The Unusual Anointing By Rev Eastwood Anaba

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Theme: Healing and Deliverance

Topic: The Unusual Anointing

Scripture Reading:
John 9:1-7; Luke 4:18-19

Main Text:
John 9:6
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

Jesus Christ restored sight to a blind man with an unusual method. He spat on the ground and used the saliva to make clay with which He anointed the man’s eyes (John 9:6). The Greek word for the word “anoint” in John 9:6 is ‘epichriō’, which means to smear over. It is similar in meaning to the Greek word for “anoint” in Luke 4:18 which is ‘chriō’ meaning to smear or rub with oil.

The ministry of deliverance sometimes employs methods that are unconventional to the intellect. The use of symbols and tokens to impart the power of the Holy Ghost is common in the Bible. In the apostle Paul’s ministry, handkerchiefs and aprons were used to perform special miracles (Acts 19:11-12).

If someone is born blind, God may use extraordinary methods to heal him or her. Religious people find it difficult to accept miracles that don’t happen according to their preconceived ideas. In Christendom today, we spend more time arguing about God’s methods of ministration instead of believing in His power.

1. Pray for the grace to discern the power of God at work and not judge methods.
2. Pray also for the grace to hear God clearly on divine instructions.

Recommended Reading:

“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba

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