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Dec 15, 2014 - 11:25 AM
However, I have heard of many similar stories, and believe all of the information you have presented in your "story".
Also, in the past I did basically the same thing as you did going around my house and anointing it with oil...
That said, I would have to say that I don't see anything in your facts/story that point to oil, whether it is anointing oil or not, being of any consequence. And in that God's word is the standard by which we must judge everything... So I would say that we need to explore what God's word says about the topic.
1st, the blood on the doorposts was blood and not oil, 2nd it was a type and shadow of things to come, 3rd, just because we label oil as anointing oil doesn't make it any different spiritually from any other oil, 4th, the only mention of using oil I can think of in the New Testament is for praying for the sick.
Now, I could have missed or forgotten something, so if someone can show me from scripture what I have missed and how oil can be used as a barrier against demons (in context), then I am open to looking in to it, but I can't see making a doctrine of using oil to ward off demons from what I currently know of what the Word says about it.
Furthermore, That is not how Jesus or the Apostles did it according to what I read in the Bible. What I read is that they recognized their God given authority of having been seated in Heavenly places far above all of the Devil's kingdom and exercised that authority by speaking to, rebuking, binding and casting the demons out. So, based on my understanding of what the Word says, I would say that the oil has no power and the demons don't care about it, it is the authority that you and I walk in that they recognize.