Receiving From Ancient Oil

Apostle Grace Lubega

 2 Kings 2:9-10 (KJV); And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

What is ancient oil?

Ancient oil is not the anointing at work in a man simply because he has been in salvation for a long time. There are Christians who have walked the life of salvation for years without the slightest idea how the anointing works.

The identity of ancient oil is in the maturity of the anointing; in the integrity of the posterity through which it passes because each generation that receives it knows how to deal with the anointing.

How does one receive it?

A man can only receive from what he sees and honours by the spirit.

That is how the mantle was passed from Elijah to Elisha. Elijah told Elisha, if you see me when I am taken, it shall be so, if not, it shall not be so.’

What did Elisha see?

In 2 Kings 2:12, when Elijah was being taken up, Elisha exclaimed, ‘My Father! My Father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel.’ He saw Elijah’s identity in the spirit.

There are men we did not meet physically but when we found their teachings; audio sermons and books, we saw who they were by the spirit and in seeing, we received from them.

There are men we never met in the flesh but when we saw them minister on crusades with millions in attendance, we did not just see a man before a massive crowd, we saw a general in the spirit and in humility, knelt in our rooms to receive from them.

Ancient oil is generational oil. It will flow from Lois, Timothy’s grandmother, to Eunice, his mother and eventually to Timothy because the heart of each subsequent generation is open by virtue of faith (2 Timothy 1:5).

However, if it does not find faith, it can skip a generation until it finds it.

May this wisdom cause you to hunger for the anointing; to understand how to receive and to open your heart in faith.
God’s name be praised!

FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 1:5, 2 Kings 2:12


A man can only receive from what he sees and honours by the spirit.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I receive it from the bottom of my heart and run with it. My eyes are opened to see past the physical to the spiritual. To behold the spiritual identities of the authorities you have placed in my life; to understand mantles from the higher realm and to perceive the anointing from a spiritual place. By this knowledge I grow and tread in places that the bold and the brave go by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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