The primary component of anointing oil is pure, first-pressed olive oil. We read about the special significance of the olive tree and its fruit throughout the Bible, with many references to the MESSIAH entwined in the symbolism, leading us to believe that by anointing ourselves with consecrated olive oil, we are acting out the story of our Salvation.
Furthermore, the original Biblical instruction for the tabernacle holy oil was to use first-pressed olive oil as base. The initial oil produced when the olive fruits are pressed, is known as first-pressed oil and it is of significantly better quality than the oil extracted thereafter. Following the first batch, different tactics are employed to ensure the maximum amount of oil is extracted. The importance of first-pressed oil is not just a means of ensuring quality oil is used, but it also ties to the principle of first fruits. It’s a practice the Old Testament taught us and still today, the FATHER responds to the sacrifice embedded in first fruits and offering the initial harvest portion.
At The Jerusalem Gift Shop we are passionate about providing our clients with top quality, Scripture inspired anointing oil. Therefore, our products are crafted using extra-virgin, kosher olive oil from the Galilee region of the Holy Land.
The most important ‘ingredient’ of anointing oil, however, is prayer! Without consecration, it remains mere oil, and it has no power outside of that which belongs to the ALMIGHTY. In the process of cleansing the oil through prayer, dedicating it as holy unto the LORD and consecrating it to HIM, it becomes a Spiritual tool that HE can employ as HE moves in our lives.
When you order your anointing oil direct from the Holy Land, you are assured of a product that is grounded in the Word. Likewise, we offer a wide variety of fragrance options that find their origin in Scripture. We can deduct from the 33 species of fragrant plants cited in the Bible, that scents and spices carry importance in GOD’s ‘Book’, so to speak!
Indeed, the fragrant side of anointing oils carries a Spiritual, Bible-based significance of its own and the symbolism presented by each specific blend may therefore affect the oil you chose for various anointing occasions.
Just like a word or a name has a specific meaning attached to it, our sense of smell has the power to evoke certain moods and emotions within us. The rich scent of Cinnamon, for example, is known to ignite the passion to act courageously and with holy boldness. Song of Solomon 1 verse 3 provides us with the following comparison: “Your anointing oils have a wonderful fragrance; your name is like anointing oil poured out.” Similar to the specific names we can use to call on the various characteristics of our FATHER, certain fragrances are symbolic of the different ‘places’ we find ourselves in as we journey to meet the KING. Like Spikenard, the costly oil that Mary of Bethany poured out over JESUS’ head and feet in John 12, is symbolic of extravagant worship and sacrifice that overlooks the cost of love. The Rose of Sharon fragrance symbolizes the beauty of the Beloved that flowers in harsh and unfavorable circumstances. And Lily of the Valley represents the care and provision of the BRIDEGROOM towards HIS Beloved.
The role of the essential oils used to infuse anointing oil isn’t exclusively about the way the sense of smell impacts us, but also about the actual, physical healing properties many of them possess. Both Frankincense and Myrrh have significant healing abilities, as well as the Balm of Gilead, which is combined with Rose of Sharon and mint to form a wonderfully aromatic anointing oil that feels just as great to the touch.
As we anoint, we are inviting the SPIRIT to move within us and it therefore makes sense for us to consult HIM when selecting from the available fragrances for each occasion of anointing. Bearing in mind, always, that the most important part of anointing, is that it’s ALL ABOUT HIM!
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