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? […]

Oils of the Bible – Fragrance Descriptions

Oils of the Bible – Fragrance Descriptions SPIKENARD ESSENTIAL OIL (Nardostachys jatamansi) Spikenard has also been known as nard and false Indian Valerian root oil. It was prized in early Egypt and in the Middle East during the time of our Savior. Spikenard is 93% sesquiterpenes, which have the ability to oxygenate the brain. The […]

Biblical References for Essential Oils

  Biblical References for Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil Scientific Name: Cinnamomum verum Country of Origin: France Extraction Method: Steam Distillation Safety: C (See Below for more information) Color: Golden Brown Strength of Aroma: Thin to Medium CAUTION: Non-toxic; it is capable of causing sensitivity particularly with mucous membranes. Use in proper dilution and […]

Taking Care of the Temple

CARETAKING OF THE TEMPLE: HEALING AS PART OF THE EARLY CHRISTIAN LIFE Article Published on Radiant-Light.org Website The blind, the deaf, the dumb, and those obsessed were there, and Jesus spoke the Word, and they were healed. On some he laid his hands, they were healed; to others he just spoke the Word, and they […]

Ancient Uses of Perfume and Essential Oils

Ancient Uses of Perfume In ancient times, essential oils and other aromatics were used for religious rituals, as well as for the treatment of illness and other physical and spiritual needs. According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference compiled by Essence Science Publishing, Records dating back to 4500 B.C. describes the use of balsamic substances […]

Temple Incense Altar and What It Represents (Hebrew acronym)

Temple Incense Altar Just as the Holy Incense was to be burnt perpetually, we are to pray continually and be ready to pray at any time as needs arise, Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer (Romans 12:12). Burning the resins on hot coals is reminiscent of the fiery trials we face […]

Temple Incense: A Chip Off The Ole Block

Temple Incense: A Chip Off The Ole Block When all the ingredients of the Holy Incense are mixed together they produce something that is very precious, pleasing and holy to Yahweh. The priests of ancient Israel gathered the ingredients, which were crushed to a powder, weighed out, mixed together and melted down into a large […]

Onycha Incense – An ingredient in the Holy Incense

Onycha Incense – An ingredient in the Holy Incense Mystery and debate surrounds what is known as Onycha. Some believe it to be of plant origin, while others believe it to be from the finger-like operculum, or the closing flap of certain snails. Rashi, a great Jewish scholar, believed Onycha to be a kind of […]

Onycha Oil What Is It?

Onycha Oil What Is It? Onycha oil comes from the Balsam or Benzoin Tree of the Far East.  However, rabbis debate whether Onycha is a resin from a tree. Some believe it is an aromatic from a mussel or shell because of its Hebraic root. Others, such as Rabbi Gamaliel (whom the Apostle Paul studied […]