Essential Oil

Exodus 30:22-33 — In this text we have the recipe for a special oil that was to be used to anoint all of the objects in the Tabernacle, the tent itself and the priests. We begin with a little study on the ingredients of this oil and then we talk about five of its most important features.

This oil, like every part of the sacrificial system, pointed to the Person and Work of Christ and the New Covenant. So what in particular did this oil represent? If it was a type, what was it’s fulfilment? And how should we understand the concept of “anointing” in relation to the Christian life and ministry?