1085. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 26 July 1997 at 2:53 PM.

The Anointing of Mount Zion:

I awoke early this morning, and the Lord instructed me to thoroughly wash myself, and to Anoint myself with the same bottled Olive Oil I purchased the day before. He instructed me to Anoint myself, on the forehead, hands, and both feet in the Name of the Father Jehovah, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Then He told me everything would go well.  

The Oil I used.

(More Photographes)

This morning our tour group was going out early. We planned to cover the old town of Jerusalem. And we would end up going through Mount Zion. I prayed to myself the whole day for instructions on where, and how to Anoint Mount Zion. The Lord kept me uninformed the whole day. Since the Lord was not saying anything. I just figured He wanted Mount Zion Anointed the next day, since I had a free day to do what ever I wanted.  

Well, we were coming to the end of the Mount Zion area. And still the Lord was silent. I had my Anointing Oil in my pocket, and my camera ready to photograph the site. Then, when our tour guide said we were heading for the tour bus, I began to get nervous! For one thing, there weren't many rocks around to gather, and there were many people around looking at everything! I had noticed what I thought was a rest room, and since Jerusalem was very hot, and we were all drinking a lot of water, I asked the tour guide if I could go to the rest room before I got on the bus. I was hoping the Lord would show me the Anointing Site with some stones before we left Mount Zion!

Anna the tour guide said, "Yes, if you really need to."

And for some reason, I handed her my camera, and left running for the rest room. I could not find the rest room I had seen earlier, and I hurriedly began to pray to the Lord for the location, and the day of the Anointing.

Then my brain went into gear, "You stupid person! Where is your camera? You dummy." I said to myself!

So I concluded, the next day was the day of the Anointing of Mount Zion. But I kept praying in the Name of the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit - to tell me what to do! I knew everyone was on the bus by now, and waiting for me, so I headed back. Then, I saw a group of stones on the ground, on a clean and well kept area. Then I knew that was the place for the Anointing! I didn't know how I knew, but I KNEW that was the Anointing site.

So quickly into my pocket my hand went. Out came the Anointing Oil, and within thirty seconds, the stones and ground was Anointed. I could not believe how fast the whole thing went! Then as I threw the empty bottle of Oil onto the Oiled stones and ground, I began to feel guilty. For I remembered, I did not have my camera to photograph the Anointed site. All that kept going through my mind was, all the months, money, and film for that moment in time, and it was lost. In my heart I felt so bad, and sad, and I guess my heart tried to apologize to the Lord for failing Him.

When I reached the bus people were still trying to settle in. And Anna looked at me and said, "That was quick!" 

But all that was on my mind was, that I had to rent a cab tomorrow, and come back with my camera. 

Once everyone got settled on the bus, Anna said she had a special treat for us, and asked if we wanted to see the Garden of Gethsemane. That location wasn't on our tour. But she asked us if we want to go. Everyone said in a loud "Yes!" And off we went. I was happy to go to Gethsemane, but my mind was still back at Mount Zion.

The Garden of Gethsemane is a beautiful little place with olive trees, and a church on the grounds. Once our lecture on the church, and the grounds was over, we were release to explore. I felt so bad. I could of cried thinking about how stupid I was in giving my camera to Anna. I kept telling myself over and over - tomorrow I'll get a cab, and come back, and photograph the Anointing site. I went inside the church and began to pray, and apologize to the Lord for failing him. Then during the prayer the Lord spoke and said, "No, you do not have to go back, and photograph the Anointing site. Not all things and locations were meant to be shown. Now, I release you - go, and enjoy yourself and have a good time the rest of the trip."  

The Garden of Gethsemane.

I Anointed Mount Zion on 26 July 1997 at 2:53 PM., and I finally realized it was the Lord who made me give Anna my camera. I will say it again, I will never understand why the Lord does certain things. (over)