Anointing Oil… An Occultism!? Is it?

And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil. (Exodus 30:25 NKJV)

And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. (Exodus 30:31 NKJV)

And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy. (Exodus 40:9 NKJV)

Also Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them. (Leviticus 8:10 NKJV)

From all the verses here, we know that the anointing oil is from the Lord Himself. Of course there are more verses about the anointing oil, but it’s gonna be too long if I wrote them all here. But how come an anointing oil, coming from the Lord Himself, can become an Occultism? This sounds absurd right. But this is the reality. Some people may accept the anonting oil, not as a media of the Lord’s power and anointment, but as a power that stands alone. Anointing oil may have the power to sanctify people and to heal people only because the Lord work through the oil. It’s one of the media the Lord choose to use. So people are sanctified and healed not because of the oil, but because of the Lord. Now many people are wrong in this concept.

Is anyone among you sick? 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. (James 5:14 NKJV)

See? If any of you are sick, you can pray to the Lord and anoint yourself with an anointing oil. Through the anointing oil, the Lord may have healed you. But take a note of this. It is not the oil that healed you, but the Lord. On this point when people thought of the anointing oil as a powerful oil that has the power to heal, and not because of the Lord’s power through the anonting oil, this anointing oil can become a practice of Occultism among the congregation!

So to sum it all up, anointing oil is indeed from the Lord, and is good. But don’t misunderstand about the anointing oil that you can make it an Occultism. Hope this can help your understanding about the anointing oil, and hope this can also help for those of you who are still doubtful about the anointing oil. God bless, and be refreshed 🙂