Nothing has been more important to me in my life than my relationship with Jesus. Once we started using essential oils, it was so amazing to learn about God and the Oils of the Bible. I met the Lord for the first time in a very real way in Feb 1998, thanks to some sweet friends who kept loving me and sharing with me about what He was doing in their life. I love reading my Bible and discovering a new truth every day, so imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that in the pages of this amazing inspired work, were all these references to essential oils!
Coming to a consensus on just how many times oils are mentioned throughout scripture can be a challenge since there is so much we don’t know. For example, a reference to gum or resin can occur with no mention to plant variety or species. David Stewart writes, “By the most liberal of interpretations there are 1035 references to essential oils and the plants from which essential oils were obtained. By even the most restrictive definitions there are at least 500.” The Oils of the Bible are mentioned in 70% of the books in the Bible.
The Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture is a collection of essential oils that are found in the pages of Scripture. The collection contains: 12 single essential oils (5ml bottles): Aloes/Sandalwood, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Galbanum, Hyssop, Myrrh, Myrtle, Onycha, Rose of Sharon/Cistus, and Spikenard. We are going to cover one essential oil each day and go into details about the Biblical references as well as the common uses of the oils. We are praying that this knowledge will bless you and bring you closer to God.
On the third day of creation, God created plants. From Genesis 1: “12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.”
The dominant classes of compounds in the oils of Ancient Scripture are: Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenes, and Phenols including Phenylpropanoids, along with Ketones, Aldehydes, and Esters. Sesquiterpenes and Monoterpenes can be spiritually elevating. They are strong supporters of the body. Phenols, Ketones, and aldehydes promote healthy bodily functions. Thus, the 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture serve us on all levels: spiritually, emotionally, mental and physical. In short, you can see why the oils are so helpful. When God put these and other plants on this earth, He had a plan. He knew that at some time man would find out their benefits. Today, so many of us are experiencing the wonderful benefits of essential oils.
Have you ever used one of the Oils of the Bible? How do you use it? What do you love about it?
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