Showing posts with label THE ANOINTING OIL. Show all posts
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

THE ANOINTING OIL AND THE HOLY SPIRIT - Contd (Chapter -3)

Chapter -3

         JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH: MESSIAH – “THE ANOINTED ONE”



          The word Messiah gets its origin from the Hebrew word, (maw-shakh'), meaning “the anointed one”. This got the name, Christos when it was transliterated to the Greek in the New Testament. Since the first century AD the word “Christ” originating from the Greek word “Christos”, is being used to describe Jesus of Nazareth, as the “anointed one” of the Lord.

Ø  The Lord God anointed Jesus, to preach good tidings to the meek. Because of this anointing, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD was upon Jesus. (Isaiah 61:1)

1.      The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2.      To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
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.

God anointed Jesus with Holy Spirit and power. (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.

JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT:
Jesus explains about the Holy Spirit as the Comforter and the Spirit of truth in John 14:16, 17;
 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

The Holy Spirit was sent by God the Father himself, when Jesus prayed to him. (John 15:26)
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Jesus had to depart for the spirit of God to be sent unto us. (John 16:7)
 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Jesus Christ himself is the one who baptizeth us with the Holy Spirit. (John 1:32, 33)
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

The Holy Spirit is given to a person when he believes. (John 7: 38, 39)
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

The Revelation behind the garden of Gethsemane:

Jesus Christ had to depart to his father, so that the Holy Spirit can be poured on the one who believes. (John 14:16; 16:7); But for this reason, Jesus had to pay a bigger price. He had to bear the agony of the cross, the sins of the whole world, upon him, shedding his blood as a ransom for our sins. (Hebrews 10:14-22). He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was wounded and bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him as in (Isaiah 53:4, 5)
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

The Mount of Olives, where Jesus spent his last night praying, (Matt 26:36) was named Gethsemane. (Gat shemen meaning a “press of oil” in Hebrews), for the numerous Olive groves, and Olive oil presses at its base. Jesus Christ was crushed, (Psalms 22; Matthew 36: 38, 39) on this Mount of Olives, so that the exquisite oil of the Holy Spirit was poured out from him.
When Jesus was crucified, water poured out from his side, denoting the Holy Spirit as it is explained in John 19:34;
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

The Holy Spirit and the resurrection of Christ:

The Holy Spirit was the power behind the resurrection of Christ.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:11

After the resurrection of Jesus, He told his disciples to wait and pray till they receive power from heaven, i.e. the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
And, behold, I 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. Luke 24:49

And this verse came to pass when the disciples waited in the upper room as in Acts 2:1-4
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The anointing oil and the Holy Spirit - break up of the book.

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THE ANOINTING OIL
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! As a fellow believer and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:9), it is my utmost privilege to explain the truths hidden in the word of God, regarding the anointing oil, with the help of the Holy Spirit. This book is intended to usher every born again Christian, to have a more intimate relationship with Christ Jesus and to help them live a life of freedom and victory.
The word Oil in the Bible:
The Hebrew word used to describe oil is shemen and most commonly, it refers to the Olive oil. The word es shemen meaning “the tree of oil” refers to the Olive tree   [1](1 Kings 6:31-33 ; Isa 41:19). This is also related to the word shemesh meaning to be “brilliant”. In one place, as in the beautification process of Esther, (Esther 2:12) the word oil is referred to the “oil of myrrh”, (an aromatic gum resin).
In the New Testament the Greek word referred to oil is, “elaion”, which exclusively refers to Olive oil. The Mount of Olives, where Jesus spent his last night praying, (Matt 26:36) was named Gethsemane. (Gat shemen meaning a “press of oil” in Hebrews), for the numerous Olive groves, and Olive oil presses at its base. In Aramaic, the word mesah corresponds to “anointing oil” (Ezra 6:9 ; 7:22), directly related to the Hebrew verb mashach meaning “to anoint”.


The significance of Olive tree and Olive oil in the scriptures:
The Olive oil, derived from the Olive tree had a significant, yet mysterious role in biblical times. The word oil has been mentioned 192 times in the Bible, in various places. The word used to describe Olive in Hebrew is Zayith meaning “yielding illuminating oil”. It is related to the word ziv meaning “prominent or brightness”.
Moreover, it is the commonly used oil in the biblical times, as a commodity for trade, as a part of the daily consumption, along with offerings in the tabernacle, as fuel for lamps in the tabernacle and homes, lubricant for skin and hair, as an aromatic substance, sometimes with a sense of honor, as a medication and in various healing contexts, for performing various royal and religious procedures and in figurative expressions for fertility and prosperity. (Deuteronomy 33:24 ; Job 29:6)
The Humble Olive tree[2]:
The Olive tree on the outside, appear to be ordinary as any other trees and may be even messier at times with Olives littered on the ground. But as it grows old, it acquires an interesting appearance, with a tall trunk and a unique pattern of knots, turns and protuberances in its form.  
The Encyclopedia Judaica says, “There are trees in Israel estimated to be 1,000 years old that still produce fruit.  In old age the tree becomes hollow but the trunk continues to grow thicker, at times achieving a circumference of 20 feet” (“Olive,” vol.12, page 1363). Another interesting fact about this incredible tree is that, shoots can grow from its roots, even if the trunk is cut down, ensuring the existence of the tree.
Ø  The “Olive tree” holds a prominent position in the scriptures and was used to describe the prosperity of the land as in (Deuteronomy 6:11; 8:8; 28:40).
Ø  Olive trees were known for their fatness. (Judges 9:9)
Ø  Olive trees and branches were used to make wood works in the temple. (1Kings 6:31-33)
Ø  The Olive tree was used to describe the two anointed people of God, Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel. (Zechariah 4:11)
The mystery behind the olive oil:
The extraction of the olive oil is first initiated by shaking of the olives from the olive tree. Sometimes the tree is beaten with a pole to facilitate the dropping of olive fruit. These collected Olive berries are bruised in a mortar and pestle or a stone press to extract the precious olive oil. The extraction of the Olive oil is explained in the Encyclopedia Judaica as below,
 “The olives were beaten down from the trees with poles (Isa.17:6), and were pounded into pulp in mortars or by the feet (Micah 6:15).  The pulp was placed in wicker baskets from which the lightest and finest oil could easily run off. This grade of oil, known as beaten oil (Heb. Shenen katit), is mentioned five times in the Bible.  It served as fuel for the lamp in the Tabernacle (Exo.27:20; Lev.24:2) and as an element in the obligatory daily meal offerings (Exo.29:40; Num.28:5).  King Solomon traded this type of oil with Hiram of Tyre in exchange for cedar and cypress wood (I Kings 5:10-11).  After the removal of the beaten oil, a second grade was produced by heating and further pressing the pulp. . . .

            “Oil was one of the three staples of life. . . As a typical product of Palestine and as a necessity, oil is listed, particularly in Deuteronomy, among the three blessings of the land in time of God’s favor – grain, wine, and oil (Deut.11:14, etc.)” (“Oil,” vol.12, p.1347).

The eminence of using Olive oil in scriptures:
Oil was considered as the symbol of joy, honor and favor in ancient days. Hence it was used to anoint the head and body after bath. (Ruth 3:3). Similarly, David washed and anointed himself with oil, before worshipping the Lord. ((II Sam.12:20). Some of such instances where oil was used for anointing are given below,
Ø  Jacob anointed a pillar in Bethel. (Genesis 31:13)
Ø  Aaron and his sons were anointed with the anointing oil to minister in the priest`s office. (Exodus 25:6, 28:41, 29:21)
Ø  The offerings were anointed with oil. (Exodus 29:2)
Ø  After cleansing the altar, it was anointed with oil to sanctify it. (Exodus 29:36, 40:10)
Ø  The anointing oil was poured upon Aaron to sanctify him. ( Leviticus 8:12)
Ø  Samuel anointed Saul with oil, to be the captain over his inheritance, as the king of Israel. (1Samuel 10:1, 15:1)
Ø  Samuel anointed David in the midst of his brethren, and THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD came upon him. (1 Samuel 16:13)
Ø  The shield of Saul was anointed with oil. (2 Samuel 1:21)
Ø  David was anointed as the King of Israel. (2 Samuel 5:3)
Ø  The priest Zadok anointed Solomon as King. (1 King 1:39)
Ø  God told Elijah to anoint Elisha to be the prophet in his place. (1 King 19:17)
Ø  The disciples anointed the sick with oil and they were healed. (Mark 6:13)
To summarize,
·         The anointing oil was used for sanctification of the altar and tabernacle.
·         It was used by GOD himself, to anoint Priests, Kings and Prophets for his sumptuous purposes.
·         The anointing oil is directly linked with THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD.
·         The anointing oil was used by the early church to heal the sick.
·         Jesus was anointed by the LORD GOD and THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD was upon him.









[1] In  Bible Study Tools Retrieved July 22, 2015, from http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/oil/
[2] Courtesy: Mystery of the Olive Tree by William F. Dankenbring