To be anointed of God, means to be set apart for His service. But it also means that the one who is anointed belongs to God. This person is uniquely His, and under His special care.
There were three special elements used in the worship of God during Old Testament times. The major structural element was gold – most everything was made out of pure gold. Then, there were two functional elements – first, there was the sweet incense and that was made out of frankincense. Secondly, there was the Holy anointing oil, and the base of that was myrrh.
Now that’s why the wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh when they came to worship Jesus. They brought the elements of Jewish worship. In Matthew 2:11 we read, “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him; and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
In Exodus 30:22-33, we learn that the Holy anointing oil was a special composition, created by the art of the perfumer – and the major ingredient was myrrh, an expensive oil-based aromatic fragrance. Now in the Old Testament worship of the Tabernacle, everything was anointed with the Holy anointing oil of myrrh. The Tabernacle building was anointed; all the furnishings and vessels of the Tabernacle were anointed; and the priests themselves were anointed. So everything was sanctified with the oil of myrrh – set apart unto God. This meant that everything belonged to God – everything was His possession, and enjoyed His blessing and favor.
Now, did you know that all believers in Christ are also anointed of God (2 Corinthians 1:21)? That means we belong to Him and enjoy the blessing of His favor. We are His myrrh.
Say – If we belong to God, that means we don’t belong to ourselves, right?! Think about it!