When studying the proper way to anoint, we need to stop and think a minute. All the early New Testament Church had to go by were the Old Testament examples, along with what they had actually seen Christ do. So with that in mind, let us look at the proper Biblical method of anointing. We will start in the Old Testament.
Exodus 28:41 shows us how Aaron and his sons were set apart and anointed, with more details in the surrounding verses.
Exodus 28:40 And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. 41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
This could easily be assumed that the coats, girdles and bonnets of verse 40 were being anointed. The key is in the last part of verse 41, “that they may minister unto me.” Coats, girdles and bonnets don’t minister.
This procedure that Moses had to follow continues in Exodus 29:7. In this anointing were two steps: (1) pour and (2) anoint: