Ordinary. Anointing the body or head with oil was a common practice among the Jews, as in other Oriental nations. Smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony. Spiritual anointing with the Holy Ghost is conferred also upon Christians by God. (2 Corinthians 1:21) ” Anointing “expresses the sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit upon Christians who are priests and kings unto God.