Christianese – Anointing Oil

The preacher at a fall revival once used anointing oil with prayer for healing over people. Immediately folks begain asking the questions: What is anointing oil? What is anointing oil used for? Is it magical? Should I have some put on me when I pray at the altar?

This sermon on Anointing Oil biblically grounds everything in Jesus. That is, our prayers must not be combined with placing our faith in an oil, but the oil represents our faith in the One who by His Spirit works so mightily in our lives because He loves us dearly.

(Note: The revival preacher did use the anointing oil correctly and had asked permission from me before the service.)

Christianese is a sermon series tackling some of the churchy words and actions we use in our worship and everyday lives. The goal is to ground our understanding in Scripture in order to obediently live by healthy doctrine to the glory of God. As a result, our Christian living will be just that: Christian rather than a godless subculture of language and routine.