Oil & the Holy Spirit
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The 2 Anointings




In my webpage Are You Prepared for the 2nd Coming? , I discuss that there are 2 works of the Holy Spirit. It is there, that I say, it is the Holy Spirit that Jesus is referring to in these verses:

Math 25: MKJV  
1 Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.  
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.  
3 The foolish ones took their lamps, but took no oil with them.  
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him.  
7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.  
8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps have gone out.  
9 But the wise answered, saying, No , lest there be not enough for us and you. But rather go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.  
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came. And they who were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.  
11 Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.  
12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.  
13 Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of man comes.


You will notice that in verse 8 that the foolish had oil in their lamps, but did not take extra oil in jars like the wise did, so when their oil began to burn out, they asked for more. I spoke on that page that this shows all 10 virgins were christians because they had oil, but only 5 had the extra oil. And that this extra oil is either being Born Again or Spirit Filled. Being Spirit Filled is a 2nd work of the Holy Spirit. I also go in detail the difference between being saved and Born Again here:


 Believing vs. Being Born Again

On the following link, I discuss the difference of the seal of salvation by the Holy Spirit (being saved) and being Baptized in the Holy Spirit as 2 separate works. You need to go to the section that says this: 
 
3rd Baptism - Baptism into the Holy Ghost/Spirit

Then head to the bottom of that area before getting to the 4th Baptism, and read after seeing the ----------------. The link is here:

 The Doctrine of Baptisms

What I am going to endeavor to do on this page is show through scriptural evidence that Jesus is referring to the Holy Spirit in Math 25:1-13.

Oil was used in the Old Testament for anointing.

Ex 29:7
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.


In the Old Testament the common believer did not have access to the Holy Spirit in or upon him, but God anointed the priests, the prophets, and kings. And it was these people who could and sometimes did have the Holy Spirit on them to do many wonderful deeds for God. 

The oil was directly used for the anointing, but this was a symbolic act, as the True anointing comes from the Holy Spirit.

Isa 10:
27: And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.


Thus it is by the Holy Spirit that this anointing came to empower:

Zech 4:
6: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.


It is the same Holy Spirit today that anoints us, including Jesus:

Luke 4:
18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised


But when did Jesus get this anointing and power? It was when He was baptized by John, and water baptism represents being born again.  You will note Jesus didn't preach, teach, or do His miracles until after He was anointed. Jesus didn't need to be Born Again, thus didn't need the 1st work of the Holy Spirit. I am NOT denying Christ's deity. But Jesus put down that authority and took up the nature of man. The power He used was through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, not His deity. It is the same anointing we can have, but Jesus had it without measure.

Acts 10:
38: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.


John 14:
12: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.


John 3:
34: For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.


Now back to the point. The Holy Spirit has 2 anointings for us, and the 1st is at salvation:

2 Cor 1:
21: Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
22: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.


You see that? This is an anointing, but is only the earnest of the Spirit. Not that we can get it without measure like Jesus had. But we can be overflowing with it when we get the 2nd anointing. Before we go there, lets get another witness of the 1st one:

1 John 2:
20: But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
27: But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.


I already showed you this verse but lets take another look:

Luke 4:
18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised


When did this occur? When Jesus was saved or born again? Of coarse not, Jesus was born without sin. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit when John the Baptist baptized Him. It is this 2nd anointing which allows us to bear fruit.

And another repeat:

Acts:10:38: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

This page is not about teaching the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which not only allows the bearing of fruit, but produces the miraculous to testify of God's KIngdom and power but with over flowing power. This page is to testify that the oil mentioned by Jesus in the parable of the 10 virgins is a different anointing by the Holy Spirit than the one recieved at salvation (thus there are 3 I am mentioning here). We have seen that oil was used to anoint, we also see there are different anointings. I think this well testifies that this oil represents such. 

 
2 Cor 1:
21: Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
22: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 
 
When you are saved, you are sealed with the Holy Spirit, but it is just the earnest thereof, but when you are born again, you have the Holy Spirit which can then teach and lead you.

This is eluded to by Jesus in Matt 13.

Matthew 13 
18 Therefore hear the parable of the sower.
19 When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.
20 But that which was sown on the stony places is this: he who hears the Word and immediately receives it with joy.
21 But he has no root in himself, and is temporary. For when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, he immediately stumbles.
22 And that sown into the thorns is this: he who hears the Word; and the anxiety of this world, and the deceit of riches, choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful.
23 But that sown on the good ground is this: he who hears the Word and understands; who also bears fruit and produces one truly a hundredfold; and one sixty; and one thirty.


The seed is obviously the Word of God, yet it is the plant that dies, how can it die if it is eternal? Because the seed does not die, it can remain, if it isn't taken away. It is due to what you do with it, the condition of the heart.  

The Word and the Holy Spirit are similar here, both are seeds, or as 2 Cor 1:22 says it is a seal, an earnest. But the Bible shows that the Holy Spirit is a river, and it can flow, and it should over flow in your life. But it doesn't start that way.

I go into this on this page here:


Believing vs. Being Born Again
 
when I state:

Briefly, without delving to deep into this subject, the seed that produces no fruit is paralleled in this statement by Jesus:

John 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

We are born sinners, our bodies cannot be saved, instead they will be changed at the Resurrection, until then sin remains in our flesh although the work of the cross has unemployed it. When we believe in Jesus our spirit is regenerated. It is new, but our soul remains carnal and our flesh remains unchanged. To produce fruit, it starts with confession, that confession begins the renewal of our mind.  It is further illustrated even by Jesus with the breaking of the alabaster box to anoint Jesus with the precious perfume. See here:


Brokenness

It is the breaking or dying of the outer to let the beauty of the inner come out, in other words, to produce fruit. But in this case, it is simply accepting the work of the cross, that not only did Jesus die for your sins, but you died on that cross as well and that now you are a new creature. 

So, I am not speaking of denying one self, for the salvation of the soul (which should occur later in your walk), which is this paralleled even further, but simply a belief and confession of what Jesus did with us on the cross.


Concluding:

When a person is Born Again, the have entered a place where the Holy Spirit now bears fruit in their life, thus God sees and knows them. The 2nd work of the cross has manifested in their life. They are now Born of the Spirit, and not just sealed by the Spirit:

Eph 1: MKJV
13 in whom also you, hearing the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation, in whom also believing, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise

John 3: NKJV
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 


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 A wonderful video by Alan Horvath on this subject:


The Parable of the 10 Virgins

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Links of interest:

  The Rapture - a detailed look at the premillenial partial rapture

  Are You Prepared for the 2nd Coming? - Part 1, of this page, a look at who gets raptured

  Believing vs. Being Born Again

 Walking in the Spirit

 Foundational Principles of Christ - Part 2 The Doctrine of Baptisms

 Interactive 3D Temple  
 

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