KNOW WHY THE USE OF THE ANOINTING OIL IS NOT FOR THE CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS AND NEVER MENTIONED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT – James 5:14 KJV and Mark 6:13 KJV (Part 1)
Do you know that the two words joined together to form “anointing oil” is never mentioned in the New Testament (KJV)? But many Christians don’t know!!!
Do you know that that the two words joined together to form “anointing oil” was mentioned 20 (twenty) times in the Old Testament (KJV)?
Do you know that what is mentioned in the New Testament is just one word “oil”? Why? You will know and have spiritual understanding the reasons as you read.
- Discover why the anointing oil is not biblical for Christian believers in the New Testament
- The reasons why almost all the pastors ignore God’s instruction that anointing oil must never be used to anoint anyone on “man’s flesh”
- Understand why the practice of the use of the anointing oil is not included as one of the basics of Christianity in the New Testament
- Everything you need to know about the anointing oil concerning the anointing in the Bible
“ANOINTING OIL” OF THE OLD TESTAMENT AND “OIL” OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
There is a difference between anointing oil of the Old Testament and Oil of the New Testament.
There is no need for the anointing oil in the New Testament because the Holy Spirit is the anointing in the New Testament: 1 John 2:27 KJV “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
Anointing oil in the Old Testament was a shadow of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament. The anointing is the Holy Spirit Himself. The anointing oil is the shadow while the Holy Spirit is the substance (the Anointing Himself) – Hebrews 10:1 KJV “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things (not the realities themselves)…”
The practice of the Old Testament is the shadow of the substance of the practice of the New Testament – the Old Testament is the shadow of the New Testament because the Lord Jesus Christ is the substance (body) of the New Testament – Colossians 2:17 KJV “…which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” The phrase “things to come” in this Scripture (Colossians 2:17) means substance. They are differences between Old Testament and New Testament; between the Old Covenant and New Covenant.
If you study the New Testament carefully, you would discover that there is no mention or use of the “anointing oil” in the New Covenant. Why? It is because the shadow in the Old Covenant was replaced by the third Person Himself in Trinity, that is, the Holy Spirit (the Anointing Himself).
As a genuinely born again Christian baptized with the Holy Spirit, in your life, you have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit inside of you ( the Holy Spirit within) and the Holy Spirit upon (His infilling power), you are filled with the Holy Spirit , therefore you are anointed. The Holy Spirit is the Power of God, the anointing upon (the infilling power) that performs miracles, signs and wonders in the Name of Jesus Christ.
As mentioned earlier, you can never find in the New Testament in the Bible (KJV) where the anointing oil was mentioned! But what was mentioned is just oil.
In John 12:1-8 (KJV), Mary did not use anointing oil to anoint the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ but she used a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard because in the Old Testament she was not qualified to touch anointing oil for it was Holy and Anointing Oil was not supposed to be poured on “man’s flesh” as recommended by God.
Another scripture to look at is James 5:14 (KJV). In this Scripture church elders are told to pray over the sick and anoint them with oil (not the anointing oil) in the name of the Lord – James 5:14 (KJV) “ Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
Once again, that oil is not Anointing Oil for church elders are not even qualified and worthy to touch God’s Anointing Oil – the one He (God) instructed Moses to make in the Old Testament.
Another scripture is Mark 6:13 (KJV). The disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ anointed the sick and heal them with oil (not the anointing oil) – Mark 6:13 KJV “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.”
For the sake of emphasis, that oil was not Anointing Oil. Someone may ask, why did the disciples not heal in the Name of Jesus? It is because the Lord Jesus Christ had not yet died, resurrected and ascended to Heaven for the Promise of the dispensation of the Holy Spirit with His Power to take place whereby the indwelling presence and infilling power of the Holy Spirit come in and upon them for them to heal in the Name of Jesus (without oil) – Luke 24:49 KJV and Acts 1:8 KJV “And, behold, I (Jesus Christ) send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high… But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
You discover in the Bible (New Testament) that after the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, the apostles (disciples) of Jesus Christ did not use oil to perform miracles, signs and wonders but they used the word of God in the Name of Jesus; even apostle Paul never used oil but every miracle, sign and wonder God used him to perform, he used the word in the Name of Jesus.
In the life of every true Christian believer, the Holy Spirit manifests in two dimensions, namely, (1) the Holy Spirit within (this is the indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit inside of you) immediately you give your life to Christ – Romans 8:11 NKJV “But if the Spirit of Him (the Holy Spirit) who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit (the Holy Spirit) who dwells in you.”
And (2) the Holy Spirit upon you (this is the infilling Power of the Holy Spirit upon you) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you through the baptism of the Holy Ghost – Luke 24:49 NKJV and Acts 1:8 NKJV “Behold, I (Jesus Christ) send the Promise (the Holy Spirit) of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high… you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”
Now to James 5:14 KJV “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” Read this scripture carefully – it says “anointing him with oil” – it is not anointing him with anointing oil.
This scripture (James 5:14) recommended the use of oil (not Anointing Oil) for church elders as a sign at that time for the Jewish Christians scattered outside Israel. The book of James is written to the Jewish Christians scattered abroad outside Israel – James 1:1 KJV “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
As at that time, the church was still young (not like now) and the elders were instructed here to use oil (not the anointing oil) because this epistle of James is traditionally attributed to James the half-brother of the Lord Jesus Christ (James the Just : Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55) – and the audience is generally considered to be Jewish Christians, who were dispersed outside Israel (James 1:1KJV) as the Jews always require a sign for them to believe, therefore the use of oil is to serve as a sign for them – 1Corinthians 1:23 “For the Jews require a sign…” – this is the reason you see them (the church elders) being told to use oil (not anointing oil) and pray for the sick.
Read again Mark 6:13 KJV “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” Here in this Scripture, the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ went out to minister to the Jews only because it was during the time of the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. During this particular time, the gospel was only preached to the Jews. Even the Lord Jesus Christ instructed His disciples NOT to go the Gentiles because He had not died, buried and resurrected – the dispensation of the Gentiles ( the dispensation of the Holy Spirit with the gospel of grace of the Lord Jesus Christ of the New Testament) had not come then: Matthew 10:5 – 7 KJV “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Since Jews always require for a sign or see a sign, unless they will not believe, therefore, the use of oil (not the anointing oil) was approved for a sign by the disciples for the Jews only: John 4:48 KJV, 1 Corinthians 1:22 KJV and Mark 6:13 KJV “Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe…. For the Jews require a sign…And they (12 disciples of Jesus Christ) cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” You can that the use of oil, that is, to anoint with oil (not the anointing oil) is for a sign to the Jews for them to believe.
1 John 2:20 NKJV and Ephesians 1: 13 NKJV “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things….your salvation…having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” After your genuine salvation and you have received the infilling Power of the Holy Spirit by Holy Ghost Baptism, you have the anointing upon (the Holy Spirit upon), you don’t use oil but the miracles, signs and wonders that God will use you to perform will be through the word of God in the Name of Jesus Christ and by laying of hands – Mark 16:17 -18 NKJV and Philippians 2: 10-11 NKJV “And these signs will follow those who believe(the genuinely born again Christians): In My name (in Jesus Name) they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Every genuinely born again Christians are anointed by God Himself – 2 Corinthians 1:21 KJV “Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ never used anointing oil or oils in His earthly ministry, even the disciples (the apostles) of the Lord Jesus Christ never used anointing oil or oils after they had received the baptism of the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost.
In the New Testament where they only used oil (not anointing oil) is in the book of James 5:14 by the church elders to pray for the sick for the reason mentioned earlier before – there is no other use in the New Covenant. This church age is the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, therefore the use of anointing oil in the New Testament is not needed at all.
All the Christian ministers are able ministers of the New Testament in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit – they are not the ministers of the Old Testament: 2 Corinthians 3:6 KJV “Who (God) also hath made us able ministers of the new testament…”
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