Is anointing your house with oil Biblical?

Is anointing your house with oil Biblical?

The word “anoint” means to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes applying oil. It is normally done to dedicate something to the service of God.” The use of anointing oil is definitely Biblical and was used to anoint priests and kings, the sick and afflicted but also utensils and furnishings of the tabernacle.

While the Bible specifically recommends anointing for sick and afflicted persons, where we are to call for the elders for this holy task, there is no recommendation about anointing your house.

Welcome God into your home:

2 Chronicles 7:15-16 “Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.” 

Persons may feel the need to anoint their house for peaceful rest and protection. Others may want to remove the influence of demonic spirits, while others want to dedicate their humble abodes to God’s purpose. Nothing in scripture commands that persons should anoint their homes but nothing in scripture forbids this act either.

As such, there is no reason why persons should not anoint their houses with anointing oil, as long as they remember that this is only a symbolic act.

Remember, it is the Anointed One who truly covers and protects. So go ahead and anoint your doorways and window sills as you plead the blood of Jesus over every corner of your house.

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