Welcome to Essential Oils and the Bible, a mini journey of exploration about these ancient oils and their application today!
It is said that Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts revealed that priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before the time of Christ for both medicinal and religious purposes. Oils are referenced in the Bible over 188 times in both the Old and New Testaments. A passage from Ezekiel 47:12 ends with “leaves for healing,” an early hint of God’s gifts of the earth for our healing. Many modern pharmaceuticals mimic the chemical constituents of these organic oils.
FIRST IN A SERIES
Growing up in a Chiropractic family, we relied on only natural methods of healing but I stereotyped essential oils. I discounted their efficacy and relegated them to a being some strange fad or a hoax not knowing these have actually been here for us since the beginning of God’s creation.
If you are one of the lucky people who has actually recognized a miracle of God working in your life you can relate. It was during a time my oldest daughter was extremely ill and I was praying for a miracle for her healing, that we discovered the power of the essential oils. God had opened my mind. That is a long story for another day but thanks to modern science these oils no longer remain a mystery as to why they work so effectively for my family and millions of families to help the body heal itself.
Essential oils shift the paradigm of tracking and masking symptoms with pharmaceuticals to giving the body the tools to help heal itself naturally. Plants are organic and we are organic. So many of the chemical constituents in plants that protect it from its invaders, bacteria, fungus and help attract its pollinators work similarly in us humans.
I will be sharing with you information about five of the oils mentioned in the bible: frankincense, myrrh, spikenard, cassia and cedarwood. We will begin with Frankincense as it is often referred to as the “king of oils.” This is no surprise as it was one of the gifts of the Wise Men to the Christ child (Matthew 2:11). It was considered a holy oil in biblical times, used as incense during religious ceremonies. Nearly all ancient religions used it, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists (Essential Life Book, pg 107). We know today that Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits. It is known to support healthy cellular, immune, nervous and digestive function when used internally. It is used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically.
Next time our featured oil is Myrrh and more science behind all these amazing “gifts of the earth.”
–Alexis Baker – Metro Voice Contributor
I would be glad to share with you or a group of your friends more education or information on how to get started using these amazing oils so that you too may have the benefits for you and your family right in your home. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org instagram: welloiledl