Ps. 133 — Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running don on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountain of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing — life evermore!
Biblically speaking, oil represents anointing. Mary, in John 12:3, anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive oil then wiped them with her hair. Exodus 29:5-7 explains some of the priestly anointing process of Aaron, where they put on him the breastplate and poured anointing oil over his head. “At his consecration the high priest symbolized unity—he bore on his breastplate the names of all twelve tribes, so when the oil depicting the grace of God was poured on him, it ‘flowed on’ all the tribes.” Those under his spiritual authority received blessings.
My dear reader, this is simply a principle. It’s like sowing and reaping, if you sow, you’ll reap. And whatever you sow, you’ll reap — be it good or bad. And as a principle, it works in all of life. Whatever anointing is at the “head,” it will flow down upon the rest. Maybe it’s a deceitful CEO; if so, there will be deceit and fraud throughout the company because that’s the standard he/she has set for others. If it’s an honest, transparent leader, then those underneath will fall under that model.
I once had a Bible teacher in 9th grade who was wonderful. Our class was going through all the books written by the Apostle Paul. Mr. Schottletner, my teacher, very much encouraged us to state our views and interpretation of the scriptures without condemnation or judgment, yet he led us to the truth of the Word. To this day I remember him because of his openness to silly and sometimes rude and obstinate teenagers, while gently guiding us into truth. His precious anointing of patience and humility flowed blessings onto his students.
As an adult I had a job where at one point I was asked by my boss to falsify documents (basically lie) to be able to return some product. Afterwards I quit that job because what “flowed from the head” was, for me, corrupt and unethical and I didn’t feel comfortable in that job anymore.
So whether it be a scout leader, an executive, or even a president, their anointing will flow down from their authority onto us followers — one of the reasons we need to choose wisely who we will follow, and another good reason to observe how we ourselves lead. Whatever standard a leader presents, those under them will conform and present a unified front in agreement.
The Word tells us that Christ is the head of the church. (Eph. 1:22) As we, the body of Christ, follow and submit to Him, His anointing will flow down upon us creating unity and blessings.