I Shall Be Anointed with Fresh Oil

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil (Ps. 92:10 KJV)

Anointed with fresh oil showing a sinner at the feet of the Master

David understood the transformative power of the anointing, declaring, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” What does this statement mean, and how is it relevant today?

Reading the King James Version might make you think David anticipated a future anointing. However, modern translations like the ESV clarify: “You have poured over me fresh oil” (Psalm 92:10, ESV). David speaks of an anointing already received, not one forthcoming.

Recall the day Samuel anointed David as king in the presence of his brothers:

“Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward.” (1 Samuel 16:13, KJV)

Soon after, David defeated Goliath and rose to prominence in Israel. He knew firsthand the transformative power of God’s anointing, declaring in Psalm 92:10, “My horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn.”  As soon as he was anointed with fresh oil, his horn was exalted like that of a unicorn. This horn-exalting anointing empowers us to conquer our enemies and overcome challenges.

Here’s the core message: David was conscious of his anointing and attributed his successes and protections to it.

Today, we are not just anointed with a measure of the Spirit, as David was; we are filled with the fullness of the Spirit in Christ(John 3:34, Colossians 2:10). Here is the picture of your life when God pours fresh oil upon you,

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38, KJV)

Christ, the Anointed One, is in you. Let this awareness permeate your thoughts and actions, allowing God’s anointing to elevate you as it did David.


Reflect on Psalm 92:10. Visualize yourself within the context of this verse.

Apply the Word

Are you conscious of our anointing in Christ? Understand and embrace the reality that God has poured fresh oil upon you, and live in that truth.


Express gratitude to God for the fresh anointing He has bestowed upon you.

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