THE KING ‘S OIL
Our ministry recently joined with the House of David, a Messianic Jewish group led by Rabbi Curt Landry, to adopt a large olive grove in the Galilee region of Israel. This is in order to help preserve the precious olive trees, provide work for Jewish people in Israel, and use oil from the grove to produce special anointing oil based upon the Biblical patterns found in Exodus.
We are told in James 5 that if a believer is sick, we are to anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:14-15).
When a Jewish Rabbi and believer and his son (a Jewish chemist) received the insight to mix the compounds of Scripture with pure olive oil, some suggest this is wrong. However, the oil was for priests. Notice what the Bible teaches about believers: “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever” (Rev. 1:6). The Greeks can read a kingdom of priests. Under the Old Covenant, no common person could slay a sacrifice, sprinkle blood on the altar, and enter the holy place to offer incense, light the Menorah, or be anointed with the oil. However, as a kingdom of priests we now offer our sacrifices of praise (Heb. 13:15), we are able to apply the blood of Christ through our confession (Rev. 12:11), and enter the presence of God through the words of our prayer. The incense on the golden altar represented our prayers going up to God (Psalms 141:2). It is our spiritual position as priests unto God that enables a Jewish believer to prepare this oil and have other believers use it for the purpose of anointing a person! The actual anointing of the Spirit abides in us now (I John 2:27). Under the Old Covenant, only a priest could enter certain areas of the Temple. Today our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 3:16). There is restitution of all things predicted prior to the return of the Lord (Acts 3:21). We have witnessed the restoration of Israel, Jerusalem as the capital, and the return of the Jews from the nations.
We have witnessed the revival of teaching on receiving daily communion the way it was received in the first century. Early church history points out that women (deaconesses) were heavily involved in the ministries of the congregation, and women of God are being restored to ministry in this season. Likewise, the oil of anointing is being restored these days, as a part of the restitution of all things.