Summary: A study of chapter 16 verses 1 through 12
1 Corinthians chapter 6 speaks about two of the three wonderful conditions God does for us after we are saved, “11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” When you are Justified by God you are free from the penalty of sin. As the song of worship goes, ‘What can wash away my sin, nothing but the Blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again, nothing but the Blood of Jesus.’ As His child living on this earth, He then Sanctifies us. We are freed from the power of sin. Yes we still bear about the old man but our Precious God has given us His Great Holy Spirit Who lives in us. The last action not mentioned in verse eleven is Glorification. God will remove from us the presence of sin. Thank you Oh Holy Father!
‘I anointed you with oil’, that is from olives, has a great amount of uses in biblical times. Then and still today you can cook your food with olive oil. It was also used as medicine. If we follow along with our Lord’s description of rescuing this unwanted child, He applied oil to the wounds of this baby after washing her. In this act you can see Him care for all emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. As a Loving Father, he cured all the ailments that afflicted her.
Oil was also set apart as something special. It pictured the anointing of a person by the Holy Spirit. It’s first use in this important dedication is listed in Exodus chapter 40, “1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3 You shall put in it the ark of the Testimony, and partition off the ark with the veil. 4 You shall bring in the table and arrange the things that are to be set in order on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and light its lamps. 5 You shall also set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put up the screen for the door of the tabernacle. 6 Then you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 7 And you shall set the laver between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 8 You shall set up the court all around, and hang up the screen at the court gate.9 “And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy. 10 You shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar. The altar shall be most holy. 11 And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and consecrate it. 12 “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and wash them with water. 13 You shall put the holy garments on Aaron, and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest. 14 And you shall bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. 15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.” 16 Thus Moses did; according to all that the LORD had commanded him, so he did.”