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June 6th, 2016 by Vigilo
Essential Oils are a means to improve your physical, spiritual, and psychological health. Learn how you can strengthen your bodily temple…. so you can better receive the Holy Ghost.
Essential oil-derived plants are referred to well over 500 times in the Bible! Even more notable, specific use of essential oils comes directly from the mouth of the LORD!
Essential Oils (contracted from “quintessential oils”) are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds, derived from the distillation of a plant and its parts. (flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel) There are over a dozen essential oils of the Bible, most popular of which are: Myrrh, Frankincense, Calamus (cane), Cedarwood, Cinnamon, and Cassia.
With such a prevalent use of essential oils of the Bible, and actual directive about their use from the LORD, how is it that essential oils are not a staple in our well being? Our bodies are supposed to be temples for the Holy Ghost, so isn’t it our responsibility to use God-given means to achieve our wellness? Essential oils of the Bible are not only “God-given”, but they are “God-directed”!
The Holy Anointing Oil
In Exodus 30: 22-29, we see….
Following that passage, the Lord specified a composition to be used for Holy Incense in Exodus 30: 34-35….
Through the Holy Anointing Oil and Holy Incense, we can see that the Lord clearly places a value in the spices and herbs which he has given man.
Now, DO NOT go and copy the exact recipe from Exodus. These specific compositions were sanctified and only to be used for the Lord’s specific purpose. So do not try to duplicate the recipe! He warns of being “cut off” and “perishing” to those who use these compositions for their own pleasure! Though some may argue that with Christ came a new order.
Either way, we can utilize the essential oils of the Bible, which God has provided, in an infinite amount of other ways. We can use these God-given plants, in the form of essential oils, to improve our wellness, and provide a better temple for the Holy Ghost.
Let’s take a closer look at the 6 most frequently referenced essential oils of the Bible.
Essential Oils of the Bible
Recognized widely as one of the gifts of the wise men at the Nativity of Christ, and also an ingredient of the Holy Anointing Oil, Myrrh is the bellwether of the essential oils of the Bible.
In the Bible, myrrh was used as a: currency/commodity, anointing oil, perfume, ointment, incense, food spice, burial preparation, etc.
Other ancient uses include: pregnancy anointing, warding off curses of newborns, reducing anxiety during labor, perineum salve, addressing post labor stretch marks, fighting infections for newborns, oral cleanliness, embalming, and skin conditions.
Today, we can use it for: anti-microbial properties, oral cleanliness, healing of wounds, strengthening immune system, anti-parasitic treatments, improving skin, improving thyroid function, fighting infection/viruses, improving emotional state, cellular healing, and fighting cancer.
Also recognized as one of the gifts of the wise men at Christ’s Nativity, and an ingredient of the Holy Incense, Frankincense is the next most popular of the essential oils of the Bible.
In the Bible, Frankincense was used as a: currency/commodity, holy perfume, ceremonial offering, perfume, etc.
Other ancient uses include: a cure-all, elevating spirituality, death preparation, and embalming.
Today, we can use it for: reducing pain, reducing inflammation, boosting immune system, treating brain injuries/ailments, fighting disease/infection/virus, cellular regeneration, scar treatment, and even fighting cancer.
Known as the “cane” used by the LORD for the ‘Holy Anointing Oil’ instructed to Moses, Calamus also was used by Solomon as an adjective to admire his beloved.
In the Bible, Calamus was used as a: currency/commodity, perfume, anointing oil, incense, and digestive stimulant.
Today, we can use it for: reducing inflammation, improved respiratory function, muscle relaxation, and improved kidney function.
Cedar is the tree most mentioned in the Bible, and may be the first of the essential oils of the Bible that was distilled.
In the Bible, Cedar wood was used as: currency/commodity, perfume, symbol of stability, symbol of abundance, leprosy cleansing
Other ancient uses include: embalming, leper cleansing, disinfecting, ritual cleansing, cosmetics, skin problems, calming effect, and medicine.
Today, we can use it for: improved focus, urinary support, reducing inflammation, detoxing, metabolic regulation, treating infections, menstruation regulation, skin and mouth ailments, hair growth, bug repellant, muscle tension, and mental awareness.
Another oil of the Holy Anointing Oil of Exodus….
In the Bible, cinnamon was used as a: currency/commodity, anointing oil, sensual stimulant, adjective for love, luxury spice.
Today, we can use it for: antimicrobial/anti-fungal/anti-parasitic cleansing, fighting diseases, culinary purposes, sexual stimulating, and regulating blood sugar levels.
Yet another oil of the Holy Anointing Oil of Exodus….
In the Bible, cassia was used as a: currency/commodity, perfume, anointing oil
Today, we can use it for: improved immune system, natural body defense, culinary purposes, and body aches/discomfort.
Time to Use Essential Oils of the Bible?
While you now know the 6 most frequently used essential oils of the bible, there are over a dozen oils utilized, including Galbanum, Onycha, Spikenard, Hyssop, Sandalwood, Myrtle, Cypress, and Rose of Sharon. Noting that the forms and exact species of plant may vary from Biblical references to modern day, the focus on essential oils of the Bible is still unmistakable. Perhaps there is a sacredness in returning to the healing powers of these God-given compounds. Perhaps we can improve not only our physical health, but also our spiritual health in this battle of life.
Do you think there is a reason the LORD permitted essential oils to be so prevalent in the Bible? Do you want to learn more about the role essential oils could play in your life? Might you have interest in sampling essential oils to see if they are right for your family?
In God’s Will
-Travis & Angel