Castlewellan BRF 2016.
Psalm 133 says,” Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
What is the connection between unity and the anointing oil?
Here are my thoughts: The Holy Spirit symbolised in the anointing oil initiated Aaron into the privileged position of high priest and the service of his people. The same Spirit anoints us to be prophets, priests and kings. The oil was unique perfume and smelt wonderful as did the incense (prayers) he offered. We too and our prayers are a sweet savour to God. So the sweet anointing oil that confirmed Aaron in his office is a picture of the sweet Spirit who confirms the truth of salvation and covenant love between God and his people and his people with each other. This is what characterised Castelwellan BRF conference and indeed typifies all the fellowship of his people everywhere.