THREE ANOINTINGS IN THE BIBLE
How many would like to see your Christian faith stronger than ever?
• bringing people to Christ
• casting out demons
• effective prayer
In order for this to happen… you must have spiritual authority that only comes from God on high.
God is looking for people who will do battle with the Satanic forces and powers of darkness which have long held many people and nations in bondage.
To have victory in these areas we must have the anointing from God on high. In the Old Testament, oil was actually poured upon the heads of
• PRIESTS, and
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
I. LEPERS ANOINTING - Leviticus 14:14 18.
Lev 14:14 "The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.
Lev 14:15 "And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.
Lev 14:16 "Then the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD.
Lev 14:17 "And of the rest of the oil in his hand, the priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the trespass offering.
Lev 14:18 "The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed. So the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD.
Leviticus 14 gives a series of procedures for the leper and the priest to go through. These procedures had to be adhered to in order for healing to take place.
First, the leper offered a lamb for a trespass offering Lev. 14:13.
Lev 14:13 "Then he shall kill the lamb in the place where he kills the sin offering and the burnt offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass offering. It is most holy.
The blood of the lamb was then applied to the right ear, the right thumb and the big toe of the right foot.
After the blood was applied, the anointing oil was applied to the same spot on the ear, thumb and toe v.17 & v.25.
A. Ear = hearing
- As sinners, we refused to hear God’s commandments and broke them continually.
- As Christians, we listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd and keep His commandments (John 10:4,5) to love and serve one another.
B. Thumb = service
Gal 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Luke 10:30 37 - Example of the good Samaritan
As Christians who are "washed by the blood of the Lamb, we use our gifts to serve God and others.