Herbs ofÂ Bible
Did God Create Essential Oils? The Bible has about 188 references to essential oil and herbal usage. Many of them were references to the use of worship. Others were oblique references to health usage. There are over 190 references to the word oil in the Bible. The oil might be a food product but often signified an essential oil specific for that use. These references haveÂ lost most of their meaning to most North American Continent and modern readers.]
Did God Create Essential Oils? Well, perhaps. It is my personal belief that, being merciful – all knowing, God gave the knowledge of essential oil creation and usage to the five generations that, “Walked with God” â€“ Adam and Eve, Seth, Enoch, Methuselah, and Noah. Without that knowledge, mankind would probably been extinct very early in history.
Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, When God created the earth, he created every pathogen – harmful or beneficial. In Genesis 3, God had to remove mankind from the garden and thus removed their access to the “Tree of Life.” The “Tree of Life” now residing in Heaven, will later be the basis for all healing of mankind. Thus, the tree has the greatest healing ability of all. When God took that valuable resource, what was left?
While the conditions before the flood were extremely advantageous to healing, they also were very hazardous. Those same conditions would have made it possible for pathogens to grow unchecked in concentrated population areas outside of living forests. (Recent airborne pathogen tests show only five pathogens per cubic meter in a live forest compared to up to 10 million in a average hospital.) A pathogen like the black plague or other virus could wipe out entire populations. (After the flood this happened to Europe in the 1300s. 90% of the known world’s population was wiped out. Only essential oil users had any hope of safety.)
During the year the flood covered the Earth, Noah would probably need methods to keep the inhabitants of the ark healthy. After the flood, the slightest injury might fester and kill its victim if not properly cared for. This happens even today with all the available medical “miracles.” At the time of Jesus’ birth, people measured their earthly wealth by the essential oils they possessed – type, quality and quantity were important in this status. Many a person gave their lives in the pursuit of obtaining and transporting oils. When the Wise Men gave Jesus his gifts, (gold -Frankincense and Myrrh) they gave tribute to his worth. Thus, they gave the best they had.
One essential oils user’s generosity is remembered even today with laws that protect those who stop to help others in medical need. The laws are called Good Samaritan Laws. His story is told in the NEW Testament. Luke 10:30-37
It takes very little leap of faith and logic to come to the conclusion that God deserves the honor of the credit of inventing/creating essential oils. After all HE created our bodies and the pathogens that threaten our bodies. Is HE not the Great Physician? Wouldn’t the Greatest Physician of all create the antigens to work best with our health needs? One last comment.
Essential Oils do not just protect and help recover from pathogens. They have been known to assist the body in all forms of healing and recovery. Modern man has just scratched the surface of all that pure unadulterated oils can do given the right oil for the right malady and sufficient time. Psalms 1 [A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies
JUST WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? Essential Oils aren’t really oils. They aren’t greasy, are usually light as water and they evaporate quickly. Essential Oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids extracted from plants usually through distillation. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Chinese and Biblical manuscripts show that priests and physicians were using Essential Oils to enhance health thousands of years before Christ, and considered them more valuable than gold. We now know that pure Essential Oils contain oxygenating molecules, which transport nutrients to the cells of the body. Modern science now admits it has only scratched the surface in investigating the incredible healing power of pure Essential Oils. This is one reason why the amazing therapeutic actions of various pure Essential Oils are not yet fully understood. The Old Testament And NEW Testament References To Herbs And OIL Usage. (Author unknown.) Ezekiel 47:12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on the banks of the river. Their leaves will not witer, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. THE FRUIT THEREOF SHALL BE YOUR MEAT AND THE LEAF FOR MEDICINE. Myrrh – Genesis 37:25, Genesis 43:11, Exodus 30:23, Esther 2:12, Psalms 45:8, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 1:13, 3:6 4:6,14 5:1,5,13, Matthew 2:11, Mark 15:23, John 19:39 Frankincense Exodus 30:34, Leviticus 2:1,2,15.16; 5:11 6:15; 24:7, Nu 5:15 , 1Ch 9:29, Ne 13:5, Song of Solomon 3:6 4:6,14, Matthew 2:11, Revelation 18:13 Many others are mentioned also. . . .
Read Matthew 26:7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat [at meat]. 8 But when his disciples saw [it], they had indignation, saying, To what purpose [is] this waste? 9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
The Bible, Herbs, Essential Oils And The Healing of Body, Mind and Spirit
The Bible talks about using herbs and oils in worship and healing. I believe that God gave the oils to Adam and Eve when he had to take away the Tree of Life. Such knowledge does not come by accident. One should note that the Jewish Priests use the oils in their worship services. Essential Oils are able to assist in healing the body, protecting from disease, healing spiritually and psychologically, AND they can promote a higher emotional healthy outlook in life. You may note that Jesus sent the disciples out and they healed the sick. Up until last week I thought that all the healing involved miracles. Then someone pointed out that the oils were used in the healing. To my mind Jesus did not just teach the disciples how to win souls and how to perform miracles. He taught them the healing arts using essential oils and herbal preparations. Mark 6:13 “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].” The disciples were not the only ones who used essential oils. It was an integral part of the culture and the Good Samaritan used the oils in his assistance to the man beaten of robbers. Luke 10:34 “And went to [him], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.”
God created this earth with plants as a antidote or health building or spirit building purpose for every physical need. Faith and forgiveness perhaps combined with the oils can mend the spiritual and mental. And the most neglected scripture, James 5:14 “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:” Many people think the oil is simply olive oil. However, one should note that if olive oil had the healing properties needed in this scripture, it should be much more in use. My opinion is that the oils mentioned were the medicinal essential oils of the day.
Taking The Right Essential Oil For The Right Symptom. When taking essential oils, one should look to see if they are actually taking the right oil that their body needs. It has occurred to me that many people think that just any oil does the job when they are sick. You don’t take aspirin for a broken bone. Why should the first sampling of oils you buy be the only oils to use for your condition? Take a look at James 5:14.13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Many people think that the oil was simple olive oil. No, while this was a ceremony of spiritual healing, the oil was probably Frankincense, Myrrh, and spikenard , followed up with a regulated course of proper apothecary oils and herbs specific to that person’s needs. I have scriptural indication that the Apostles learned probably learned Apothecary Arts from Jesus. I believe not all of the healings were miraculous. Mark 6:13 “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].” If you are not getting the results from your use of the oils on hand, it is important to explore what your body really needs. Your doctor would never prescribe steroids for a broken toe. Nor would he prescribe Neosporin for a heart condition. Why would we who use Healthful Alternatives to AMA medicine decide just any oil will do for our serious conditions?
When you are using the oils. Please make sure you are addressing the spiritual and emotional/mental reasons that may be causing illness. You also need to have your environment and diet checked. The worse your condition, the more important it is to work with the full triangle, Spiritual, physical, mental/emotional plus the environment of the individual. You and only you can take control of your health. It is important to know that it is your decisions that determine your health. I have had a chronic problem that causes a lot of discomfort. I had to explore and work with all sorts of natural remedies and cleansing that allowed the oils to do their work in healing.
Do your research, find out exactly what your body needs (remembering the triangle of need). Take care to notice that when your body improves, its needs also changes. Only then will you be assured that your body and you will heal completely…
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From the book, BIBLE HERBS By Rev. Thomas Rowe; …” MIRACULOUS BIBLE HERBS CAN MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL 20 YEARS YOUNGER AND GIVE YOU BOUNDLESS, YOUTHFUL ENERGY”, SAYS AN EXPERT. AND THEY ” EVEN LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.”
…”true!”, says biblical expert Erik Johnson. “Scholars report that herbs will make everyone look and feel at least 20 years younger.” The Rev. John Landers of United Seminary in California agrees: “The glowing good health and long lives of the Israelites was due to good nutritional concepts drawn from the Old and the New Testaments.” … And no wonder their diet was prescribed by God Himself: “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the Earth — To you it shall be your meat.”(Genesis 1:29) At least 100 herb producing plants are mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. When taken alone, added to food or brewed as tea, they help restore vigor, calm nerves, lower blood pressure, fight pain, flush poisonous waste and fat, improve circulation and digestion and strengthen functions of the heart, lungs and kidneys.
The 27 youth giving and life extending herbs most used by the Israelites:
ALOE – An all-around skin rejuvenator and healer used for minor cuts, bruises, scrapes and burns. Praised in the Book of Numbers (24:6) as…”aloes planted by the Lord…”
ANISE – This licorice tasting and spicy herb relieves coughing and lung problems and eases nervous indigestion.
CAYENNE – Bibical experts say this sweat producing pepper cleans the stomach and fights sore throat, fever and colds.
COMFREY – In use 3,000 years ago, this wonder herb flushes poisons from the body.
CORIANDER – This healthful herb is the manna that miraculously fed the Israelites during their 40 year journey through the desert. It satisfies the appetite, restores vigor, strengthens the heart and soothes the bowels.
CUMIN – Tonic and heart strengthener referred to in Matthew 23:23.
DILL – An herb so valued in biblical times that Scribes and Pharisees donated it to the temple. It calms jumpy stomachs and improves the heart.
GARLIC – A staple in the diets of all ancient peoples, this pungent herb has amazing antibiotic and healing powers. It rids the body of harmful cholesterol and fights some forms of cancer.
HORSERADISH – Eaten at the Last Supper, this bitter herb dissolves fat in the cells, rids the body of harmful toxins, flushes excess water and purifies the kidneys. [In ALJ]
LINDEN FLOWERS – A natural sedative that helps end stress induced insomnia.
MUSTARD – These tiny seeds remove harmful substances from fatty foods and when added to bath water relieves arthritis and rheumatism.
PARSLEY – Included in the everyday diet of the early Israelites, it rejuvenates the skin and is a natural diuretic that prevents kidney and bladder problems and lowers blood pressure.
PERIWINKLE – This wild herb boosts energy and increases oxygen to the brain.
ROSEMARY – Used to season the Israelites food, it aids circulation, memory and digestion, and also lowers high blood pressure.
SAFFRON – Mentioned in the SONG of SONGS (4:14), it energizes the body and flushes poisons and gas from the stomach and intestines.
VALERIAN – Eases anxiety and tension, helps concentration.
YUCCA – The juice of this cactus like plant has been used for centuries to relieve nervous headaches.
Biblical Herbal Teas
Some biblical herbs make delicious, relaxing, health promoting teas. Among them are:
BASIL TEA – Helps prevent and cure ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease and colitis.
CHAMOMILE TEA – Calms jangled nerves and invigorates the heart.
HYSSOP TEA – Natural tranquilizer that reduces high blood pressure.
LEMON BALM TEA – Eases muscle spasms and tension
MARJORAM TEA – Tasty, energy giving tonic.
MINT TEA – It cools the body in hot weather and calms nerves.
PEPPERMINT-CHAMOMILE TEA Cleanses the kidneys, spleen and bladder.
ROSE HIP TEA – Vitamin packed energy booster and stress reducer.
SAGE TEA – Produces an immediate sense of calm.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM TEA – Relieves feelings of hysteria.