How to Use
Did You know that Anointing oil is mentioned over 20 times in the Bible?
If you don’t know what anointing oil is, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel like you should know why a Christian uses anointing oil, and because you feel you should know, it might not seem right to ask. Don’t worry, below are some answers to questions many others have had about anointing oil.
At times, Catch the Fire Worship Flags offers anointing oil as a FREE GIFT ($19 value). Anointed is a special blend of oils; it is made specifically for Fire Catchers.
What is Anointing Oil?
Anointing oil is first mentioned in Exodus 29. Aaron, Moses’ brother, and Aaron’s sons were consecrated (set apart) to serve as priests in a highly symbolic ceremony, with many rituals. The anointing oil was poured over their head.
The oil is a foreshadow of Holy Spirit.
How do you make Anointing Oil?
A recipe for anointing oil is found in Exodus 30:23.
Anointed, Catch the Fire Worship Flags proprietary blend is made with several essential oils including myrtle, cinnamon, sandalwood, and others.
How do you use anointing oil?
Anointing oil can be used on people (Exodus 29:7) and objects (Exodus 40:9).
How to use Anointed anointing oil on people:
Add a small dab to your hand and rub it on your (or someone else’s) forehead and/or hands to symbolize that you are set apart to minister to the Lord.
How to use Anointed anointing oil for your worship flags:
After you have anointed yourself or others, rub your hands over the worship flags, usually along the pole shaft. This will be a symbol that your worship flags are set apart as ministry to the Lord.
Can anyone use/apply anointing oil?
Yes. Prior to receiving a New Covenant, only priests could use anointing oil but Jesus established a New Covenant, which makes all Believers a ‘royal priesthood’ (1 Peter 2:9). Through Jesus, everyone is elevated to priestly status with all the rights and responsibilities of being priests.
Is anointing oil relevant for Believers today?
Yes, and no.
Most notably, James 5:16 mentions the use of anointing oil to heal sick people, so there is precedent within the New Covenant on the use of anointing oil but it is far more important to understand that anyone who is a Believer and disciple of Jesus is anointed already. Christ, means Anointed One, and you are called a Christian, or in other words, little anointed ones.
Anointing oil is symbolic, which is a practical and tangible component to faith but the oil itself is not a magic potion. It is Holy Spirit’s presence on you, in you and around you that gives power to the anointing.Should I reapply anointing oil, and if so, how often?Yes, and no. Once you become a Christian (little anointed one), there will never be a time when you are not anointed but because we are fickle beings, repeating the anointing ritual causes you to remember that you are anointed.Repeat the anointing ritual as often as you want.
Is Anointed anointing oil good for sensitive skin? Is it safe for pets?
Anointed anointing oil is made with the best organic food-grade ingredients available, however Anointed is recommended for external use only. Do not use if you are allergic to: Cedarwood, Coconut, Cypress, Frankincense, Cinnamon Bark, Hyssop, Myrrh, Myrtle, Sandalwood, and Spikenard.
It contains cinnamon essential oil, which is not considered safe for dogs and cats. Please keep your pets safe and avoid contact with your furry friends.
Should I reapply anointing oil, and if so, how often?
Once you become a Christian (little anointed one), there will never be a time when you are not anointed but because we are fickle beings, repeating the anointing ritual causes you to remember that you are anointed.
Repeat the anointing ritual as often as you want.
How do you "prepare" to use Anointed anointing oil?
The natural properties of olive oil and essential oils have physical benefits, but the anointing oil is not a magic potion. Anointing oil is symbolic. Anointed anointing oil has already been prayed over, and it is holy (set apart).
As you use it, you may also choose to pray over yourself, your team, or your worship flags. You may use your own words, or you can use the prayer that we’ve included below for you: