them out from the rest of the people as ones God set apart as priests.
Exodus 28:41 KJV: And thou shalt put them [specially made coats] upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Exodus 29:7 KJV: Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
The anointing was to consecrate and sanctify the person. The Biblical meaning of the word ‘anoint’ is “to massage or rub.” The Hebrew word is masach. This is where we get the English word ‘massage.’
It’s interesting to note that the Hebrew word translated ‘messiah’ is mashiyach, which comes from the root word masach. The Messiah is the Anointed One.
‘Consecrate’ means “to fill one’s hand,” meaning the priesthood was delivered into Aaron’s hand. ‘Sanctify’ means “to be holy.” In other words, God was making sure that all the people knew that Aaron and his sons were special, marked out, anointed, consecrated, holy, as priests who ministered to God. The use of the oil was a physical representation of the spiritual anointing that came from God.
After Aaron and his sons were anointed with oil, they anointed the following with oil:
- The priestly clothing
- The tabernacle and everything in it, including the ark of the testimony, the table and all its vessels, the candlestick and vessels, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and its vessels, and the laver and foot.
Exodus 30:29 says that anything that touches an anointed item would automatically be holy. These items would only be touched by priests and Moses.
This is the essential oil blend that God told Moses to use to anoint Aaron:
Exodus 30:22-25 NLT:
Then the LORD said to Moses,
“Collect choice spices—12½ pounds of pure myrrh, 6¼ pounds of fragrant cinnamon, 6¼ pounds of fragrant calamus,
and 12½ pounds of cassia—as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. Also get one gallon of olive oil.
Like a skilled incense maker, blend these ingredients to make a holy anointing oil.
The ratio for the oils is as follows:
- 2 parts myrrh
- 1 part cinnamon
- 1 part calamus (some believe this is cannabis/hemp oil)
- 2 parts cassia
- 5 parts extra virgin olive oil
God promised His people that one day the yoke and burden they were under (the law) would be lifted from them.
Isaiah 10:27 KJV: 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.
This came to pass with the coming of the Messiah, the Christ, which means “the anointed one.” Jesus Christ made this declaration at the opening of his public ministry:
Luke 4:18 APNT: The Spirit of the Lord [is] on me and because of this, he has anointed me to preach to the poor and has sent me to heal the broken-hearted and to preach forgiveness to the captives and sight to the blind and to strengthen the broken with forgiveness.
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV:
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The coming of the anointed one, Jesus Christ, forever released God’s people from the burden, the yoke, of the law. Righteousness now comes from believing on Jesus Christ, not from doing the works of the law. It’s up to us to maintain this freedom.
Galatians 5:1 KJV: Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Today, born-again ones are the royal priesthood.
1 Peter 2:9 KJV: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
We have been anointed with holy spirit, which sets us apart from others and marks us out as belonging to God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 KJV: And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified [made righteous] in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [spirit] which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Because of the holy spirit from God that dwells in us, we no longer belong to ourselves. We are bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ. Our bodies are now the temple.
So, now the question is, are we to anoint our temple (body) with the holy anointing oil? There are no scriptures that tell us to do so. There are no scriptures that forbid it. That makes it a personal choice between you and God.
I choose to anoint myself, my house, property, jobs, marriage, bank accounts, etc., using essential oils to help raise my vibrational levels.
Some essential oils to use in anointing are frankincense, myrrh, hyssop, and copaiba. The blend Exodus II™ contains oils similar to the holy anointing oil. It contains olive oil, myrrh, cassia, cinnamon, calamus, Northern Lights black spruce, hyssop, vetiver, and frankincense. There are other blends that may fit specific things you would like to pray about (Forgiveness, Harmony, Transformation, Surrender, Release, Hope, Joy, etc.)
How to Anoint with Oil
I take the essential oil and put one or two drops in my left hand (use the right hand if you’re left-handed). Then I rub my hands together several times in a clockwise motion. Then I bring my hands up to my mouth and nose and inhale deeply several times.
Then I touch various parts of my body with my hands (taking special care around the eye area). As I touch each part (head, eyes, ears, hands, heart, feet, etc.), I pray. Some like to use the same prayer each time (you can find many online), but I prefer to pray as God puts things on my heart. I will go around my home and anoint objects and pray over them. We can also pray for and anoint others in this manner.
You are a priest who ministers to God (by prayer, worship, singing). Our service to God is then extended to others when our love for Him overflows. We carry the message that the Christ, the anointing, breaks all yokes and bondage.
John 8:32 KJV: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.