September 2018 Newsletter - "Viscosity: The Spiritual Allegory of the Anointing Oil" by Vanessa Hayes
Shalom my beloved Forerunner family! I greet you with a holy kiss of revelation for this exciting month of September filled with the fall feasts: Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.
Everything around us is like a classroom where we can learn about God’s laws and His divine nature by first looking at the natural type and shadow (Col 2:17), and then we begin to understand the spiritual principles (1 Cor 15:46) to operate in His Kingdom. Romans 1:20 also tells us that “the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they [we] are without excuse.” So, are you ready to learn some physics?
In the past month, the Holy Spirit has been revealing a deeper understanding of the anointing oil and its properties, or what we know as its character and function according to Hebrew thought. All oil is characterized by its viscosity, which is defined as the resistance to flow due to internal friction and is measured by the force per unit area resisting a flow in which parallel layers unit distance apart have unit speed relative to one another when in motion. Higher viscosity = more resistance and low viscosity = less resistance. Now, let’s look at this prophetically and ask some questions to unveil this mystery. What is oil symbolic of in scripture and where do we see it in scripture? What would it mean symbolically to resist flow?
Apostle Michael Petro has shown us how the oil is symbolic of teaching, as in the parable of the ten virgins. Five wise virgins had brought the oil or teaching for their journey to the marriage ceremony, and five foolish virgins did not buy the oil or teaching. Inside the temple, we find the oil inside the menorah, which is symbolic of you and me as the Church (Rev 2:5). The oil is drawn through the wick in each branch to fuel the fire or understanding of the mysteries of the Kingdom. Apostle also taught us last month that this same fire is then what the High Priest uses to ignite the altar of incense (Feast of Trumpets), to give a sweet aroma of righteous prayers before the Lord to enter through the veil (Day of Atonement) and into Holy of Holies (Feast of Tabernacles).
When you look at the word for oil in Hebrew, H8081, the root means breath. This is a beautiful picture of the Ruach HaKodesh, breath of God, blowing prophetic utterances on the Feast of Trumpets through His people who offer up prayers of righteousness or right understanding in preparation of the final consummation. Hallelujah! As we learn the anointed teaching of the revelation, submit to the order of flow within the body without resistance, and submit to the pressures of the fire that is refining our soul. Then we can offer pure incense of prayers to the Lord, and our soul becomes a perfect habitation for Christ, the Hope of Glory to dwell within us! Hallelujah! Reaching this place or state of mind is when we are able to hear the thoughts of God, known by the Spirit of God (1 Cor 2:11) through the Holy Spirit, and we are able fulfill the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Another interesting point is that as oil is heated up, it becomes less viscous – less resistant. Meaning, when the anointing oil, which is teaching, is heated up with fire through your understanding of the mysteries of the Kingdom, you become less resistant to the flow of the Holy Spirit’s teaching and counsel. In physics, this viscosity is measured by the 22nd Greek letter Tau, which is a cross and is the equivalent to the Hebrew 22nd letter Tav. Prophetically, this means that only those who have not resisted the truth and have allowed the anointing oil of the revelatory teaching to flow through them will be the ones to be marked or sealed.
Ezra 9:4-6 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
In closing, my prayer as we prepare for the fall feasts is for each one of us to come together cohesively as one body without any internal resistance in our souls coming from pride, rebellion, laziness, greed, anger, jealousy, etc. so the Holy Spirit may flow harmoniously through His One body, His Church, as we sing with One voice “Have Your way Lord.” Hallelujah!!
May you be inscribed, Vanessa Hayes