Spikenard Essential Oil

Spikenard essential oil comes from a very rare plant that is usually blended with olive oil for anointing acts of consecration, dedication, and worship. The Greek word for Spikenard means genuine or pure. There are three accounts in the Scriptures of Yeshua being anointed with Spikenard, found in Luke 7:36-38, Mark 14:3 and in John…

Galbanum Essential Oil – An Ancient Ingredient in the Holy Incense (Temple Incense)

Galbanum was esteemed for its medicinal and spiritual properties as mentioned in Exodus 30:34.  Egyptian papyri as well as ancient Roman historians record use of Galbanum for its antispasmodic, diuretic, and pain relieving properties. In Hebrew, Galbanum is Chelbenah. The Hebraic root is Cheleb, which means the fat or the richest part and Chalab, which means milk. Of the animal sacrifices in Scripture, the fat was reserved for God and burned as a soothing aroma to Him (Genesis 4:4, Leviticus 3:14-16).

Kingdom of Priests

New Testament believers are considered a kingdom of priests, with Yeshua (Jesus, the anointed one) reigning as King. New Testament believers can rightfully anoint themselves with oil as a physical manifestation of their being filled continuously with the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), as oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit.

Burning Incense Before God

Burning Incense Before God By John Morton www.childrenofthepromises.org  (Used by permission) Incense is a fragrant smoke obtained from burning resins.  It was burnt ceremonially on an altar before the mercy seat in the Tabernacle.  God said it was holy and should be burnt day and night for all of Israel’s generations.  Why was it holy?…