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Oil Part 6A

Leviticus 2:1 NKJV

 ‘When anyone offers a grain offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour. And he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it.

The grain offering had to be anointed with oil. It had to have frankincense on it. The addition of frankincense shows the offering had to have a pleasant smell.

Spiritual parallel: When we bring offerings to God, we should see it as anointed – sanctified, special. We should have a pleasant attitude. Paul talked about this.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Amplified Version

Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift].

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Oil Part 5G

Exodus 40:9 NKJV

 “And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.

The tabernacle was the place set aside for worship to the Lord. The anointing with oil meant that nothing contrary to the original purpose of the structure was to be permitted there.

1 Corinthians 6, Paul repeatedly emphasized the need to be conscious that our bodies are the temple or dwelling place of the Lord and we should treat it that way. Nothing contrary to the original purpose God intended should be permitted in or on our bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:13-20 NKJV

Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Jesus, our example, talked about always doing things that pleased the Father.

 John 8:29 NKJV

And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”

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Oil Part 5F

Exodus 40:9 NKJV

 “And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.

The oil was used to set the tabernacle apart for its intended purpose.

We must see ourselves as having been set apart for the purpose of serving God. The oil of the Holy Spirit and the anointing are upon us and in us to separate us from the world.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”

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Oil Part 5E

Exodus 40:9 NKJV

 “And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.

The tabernacle was the place set aside for worship to the Lord. There the high priest made atonement for the sins of the people. The desire to see others forgiven comes from God. Just as intercession was made for the sins of God’s people in the tabernacle, we the dwelling place of God must seek God’s forgiveness for others. The world may seek to condemn the guilty, but we seek forgiveness and restoration for them - especially in the church.

Galatians 6:1 NKJV

Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

The high priest had to first make atonement for himself before performing the ritual for others. If we have committed any sin, we must repent of our own transgressions before praying for forgiveness for others.  

1 John 1:9 NKJV
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

1 John 5:16

 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.

James 5:14-16

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 

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Oil Part 5D

Exodus 40:9 NKJV

“And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.

The tabernacle was the place set aside for worship to the Lord. The sweet smell of incense was in the air.

Sweet incense represents the prayers of God’s people. Since our bodies are God's tabernacle now, we should carry the fragrance of prayer. It is a pleasant smell in God’s nostrils.

Revelation 5:8 NKJV
Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Revelation 8:3-4 NKJV
Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.  And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. 

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Oil Part 5C

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Oil Part 5C

Exodus 40:9 NKJV

 “And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.

The tabernacle was the place set aside for worship to the Lord. The lamps burned continually.

Spiritual Parallel: In addition to letting our lights shine at home continually, we must, of course, live godly lives before the world. Jesus emphasized the importance of a good witness to unbelievers. Even when sinners annoy us, we must remember who we are - a part of the answer, not the problem. We don't know what's going on inside of a person, so we must tune in to Heaven for instructions on how to conduct ourselves before sinners, especially in difficult moments. Remember what Jesus said:

Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

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