Holy Anointing Oil
name Jesus Christ has within it, the word "anointed".
Every Christian therefore takes on the meaning of this name
also. You as a Christian, are anointed in the name of Jesus
Christ. Olive oil is the oil of our people.
of Hebrew origin [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our
Lord and two (three) other Israelites:KJV - Jesus.
Christos (khris-tos'); from NT:5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:
KJV - Christ.
Jesus Christ is the anointed one:
Note the single KJV
expression 'anointed' in Acts 10:38 translates to multiple Greek words
'chrio' and 'autos':
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about
doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of
the devil; for God was with him.
probably akin to NT:5530 through the idea of contact; to smear or
rub with oil, i.e. (by implication) to consecrate to an office or
KJV - anoint.
from the particle au [perhaps akin to the base of NT:109 through
the idea of a baffling wind] (backward); the reflexive pronoun
self, used (alone or in the comparative NT:1438) of the third
person and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other
KJV - her, it
(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self-], the) same,
([him-, my-, thyself, [your-] selves, she, that, their (-s), them
([-selves]), there [-at, -by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with], they,
(these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare
Here are just some examples of what olive oil
represents in God's Word:
Christ's name means "Christos" or "the anointed" one
An olive leaf was first carried by the dove to the ark
Olive oil was used to anoint kings, priests and prophets
Olive oil was used to light the tabernacle
Olive oil was used to anoint all the holy items within the
tabernacle and the congregation of the tabernacle
Olive oil was used to anoint the unleavened bread
Olive oil was used to represent prosperity
Olive oil was used to anoint the rock Jacob slept upon in
which the Lord blessed his seed
Olive oil was used to anoint for healing
Olive oil was used to represent adoration, dedication to the Lord
Olive oil was used as a symbol of the Christian people
Olive oil is the truth in the lamps of the 10 virgins in that last hour
At the last trump, when Christ returns his feet will touch the mount of Olives
Kings, Priests and
Prophets were anointed with olive oil or ointment of olive oil.
This olive oil was to be used specifically as a holy anointing oil.
The holy anointing
oil was used for use in the
anointing of the tabernacle of the congregation, the table and all his
vessels, the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense. It
was also used for the altar of burnt offering and all his vessels and
the laver and his foot. God told the children of Israel that
this holy anointing oil was to be used throughout their generations in
obedience to Him:
And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
mishchah (meesh-khaw'); or moshchah (mosh-khaw'); from OT:4886; unction (the act); by implication, a consecratory gift:
KJV - (to be) anointed (-ing), ointment.
a primitive root; to rub with oil, i.e. to anoint; by implication,
to consecrate; also to paint:
KJV - anoint, paint.
Breaking down Exodus 30:30 further with the Strong's concordance
word translations for understanding:
thou shalt anoint (4886 mashach (maw-shakh'); a
primitive root; to rub with oil, i.e. to anoint; by
implication, to consecrate; also to paint: KJV--
(75 'Aharown (a-har-one'); of uncertain derivation;
Aharon, the brother of Moses: KJV-- Aaron.
his sons, (121 ben (bane); from 1129; a son (as a
builder of the family name), in the widest sense )
consecrate ( 6942 qadash (kaw-dash'); a primitive
root; to be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe
as) clean (ceremonially or morally): sanctify)
that they may minister unto me in the priest's
office. (3547 kahan (kaw-han'); a primitive
root, apparently meaning to mediate in religious
services; to officiate as a priest; figuratively, to
put on regalia)
We see in Leviticus
21:10-12 another example of the holy anointing oil being used for the
And he that is the high priest among his brethren,
upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and
that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not
uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile
himself for his father, or for his mother;
Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane
the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the
anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
In the New Testament
we are told those who are mature in God's Word are able to anoint
those who are afflicted that they might be healed both body and soul.
Is any among you
afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
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:
And the prayer of
faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if
he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Confess your faults
one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Here are additional
verses in God's Word pertaining to the olive, olive oil and anointing
with olive oil in obedience to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you,
when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your
feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto
you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
And they went out, and preached that men should
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil
many that were sick, and healed them.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath
anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight
to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and
hath anointed us, is God;
have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I
Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king
to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in
Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king
over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by
And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the
tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the
trumpet; and all the people said, God save king
Saying, Touch not mine
anointed, and do my prophets
Now know I that the LORD saveth his
anointed; he will
hear him from his holy heaven with the saving
strength of his right hand.
And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the
tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow
it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be
And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint
their father, that they may minister unto me in the
priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be
an everlasting priesthood throughout their
Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD
commanded him, so did he.
And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow
it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be
Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments,
and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin
offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened
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:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the
Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed
sins, they shall be forgiven him.
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.
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he
shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be
ashamed before him at his coming.
And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo,
in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah
knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that
they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light,
to cause the lamp to burn always.
land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees,
and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of
thine house: thy children like olive plants round
about thy table.
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that
feareth the LORD.
And I answered again, and said unto him, What be
these two olive branches which through the two golden
pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what
these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that
stand by the LORD of the whole earth.
The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair,
and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult
he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it
For personal use pour
extra virgin olive oil into a small vile and ask the Father to bless
it. You can carry it with you to use if a fellow Christian asks
you for a healing, or if you want to bless your home, or a loved one
in Jesus name. Remember it is not the oil that does the healing
or the blessing, it is our Heavenly Father, YHVH.
Scripture for this study was taken from the King James
Bible. The word translations were done with the use of a Strong's
Concordance. This study may be shared freely.