The Holy Anointing Oil

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Exodus 30:25

Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.


In the previous two verses, the Lord spoke to Moses about “The Holy Anointing Oil” He wanted the priests to commission from the known apothecaries, or perfumers. The ingredients included the following fine spices: liquid myrrh, fragrant cinnamon, fragrant calamus, cassia, and olive oil. The measure of each was included in the holy recipe given by the Lord. A perfumer was to be used so that the aroma had an unmistakable scent that would resonate with the people. It was “God’s Fragrance.”


“The Holy Anointing Oil” prescribed by the Lord was to be used in the temple so that when people walked into the room, it smelled of God’s presence. Second, it was used to anoint people physically. It was a symbol of the Holy Spirit. You couldn’t see Him, but indeed He was there. It was not thick like most other potions but could be poured on the individual who wanted more of God in their lives. Today, “The Holy Anointing Oil” rarely has a certain recipe of designated oils. In fact, I’ve known cooking oils to be used to anoint someone who is sick (James 5:16) to symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit in that moment. In which case, the person in need instantly has a sense that “God is here, and God will meet my every need.” Never reject the opportunity when someone offers to anoint you with “The Holy Anointing Oil.”


Dear Jesus,

I’m always ready to be blessed with “The Holy Anointing Oil.” Sometimes all the individual has is Wesson cooking oil, but what it symbolizes to me is You are with me. Amen

Comment (1)

  • Hoshiana1951 doss Reply

    Hi, That was a very good explanation of the anointing oil. Thank you

    January 11, 2021 at 3:12 pm


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