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How To Annoint With Oil

In what circumstances would you annoint someone with oil and on what part of the body would you place the oil.

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I anoint by touching the forehead,making a cross on it,and saying"I anoint you in Jesus Name". You don't have to touch where the person is sick. Anointing in Jesus Name is like praying in Jesus Name,it is the only way our prayers get to the Father for Jesus is Intercessor between God and man.
---Darlene_1 on 3/13/13

Anointing with oil does not require application directly or near the physical problem. So touching the forehead is sufficient.

The oil is an aid to the person in need, to help them believe. The oil itself has no power to heal. The words spoken in faith by the person doing the anointing, and the faith of the one in need is where the power comes from.
---jan4378 on 3/6/13

the shirley in this blog is not me. some I know think it is. just saying
---shira4368 on 1/5/13

Hello, sis.Shirley Shields hope I got your name corrrct. I do pray and annoint myself! Smile, if you to get annoint with oil all you or who ever put a spot of oil on your forehead and
pray. Will not affect your lungs.
May the Lord bless of Jesus
---ELENA on 1/5/13

\\you actually try to come across as so pious. \\

You, of course, never do this, do you?

Happy New Year!

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 1/4/13

cluny, so what if you teach english. the people here are not your students. you actually try to come across as so pious. get real. you still don't have the right to correct anyone on christianet. some on here have a phd and you really don't know who they are.
---shira4368 on 1/4/13

\\cluny, you don't have a right to correct someones spelling.\\

Yes, I do. I was an English teacher.

Why don't I have the right to correct spellings, when you presume to correct other people's beliefs and women are NOT supposed to presume to teach men?

And I know the power of Prayer Oil (as it's called in the Orthodox Church). I've described my experience elsewhere.

Happy New Year!

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 1/4/13

cluny, you don't have a right to correct someones spelling. my brother use to do that to my mom. he treated her like she was stupid. sometimes she would ask me how to spell a word. I was anointed with oil by my pastor when I couldn't get well from thyroid surgery. God honored that and I found my answer 2 days later. I am fine now but still don't have a voice.
---shira4368 on 1/4/13

First off, the word is spelled "anoint". The N is not doubled.

Next, generally at least the forehead is anointed in the form of a cross. In Orthodoxy, the head, ears, eyes, lips, breast, hands, and feet are anointed.

Happy New Year!

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 1/3/13

---SHIRLEY_SHIELDS on 1/3/13

James 5:14 tells us exactly what to do when anointing someone with oil. James says is there any afflicted, or is any sick among you? let him call 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 shall save the sick.I would say that you would place the oil on the forehead because they were instructed to pour the oil over the heads of the Priest & Kings in the Book of II King 9:3, II Kings 9:6
Psalms 23:5, Ecclesiastes 9:8. So I think the head. P.S. An
elder is a person that is mature in the word of God and the work of God, it could be someone young in age but wise in the Word. God bless you all.
---Lee on 5/17/09

God said all priests and Levites and all articles of the temple are to be set apart. Kings,and prophets too, and others who were going into special ministry. It was poured on the head. We are not taught that pouring is the only way but it's the only way we see by example. Hands were laid on them and they were washed (baptized). N.T shows Jesus and disciples anointing with prayer for healing and James 5 instructs the elders of the church to use it to heal the sick.
---john on 4/13/08

I disagree. To anoint with oil is for today.
Anoint has one 'n'.

It is not just tradition. It is very scriptural as in James 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:"
---Bruce5656 on 1/9/07
---Cindy on 1/29/07

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:8-10 (in Context) 1 Peter 2 (Whole Chapter)
---Lady_DLG on 1/29/07

John, that oil mixture was to be used only on Prophets, Priests, Kings, Holy vessels ,and the Tabernacle. In fact there is a warning against using it on anyone else, Exodus 30:22-38. It is a Holy Mixture for Holy Purposes and there is a warning if anyone else makes or uses it on anyone not according to God's orders,they shall be cut off. In other Words we aren't to copy or use it now. It isn't for this time.
---Darlene_1 on 2/9/06

Our prayer group occasionally annoint each other when we part or when someone is having a very bad time in their lives. We do this as a physical reminder of the annointing God has on their lives. We annoint on the forehead. We do also annoint on the feet before we dance as we do worship dancing.
---Susan on 2/7/06

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The oil in anointing oil is Olive oil but God said in Ex.30 to mix the olive oil with calamus,casia,cinnamon, and myrhh. Using only olive oil is not following instructions. Olive oil gets rancid and stinky in a short time without the spices in it.
---john on 2/3/06

Olives are prevalent on the Mount of Olives east of Jerusalem, therefore olive oil was commonly used. Olive oil oxidizes rather quickly, so I personally make my own blessing oil with moringa (also called behen oil, thought to be the tree in Exodus 15:22-27) and caraway, and then I pray to the Father to bless it. When I anoint a person I will pray over them in Jesus' name for their healing, or for whatever purpose that they are being anointed for.
---Eloy on 1/30/06

The oil of purity, olive oil.
---Margaret on 1/30/06

Olive oil is used to anoint folks.
---Rickey on 1/29/06

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I use Olive Oil. I put a little dab on my fingers, and I touch a person't forhead with it. And I began to pray in the name of Jesus.
---Rebecca_D on 1/29/06

What kind of oil is used in annointing someone and how is it usually done?
---EJ on 1/29/06

I had cellulitis around my ankle that wouldn't heal. Went to my spiritual mom, she annointed the area around my ankle and she and her daughter laid hands on the ankle and prayed for a healing. Guess what? After five 5 day hospital stay, physical therapy, etc. my infection only began to heal after the annointing.
---Nellah on 1/29/06

I don't know if there is a correct or incorrect way to annoint someone. I have been annointed just once, for healing. It was performed by a prayer partner (not a minister or elder). I was asked to place my hand over the area of my body that needed healing and the oil was applied to the back of that hand. I think this was a way of protecting my modesty so that I didn't need to remove any clothing. I think it must have been an acceptable way because God answered the prayers.
---M.A. on 1/29/06

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For healing, and also used to consecrate a person for a particular service, or to fortify and empower a person against demonic forces and oppression, or to sanctify a person from sin and commit or recommit him in the Lord. Usually with the forefinger the person's forehead is anointed in a downward stroke. Although i have witnessed musicians anoint each others hands in church before they played their musical instruments of guitars and drums and horns. That was a blessing.
---Eloy on 1/29/06

Whenever there is a need. It depends on the situation. I anoint a person's head. But if a person is sick in body, like say their feet are hurting, I anoint their feet. But if a sickness is somewhere else on the body, that we shouldn't touch, I anoint the head. I don't anoint men, I let my husband do that, and I hold out my hand toward that person. Jealously spirit's are everywhere.
---Rebecca_D on 1/28/06

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