The Cost of the Anointing

Ex 30:22-25

Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 "Also take for yourself quality spices — five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon

(two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane,

24 five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary,

and a hin of olive oil. 25 And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil,

an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer.

It shall be a holy anointing oil.


Ruth 1:19-20(Elimelech)

Now the two of them (Ruth & Naomi) went until they came to Bethlehem.

And it happened, when they had come to Bethlehem, that all the city was excited because of them; and the women said, "Is this Naomi?"

20 But she said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; (pleasantness)

call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 

21 I went out full, and the Lord has brought me home again empty.”


What is the Anointing?  Not a feeling

         Identification of Who I Am to Become


Rom 11:29. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

          But the anointing costs

                    Most can’t pay the price


Sweet Cinnamon & Sweet Cane


Sweet aromas are attached to offerings


Sweetness comes from being all-in


Myrrh – Comes from a bushy tree with thorns

          Thorns serve as the tree’s defense


1.    Get past the thorns

2.    Wound the tree


You must be desperate for the Anointing

          You’re going to experience some pain to get the anointing


Wound the tree repeatedly

          In response to being hurt, it bleeds the myrrh resin


Myrrh – Mor: bitter

          It may seem as if God deals bitterly with you



Olive Oil

          Oil comes from crushing


It takes the crushing to release the anointing


You’re not anointed because you won’t submit to the crushing



Combination of bitter & sweet, crushing & wounding

          Like a Battery – positive & negative


Crushing is to teach us Faith

Luke 22:31-32

The Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.  But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail.


To live in your anointing, you’ve got to walk by faith


Being anointed should be a Progression of

·       Faith to Faith (Rom 1:17)

·       Glory to Glory (2 Cor 3:18)



“To” is a preposition

Indicates the relation of one substantive to another substantive


Sometimes I’m in the Preposition, or Pre-Position

        Pre-Position for my Anointing

Dwayne Hunt