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A Bible Dripping with Oil

A Bible dripping with oil

I am NOT the person who has the oil. This is a report of my experience visiting the community where this sign is taking place. Do NOT contact me asking how to get the oil or where to see it. A facebook page that has more information has been linked at the end of this post. 

A Bible Dripping with Oil

Yesterday I went on a little adventure. The previous night a friend across the country heard rumor of prayer room walls and a Bible dripping with oil just a few hours from me. A few texts back and forth and she had me connected with a new friend who is a part of the community where this sign and wonder is taking place and I was headed on road trip to meet this beautiful community.

Bible dripping with oilIn the back of a little gift shop in Dalton, Georgia there is a prayer room. For the past two years people have gathered there to pray for their city, region, and each other and intermittently oil has dripped from the walls. January 27th of this year one of those prayer warriors, Jerry, noticed his Bible was dripping with oil. Starting with Psalm 39 it spread over the next few days through the rest of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the concordance. Then the oil started back in Genesis and spread till it covered the whole Bible.

When he realized the oil wasn’t going to stop, bible in vat of oilJerry put the Bible in a ziploc bag at first, but as the oil continued, he had to size up to larger and larger containers. The bucket he now keeps it in continues to refill. God told him early on that as long as he gives the oil away freely and does not sell it, the oil will continue to flow. And so in the back of this little gift shop he gives away vials of oil and invites people to dip their hands in it.

chemist letter

Personal contact info blacked out, chemist’s summary of findings

He sent a sample of the oil to a chemist who says it is most similar to mineral oil, but that it isn’t mineral oil. It’s totally colorless and odorless and according to the chemist unexplainable.

The little gathering in the back of this gift shop was such a sweet place of love and fellowship. Thirty or so people were there praying for one another, giving prophetic words, and sharing testimonies of healing. They are quick to tell you that it is God, not the oil that is healing people, but there are multiple testimonies of how God has used the oil to heal people of cancer, skin rashes, and other diseases.

When I dipped my hands in the oil it hands covered in oilcontinued to multiply on my hands. My new friend tells me that they have seen this a few times before and it seems to be related to a healing gifting. The feeling of the oil getting heavier on my hands as the quantity of it grew was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It was like the opposite of feeling something dry on your hands. The oil is the thickest I’ve ever seen, similar to castor oil, but is light, silky smooth, odorless, and colorless. Jerry eventually gave me a towel to wipe most of it off and it stopped multiplying but even as I sit here a day later typing I can still see the shiny residue from it on my hands.

Seeing the Bible dripping with oil was an amazing experience that deepened my awe and wonder of what Jesus can do. It really does mess with your head to see something so unexplainable but that clearly is happening. As I have talked with God about the oil and about why this particular sign for our region, He has reminded me how the Bible Belt has often held a trinity of Father, Son, Holy Bible. What better place for Holy Spirit to show up and make Himself known.

oil dripping from wall

Oil dripping from the wall of the prayer room

Signs and wonders like this are actually more common than we realize but I believe the two extreme responses they tend to get are why we don’t hear of them more often. On one extreme people deny it totally and cling to a cessationist belief that miracles, signs, wonders– basically anything to do with the Holy Spirit stopped with the Bible and it is wrong to believe those things could happen now.

On the other extreme you have people that begin to obsess with the sign and wonder itself, attributing power and significance to it that was never meant to be there. This extreme is the folks that start calling and emailing (without even reading to see that I’m not the right person to call/email) insisting they need the oil for themselves. They place their faith in the oil instead of the Giver of the oil. This extreme is also why I have purposely withheld the name of the gift shop and Jerry’s personal contact information.

Yes, oil dripping out a Bible is pretty cool. Yes, I believe the oil is a manifestation of the presence of God. But, if you feel like you need a vial of the oil to pray for healing or experience God’s presence that’s a problem. God does not need the oil to heal. He does not need the oil to make His presence known. And you don’t need it either. If you feel a desperation for the oil itself, go to the Source of the oil in prayer. Don’t just seek out the earthly source carrying it right now. A sign and wonder is supposed to draw you into closer relationship with the Giver of the sign, not create an unhealthy desire in you to possess the sign for yourself. There’s nothing wrong with thinking it would be cool to get some of the oil and wanting to see it for yourself. But it becomes unhealthy if you feel incomplete without the oil.

If you would like more information you can check out the facebook page that has been setup to share events where Jerry will be with the Bible. This facebook page is where you can find more information about the Bible and the oil from the people that actually have the Bible and the oil.

6 Responses to “A Bible Dripping with Oil

  • What an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Wow, I am actually so happy with your conclusion. God does not need the oil to heal. Or to make his presence known. Very interesting event! I don’t know what to make of it. Thanks for sharing!

    • I wouldn’t really say that’s my conclusion, more of a caveat reminder for those that get focused on the wrong thing.

  • Lizzy Ainsworth
    2 months ago

    Wow, we have also seen a similar thing happen when praying over places. Also gold dust appearing at some meetings we were involved in.

  • Bernie
    5 days ago

    I live here…people have asked me more than once if I had a vial of “the oil”, and I have had difficulty being enthusiastic. You have put into words what I struggle to express. People so often embrace misplaced focus, to the edge of idolatry. I long to see the mysteries of God, irrefutable evidence, and I love that it was tested with no definitive ID…come Lord!
    Thank you for sharing!

  • I appreciate your sense of balance–thank you for the caveat.

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