What does the Bible say about sales of holy water and anointing oil

I can only tell you the following and you can make your own judgement as the Spirit leads you:

  1. Jesus never sold any holy water or anointing oil to anybody.
  2. There have been no records of the disciples or apostles selling handkerchief, holy water, anointing oil, etc. in exchange for any miracle, healing or the like.
  3. All these things happen for our examples and they are to guide us in our decisions. In fact, the Bible says, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning“, (Romans 15:4).

I will also like to point out that the gifts of God and services rendered out of them are not for sale, because they are free. As such we are told that when we heal, perform miracles and cast out demons and evil spirits from people, we should not charge any fee as if it was work carried out that should be paid for. Jesus said, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give“, (Matthew 10:8). This message was further echoed by Apostle Paul when he asked, “What hast thou that thou didst not receive?“, (1 Corinthians 4:7).

However, I will like to point out that there is nothing absolutely wrong if by the grace of God you healed somebody or cast demons out of someone and the person decides to give you gifts as a form of appreciation, because Jesus said, “The workman is worthy of his meat“, (Matthew 10:10). What you are not supposed to do is to charge people a fee as if you are rendering a service to them for using the gifts of God.

Now, you know the truth so let the truth make you free, (John 8:32). If you allow people to take advantage of you because you refuse to heed to the teachings of the Bible, it’s your own fault.

Stay blessed.

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