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Leviticus 14:16 (c) This is no doubt a type of the Holy Spirit Himself.

  • it was to be applied to the ear so that the hearing would be entirely Godward, and for the Word of GOD.
  • it was applied to the thumb for the work of the priest was to be for GOD in the power of the Spirit.
  • it was to be applied to the toe, for his walk was to be with GOD, and before GOD, walking in the Spirit. (See Leviticus 14:28).

Numbers 6:15 (c) In this passage the oil again seems to represent the Holy Spirit actuating the life, filling the soul, and especially the coming of the Spirit upon the Lord JESUS CHRIST.

Deuteronomy 32:13 (b) It is quite evident in this passage that the oil again represents the Holy Spirit given from and by the Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the eternal Rock of ages.

Deuteronomy 33:24 (b) This probably represents a smooth, fragrant and delightful walk in the Spirit of GOD by this great man of GOD. An impression would be left behind at each step. So the Spirit-filled man leaves behind him fragrant impressions of his walk with the Lord in the Spirit.

2 Kings 4:2 (c) Probably this represents the blessings of GOD which He pours out upon the man or the woman of faith in order that the needs of the life may be met.

Job 29:6 (b) This is an indication of the great wealth and opportunity enjoyed by Job when he lived in prosperity and peace.

Psalm 23:5 (b) This is emblematic of the blessed experience of the believer in which the Spirit of GOD anoints him for effective service, as a king and as a priest.

Psalm 141:5 (a) By this type we understand the sweet, refreshing effect of the kindly counsel of a godly friend.

Isaiah 61:3 (b) The joy of heart, the freedom of soul, and the radiance of spirit are compared to oil because of its sweetness, smoothness and value.

Matthew 25:4 (b) This probably indicates the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life.

Luke 10:34 (c) It may be that the oil represents the kind, sweet comforting words that were spoken, and the wine represents the courage and the new hope brought to the heart of this wounded man. It may be that both of these refer to the healing power and the strengthening power of the Holy Spirit, and (or) the Word of GOD.

Hebrews 1:9 (b) This describes the blessed anointing of CHRIST to be both Lord and Saviour, High Priest and King. The King and the Priest were both inducted into office by this anointing from GOD.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Oil'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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