““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. You shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar. The altar shall be most holy. And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and consecrate it” (Exodus 40:9-11).
The LORD had Moses use anointing oil to anoint the tabernacle to make Holy that which housed The LORD at the time.
This is where people may believe a house could or should be anointed with oil.
“And He(, Jesus, our Good Shepherd and Sacrificial Lamb,) took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My Body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is The New Covenant in My Blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:19-20).
A friend suggested rather anoint a house with grape juice as a representation of The Blood of Jesus. This is a fascinating and nice outward action of our hearts toward The LORD.
Did you know shepherds would anoint the face of sheep with oil to repel flies from bugging the sheep? The Good Shepherd uses oil to anoint us to repel that which is not of Him.
Father GOD wants us made holy, cleansed, sanctified, set apart, and consecrated for His Heavenly Will to be done on earth.
“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. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and The LORD will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” (James 5:14-15).
The reason we anoint one another with oil now is that we as Jesus’ Body are now to be made Holy as The House of The LORD, His children and instruments.
Any which way, The LORD sees our hearts and does by Holy Spirt that which is good for us. It all points to Jesus’ Love and Forgiveness at Calvary making us Holy washed by The Blood of The Lamb.
Let us put our emunah (faith, steadfastness and trust) in Father GOD, as we look to Jesus, Whose Resurrection Power lifts us up.
Blessings in The Most High