QUESTIONS AND ANSWER ON ANOINTING OIL, HANDKERCHIEF, ETC.
Pls what are your views on the following:
1. Anointing Oil
3. Miracle Water
4. Holy Communion
5. Feet Washing.
Glad to hear from you ma,
Anointing oil is for prayer for the sick as the Lord leads, James 5:14, but it is wrong to use is every time you want to pray. It is unbiblical how people are using anointing oil today, as if it is a must to have it at home every time. Better still, we can do without it, the Blood of Jesus is more than enough for you. Do not waste your money or effort with the misinterpreted usage of anointing oil of today.
HANDKERCHIEF/MANTLE AND MIRACLE WATER
It is personal. God used Paul’s handkerchief to perform miracles, He used Elijah’s mantle, and He can choose to use your head-tie today, but those churches that have made handkerchief, water or mantle another means of prayer are misled or false ministers and churches. Bible says we should pray in the name of Jesus Christ not with handkerchiefs or mantles. It is God that chooses any item to use for His glory, and it is wrong for us to decide to begin to use an item because God used it with somebody in the past. God can choose to use your Pen, Belt, hat, shoe, etc.to perform miracles today. Those churches that are accustomed to anointing oil, water, Handkerchiefs, Mantle, Candle, etc. are misled churches who also use them as a means of making money from people; they call some amount of money for special prayer, special anointing, special handkerchief or special water. They make merchandise of people, but when you know the truth, it will set you free from error.
HOLY COMMUNION: A MUST AND FOR WHAT?
For What Purpose?
Holy Communion is a command of Jesus Christ to all believers, meaning every Bible believing church must observe Holy Communion as much as possible. But what is the Bible purpose of Holy Communion? It is not a means of getting a quick miracle or healing, the primary purpose of Holy Communion is to examine our Christian life and rededicate ourselves to God afresh. 1 Corinthians 11:26, 28, ” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes….But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”
So the purpose of Holy Communion is to have special opportunity for self-examination and to make necessary correction and rededicating our lives to Jesus Christ. When you examine yourself and found wanting in one or two areas of your spiritual, you can repent and confess your sins immediately and still partake in the Holy Communion.
Holy Communion is for only genuine children of God to partake, it is not the unbiblical type of Holy Communion many churches are taking today which include children, sinners and others who are doing it for special blessing or another spiritual ritual for their own condemnation at the end.
At What Age?
Does the Bible mention any specific age for participation? No, but it says, “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” So, one has to reach the age where one will be capable of self-examination, not parental examination.
The additional blessings of total obedience in Holy Communion are healing and others, but not the primary purpose. If you find yourself in a church where Holy Communion is abused or misinterpreted for miracles or healing, you will do yourself more well by avoiding to partake with them, so that you don’t share with their common error of communion.
Feet Washing was an illustration Jesus Christ did to His disciples to pass a message of servant hood and humility, “So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John 13:12-14. But He never commanded His disciples to keep doing the feet washing. There is no other spiritual meaning or implication of Feet Washing than the message of humility and serving others as leaders and as brethren; and so using feet washing as another special prayer or program is a gross heresy.
You see how these misled, false and fallen ministers in the church today are turning significant matters of great spiritual values to secular or miracles means, they have turned themselves to sorcerers and soothsayers.
It is not wrong for a church to do Feet Washing if the purpose is to remind one another of the humility and self-sacrifice of Christianity and to endeavor to put it into action, not just acting it as drama or another means of miracle. A church where they wash feet and the senior pastor is using private jet while many members are jobless, where G.O is living in a mansion while many members can’t afford to pay their due rents, then same pastor doing feet washing is acting drama and he is deceptive.
GOD BLESS YOU!