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Anoint Sick With Oil

Has a member of your church (or one of their relatives) ever asked your pastor to visit them or their relative to lay hands on them and anoint them with oil when very sick? Is this something your church would do if asked.

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Thank you Darlene. My back is improving daily and most days I now walk without a stick however it has left me with problems which might never be 100% normal again and I will probably always walk with a limp now, which makes me tire very quickly. Only time will tell but I am just so grateful that I am now 'almost' pain free.

I am pleased to hear of the improvement in your little one also.
---Rita_H on 3/24/15


Rita H Our little one is well and full of energy. Thank you for asking and thanks too for your prayers. How are you doing now,wasn't it your back giving you trouble,I hope it's well. Yes Rita we are to pray for one another we are told to do so and compassion and common sense tells me not to ignore someone who needs prayer when I can pray for them. God empowered me with the Holy Ghost for service not to sit back and wait for others to do. If I feel led by the Spirit/God to pray I will obey and pray. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 3/23/15


Cluny no not one iota of wounded pride. We are told by the Word to be holy as Jesus is holy therefore it is already given to us that it is possible and what each person does with that order and permission by Christ is up to them. There is no one holier than Christ but it is my goal to strive to obey Christ's order and with His help to do so as nearly as I can. What you think about me is of no consequence to me. I know the voice of my Lord God and follow no other and try not to move without His direction. When anyone moves of their own desire there is no anointing by God and without that there is no result or healing. I can do nothing on my own for I am only a vessel for Christ's use. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 3/23/15


Darlene "We all should have a healthy fear of God's wrath for disobedience because then we would all be more likely to obey God." I agree with your words totally - He is not to be mocked. If we sin intentionally, thinking we can ask for forgiveness after the event, we might be in for a shock. Sometimes the repercussions of sin are instant and, despite knowing God forgives, the clock cannot be turned back.

I'm also sure that God, sometimes will use the humble church member to 'step up to a need' as and when appropriate. Someone requiring the laying on of hands and anointing should not be deprived of that if a pastor is not available.

Finally, how is your grand-daughter now?
---Rita_H on 3/22/15


Do I hear the scream of wounded pride in your post, Darlene?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/22/15




Cluny with all due respect I wish I was as smart as you think you are. You don't even know what you are talking about. To be able to judge all people and assign to them a fallen place is God's territory not your's. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 3/21/15


Darlene, you seem to ascribe to yourself a degree of holiness beyond ordination that allows you to administer the sacraments of the Church.

This is something that the Church rejected centuries ago.

You're falling into spiritual delusion, which starts with pride in one's spiritual status==and it will lead to disaster if you do not repent.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/20/15


\\its possible it could mean the mature Saints of the Church.\\

No, it's not possible.

Presbyter/elder is an ordained position.

Saints are what we are all called to become.

Glory to Jesus Christ1
---Cluny on 3/14/15


1Cliff it is so sad you think what I had was a hunch when there is no doubt it was God.There are many Christian's who hear from God and just like I do have faith and trust in God enough to obey and go and do what He directs. By someones laying it off to a hunch they could be disobedient to God plus cheat another from a healing or having a need met. We all should have a healthy fear of God's wrath for disobedience because then we would all be more likely to obey God. In my case I love God so much and want to please Him as I did both my parents,but I am also wise enough not to tempt His anger and incur His wrath on me. Walking in the Spirit means being able to also move in the Spirit by God's power just the way Jesus did. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 3/13/15


This blog is about healing therefore will the people who believe in healing please pray for our two year old great granddaughter she has an ear infection and lung infection,plus a bad cough she's on antibiotics for two days but they haven't had time to heal her yet. She coughs and then says "I am very sick". I hate to see little ones sick. Thank you .God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 3/13/15




Too often James isn't profitable as it seems to produce headaches and confusing doctrinal problems such as praying for wisdom instead of studying, the role of the law today, the role of works in salvation, asking and receiving in prayer, elder anointing, healings, and confessing sins
Knowing how to rightly divide allows more time to study books that are for our participation today and yet still learn about Gods character and his purposes in the context to Israel.
---michael_e on 12/21/14


All Christian churches should be anointing and praying for the sick. The Biblical qualifications for an elder:
Tit 1:5 . . . ordain elders . . .
Tit 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children . . .

Elders give counsel, form the ruling body of church, and administer the decisions of the ruling body

Jas 5:14 Is any sick among you? 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:

Here God officially declares who He wants praying for His sick: senior, married men with families, already ordained to all tasks assigned to elders.
---aservant on 12/19/14


Cluny Yes the Bible does say call for the Elders but its possible it could mean the mature Saints of the Church. I have anointed many and prayed and God answered. In fact I kept a small vial of oil in my purse for that purpose. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 12/16/14


\\ I'd only ever heard of this being done by a pastor.\\

In James 5, or thereabouts, the Apostle specifically says that the sick person is to call for the ELDERS of the church to anoint him with oil.

Clearly this does not mean just anyone can anoint.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/16/14


Dear Darline,
you are welcome. We cannot comprehend all the things God has to do. He is amazing, and awesome. Just think about one thing, praying. He hears the prayers of His children. And can you imagine how many children He has? Just that is awesome. I believe 1Cliff is a skeptic on many things concerning the Word of God, because with his wisdom, he is trying to understand all the things God does, and he says it is impossible. Here is where our faith is, in His word, even if we do not understand it some times. Faith tells us it is true. Agape
---Luke on 8/15/14


Luke thank you that's very kind of you to tell me. 1stCliff how sad that you must demean my experience with God,calling it a hunch,and talking as if because I am obedient that I'm some kind of religious nut. I would remind you that nothing is unreasonable with God when He is the one in charge. It is too bad that you don't get talked to like that by God because it is wonderful to know God sees me as obedient enough He can trust me to do what He tells me to without question. It is not mine to question why,it is mine to do or die(for God).God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 8/14/14


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Dear Darline,
I am one who agrees with the experience you had. God always has a reason for asking us to do things. He might have wanted to teach you a lesson, and also teach your brother-in-law a lesson. Some times we are ask to do thing by God, and we do not see the results until much later. He looks at the big picture, we only see through a very small picture. Agape
---Luke on 8/5/14


Darlene, Thank you for your reply, I too learned the word of God many years ago, which causes me to doubt many doctrines and beliefs currently held by many religious persons.
The fact that God would ask someone to go many miles to then ask Him, at that point, to heals the person, to me does not seem reasonable !
However, if that's your belief, follow your "hunches" to me it appears like an overactive imagination. Blessings.
---1stcliff on 8/4/14


1Cliff First I learned the Word of God and how we are to be with one another in serving God. The Bible tells us pray for one another,that's simple and it speaks more to me than just that,it says to me love one another,be concerned for others,minister to them as the God/Holy Ghost leads. God has always dropped a quite gentle knowing of what I am to do for Him. He prompts me by the anointing of His Spirit and I stay prayed up so that I am ready to obey. God speaks to us in many ways,differently to each. The key to hearing God's leading is to walk in the Spirit and stay in the Word. We learn God's will through His Word. God empowers us in the area He calls us to serve. God Bless
---d on 8/4/14


Darlene, I am interested in how God contacted you to give you those instructions. Can you share?
---1stcliff on 8/4/14


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Ecclesiastes 7:15_18 "All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. Be not righteous over much, neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this, yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all."

I hear a mockingbird or is it the bird itself...?
---Nana on 8/4/14


So what you are saying is that sinful men can checkmate God? He would be like Napoleon with many plans, in case the first plan failed, he could go to the next one. When God wants to save an individual, He always succeeds. God is not a man that He could fail.

The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law, indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. None of them.
---Tom on 8/3/14


Tom yes God would send someone on a mission that turned out wrong because nothing with God is ever hopeless. My Brother-in-law rejected what God had for him but God wanted him to have that chance. For me it was far from a bad trip because I am to obey God not question if what I'm told to do will work. Men have choices and if they choose wrong that's on their heads not mine and surely not God. I obeyed and on my part that's all I had to do. I couldn't instill faith in that man and if he refused God's gift well poor him. God knows all but why did He let two different Pastors and their wives get killed in car wreaks in our town. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/31/14


Would God send someone on a mission that was hopeless?

Since God is omniscient who knows all things, He would have known the plan He had for someone would fail.

People don't live and die on their own power. They live and die on God's appointed time.
---Tom on 7/31/14


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1Cliff of course you pray at home or anywhere you happen to be. The Bible tells us to pray and praise continually and constantly that means where ever we are and what ever we're doing. God called me to be an intercessor for others before He called me to anything else. Cluny the Bible says there is no male or female with the Lord therefore women are certainly to serve others. God calls us all to serve and He doesn't limit it to men Pastors or leaders. We are all made leaders when given the order to go and teach the Gospel of Jesus. The Word doesn't return void whether male or female giving it. God tells us to pray for one another. A man was dying with cancer my cousin and I anointed,prayed for him in a Cafe and the man was healed. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/31/14


Darlene 1 , Why could you not just prey from home? Just askin
---1stcliff on 7/30/14


Darlene, thank you. I hadn't thought of this before but you obviously feel that any Christian may anoint another with oil when sick. That's great. I'd only ever heard of this being done by a pastor. I have been thinking about this over the last few days because I know someone who is very seriously ill who has children who are born again Christians and wondered about one of them performing this.

I will pray about this and speak with them asking them to seek God on this matter.
---Rita_H on 7/29/14


\\Rita H the churches I attended have all done that. I and many others kept oil with us in a small purse size bottle and if we saw someone who wanted prayer we pray for them but first we anoint with oil in obedience to the Word of God\\

Since James calls for the PRESBYTEROI of the Church to do the anointing, and this is a MASCULINE noun, if women do so, they are not acting in obedience to the Word of God.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/29/14


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Shira I know exactly what you mean from experience. God led me to take a trip all the way to California to pray for my Brother-in-law who had bad lung problems. When I told him God had sent me to pray for him,I did have specific orders from the Lord to go and pray, my Brother-in-law said I don't deserve to be healed and by that he rejected Gods orders to me to go and pray for him and whatever God had for him. God can have plans for men but if they reject them and God in doing so then they will receive nothing. God doesn't intrude where He is rejected. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/29/14


Rita H the churches I attended have all done that. I and many others kept oil with us in a small purse size bottle and if we saw someone who wanted prayer we pray for them but first we anoint with oil in obedience to the Word of God. I would always anoint while saying"I anoint you in the Name of Jesus" and make the cross on the persons forehead. It is Bible instructions to anoint just like all the other things we are told by the Word to practice. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/29/14


Cluny I know that. The point was that the oil has no healing ingredients, it is type of the Holy Spirit. All I said was we must humble ourselves before God. Now I am not going to argue with you.
---shira4368 on 7/28/14


\\well mr. cluny, God is shore not gonna heal anyone who will not submit and humble themselves. you just got it backards.
---shira4368 on 7/28/14\\

In other words, you deny God's sovereignty.

My point, which you are missing, is that God DOES work through physical matter. This is all through the Bible.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/28/14


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In the gospels Jesus healed people who didn't even know of his existence. He can do so today or at any time he likes.
---love.jesus on 7/28/14


well mr. cluny, God is shore not gonna heal anyone who will not submit and humble themselves. you just got it backards.
---shira4368 on 7/28/14


\\. I said " it was more about submission and meekness"\\

And this is wrong.

It's more about how GOD chooses to work.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/28/14


Cluny, you said that, not me. God can work whichever way He wants. I said " it was more about submission and meekness" you continue to put words in everyone's blog.
---shira4368 on 7/27/14


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\\isn't the oil but it is submission and humility plus faith. Thanks for sharing.
---shira4368 on 7/27/14\\

So you're saying that God doesn't work through matter?

That's not the pattern I see in the Bible.

Remove everything material and physical from salvation (admittedly a spiritual process), and you wind up with NO salvation.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/27/14


Andreas, I'm glad your husband was healed. I was anointed with oil once and I was healed also. It isn't the oil but it is submission and humility plus faith. Thanks for sharing.
---shira4368 on 7/27/14


So my point exactly Faith heals. But we know who supplies the power to heal. I came from the Lord. Faith activates the power that God gave us all. Funny all the people Jesus healed were not even born again.
---Bryan on 7/26/14


Is it a sin to be healed by Jesus and not know him as your savior. Or to know him as your saver and not give out what he has given to you?
---Bryan on 7/26/14


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Bryan, Your lack of knowledge is showing...When Paul and Barnabas healed a whole island of unbelievers, they thought the disciples were pagan gods !
Faith heals ???
---1stcliff on 7/25/14


All healing are based on your faith. Most believer are not taught that Jesus has healed them. Most are if it is God's will his will is yes a amen. Same as his word which is yes and amen. Some believers have no faith when it comes to the healing power of Jesus. That does not mean they are going to hell either. Some time Jesus could not heal people because of their unbelieve not his but theirs.
---Bryan on 7/25/14


\\No "partial" healing , it was instant and "complete" including raising the dead!\\

Not always.

Remember the blind man that Jesus had to heal twice?

Or do you?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/24/14


The difference between psycho somatic healing today and the healing Jesus demonstrated was,
No "partial" healing , it was instant and "complete" including raising the dead!
No healing was too great for Holy Spirit, on the other hand ,psycho somatic healing cannot heal...spina bifida, cerebral palsy ,amputees,down syndrome etc.
---1stcliff on 7/24/14


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Cluny that is wonderful news that your kidneys are better. Praise God He heard the prayers and gave you the help you needed. Glory I am so happy for you. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/24/14


// How could this be? What was his statement before he got into the boat? Why did he say to them were is your faith? Until you can answer these 2 question you will struggle in faith//

So Bryan,
why don't you tell us in what was their faith in? waiting for your answer. AGape
---Luke on 7/24/14


Exactly, KarenD.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/23/14


One thing I have noticed is when someone is sick or their family member is sick and needs prayer they expect the pastor to read their minds and come pray for them. The Bible says to call for the Elders of the church.
---KarenD on 7/23/14


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God is indeed good all the time.
---love.jesus on 7/23/14


God is good all the time all the time.
---Bryan on 7/23/14


Thank you, shira.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/23/14


Annointing with oil is scriptural. My friend's husband was desperately ill many years ago and his pastor annoined him with oil, started up a prayer chain and visited him in hospital where he prayed for him regularly. I don't belittle all the medical help he received but the doctors had said that there was little chance of him surviving but he did and lived on for another 30 years.
---andreea on 7/23/14


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Here is a story crossing the sea with a few boats following. A storm came up. Some much that the boats were about to sink. Frist the people were afraid. Because they had done all they new to do to save the boats. Jesus was asleep the hole time. How could this be? What was his statement before he got into the boat? Why did he say to them were is your faith? Until you can answer these 2 question you will struggle in faith
---Bryan on 7/23/14


Here is a story crossing the sea with a few boats following. A storm came up. Some much that the boats were about to sink. Frist the people were afraid. Because they had done all they new to do to save the boats. Jesus was asleep the hole time. How could this be? What was his statement before he got into the boat? Why did he say to them were is your faith? Until you can answer these 2 question you will struggle in faith
---Bryan on 7/23/14


Have a daughter born with it but now you would not believe she has it. Looks as normal as anybody else. The doctors are in shock. How they saw it with there on eyes how she changed over her life they said you can't change a chromazone. I said that's ok God can still make it right. She does not need a chromazone. Just believe the ones she have, would obey the word. And they did. God is good all the time.
---Bryan on 7/22/14


People tend to look at their local situation on this matter, but consider the big picture,
From the mid 1930s to 1945,the Nazis began the genocide of the Jewish race, six million men women children babies, were put in the ovens with no help from God and you can well imagine how they cried out to Him!
Evangelicals call the Jews "God's people"
And He's going to heal your malady ? Yep !
---1stcliff on 7/22/14


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1stCliff, my heart goes out to you, but brother you seen me on here, for some good 5 yrs.since I was in the chemo ward,how I find Cnt. My point it was God who healed me of breast cancer..it was God who healed me out of the wheelchair, when my brain had a seizure, I heard bad news it affect me , end up in a wheelchair God healed me!! So don't say brother God doesn't heal..he is a healer and more...if you let him be.
God open up your heart, take the hurt away. God bless you, brother.I leave you with the peace and understanding only God can give..in his own time.He will.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/22/14


Cluny, what a wonderful testimony. I am happy for you. God can heal who He wants, when He wants and how He wants. Anointing with oil is biblical..
---shira4368 on 7/22/14


Don't tell me what your god can't do. Cause I have proof what my God can do. In my own life. Yours I can't say but I do know what faith has done in my life. All came by acts of faith. No by begging not by crying to God but by acts of faith stepping out of the boat and walking on the water with Jesus. Believers said your crazy but Jesus said just believe I answered I do Lord I do.
---Bryan on 7/22/14


\\and He's going to heal you? Yep !
---1stcliff on 7/21/14\\

But they ARE healed in the World to Come.

Why some are healed now and others are not in time, I don't pretend to know.

Some might say my KF improvement is only a partial healing, but:

1. It's enough to keep me away from dialysis.
2. It keeps doubters guessing.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/21/14


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The "positive" mind certainly has an effect on bodily healing,of this there is no question.
When you consider that no amputee,quadriplegic ,Down Syndrome,Cp etc. has ever been healed by anointing or faith healers.....God is not limited

Add to this the fact that 10 of the Apostles were murdered,without intervention by God! ....and He's going to heal you? Yep !
---1stcliff on 7/21/14


It is a act of Faith. There is no power in the oil. So were is the power for healing coming from? Oh it coming from the heath provider? Must of them are atheist. If it can't be done by medicine do you just agree to die? That is a act if faith to. The same faith you can use for life is the same faith you can harm yourself with. Jesus said blessing or cursing you choose.
---Bryan on 7/21/14


\\Rita, Maybe if you are of the "Christian Science" persuasion, but most would see a health care provider!
---1stcliff on 7/20/14\\

CS doesn't even baptize or have Communion, much less anoint the sick.

My kidney function had gone down to 19%, at 15% dialysis is started, so my nephrologist made arrangements for me to have a fistula put in my left arm to make a port for dialysis.

Just before I went in for the procedure, I was anointed.

My KF immediately went up to 40% (and it never goes up). At last report it was 47%.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/21/14


No Cliff, I certainly am not connected with Christian Science and I was not thinking of anointing with oil as an alternative to medical treatment but as being complementary to it in some cases.

The case I had in mind when asking this Q referred to an incident which took place during the time that the family were waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
---Rita_H on 7/21/14


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Hello,family,Thankyou Jesus!
I am so happy,this is" the gospel truth", I learn fr my grandmother
" anoint with oil"
I had a rash horrible all o'er my body, since triple CHEMO,started at my hands, went on,I itch & terrible burn & Sores! the docs gave 4 bottles,1 creme.It GOT worse!
I began to pray, I then got the oil, prayed in 3 days a immediate change my skin clearer and with in a week, healed head to toe! Glory to God!!
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/21/14


Ok, Rita, I see the wholeblogg, the charismatic or pentecostal, or a baptist, I know they DO it.

I attend a Lutheran I've never seen them do it. I been to a few Lutheran church' & my uncle died, he was a lutheran pastor.I never known him to do that.
Love of Jesus!
I may ask one of the Pastors, at my church.When they not too, busy..
Interesting point. I have prayed and anoint myself, great results.
---Elena_9555 on 7/21/14


1stCliff, are you setting up a false dichotomy, or are you just kidding around? Do you think that anointing by clergy and treatment by medical people are mutually exclusive?
---love.jesus on 7/20/14


I am baptist and when I had thyroid cancer and was without a thyroid. After chemo treatment dr gave me synthroid and cytamel. Made me so sick I could not get out of bed for a long time. I ask my pastor to anoint me with oil and he did and 3 days later I learned of pig thyroid. It is called armour thyroid . It is so close to human hormones, I was well 1 day after I got it. I ask my primary care dr for it, he gave it to me and after 1 day I was feeling good. Anointing with oil is biblical.
---shira4358 on 7/20/14


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Rita, Maybe if you are of the "Christian Science" persuasion, but most would see a health care provider!
---1stcliff on 7/20/14


Oh, yes. All the time.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/20/14


I am sure our pastors would do that if asked. But I have no idea if they ever have been asked.
---love.jesus on 7/20/14


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