Summary: The three anointing were Leper, Priest, and King. Those three anointings are available to all Christians today.
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.
We use our hands to heal and to help others.
C. Toe = walk
As unclean with leprosy of sin, we walked in ways of rebellion, wickedness and strife.
When the blood is applied, we renounce hidden works of darkness and immorality and walk in paths of righteousness and purity.
Leprosy is symbolic of the Holy Spirit’s work in salvation when we are cleansed from our "spiritual leprosy," sin.
Just as leprosy moves into the physical body and destroys it, so sin moves in to destroy and kill the spirit.
There are two instances of healing of the leper in the Old Testament The story of Miriam and the story of Naaman.
It was not only the blood of the Lamb that cleansed the leper it was the anointing oil (symbol of the Holy Spirit) that restored him.
The Holy Spirit comes to empower our hearing, to empower us for service, and to empower us to walk uprightly.
So... we see the anointing of the leper illustrates the work of the Holy Spirit in redeeming us to God for His pleasure.
Rev 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,