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How to apply anointing oil

Anointing oil is an oil blend that helps to connect the human body with the divine. And what makes Anointing Oil divine? A combination of ingredients, intention, and how it’s put into practice.

With roots in different religious systems, across the globe, anointing oils have been used since ancient times. Depending on your belief system, these oils can carry different meanings.

In Buddhism, flower water has been used in ritual, in Judaism priests are anointed, and therefore the High Priest is also called The Anointed One, in Vedic Rituals officials, worshippers, and idols are anointed with oil, and anointing people with oil as an act of hospitality can be traced back to the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians.

As history and lineage is important, perhaps research how your ancestors or the people who tended to the land you live on now originally used anointing oil in their rituals and practices. This can be a great way to connect with history.

Though all of these practices have different contexts, histories, and meanings, they all carry a common thread; anointing oils can be used as a part of a ritual process. Anointing Oils can remind us about what is holy, divine, connected, part of the cosmos.

One beautiful way to work with Anointing Oils is through ritual. A ritual is a practice that helps its practitioners connect with extreme presence. They can make us fully in the “now.”

Rituals can mark time, offer soothing, or celebrate exciting life events.

These practices can be a part of a meditation or yoga dedication, an art practice, or a before-bed activity, depending on what resonates most with you.

How to Use Anointing Oil

When working with anointing oil, first set an intention.

What’s the intention of your ritual?

Then, think about which pulse, chakra, meridian points best support your intention (depending on your practice and relationship to your body in your practice).

Apply the oil to these points, while taking a deep breath, and thinking about your intention.

Say thank you as you finish your ritual practice, and close the ritual.

Our Favorite Anointing Oil

We love Aba Love Apothecary’s Divine Me Anointing Oil. Aba Love’s natural aromatherapy treatment soothes anxiety and reduces stress.

This is an expansive blend to promote clarity, creativity, and connection to self. We love to apply this oil to pulse points, Third Eye & Heart Center. After application, inhale deeply.

How to apply anointing oil

Aba is an east coast native with first-generation roots stemming from Ghana. She grew up inspired by her mother’s elaborate beauty rituals and the worldly travels of her parents who instilled the virtues of continuous learning, hard work, kindness. Aba eventually went on to study fashion leading to careers in Trend Forecasting and Product Development in New York City. Which ironically, led her back to what first captured her imagination as a child – beauty. In 2015 she became a Certified Aromatherapist with training from The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies.

Read an interview with Aba of Aba Love Apothecary here.

For more information on ritual with Oil, read our piece on Abhyanga here.

How to apply anointing oil

In traditional magick, the energies of essential oils, plants and herbs for ritual purposes is very common. A correctly working Ritual Oil is infused with corresponding herbs and crystals specific to the intention. When working with Ritual Oils or any type of Spell Oil, to personalize it further to your intention, you must focus and visualize your desire as if it has already manifested. But how exactly do you apply a Ritual Oil in your ritual? Here are some of the many ways our oils can be utilized and how they can enhance your spiritual work.

Charging your Oil with Intention

• Think of your intention and make sure it’s clear. For instance, if you’d like to enhance prosperity, think of exactly how you would like to be prosperous and how it will feel to have that in the present moment. (This is just an example).

• Hold your ritual oil between your hands in front of you. Close your eyes, visualize your intent. Meditate with your visualization for a few minutes and imagine your intent as a glowing white light flowing into the bottle. Conjure the feeling of being wealthy (or whatever your intention is) and really feel the emotion. Emotions send out energy. Repeat this process as many times as you’d like, until you feel your oil is ready and charged to your specific intention.

• You may also charge your ritual oil under moonlight on a specific moon phase if you’re doing a particular ritual that requires it.

• You may chant your intent over the Conjure Oil each night until you feel it is complete by holding it in both hands and focusing your energy and intention into the Ritual Oil.

Anointing Candles & Other Tools

Y our oil is now charged with your specific intention and it’s ready to use for your spell/ritual/spiritual work/meditation.
There are different objects you can use your ritual oil to anoint. You can anoint candles, jewelry/talismans, crystals, vision boards and even self.

• To anoint your pillar candles, a common method is to dab a drop or two on your finger and run your fingers (onto the body of the candle only, avoid the wick) in an upward motion from the center of the candle to the top. Repeat the same process for the bottom of the candle by starting at the bottom then to the center and stop. Rotate the candle for each direction and repeat the process until the entire candle has been coated. The entire time you are anointing your candle, concentrate on the outcome you wish to achieve with your ritual. Experienced casters often anoint the candle depending on what type of intention they are looking to manifest. For spells to attract/bring in, the candle is anointed from the center to the top, then from the bottom to the center. For spells to banish/get rid of negativity, bad habits, break jinxes/hexes, the candle is anointed from the top to the center, then from the center to the bottom which signifies pushing away. (Note: Avoid making back and forth motions while anointing)

• To anoint your Ritual Candles (already fixed candles), dab a drop or two on your fingers and in a clockwise direction, anoint the body of the candle (avoid the wick) with oil.

• To anoint your talismans, jewelry, crystals, vision boards, altar space etc. Dab a drop on the object and massage it with the oil as you concentrate and visualize the outcome you are wanting to achieve.

Anointing Self

For anointing self. Dab a drop on your neck/wrists and visualize your intention. You can do this during ritual, before bed or in the morning, whenever you need. You may also add a drop or two to warm bath water to enhance your ritual bath. To super charge your bath, you may browse through our Luxury Ritual Bath Salts for your specific need to complete your experience.

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How to apply anointing oil

In the natural, most of us take measures to protect our homes and families. We lock our doors or use security systems. But, what about spiritually protecting our homes?

Through the blood of Jesus and Psalm 91, you are promised protection from every danger—sickness, disease, assault, crime, tornadoes, fire and any other threat to your safety and well-being. But God’s protection is not automatic. There are things you have to do in order for God to be your refuge.

One way to appropriate your faith for supernatural protection is to anoint your home with oil. Oil represents the power of the Holy Spirit and is a symbol of faith in God’s ability to cleanse and make holy. It is an act of consecrating your home to Him.

All you need is some oil (olive, sesame, canola, etc.) and a Bible. You can also find anointing oil at your local Christian bookstore, which is typically infused with myrrh, cassia and other essential oils. However, no special oil is required as it is simply a way for believers to release their faith in the finished work of Christ. When you pray over or consecrate the oil, it is set apart and becomes anointing oil.

After you have prayed over the oil, follow these steps:

  1. Remove anything with evil roots from your home. This can be books, movies, clothing with certain pictures or symbols, or objects that have a connection to wrong spirits.
  2. Pray aloud in every room. Invite the Holy Spirit to fill every inch of your home. Pray that only His will be done and that everything that is said and done in your home will be pleasing to Him. This is a way of consecrating, or dedicating, your home to Him.
  3. Rebuke the power of darkness and any attempt of the enemy against your home or family.
  4. Plead the blood of Jesus over each room and your family. There is great power in the blood of the Lamb!
  5. As you do these things, place oil on the frame of every door in your home. Do this by faith, believing and receiving God’s supernatural protection over your home and family.

“And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” –Isaiah 10:27, NKJV

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Anointing the Sick and

All Those in Need

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“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

James 5:14 NIV

“They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.”

Mark 6:13 NIV

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How to Anoint a Person

There is no need to pour the anointing oil on a person’s head, although that is recorded in the Bible. Simply get a dab of the anointing oil on a finger and in the middle of the person’s forehead draw a cross announcing you are anointing the person “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” or “in Jesus’ name,” then continue with the prayer that is needed. Sometimes, the oil is placed on a person’s body part if there is an injury. Because some ingredients may cause irritation, is not recommended to put anointing oil on any type of open wound or incision from surgery.

Others prefer to get a dab of anointing oil on a finger or palm, apply it to the palm of the other hand, then rub their hands together to spread the oil. Then they place their hands on the part of the body that needs prayer, if that is appropriate, or place their hands on the top or sides of the person’s head while they pray.

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How to Anoint a Home

It is common to bless a house by praying over it and anointing all the door posts with the oil on the top and both sides of the door frame, in the way the blood was applied to the doors of the Jews while in Egypt on Passover, representing the cross of Jesus. Death passes over us and we have eternal life if we belong to Him. When blessing a house, you may also want to anoint the property lines or corners of your property.

What Else Can I Anoint?

When praying for the salvation of a loved one, many often anoint the person’s pillow, shoes, vehicle, bass boat, bowling ball, briefcase, etc. and pray that God’s love and convicting presence will go where the anointing oil goes. We pray over all our oils that everything the Lord can be for us will go with that oil – the presence of the Holy Spirit; His joy, love, and peace; emotional and physical healing; deliverance from demonic spirits; protection, etc.

The word ‘anoint’ means to smear or rub with oil. To consecrate – set apart as holy – a person, place or object to GOD. Like Jacob did in Genesis 28 verse 10 to 22 after GOD appeared to him in a dream. When he awoke, Jacob turned his stone pillow into a pillar and poured oil over it as an act of consecration, setting the area apart to GOD.

How to apply anointing oil

Anointing with oil as an act of devotion

Genesis 28 is the first reference to anointing oil in the Bible, and it teaches us about sanctification and dedication to the ALMIGHTY in an act of devotion.

This occurrence is followed by many other Scriptural references to anointing oil, serving as examples for us to apply today as Spiritual tools in our relationship with the FATHER.

Anointing as part of healing is another Biblical prescription, as James 5 verse 14 to 15 illustrates: “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.”

How to apply anointing oil

The anointing breaks the yoke

Healing in conjunction with the application of anointing oil was also a directive from JESUS to HIS disciples in Mark 6 and a Spiritual weapon handed down to members of the early churches. While this custom was absent from the church for centuries, we are witnessing its comeback in modern times, with many testimonies of miraculous healing confirming that anointing oil, applied in faith, is symbolic of GOD’s ability to deliver us from the claws of sin and disease. Of course, it’s always crucial to note that there is no power in the oil itself, but that it is rooted in our GOD and SAVIOUR.

It was Biblical custom to anoint GOD’s chosen ones to become king, as was the case with Saul, David and Solomon. At first glance this may not seem to apply as example to you and me personally as our paths on earth may not be destined for royalty or grand-scale leadership, but as believers we are en route to becoming the bride of the KING of heaven and earth. We as believers are counted among the chosen ones of GOD through JESUS, to be royal heirs. Just as Queen Esther prepared herself using the oil of myrrh prior to meeting king Xerxes, our application of anointing oil aid us as we prepare to meet our KING and SAVIOUR.

The Word is strewn with a number of other applications of anointing oil that we can use during Spiritual warfare, such as breaking bonds in Isaiah 10 verse 27, deliverance in Mark 6 verse 12 to 13, signifying the end of a period of mourning in 2 Samuel 12 verse 20 and joy in Psalm 45 verse 7, as well as empowerment by the SPIRIT in 1 Samuel 16 verse 13.

Anointing as a sign of GOD’s blessing was a regular occurrence in Biblical times, and as believers today, we don’t need to limit ourselves in terms of when we may or should use anointing oil. When JESUS died for our sins the temple veil tore, granting anyone who does so in HIS NAME unlimited, unrestrained access to GOD. Being in the presence of the ALMIGHTY is what HE longs for and what we need most in this world, it’s not reserved for certain events during the week or year, it should be a daily, SPIRIT-led habit. When we apply anointing oil it is a symbolic representation of our faith and the blessing we have in JESUS through the SPIRIT. It’s a sign that YESHUA has turned our mourning into dancing!

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Jesus / Yeshua turns mourning into dancing

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GOD HIMSELF chose the prophets, priests and kings of ancient Israel according to HIS favor. HE gave instruction for them to be anointed with oil in an act of consecrating them for their office. Time and again, these anointed ones would be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and Divinely empowered as a result. In 1 Samuel 10 we see Saul change into a different person following his anointing and it is stated that the SPIRIT of GOD came powerfully upon him.

How to apply anointing oil

…That you may declare the praises of HIM who called you out of darkness into HIS wonderful light.

The same is said of David in 1 Samuel 16 verse 13, marking the departure of the SPIRIT from king Saul due to disobedience. GOD’s favor, SPIRIT and anointing now rested upon the young shepherd boy.

Acts 5 verse 32 provides another direct link to obedience and the presence of the SPIRIT: “And we are HIS witnesses of these things; and so is also the HOLY SPIRIT, whom GOD has given to them that obey HIM.”

Even before the era of kings, we find that GOD empowered HIS chosen ones with the SPIRIT to achieve certain feats in HIS NAME. Moses and Joshua are excellent examples of what can be achieved through complete obedience to GOD.

But what about believers today? How would we receive the anointing of GOD without a hope of being Jewish prophets, priests or kings?

An answer so simple is found in the ONE whose NAME even spells it out for us. Through the MESSIAH (meaning ‘anointed’), we are counted among GOD’s chosen ones. 1 Peter 2 verse 9 says it so beautifully: “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, GOD’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of HIM who called you out of darkness into HIS wonderful light.”

Revelation 1 verse 6 states that HE has made us kings and priests to GOD the FATHER and 1 John 2 verse 20 puts it clear as crystal: “You have an anointing from the HOLY ONE…”

How to apply anointing oil

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call near the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord.

Throughout the Bible, anointing oil was used for a number of Divine purposes, including cleansing and consecration, healing, making something or someone holy and activating the power of the SPIRIT. And aren’t those also the things we gain through the blood of the flawless LAMB?

Because of JESUS, we are entitled to the favor and blessings of GOD. And this is what we reaffirm in the Spiritual through the physical act of anointing – our status in CHRIST, our cleansing, our healing and our empowerment in the SPIRIT.

How appropriate that it’s also referred to as the oil of gladness! What wonderful reason to rejoice in this perfect gift we have in CHRIST. A gift that can’t be earned, it can only be received.

The act of anointing with oil is much like an electrical appliance that needs to be plugged in to a power source in order to work. As a Spiritual tool, anointing is powerless without our heavenly FATHER and just as GOD used anointing of Biblical leaders to bring about HIS plans and purposes, it still works that way today. It’s about HIS plans and HIS ways. HIS power is available to us, not to do as we please, but as HE pleases.

1 John 2 verse 27 teaches us that the anointing we have received from CHRIST abides in us as we abide in HIM. And we are reminded of the anointing being removed from Saul due to disobedience. We need to remain submitted to our KING, endeavoring for less of us and more of HIM, seeking HIS truth and HIS face in all we do.

As we steer along the trials and triumphs that mark our earthly paths, we all need fresh oil, or a fresh outpouring of the SPIRIT to strengthen us for a specific task we face, shed light on our situation or protect and heal us Divinely from the onslaught of the enemy.

May we find the hand of GOD guiding us, every day, to the place where HIS anointing, HIS SPIRIT portion and the exact fruits we need for such a time as this, awaits.

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Oils and the ability to use them on certain items to get anointments on them have been added to the Blight league. This is a new type of currency items, which has 13 types (tiers). In our Path of Exile Blight Oils and Anointing Guide, you can read everything you need to know about blight oils and how to use them.

Here is the list of all Blight oils tiers:

  • Clear Oil,
  • Sepia Oil,
  • Amber Oil,
  • Verdant Oil,
  • Teal Oil,
  • Azure Oil,
  • Indigo Oil,
  • Violet Oil,
  • Crimson Oil,
  • Black Oil,
  • Opalescent Oil,
  • Silver Oil,
  • Golden Oil.

The rarest of them is Golden Oil. However, it is possible to get Oil a tier higher with the Vendor recipe – three units of oil for one vial of oil of the next tier. Or upgrade three same oils into the higher tier in the special blight tab (you can purchase it in the in-game shop).

How to get PoE Oils?

You can get them in different ways, the most common is Blight encounters. They drop at the very end of the game on the maps.

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If you come across Fungal Growth with Sister Cassia, talk to her and a timer will start. Several portals will appear on the map, through which monsters will appear in large numbers. Your task is to prevent them from getting to Fungal Growth (a huge yellow ball, the one near which you spoke to Cassia). Towers will help you in this, which can be built on the corresponding platforms for points that are given at the beginning of the encounter and for killing monsters from portals. Successfully fight off all the waves and get a reward – chests with different types of rewards will appear in the place of each portal. One of these chests will contain Oils.

Another way to get Oils is by clearing Blighted maps. This is a special type of card that consists of one Blight encounter. But this time there will be much more portals, up to 2 dozen. And you need to hold out for at least 5 minutes, plus clean up the remaining mobs. But a corresponding reward awaits you – for each portal you will receive from 2 to 4 chests.

Oils are also dropped from the Blight chest in various other encounters in the game, but they are very rare. For example Legion encounters or Heist contracts.

Anointing Enchantments Table

So what can you do with Oils? Sister Cassia will be able to add anointments to three types of things – amulets, rings and Blighted maps.

Quick links to detailed tables are below. You need to add the oils in the sequence written in the table to get the needed result.

The amulet can be enchanted by adding an effect of a passive skill from Passive Skill Tree (however, it may not be connected to the rest of the allocated skill tree). On the rings, you can hang buffs to Towers, and on the Blighted map, you can strengthen monsters and the received rewards for passing. It should be remembered that it is necessary not only to find the right Oils but also to give them to Cassia in the correct sequence in order to get the desired Passive Skill or Tower upgrade on your amulet or ring.

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To find out which Oils are needed for a particular Passive Skill, just open the Path of Exile Passive Skill Tree in the game and hold down the “Highlight items and objects” (default Alt) button. We also recommend this useful site with all Blight recipes – Blight Helper.

The holy anointing oil described in Exodus 30:22–25 was created from: Pure myrrh (מר דרור mar deror) 500 shekels (about 6 kg) Sweet cinnamon (קינמון בשם kinnemon besem) 250 shekels (about 3 kg) Sweet calamus (קְנֵה-בֹשֶׂם Kaneh bosem, fragrant cane) 250 shekels (about 3 kg)

What does the Bible say about making anointing oil?

Anointing Oil In The New Testament

It says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the Church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.” And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well.” There is no healing power in the oil itself, the power is from God.

What are the 7 healing oils in the Bible?

Breaking Down the Healing Oils of the Bible

  • Aloes. Wondering why the cactus-like plant is here?
  • Cassia. Unlike the herb senna, whose proper name begins with Cassia, the cassia of the Bible resembled our cinnamon more than anything.
  • Cedarwood.
  • Cypress.
  • Frankincense.
  • Galbanum.
  • Hyssop.
  • Myrrh.

What are the 3 holy oils?

Three holy oils are used in the Church’s worship today: chrism, a blessed mixture of olive oil and balm; oil of catechumens, blessed olive oil; and oil of the sick, also blessed olive oil.

How do you pray to anointing oil?

For instance, the prayer might be something like, “God, I pray that you anoint this oil in Your heavenly name. I pray that You cleanse it of any defilement in it or upon it, and that You make it holy for the work of Your glory. May this be done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

What is the spiritual meaning of anointing oil?

In particular, James 5:14-15 illustrates that anointing oil, applied in faith, is a powerful weapon against a spiritual attack of the enemy, which can translate into a disease designed to destroy the body.

Why is olive oil used for anointing?

‘ (Exodus, 30: 22-33). Therefore olive oil served to anoint priests, providing them with authority, glory and responsibility, acting on behalf of God and the Holy Spirit. The honour of being annointed also was given to kings and monarchs as it confirmed their power and strength from God.

What kind of oil is used for anointing of the sick?

The oil used in the sacrament is usually olive oil, though other oils may also be used. It is blessed by the bishop of the diocese at the Chrism Mass he celebrates on Holy Thursday or on a day close to it.

What are the seven Anointings of God?

They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

What does anointing do in your life?

Anointing is the burden removing and yoke breaking power of God. Anointing is what empowers a man or a woman to function supernaturally. Anointing is that which enables you to do supernatural things. This is a must for those who have a passion for the anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit.

How do I bless and anoint my house?

Another way to bless or cleanse your home by prayer is to anoint your home with oil. Oil represents the power of the Holy Spirit and is a symbol of faith in God’s ability to cleanse and make holy. It is an act of consecrating your home to Him. To anoint your home with oil, you need just two things: oil and a Bible.

What is the best healing oil?

Here are seven most common essential oils and their benefits to help you get started on a healthier you!

  • Lavender. Lavender relieves stress, has antidepressant benefits, helps with congestion, promotes sleep, keeps skin healthy, and is even a natural diuretic.
  • Chamomile.
  • Tea Tree.
  • Sandalwood.
  • Peppermint.
  • Bergamot.
  • Eucalyptus.

What is myrrh oil used for in the Bible?

Myrrh had a number of uses in the Bible. Jehovah himself chose them in connection with his worship—myrrh was a component of the holy anointing oil, and frankincense of the holy incense. 3. It formed part of the gifts “brought For example, it’s often used to slow down signs of aging, as it soothes cracked and dry skin.

What the Bible Says About coconut?

Christology. The coconut exemplifies the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The coconut falls from the highest point on the tree, symbolizing Jesus’ descent from God the Father. This is similar to the way that Jesus was left to die, but from his death new life comes forth.

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Blessed oil does not have magical healing powers in and of itself. Instead, it is intended to act as a symbol of God’s grace and heals believers through their faith. Blessing oil is used to help believers heal, it is a sacrament similar to holy water, which is intended to help people grow in their spiritual lives and increase their devotion to their faiths. Additionally, it is not used by priests.

Uses for Religious Oil

Believers use the oil to further channel the energy of God. Instead of relying on the oil for healing properties, believers channel energy and faith for some of the following reasons:

  • To help cure physical ailments and illness
  • To help cure psychological distress
  • To help ward off evil and harm
  • To bless a new house
  • To bless or help cure another person
  • To keep a new home safe by sprinkling the oil near windows and doors

It is important to remember that the oil does not have magical properties. Rather, it helps channel belief in a greater power to help heal the sick and protect believers against harm that may come to them and their families.

How to Use Anointing Oil

Sprinkle a few drops of oil, similar to how one would sprinkle Holy Water. This ancient Catholic custom has been used to channel the healing powers of Christ for centuries. However, it can also be used in calm times to help grow spiritually and increase devotion on a regular basis. After all, the power of religion is not only present during times of illness and distress. Some ailments are healed almost instantly, and others are healed progressively. It all depends on God’s will.

The Power of Belief and Spirituality

Blessed oil is only one example of the power of belief. The Universal Life Church Ministries welcomes people from all backgrounds to come together and embrace spirituality. Progressive and positive beliefs help form healthy communities, regardless of individual backgrounds.

Lord, your word says that when we are sick, we should call the elders of the church to pray and anoint us with oil in your name. Father, we are setting this oil apart so that it can be used to anoint the sick in our congregation. Let your healing power rest upon it so that when we use it for your glory. The sick will be healed, and your name will be praised. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Lord Jesus, thank you for taking our place at the scourging post. It is because of your sacrifice that our bodies are healed, renewed, and restored. Lord, let this anointing oil be a symbol of the perfection of your finished work at the cross. As we use it on the sick, let it speak of your healing power. May those that are struggling with emotional pain, addictions, physical pain, and rejection be freed from their bondage. Let your grace and strength be upon those that are anointed with this holy oil. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Father God, thank you for giving us this gift of oil that we can use it to administer healing on the sick. Holy Spirit of God, come upon this oil, let it be filled with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Let everyone who gets anointed with this oil find freedom from any manner of sickness and disease. May they be freed from bondage and captivity. Lord, help them to start walking in their newfound freedom for the glory of your holy name. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Holy Lord, as we use this holy oil, let it be a symbol of our faith in your ability and power to heal and make us whole. May our lives be full of blessings, good health, and wholeness. God deliver us from evil and preserve us in your goodness and mercy. Holy Spirit, just the way you raised Jesus from the dead with your resurrection power, resurrect every dead cell, organ, and functions of the body of those who will be anointed with this oil. Father, the sick will be healed from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Gracious Father, we come before you today, asking you for the powerful presence of your Spirit as we use this oil. As we apply it, help us to remember that it is only a symbolic representation of our faith in your sacrifice and healing power. We believe that as we use this oil, your son Jesus heals our bodies and answers our prayers. Let your healing virtue flow in us that we may become whole again and glorify your name. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Lord, let everyone that this anointing oil touches be filled with your Holy Spirit. Lord, forgive their sins and release them from all kinds of sufferings that they are going through. Fill their hearts with your unconditional love and cover them with your wings of love. Keep their hearts free from fear and doubt and help them to focus on the sacrifice that Jesus made at the cross. God help them to stand firm in the healing that Jesus purchased for us at Calvary when the devil comes to steal their healing through lies and fear. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Dear Father, I anoint your servant with this oil that has been set apart as holy. Let your servant be free today from every evil burden that has been weighing him down. Lord, I stand upon the authority that you’ve given us believers through your son Jesus, and I declare and decree that your servant is free from all spiritual burdens. Thank you for setting him free from poverty, sickness, depression, failure, bitterness, and sinful patterns. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

“God, I pray that you anoint this oil in Your heavenly name. I pray that You cleanse it of any defilement in it or upon it, and that You make it holy for the work of Your glory. May this be done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

How to apply anointing oil

Anointing oil—otherwise known as blessing or consecrating oil—is an act that changes regular olive oil into a spiritual symbol and tool. The ancient practice of anointing with oils dates back to the Old Testament. The anointing oil was poured over the heads of prophets, priests and kings. It also was used to anoint objects, such as the sacred objects and vessels found in the Tabernacle and Temple.

Why Do We Anoint with Oil?

The main reason we anoint with oil is to consecrate a person, place or thing to God. Anointing with oil also is part of the church’s ministry to the sick.

No matter the reason, when we anoint with oil we are exercising our faith in a loving and all-powerful God who hears and answers our prayers.

What Is Anointing Oil Made of?

The recipe for anointing oil can be found in Exodus 30: 23-14. It was comprised of myrrh, cinnamon and other natural ingredients. The guidelines for creating the original oil were strict and precise, testing the ability of the Israelites to follow God’s instructions and have faith in what he instructs.

The ingredients are carefully blended and then added to a base of virgin olive oil. The olive oil symbolizes the Holy Spirit and speaks of its work and presence in our lives.

Myrrh.This fragrant gum used in the holy anointing oil comes from the stem of a low, thorny, ragged tree found in Arabia and East Africa. The reddish-brown sticky material actually is the dried sap of the Commiphora myrrha tree. Myrrh also was used in Biblical times to anoint a body before burial.

Frankincense.One of the principle ingredients of the Holy Incense, frankincense was used in the Sanctuary and given to the baby Jesus.

Sweet Cinnamon. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum) is a small evergreen tree. Due to its distinct odor, its bark is widely used as a spice. Its flavor comes from an aromatic essential oil. This oil is prepared by pounding the bark, softening it in seawater and then quickly distilling it. It is goldenyellow and has the distinguishing odor of cinnamon and a hot aromatic taste!

Spikenard. Mary of Bethany used this fragrance to anoint Jesus. It speaks of costly and extravagant love for God.

Hyssop. An important ingredient used in Biblical times, hyssop was used in the ceremonial cleaning of people and places. It speaks of cleansing, restoration and rededication.

Cedar. Like Hyssop, cedar was used in ceremonial cleaning. It also was used extensively in constructing the Temple. It speaks of holiness and inner strength.

Cassia.One of the first known spices, Romans believed cinnamon's fragrance to be sacred and burned it at funerals.The fact that cassia and other spices are used for anointing oil shows the Israelites interacted with trading caravans that visited Egypt, Syria and Palestine.

Olive oil. Olive oil is used in many aspects of life including cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and soaps and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. It is mentioned in the Scriptures some 50 times. The tree “epitomizes the Spirit of the Lord.” Because of that, in ancient times just as in modern Israel today, it is forbidden to cut them down.

Today’s holy anointing oil is made of the finest olive oil, pure myrrh and frankincense.

Choosing Anointing Oils

The special anointing oils from the Holy Land are wonderful to use in your devotions. They have both a physical and spiritual connection with the Land of God. There is a large variety of formulas and scents and which to use can be daunting. First, you can choose based on personal preference as to which scent suits you. One of the ideas of scented anointing oil is that the lingering scent reminds you to keep The Lord in the center of your thoughts and to give small thanks to Him throughout the day. Additionally, you can choose the formula based on the purpose… whether it is for a bride’s special day, for the sick, for safe travels. Certain formulas would be better for certain uses.

Before use, pray a blessing over the anointing oil. It should be firm and of good faith. It also must ask God to bless and cleanse the oil so it can be used for “the sake of God’s glory.”

Using Anointing Oil

It’s important to understand the true powerbehind anointing oil. Anointing oil is symbolic of our faith in God and His ability to cleanse and make all things holy. You can anoint yourself when you pray and when you’re troubled or sick. The common way to anoint yourself is to wet your right thumb with a little oil and make the Sign of the Cross on your forehead while saying, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

There are many ways to use anointing oils. Follow your heart and let your prayer be your guide as to how best anointing oils can be used for you. If you are unsure, you can consult a congregational leader. However, your relationship with God is the very best source in how you can be in service to Him.

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Anointing yourself or someone else with oil is a common ancient religious practice that is still practiced today. The anointing symbolically marks you as sacred and within the protection of the highest deity or god you worship.

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1 How to Anoint With Oil

2 Be used in a variety of different ways

Sacred Oil can be used in a variety of different ways. Placing drops of the oil on places that hurt or symbolic points, such as your wrists and palms, symbolize the cleansing, purity and sanctity of Christ or other religious figures.

3 Allowing someone

Allowing someone else close to you to anoint your pressure points can be very helpful as it is sometimes difficult to detect your own power centers. Having someone anoint you can help you to relax and open yourself to the healing and benefits of the oil and aromatherapy.

4 Anointing yourself

Anointing yourself can also be a daily self-practice or type of meditation that you use to focus energy and healing into your chakras and power centers.

5 Allow up clergy or members

Some religious practices only allow higher up clergy or members use this practice. Depending on your view and use of the oil, you can tailor it to your personal uses.

6 Anoint themselves

Martial artists often anoint themselves and their power points with oil to help with awareness, alertness, and balance their chi during fights.

Throughout my early years in the Church, the only thing I had seen, in regard to Anointing Oil, was how a Church leader would put a drop of oil on his finger and then applied it on someone’s forehead, in the form of a cross. That happened only when people were sick. The times that I visited other Churches, it wasn’t any different. Actually, in these days I still don’t see much different than that, although the awareness of the Anointing Oil is growing in the Churches. As we’ve seen in the previous chapter, everyone is allowed to use Anointing Oil for personal use. But how do we use it? One thing is for sure. Applying a drop of oil on your finger and anointing the forehead, in the sign of a cross, is not something I was able to find backing for or confirm from the Word of God. The following descriptions are telling you about the different ways of Anointing and the prophetic meaning. We know that the Anointing itself is an image of the empowerment by the Holy Spirit, but this is speaking about the ways on Anointing, the prophetic meanings of the application of the oil.

Anointing by Mashah

This way of Anointing is to pour a little bit Anointing Oil on your hand and then to gently apply it to the whole face, in the same way that you wash your face. This first way of Anointing was the most common used and the way people used for personal Anointing and for the Anointing of the sick. Let us take a look at a few Bible verses again.

And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengthens man’s heart.
Psalm 104:15

Let your garments always be white, and let your head lack no oil.
Ecclesiastes 9:8

But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face
Matthew 6:17

As you read the first chapters of this book, you can see that one of the meanings of the use of Anointing Oil, was to make the face shine. The prophetic meaning of this was and is the shining Light of God, Who has filled us with His oil (Holy Spirit) and Who has set us ablaze. It is an image of the glory of God in and on us. Examples of what happens when the glory of God is near, can be seen in Exodus 24:17, Exodus 34:29-30 and Matthew 17:2.

The meaning of the word ‘Mashah’ is ‘to daub’ or ‘to smear’, but also ‘to stroke’, ‘to draw the hand over’, ‘drawn out’ and ‘chosen’. All together, these meanings show the total picture of Anointing. While reading this, the Holy Spirit brought something back in my memory, being the part in the Bible where God covered Moses with His hand.

And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”
Exodus 33:21-23

Why didn’t God show His face? Because the glory would be too great to handle for Moses. But even looking at His back, Moses returned from the mount, with his face shining so bright, that the people who saw it became afraid. Why did that happen? When the glory of God comes near, it immediately emphasizes our carnal human condition. Every part of us that is still in darkness, whether it is knowingly or unknowingly, is exposed by the bright Light of God. We know that God doesn’t want to condemn us, but the realization of our own shortcomings, failures and sins can be pretty devastating when we become fully aware of it. Examples of this can be seen at the places where real revivals broke out. The first visible sign always was that people became aware of their carnal condition and started to cry out and shout out to God for forgiveness. This is what happened in The Netherlands as well, 250 years ago. And it will happen again.

In the old times, people always Anointed their whole face. They Anointed every part of skin that was exposed to the light, just like God covered every part of Moses, that was exposed to His glory. When the hand of God, that is covering His glory, is lifted, or partially lifted, it has an immediate effect and causes His glory to be released. The image of ‘to draw the hand over’, while anointing, represents the hand of God. After the face is Anointed, the hand is removed from the face and the face becomes exposed to the light again. The prophetic image of this is the hand of God being lifted, exposing us to His glory and light.

Anointing oil, mentioned 20 times in Scripture, was used in the Old Testament for pouring on the head of the high priest and his descendants and sprinkling the tabernacle and its furnishings to mark them as holy and set apart to the Lord (Exodus 25:6; Leviticus 8:30; Numbers 4:16). Three times it is called the “holy, anointing oil,” and the Jews were strictly forbidden from reproducing it for personal use (Exodus 30:32-33). The recipe for anointing oil is found in Exodus 30:23-24; it contained myrrh, cinnamon and other natural ingredients. There is no indication that the oil or the ingredients had any supernatural power. Rather, the strictness of the guidelines for creating the oil was a test of the obedience of the Israelites and a demonstration of the absolute holiness of God.

Only five New Testament passages refer to the practice of anointing with oil, and none of them offer an explanation for its use. We can draw our conclusions from context. In Matthew 6:17 Jesus mentions the everyday practice of anointing oneself with oil. In Mark 6:13 the disciples anoint the sick and heal them. In Mark 14:3–9 Mary anoints Jesus’ feet as an act of worship. In James 5:14 the church elders anoint the sick with oil for healing. In Hebrews 1:8–9 God says to Christ as He returns triumphantly to heaven, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,” and God anoints Jesus “with the oil of gladness.”

Should Christians use anointing oil today? There is nothing in Scripture that commands or even suggests that we should use similar oil today, but neither is there anything to forbid it. Oil is often used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit in the Bible as in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). Christians have the Spirit who leads us into all truth and “anoints” us continually with His grace and comfort. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth” (1 John 2:20).

Elizabeth

  • Mar 21, 2018

Last year I got a quick dream vision of a person kneeling and praying. Above him was a pitcher of oil being poured out over his head. When I awoke, I knew that the LORD was pointing me to anointing with oils.

It was about that time that I started the practice of anointing myself daily with olive oil that I consecrated with a consecrating prayer. I researched and found a prayer of 'consecration' to sanctify the oil and then tweaked it with the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT. I have put this prayer down below as a 'sample prayer.' Once the oil is sanctified, it is now ready to be used in anointing yourself, or where ever the LORD is leading you.

My husband and I have consecrated our house, each room in the house, every entrance, the four corners of our property, pets and vehicles. We do this to declare that the wherever the oil is applied, it represents the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and the BLOOD OF JESUS for protection and deliverance.

I once heard from a friend how she anoints with oil any hotel room that she stays at with her husband. She does spiritual warfare to expel any demonic entities from the room, and then 'seals the deal' with anointing oil and a prayer of consecration. That sounds spot-on to me!

Yet when you are staring death in the face—maybe the threat of physical death, the death of a dream, or the death of a relationship— it can be daunting to find the strength to activate your faith. When all seems lost, this is precisely the time to activate your faith and believe that God will do exactly what He says He will do. Your faith in Christ was not meant to sit unused on a shelf, but to be living and active, working in the trenches of your life. The bottom line is, your faith works when you work your faith. Is it time to take your faith off the shelf and use it? Here are three steps that will help activate the anointing in your life.

1. Activate the Anointing by Focusing on God’s Word

Spend time praying about the situation that needs God’s Anointing. Are you in need of healing? Of a relationship restoration? Of financial breakthrough? Whatever is weighing on your heart and mind, begin to mine the Word of God for scriptures that apply to your situation. Once you find them, write them out, memorize them, and set them in a place where you will see them often throughout the day, such as the background on your phone, laptop or tablet. When your thoughts drift into the lane of fear and negativity, redirect them by grabbing the wheel and focusing on the Word of God. The longer you meditate on negativity, the more opportunity for damage there is, so grab the wheel and “set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that of the earth [which have only temporal value]” (Colossians 3:1-2 AMP).

2. Activate the Anointing by Expressing Your Faith

As you build your faith through feeding your mind and heart with God’s Word, (Romans 10:17), the anointing touch of Jesus Christ becomes activated. Look at the story of the two blind men in the Bible who cried out to Jesus, “Son of David, have mercy on us” (Matthew 9:27). They were calling Him the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One. Jesus asked the blind men if they believed He could do this miracle. He wanted to hear them speak their faith, since He knew He was anointed to give “recovering of sight to the blind” (Luke 4:18 KJV).

Or consider the leper who came to Jesus and said, “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” The leper was making a faith demand on Jesus’ Anointing (Matthew 8:2-3).

Expressing faith allows the anointing to flow and healing to occur.

How have you expressed your faith? Have you expressed it in faith statements like those above? Have you expressed it in faith actions? Look again at Abraham’s example; he took action without knowing the whole plan. “It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith…” (Hebrews 11:8-9).

How to apply anointing oil

3. Activate the Anointing by Walking It Out Every Day

Walking in God’s promises is not a one-time action, but a way of life. “It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27). You walk out your faith in the words you say, in your prayers and in your conversations with others, and, like the Scripture says, by keeping your eyes on the one who is invisible.

But it’s not always easy, is it? The faith journey takes effort, and an act of your will to determine to receive the promises of God. You may even empathize with the father who pleaded with Jesus to heal his demon-possessed son. His anguished, raw words may resonate today: “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). The good news is, as you daily choose to look to Christ and express your faith, you are strengthened…one day at a time.

Choosing to focus on God’s Word, expressing your faith, and walking it out every day will activate the Anointing of God in your life. As you build your faith and learn to activate the anointing, remember where your faith comes from. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus initiates and perfects our faith. So, you’re not alone; Jesus is right there with you for your journey. It is Christ who first drew you to Himself, and it is Christ who made a way for you to have faith in the first place. It is Christ who continually refines your faith. Always look to Him, and soon, you will be operating in the anointing with signs and miracles following you just as they followed Jesus when He walked the earth!

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Tainted Oil can be combined with other Oils at Cassia to Enchant Corrupted Rings, Amulets or Blighted Maps.

Tainted Oil allows anointment of corrupted items.

Tainted Oil drops from Corrupted Blighted Maps. Meanwhile, chests in Blighted Maps now benefit from the map’s item quantity value.

Talismans no longer drop using the well-rolled mod system, but their anointments can be changed using a Tainted Oil.

How to use Tainted Oil

Tainted Oil allows you to apply anointments to Corrupted Rings, Amulets or Blighted Maps.

Normally, anointing Fatal Blade needs the following oils:

Oil #1 Oil #2 Oil #3 Notable Passive Skill Stats
Opalescent Oil Opalescent Oil Amber Oil Fatal Blade +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Swords
50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords

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How to apply anointing oil

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How to apply anointing oil

The generic definition of anointing is “to smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony.” In Christian tradition, anointing is an important practice to heal the sick or designate a ceremonial meaning.

Anointing: in Holy Scripture, is either, I. Material–with oil–or II. Spiritual–with the Holy Ghost.

Material Anointing

1. Ordinary

Anointing the body or head with oil was a common practice with the Jews, as with other Oriental nations. (Deuteronomy 28:40; Ruth 3:3; Micah 6:15) Anointing the head with oil or ointment seems also to have been a mark of respect sometimes paid by a host to his guests (Luke 7:46) and Psalm 23).

2. Official

It was a rite of inauguration into each of the three typical offices of the Jewish commonwealth. a. Prophets were occasionally anointed to their office, (1 Kings 19:16) and were called messiahs, or anointed. (1 Chronicles 16:22; Psalms 105:15) b. Priests, at the first institution of the Levitical priesthood, were all anointed to their offices, (Exodus 40:15; Numbers 3:3) but afterward anointing seems to have been specially reserved for the high priest, (Exodus 29:29; Leviticus 16:32) so that “the priest that is anointed,” (Leviticus 4:3) is generally thought to mean the high priest. c. Kings. Anointing was the principal and divinely-appointed ceremony in the inauguration of the Jewish Kings (1 Samuel 9:16; 10:1; 1 Kings 1:34,39). The rite was sometimes performed more than once. David was thrice anointed. d. Inanimate objects also were anointed with oil, in token of their being set apart for religious service. Thus Jacob anointed a pillar at Bethel (Genesis 31:13; Exodus 30:26-28).

3. Ecclesiastical

Anointing with oil is prescribed by St. James to be used for the recovery of the sick (James 5:14). Analogous to this is the anointing with oil practiced by the twelve (Mark 6:13).

Spiritual Anointing

1. In the Old Testament, a Deliverer is promised under the title of Messiah, or Anointed, (Psalms 2:2; Daniel 9:25,26) and the nature of his anointing is described to be spiritual, with the Holy Ghost (Isaiah 61:1). See Luke 4:18 In the New Testament Jesus of Nazareth is shown to be the Messiah, or Christ or Anointed, of the Old Testament, (John 1:41; Acts 9:22; 17:2,3; 18:4,28) and the historical fact of his being anointed with the Holy Ghost is asserted and recorded. (John 1:32,33; Acts 4:27; 10:38). Christ was anointed as prophet priest and king.

2. Spiritual anointing with the Holy Ghost is conferred also upon Christians by God (2 Corinthians 1:21). “Anointing” expresses the sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit upon Christians who are priests and kings unto God.

Uses of Anointing Oils

Traditional Daily Use

Anointing with oil was traditional among the Hebrews as a practice of welcoming someone to their home. It also was common for early Christians to anoint themselves as a way to revive or energize their bodies. A common use of anointing oils would be to honor someone as an act of hospitality.

Medicine and Invocation for Healing

Oil was used for the sick as well as applied to injuries. High-quality anointing oils, medicines, and fragrances that were created with pure ingredients had calming and therapeutic properties from the medicinal attributes of the natural plant extracts in them. The traditional practice would be to anoint those who are sick and pray an anointing appeal for healing.

The anointing of the sick is most commonly associated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Anointing of the Sick is a biblically-based ceremony performed in certain Christian denominations for the benefit of a person who is ill, frail from age, or about to have major surgery. The ceremony petitions God for the person’s spiritual and physical healing through the Holy Spirit, and is meant to unite the person with the suffering of Christ. Read more about this specific type of use of anointing oil at our article: What is Anointing of the Sick and is it Biblical?

Protection in Spiritual Warfare

The phrase, “anoint the shield” (Isaiah 21:5), indicates to the practice of rubbing oil on the leather of a soldier’s shield so it would be agile and prepared for war. The common practice would be for preparing or engaged in a spiritual battle.

Anointing in the Bible

– Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head (Exodus 29:7).

– Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.” (Exodus 40:15)

– 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).

– “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18)

– But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge (1 John 2:20).

– The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound (Isaiah 61:1).

– And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

– Luke 7:38 is the popular story of the woman cleaning and anointing Jesus’ feet. “And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.”

– “Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.” (Ruth 3:3)

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The adult Sunday school class at my church discussed James 5 yesterday. I wasn’t there, because I was teaching the kids. I am teaching Malachi right now but had thought to go to James next (I often teach that to children’s groups). People mentioned that there had been discussion regarding anointing oil in the adult Sunday school class, with some saying it was merely a mention of use of medicine and others saying that it was proper for praying for the sick, and I thought about how I always get asked about it from the children, and I have to answer it, "Well, some people believe. and other people believe. and maybe you should ask your Daddy about that one." (Most of the kids in my class are the pastor’s children).

I know it is a debate, and some Reformed people use anointing oil and some do not.

My question is. has anyone here been anointed with oil? If so, what do you think the purpose is?

I have thought about it a lot and I wonder whether it might be compared to Jesus touching the sick when He healed them–He didn’t have to touch them, but He did. There is something much more personal about touching a sick person when praying for them, and since sick people are often isolated and frightened, perhaps it is that more than anything else that is relieved by being anointed with oil.

Jack K

Puritan Board Doctor
  • Sep 17, 2012
  • #2

In James, the oil could be medicinal, it could be comforting, or it could somehow signify the work of God and faith in him. But it is not magical. The prayer does not need the oil for it to be effective.

The point is that the elders are caring for the whole person in a personal way, and still putting all their faith in God as they go about it. Good lessons there.

As for using oil today. I would be wary of it unless a good purpose for it was explained very clearly. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I was putting faith in the oil itself rather than in God.

Administrator
  • Sep 17, 2012
  • #3

Agreed. However, if a sick person asks us (the elders) to come and pray for them and anoint them with oil, I have no problem doing so. Eleven years ago, I asked the elders at my (then) church to come to my home and pray for my infant son who had been sick the first 18 months of his life. He was anointed with oil and prayed for and he has never been sick since.

When people are suffering its not the right time argue over whether the oil should be administered.

Jerusalem Blade

Puritan Board Professor
  • Sep 17, 2012
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GulfCoast Presbyterian

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lynnie

Puritan Board Graduate
  • Sep 17, 2012
  • #7

I have had James 5 prayer, and almost instant healing a few times. One was an abcessed tooth and one an ear infection (PCA church). (yes I go to doctors). One was a painful spastic colon that stopped both times I got prayer at my current church. I know of many wonderful such testimonies. Jesus said that his authority over sin was demonstrated by authority over sickness, and why should God not use the delegted authority of elders as a means of grace, to heal and assure us our sins are forgiven? In my experience the elders/pastor always asked if I had any sin to confess before they anointed with oil and prayed.

Is it wrong to say we must use water to baptize? Are we trusting in water to obey that command? Why not just sort of wave the air over a person? Why use water? The bible commands it. James 5 commands the oil.

raekwon

Puritan Board Junior
  • Sep 17, 2012
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Philip B

Puritan Board Freshman
  • Sep 17, 2012
  • #10

It may be that we are misunderstanding the situation James writes about as he concludes his epistle. The sickness in view may be a spiritual sickness. And this could be important to know as we discern how to apply "anointing with oil."

The word translated sick in verse 14 is astheneo, which can mean physical sickness, but also often is used to refer to spiritual weakness. Acts 20:35, Romans 14:1, and 1 Corinthians 8:11-12 are a few examples of this. The word for sick in verse 15 is kamno, which can mean spiritually weary (as in Hebrews 12:3).

I believe reading sickness as spiritual sickness (sin) is a better way to understand this passage. In verse 14, James raises the issue of suffering ("Is anyone among you suffering?"), and then he presents the two ways we might respond to suffering. We might respond with joyful perseverance ("Is anyone cheerful?") as James exhorted us to do in 1:2-4. The alternative is to respond in weakness — without joy or perseverance ("Is anyone among you (spiritually) sick?").

This fits the context of the entire epistle better, too. If your life exhibits a pattern of works that are produced by faith, you will persevere. But if your life is defined by a pattern of sin and no works, then your faith is dead — or at the very least you are spiritually weak. And it makes sense that in these closing verses, James would give us the solution to that spiritual weakness.

Thus verse 14: Has anyone among you (after evaluating his life in light of this epistle found that he) is spiritually weak? 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.

This presents the anointing in a different light. It is something the elders do when ministering to a repentant brother (not when praying for physical healing). Our focus should be on the implications of anointing (and how the Jewish Christians James wrote to would have understood it), and not on the physical application of oil. I believe what is in view here is a symbolic washing or refreshment after repentance and as part of the formal restoration of the brother.

How to apply anointing oil
Before a candle is used for candle magick or for a spell, it should be dedicated to the purpose for which it will be used. This is sometimes called “fixing” the candle, and there are a number of ways to do this properly, according to different traditions.

It is ideal to use a magick oil that is specific to the purpose on a candle of the appropriate color. So you might use Money or Jupiter oil on a green candle for a money spell, Love oil on a red or pink candle, or Peace oil on a blue candle to bring serenity to a troubled home. When this is not possible, ordinary olive oil can be used on a white candle or colored candles if you have them. Alternatively, you can keep an all-purpose oil, like Altar, Temple, Abramelin, or High John the Conqueror oil to use on a white candle or appropriately colored candles.

Most Southern or HooDoo tradition practitioners will pray over a candle, or use some sort of blessing or purification incantation to cleanse the candle before it is fixed. Wax, by its nature, is gooey sticky stuff that intentions easily adhere to, even if they are not intentional intentions, so it is a good idea to purify candles of any contamination they might have been exposed to, for example, some lady’s “to do list” that she was thinking of while shopping the candles at Hobby Lobby. And that’s a best case scenario!

How specifically to cleanse or “blank out” a candle: breath fully, calm and center yourself. Allow your root chakra to join with the center of the Earth and fill you with the vast energy of the molten center of our Earth. Allow your crown chakra to unite with the heavenly stellar energies, your Star of Destiny. As you feel these energies of Heaven and Earth filling your body and purifying and brightening your own intention and Will with blessing, you can direct that light into your hands, and holding a candle cupped in your hands, the white or golden or blue-white purifying energy you shine into the candle will cleanse/purify and make your candle clear and blank for absorbing your new intention. This exercise has multitudinous uses in addition to candle magick, and is in fact a basic magickal visualization that would prepare for and benefit any spiritual working regardless of tradition.

Then, to fix the candle for any positive or invoking magick of your choosing, you hold it in the middle with your weak hand (left hand if you are right handed), and anoint the candle with the fingers of your strong hand to rub the magick (or “condition”) oil onto the top half, stroking from the center towards the wick, until the candle is completely covered with oil. If you pour a bit of the oil into the palm of your weak hand, you will have plenty to cover the candle. Then you rub the oil onto the bottom half of the candle, rubbing from the middle to the bottom.

The reasoning here is that the first half of the candle is taking your petition up towards the Heavens, and then the second half brings the prayer back down into the material planes towards manifestation. You will also have the oil on your hands to dedicate your hands as agent to your will towards manifesting your intention.

For negative or banishing magick, like exorcisms, binding, hexing, or releasing, the pattern would be opposite, first you would stroke from the middle down, then from the middle to the wick.

I have found some references to a way of anointing from the top towards the middle, then the bottom towards the middle, but I think this is just a confusion of the above process. That is, unless your Grandma or Mambo taught you to do it that way, then, by all means!

The Wiccan or western Witchcraft tradition favors a different method of anointing candles. Most of us would also do a blessing or cleansing of a candle before dedicating it to its magickal purpose. Quite simply, for any positive or creative purpose, the oil is applied with the fingers of your strong hand from the bottom of the candle upwards towards the wick. For any negative or banishing purpose, you apply the oil from the wick towards the bottom of the candle. I personally prefer this technique because it works well combined with inscribing a candle with words or symbols. So I can use my New Moon Agave Thorn to write “Prosperity” in my magick alphabet from the bottom of the candle upwards to the top, and then anoint the candle with Money or Prosperity oil in the same direction as the writing. Or I can write “Forgiveness” onto a blue or black candle from the wick end towards the bottom, and then anoint it with Dark Moon oil in the same direction.

When you are using glass cased candles, like the very popular and useful seven-day candles, there are two ways to use magick oils. Before you light the candle, you can use a nail or some other tool to make a deep hole next to the wick. Then, best as you can, dribble the magick oil into the hole. Or you can dab a bit of oil on top of the wax, drawing a circle around the wick prior to lighting. Once the candle is lit and going well, and there is a molten pool of wax around the wick, you can add more oil without messing up the wick. Repeating this process will give your candle a good smell from the oil. I like to use these candles for more long-term purpose intentions, and they work really well with silver and gold paint markers if you want to draw sigils onto the glass jar. Don’t be afraid of the craft in Witchcraft!

Whichever technique calls to you, just settle on one methodology that is in alignment with your tradition, or makes sense to you, and use that technique always. That way your spirits and angels and guides and your own subconscious can understand the message you are trying to send out with your candles and magick oils.

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Frequently, especially in the Old Testament, we see anointing of oil as an important practice in the Bible. In fact, one of the most quoted chapters of Scripture, Psalm 23, includes the phrase, “You anointed my head with oil.”

Often certain symbolic elements in the Bible have become lost in our culture today, because we no longer have the same customs or practices.

Why does pouring oil over someone’s head have a symbolic importance in the Old Testament? Do we see this practice in other ancient cultures? And why does this matter for us today?

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Oil Symbolism in the Old Testament

It seems, at first glance at the Old Testament, that olive oil (or anointing oil) had predominantly a religious purpose.

Not only would you pour oil on the head of a high priest, but also this “holy” oil would sprinkle on furnishings in the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:6), a transportable temple for God’s people, until they created a permanent place of worship during the time of Solomon.

Olive oil also was used during the beautification process in Esther 2:12.

Over the span of several months, Esther, along with other eligible ladies, would cleanse themselves with myrrh and oil for six months (and another six months with perfume and cosmetics).

As stated in this Bible Study Tools article, oil often signified prosperity, blessings, and stability, opposed to other periods throughout Israel’s history where the harvest was not bountiful and famine had swept the land (Joel 1:10).

Oil had sanctifying (cleansing) properties. Whenever someone poured oil on someone or something, they had set apart that object as a blessed object of the Lord.

Therefore, this explains the reasons why those throughout the Old Testament would anoint both people and inanimate objects (Genesis 28:18).

Israel commonly practiced anointing the heads of kings. That is why when Samuel chooses to anoint the lowliest of Jesse’s sons, young David (1 Samuel 16), which would have surprised the family. They didn’t think, “Oh, I guess he’s giving David’s head a nice oil bath.” They would’ve understood the implications of Samuel’s actions. God had chosen the next king of Israel, Jesse’s youngest son.

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Oil Symbolism in the New Testament

The practice of anointing with oil transfers over to the New Testament.

Jesus encourages his followers to anoint themselves with oil whenever they take up the practice of fasting (Matthew 6:17). And to pour oil on the sick as part of the healing process (Mark 6:13).

The practice of anointing with oil doesn’t appear to stretch much beyond the Gospels, which makes some Christians wonder if believers should still use the practice today. Should we still anoint with oil?

This article gives compelling reasons for why a Christian can still use this practice, but believers should keep in mind that not everyone holds this viewpoint. It’s important to ask your pastors their particular position on this practice, read the Scriptures concerning this practice, and exercise discernment.

No matter what your position on the practice of anointing with oil is, be sure to listen to those with opposing viewpoints with gentleness and respect.

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Oil Symbolism Throughout the Bible

We should note that oil has symbolism beyond anointing in the Bible. The Israelites used oil for several purposes in the Old and New Testament.

They would’ve used oil to light lamps (Matthew 25), as a lotion for skin and hair, and they recognized that it had medicinal properties.

We should also note, as mentioned in the Biola article above, that oil symbolism was linked to the Holy Spirit’s presence. When a person is anointed in the Bible, the Holy Spirit descends upon that person (see the 1 Samuel passage above.)

Therefore, when Jesus is called “anointed” the Bible means by the Holy Spirit.

In essence, when someone consecrates and sanctifies something with oil, they set it apart for God’s use.

Other uses of oil included anointing corpses and refreshing bodies, as explained here by Bible History.

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Anointing in Other Cultures

One cannot read Homer’s Christianity.com article, the Israelites seemed to use oil for commonplace purposes, like other nations (Ruth 3:3). We can assume surrounding nations during Old Testament times used oil for its cleansing and medicinal properties.

We see the use of oil for commonplace and religious purposes in Ancient Egypt, Australia, Arabia, Greece, and used throughout the Middle Ages, explained here more by The Daily Drop.

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Why Does Anointing Matter Today?

Whether we believe Christians should still practice the anointing of oil today, this subject matters for a number of reasons.

God used an important cultural symbol and practice to foreshadow the work of the Holy Spirit. Although the Israelites consecrated priests and holy objects, setting them apart for God’s work, that was only the beginning.

The Holy Spirit consecrates saints; He anoints them. He sets us apart to do the work of God.

We can also see God’s provision at work through the multiple uses of oil. In the same way, we can picture how God can use us in multiple ways. Sometimes He’ll ordain ordinary tasks such as our day-to-day tasks in the workplace.

In other instances, He’ll give us spiritual gifts to use to encourage other believers and present a light to unbelievers.

We see the importance of oil through the word “anointed” and its associations with Jesus. Anointing oil was used on priests and kings for important purposes. In the same way, Jesus is our High Priest and our King.

This practice used in Israel and throughout the Ancient World foreshadowed God’s work through his Son.

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The process of applying oils for a specific purpose with a specific intent is called anointing. Essential oils each have a frequency that corresponds with an area of the body, mind, or spirit that needs to be dealt with. When using our oils, Gary Young, founder of Young Living tells us that our touch and our intentions can enhance the application and make it more effective. Today, I would like to give some guidelines for anointing with some biblical references for the way oils can be used to bless those we love as well as ourselves. “Like a skilled incense maker, blend these ingredients to make a holy anointing oil.” Exodus 30:25

What are some of the reasons for choosing to anoint with oil?

  1. Illness or injury: The Bible refers to using oils for healing. Young Living does not make claims of healing or treating any disease processes. But the oils contain properties that support the body and its normal immune and self-healing responses. They are a wonderful enhancement to the power of prayer. See Mark 6:3; James 5:14; Luke 10:34.
  2. To set apart for a purpose: Anointing is used to specify God’s calling on an individual for the work of the kingdom of God. People can be anointed according to the will of God for a position of leadership, a particular mission, or a life calling. Oils can be used to speak a blessing of purpose and vision over someone. See Exodus 19:29; Leviticus 8:12; John 12:3.
  3. To create intimacy and enhance beauty: Essential oils can be used to promote romance and as part of a beauty ritual See Ruth 3:3; Esther 2:12; Song 4:14
  4. To pray for protection and sustenance: Oils can be used as an offering and a statement of faith in the sovereign hand of God. See Luke 7:46; Psalm 105:15; Psalm 23:15
  5. To heal emotional trauma or upset: Oils can powerfully affect our emotions and they work in our nervous system to help bring emotional stability and balance. See Hebrews 1:9; Isaiah 61:1; Psalm 104;15; Psalm 45:8
  6. To enhance spiritual practices and worship: Oils and incense can be used during our times of spiritual communion to open the heart and create associations with their fragrance in applying truth. Oils can help us focus when trying to memorize scripture or change our behavior such as dealing with an addiction. See Exodus 25:6; Exodus 40:9; Luke 7:38; Genesis 28:18.

Who should apply oils?

As you can see from the above scriptures, oils should be applied by spiritually mature and balanced individuals who have a trusting relationship with the receiver. The one who applies the oils should search their own heart and motives for purity and selflessness. We can apply oils to ourselves as well. Oils should only be used on children with proper dilution and only be applied by a trusted adult.

Where do we apply oils?

Oils can be applied to the body at the point of an injury, to the head, the feet, the clothing, or to inanimate objects used for worship. Oils can also be applied to the face or hair for beauty purposes. Apply the oils to the bed or pillow for intimate moments. In addition to the oils effects directly, the whole environment is enhanced b their fragrance. Oils should never be applied to eyes or in the ears.

How do we apply oils?

Place the oil in the palm of the non-dominant hand. Use the dominant hand to swirl the oil clockwise to activate it, then apply.

Other considerations:

Oils should be used with intent. They should be used in communion with truth. When anointing, always speak a verbal affirmation. The word of God is very powerful and stating a particular truth or promise from the Word assists in removing strongholds of untruth from our minds and spirits. These should be claimed in sincere and fervent prayers of faith. This is very powerful in “re-wall-papering” our minds with truth instead of the lies that we have been believing. I call this reversing a little-t truth with a big-T truth. When we allow ourselves to be anointed we should receive it in faith and with a heart of surrender to the will of God. Our motives should always express faith and desire for the glory of God, not to place our hope or faith in an oil or a procedure. Oils should be used with an attitude of gratefulness for the way God has designed these oils for our good as we receive them. Do some study on what body system or emotion each oil supports and select the oil that best suites the intended purpose. Many of the Young Living oil blends give a hint in the name of what they are best used for. Example-Joy, Humility, Hope, Surrender, Clarity etc…

Oils are an incredible gift from God. He created these plants for our use for health and development. Using them is part of our obedience to His command to have dominion over creation. The use of oils is prevalent in scripture and ancient traditions of faith. The Bible gives us a guide to using the oils God has given us. I pray this has been helpful information you can use in your everyday life for wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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Anointing oils are used to bless and purify a person or an object. Anointing oils have been used since ancient times and are referenced in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

Refer to AromaWeb’s article entitle Aromatic Botanicals, Aromatherapy and the Bible for information on the Biblical passages that address Anointing Oils.

Using carrier oils and essential oils, you can create your own anointing oils for use during prayer, meditation or during times in which you want to express your gratitude or intention towards a particular goal or outcome.

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To make an anointing oil, add several drops of essential oil per fluid ounce of carrier oil and store in a clean, amber glass bottle. Refer to AromaWeb’s Essential Oils for Spirituality article for a categorized list of essential oils that are known to be especially well suited for specific spiritual purposes. I encourage you to learn about each oil and learn about the safety precautions for each essential oil before incorporating into an anointing oil.

Do not apply undiluted essential oils onto your skin and do not use undiluted essential oils as anointing oils. Even a drop or two or undiluted essential oil can cause severe irritation or sensitization over time. For additional safety information, view AromaWeb’s Essential Oil Safety article.

Alternatively, you can make an infused oil and use that in your anointing oil. AromaWeb’s What are Infused Oils? article describes infused oils and explains how you can make your own infused oils at home.

A few drops of Vitamin E oil can be added to your anointing oil to help slow oxidation and prolong its shelf life.

To package your anointing oil, I recommend using a bottle that contains a rubber dropper top (not an orifice reducer) to make it easier to dispense the anointing oil without the bacteria from your fingers contacting the oil. [Sidenote: I don’t recommend storing pure essential oils in bottles with rubber dropper tops because the concentrated essential oil will break down the rubber, ruining the oil.]

For more information about anointing oils and for recipes for creating your own anointing oils, refer to Aromatherapy Anointing Oils: Spiritual Blessings, Ceremonies & Affirmations by Joni Keim Loughran and Rual Bull.

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Anointing oil is typically used as a means of sanctifying yourself before the Lord. Consisting of a prayer that is recited during this time, this sacrament is performed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Here are some of the best prayers to say when annointing with anointing oil.

Glory and Praise Prayer
Lord, your word says that when we are sick, we should call the elders of the church to pray and anoint us with oil in your name. Father, we are setting this oil apart so that it can be used to anoint the sick in our congregation. Let your healing power rest upon it so that when we use it for your glory. The sick will be healed, and your name will be praised. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

The Perfection of Your Finished Work Prayer
Lord Jesus, thank you for taking our place at the scourging post. It is because of your sacrifice that our bodies are healed, renewed, and restored. Lord, let this anointing oil be a symbol of the perfection of your finished work at the cross. As we use it on the sick, let it speak of your healing power. May those that are struggling with emotional pain, addictions, physical pain, and rejection be freed from their bondage. Let your grace and strength be upon those that are anointed with this holy oil. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Freedom Prayer
Father God, thank you for giving us this gift of oil that we can use it to administer healing on the sick. Holy Spirit of God, come upon this oil, let it be filled with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Let everyone who gets anointed with this oil find freedom from any manner of sickness and disease. May they be freed from bondage and captivity. Lord, help them to start walking in their newfound freedom for the glory of your holy name. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Healing and Wholeness Prayer
Holy Lord, as we use this holy oil, let it be a symbol of our faith in your ability and power to heal and make us whole. May our lives be full of blessings, good health, and wholeness. God deliver us from evil and preserve us in your goodness and mercy. Holy Spirit, just the way you raised Jesus from the dead with your resurrection power, resurrect every dead cell, organ, and functions of the body of those who will be anointed with this oil. Father, the sick will be healed from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tangible Representation Prayer
Gracious Father, we come before you today, asking you for the powerful presence of your Spirit as we use this oil. As we apply it, help us to remember that it is only a symbolic representation of our faith in your sacrifice and healing power. We believe that as we use this oil, your son Jesus heals our bodies and answers our prayers. Let your healing virtue flow in us that we may become whole again and glorify your name. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Consecration Prayer
Father, we gather here today to consecrate your servants whom you have seen fit to be our leaders. As we put this oil on their heads the way Moses anointed Aaron and his sons, may your Holy Spirit fill this place and each of these leaders with his presence that they may be full of power and wisdom to lead us in a way that is pleasing to you. As they take up their roles, let nothing but the love of Christ dwell in their hearts. Help them to work as unto you, Father God, and not men. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Love Prayer
Lord, let everyone that this anointing oil touches be filled with your Holy Spirit. Lord, forgive their sins and release them from all kinds of sufferings that they are going through. Fill their hearts with your unconditional love and cover them with your wings of love. Keep their hearts free from fear and doubt and help them to focus on the sacrifice that Jesus made at the cross. God help them to stand firm in the healing that Jesus purchased for us at Calvary when the devil comes to steal their healing through lies and fear. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Strength Prayer
Spirit of the living God, take control and breathe in this oil so that your resurrection power may flow in the bodies of people that we will anoint with it. Strengthen the bodies of the sick that they may be able to get up and glorify the true living God. Illuminate their minds so that they may break free from stress and depression. Break any strongholds that the devil has planted in their minds and help them to walk in total freedom. Kindle your fire in the hearts and grant them peace forever. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Breaking Spiritual Burdens Prayer
Dear Father, I anoint your servant with this oil that has been set apart as holy. Let your servant be free today from every evil burden that has been weighing him down. Lord, I stand upon the authority that you’ve given us believers through your son Jesus, and I declare and decree that your servant is free from all spiritual burdens. Thank you for setting him free from poverty, sickness, depression, failure, bitterness, and sinful patterns. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Restoration Prayer
Lord, as I anoint your children with this oil grant them peace and joy. Forgive and release them from the control of the enemy. As this oil touches their forehead, let them experience full restoration. Help them to submit to your will even when it is hard and contrary to their expectations. Close every door that they have opened for the enemy in their lives knowingly or unknowingly. Remove bitterness and any form of darkness from their hearts and fill them with your love and peace. Lord, give them beauty for ashes and let everlasting joy be theirs. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

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