by: Tina Miller
(much of this information was taken from “Healing oils of the Bible” by David Stewart and also the “Essential Oils Desk Reference”. I also quoted from my book “BUT GOD”. You can research on pubmed.org or oil-testimonials.com
There are oils mentioned numerous times throughout the Bible and it seems they were used for various reasons, but modern research has discovered the science behind why God may have called for specific oils to be used. Oils have been proven to address all the body systems in a powerful and healthy way.
Excerpt from my book BUT GOD pg 158-159…
Remember, God is the Great Physician so please to go to Him first when you are sick.
The Bible instructs us in James 5:14-16 that we are to go to the elders of the church so that they can pray over us and anoint us with oil when we are sick. God is the sole source of healing.
Sometimes people have a functional or genetic deficit that could only be healed through a creative miracle. Sometimes God will use His creation to bring you back to health. He created trees for food and their leaves for healing (Ez 47:12, Rev 22:2).
God gave us plants to be used to facilitate healing and healthy living. God created light and His light generates photosynthesis which creates chemical energy in the plant and helps it produce compounds needed for growth. Plants carry life and that life is found in the essential oils which are compatible with human’s systems.
It is sometimes necessary for pharmaceutical drugs to be used for temporary relief or life-threatening situations, but they are not to be used so often that your body becomes either addicted to them or immune.
Proverbs 21:20 tells us that oil remains in the house of the wise. If we are to be wise for God’s kingdom, this is one thing we should look into for our health.
Some bible verses where oil was created and where it was used:
Oils are referenced as related to worship, religious ceremonies, anointing of kings, burial, and tithing as well as used for perfumes, healing, and mood elevators
Gen 1:12-13 God created plants (which contain the oils) on the 3rd day
1 Sam 10:1 Samuel anointed Saul’s head with oil to anoint him to be king
Ps 133:2 precious oil running down Aaron’s beard, Lev 8:10-12 Moses sanctified Aaron’s head with oil
2 kings 4 Elijah helped provide oil to pay of widow’s debt
Oils were used in the temple and as we will learn why, with all the blood sacrifices there was a high probability for disease but God knew which oils were antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasetic, etc to prevent that to be a problem for those serving in the temple. Everything basically was kept germ free!
Pg 91-92 of the book Healing Oils of the Bible–
“Gradual healing verses instant healing”:
Miraculous and instantaneous healing is from the Greek word “iaomai”.
Matthew 8:13, “And Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.’ And the servant was healed that very moment.”
Sozo implies physical, spiritual, and emotional healing only used 3x Jesus healed in Mark 5:23 synagogue officials 12 y/o daughter; Luke 8:36 demon possessed man; a lame man whose faith healed him as he was listening to Paul in Acts 14:9
“therapeuo” –therapy comes from this word- to heal gradually over time which includes self administered care or a caregiver to assist.
Acts 28:8-9 says, “And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him. After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured.” Verse 8 is the word iaomai and verse 9 uses the word therapeuo!
In Mark 6:7-13, Jesus sent his disciples 2×2, they anointed the sick with oil and healed them,” the word is THERAPEUO! Also found in Luke 10 when Jesus sent the 70 with instructions to heal the sick and Rev 22:2 –the leaves of the tree are for healing the nations. Jesus asks us to care for the sick “therapeuo” and help them find healing by applying His natural medicines from “leaves of the trees”.
What are Essential Oils? Called essential cuz they are necessary for the life of the plant. The life blood and the immune system of the plant that is compatible to human beings. Each person’s chemistry is different so experimenting with the oils is always good as one oil may work better for you than another person.
God created plants for us and their oils serve the same purposes for us as they do for the plants. They support and balance our endocrine, circulatory, digestive, nervous, and reproductive systems. Help us metabolize nutrients, minerals, and vitamins, and boost natural defenses of our immune system and attack bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. They can also repel insects.
Healing oils of the Bible had healing therapeutic properties because they were organic and free of chemicals. There is a company that I know which has better grade oils and are different than the ones you buy in the health food store. It is ingestible, has no expiration dates, and uses the first distillation only for full medicinal properties. There is not one synthetic or additive put in it and has full max potency with each drop. If chemicals or solvents were added to extract the oils then they would not be suitable for healing purposes. If not organically grown and contaminated by chemicals then again the healing properties would be diminished.
Because of the yearly differences in rainfall, sunshine, soil conditions, time of day planting and harvesting, the configuration of each oil is different each year making it impossible for bacteria to figure out the constituents. Therefore resistance to eo can never develop. Bacteria can become resistant to man-made drugs because they keep the same chemical makeup, therefore becoming ineffective over time. 5 ml bottle contains 86 drops of oil in it, only need 1 drop to coat every cell in your body and absorb into skin within seconds. They pass the blood brain barrier and go inside the cells.
Chemistry info….Essential oils support physical, emotion, spiritual, and mental health needs. Body frequency healthy is 62-78 megahertz and many things can lower our frequency to make us susceptible to getting sick, ie: diet, cell phones, microwaves, etc. Disease begins at 58. Flu starts at 58, viral infections 55, cancer 42, death begins at 20.
Fresh and dry herbs measure at 20-27 megahertz, fresh produce is at 5-10 megahertz, processed or canned food is at 0 MHz. Essential oils help increase our body frequency and range from 46-320 megahertz, lifting our frequencies where disease cannot exist. The molecules are so tiny in eo that they will penetrate quickly into the cellular parts of our body, unlike olive oil that may just sit on the top of our skin, the eo sinks right in. 1 drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Combined with positive thoughts and prayer the frequencies can be raised an additional 25%. Please note prayers and oils will not work unless the person is receptive and has genuine repentance for any spiritual barriers that are between the person and God (mark 6:12-13).
The oils found in plants work together with each other bringing truth to the cells. they help to cleanse your receptor sites (phenols- w/o this cells can’t communicate and body malfx w/ sickness), erase or deprogram incorrect information on the cells (sesquiterpenes which also bring oxygen to the cells making them effective in fighting cancer…3 of the highest are Biblical oils: cedarwood 98%, Spikenard 93%, sandalwood 90%), and restore or reprogram the original DNA information that God had intended (monoterpenes- restoring us into God’s image, Frankincense at 77%). Oppositely, pharmaceuticals are designed to block receptor sites or pass false info to trick the body, and sometimes are unsafe to be combined with other meds, but they can work quickly in life threatening situations.
3 ways to use oils…ingest it, Rub it on topically, or diffuse in the air and kill the germs in your home and you can breathe it in during prayer time. Unlike drugs that have many side effects oils work in harmony with one another because each one is telling the truth to your cells to restore it to its original intent.
INTRODUCING GOD’S FIRST AID KIT AS FOUND IN THE OILS OF THE BIBLE:
Antibacterial, lymphatic stimulant
Combats hair loss, used for ADHD- calming effect, skin problems, insect repellent (cedar drawers), and suggested that it might prevent against alzheimers
David Stewart points out in his book, pgs. 135-136
Healing Oils of the Bible, that “of all the essential oils in the world,
cedarwoood contains the highest level of sesquiterpenes at 98%” (sesquiterpenes deliver oxygen molecules to cells directly and erase miswritten codes in cellular memory). 2 Sam 7:2 & 1 Kings 5:6 Chosen by David and Solomon for their home and the Temple- breathing in Cedarwood increases ability to think clearly which helps contributes towards wise judgments.
(Pg 108 excerpt from the book BUT GOD) “Since we are the Lord’s temple, let us also be wise and surround ourselves with an environment full of pleasing aromas. After all, our prayers are as incense to Him and our worship will facilitate an atmosphere shift pointing to His holy presence, which is carried in us (Ps 141:2, Ps 148-150, Rom 12:1, Rev 5:8).”
Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anticoagulant, antiseptic
Used with cataracts, fungal infections, artherosclerosis, diabetes, helps to decrease anxiety, breaks up mucous, helps with respiratory infections, strengthens nervous system, helps release emotions.
*Ketones 48%, Monoterpenes 30%
Seen in the Bible:
Along with Cedarwood oil, in Lev 14 hyssop is also used when the priests used it for cleansing of a leper and a leper’s house. According to the auricular emotions chart, the top of the right ear is the nerve ending point for guilt and the right thumb and right big toe are the nerve ending points for the pineal gland in the center of the brain, where the emotions are stored in the body. You can try experiencing emotional cleansing and healing with this application of hyssop. Ps 51:7 says “purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
Psalms 51 after having committed adultery with Bathsheba, David asks God to cleanse him from his sin so that he would be whiter than snow (verse 7)- he meant business he used a plant reference, known to cleanse lepers, to cleanse him from his serous addiction!
(We see in 1 Kings 15:5 that David did not repeat this sin and did what was right before The Lord all the days of his life)
In Luke 17:11-19, 10 lepers raised their voices to Jesus and asked Him to have mercy on them, Jesus said to them to go and show themselves to the priests and as they were going they were healed. Jesus sent them to the priests because Jesus was following the Law as mentioned in Lev 14.
Also hyssop was used to apply the blood of the Passover Lamb to the doorposts in Ex 12:22. Then because Jesus fulfilled every bit of being the Passover Lamb, Jesus’ said to drink of His blood, establishing the new covenant (Matt 26:28) then reinforced as demonstrated with hyssop with wine was offered up to him on the cross (John 19:29) as His blood was shed
Powerful antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, anesthetic
Used to support the immune system for help with diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, fungal infections, tooth/gum infections, skin conditions (used after child birth for stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema).
Have you have seen pictures of ancient Egyptians with cones on their heads. The cones were lumps of fat saturated with myrrh with the idea that as the heat of the day came the fat would melt slowly and would keep their skin moist and repel insects.
From Esther 2:12, one learns that the candidates from which King Ahaseuerus was to pick his queen were prepared by anointing: “six month with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours.”
It is often used with other oils cuz it has unique ability to preserve fragrances to make them last longer and was the only oil used in the Exodus 30:23-25, as part of the ingredients used for anointing oil- Myrrh, cinnamon, calamus, cassia, and olive oil and Holy incense in Ex 30: 34-38.
Did you know that the first time a specific eo (essential oil) is mentioned in the Bible was in the story of Joseph Gen 37:25 -Midianites carrying myrrh when Joseph was being sold into slavery
Interesting fact… the second time it is mentioned is when Joseph’s brothers bring it to him when he was in charge of Egypt Gen 43:11, at his death, Joseph was embalmed (prob with myrrh) and placed in a coffin Gen 50:26. Joseph was a foreshadow of Christ- Myrrh was given to Jesus in the beginning of his life by the wise men and then at the end of His life when Joseph and Nicodemus prepared His body for burial.
Myrrh was the first oil mentioned in the Bible in Gen and one of the Last oil mentioned in Rev 18. Rev 22:13 God’s Word says He is the first and the last. There were two oil given to Jesus at His birth and both are pictures of Him, the second one is…
Antitumoral, immunostimmulant, antidepressant, muscle relaxing
Used for depression, cancer, respiratory infections, inflammation, immune-stimulating, uplifts attitude.
“Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem found was that burning frankincense alleviates depression and anxiety.” (http://www.wellabout.com/2013/06/what-three-wise-men-knew-about.html)
It was valued more than gold and only those of great wealth possessed it in the ancient times. Egyptian tradition considered it the universal cure-all. Many testimonies and studies done with people using this as an alternative medicine along with myrrh as well for cancer treatment.
Oils in the Bible: In Ex 30:34-38 we find the ingredients for the Holy Incense- an equal part of stacte, onycha, galbanum, and spices with pure frankincense. This mixture was put on the alter (Ex 30:6-7) to be continually before the Lord in the Tabernacle. This mixture points to the way in which atonement for our sins would be made! Knowing the Holy Incense may have pointed to Jesus now makes the passage in Ex 30:9-10 more clear. “no strange incense”- the only way to make atonement ultimately was going to be through Jesus, no other way. Also, God did not want Jesus’ work on the cross to be offered up as an incense to any false god or worn as a cheap perfume. This may be why God was so unwavering on how holy this incense was to be. I will explain further below:
The following is from Wikipedia and then what Jesus showed me how it all linked together: Galbanum in Latin “derives in part from Ferule which is a schoolmaster’s rod, such as a cane, stick, or flat piece of wood, used in punishing children”, Onycha means nail in Greek (like a fingernail or claw) but in Hebrew comes from the root word meaning “to roar; a lion” (strongs #7826/7827), and stacte means “bleeding substance from a tree” and was probably a myrhh extract. Frankincense in Hebrew means white (reminds me of Jesus being blameless, sinless, the spotless Lamb of God).
And the way it describes getting the resin from frankinsence tree is it “is tapped from the scraggly but hardy trees by slashing the bark, which is called striping, and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears.” Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”
Now picture Jesus’ death; He was beaten, He bled, He was nailed to a cross and was the white, spotless Passover Lamb. Eph 5:2 says that Jesus gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering. Messiah means “anointed one” (A commonly used Hebrew word for anoint was “mesach” from which is the root word for Messiah, in Greek “Kristos” or “Christ” literally means “the anointed one.”) Jesus was the anointed one who was life was a pleasing aroma to God.
Remember The Parable of the farmer scattering the seed in Matthew 13:20-21, Jesus said “The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.” trees that grow in rocky soil or gravel are usually ripped from the ground but Wikipedia states that the Frankincense tree grows on an actual rock Growing on the rock prevents it from being ripped from the rock during violent storms. Psalm 18:2 says, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Frankincense is mostly made up of monoterpenes- which help restore our cells – Jesus came to bring restoration, restoring our relationship back to our heavenly Father. This very oil was presented to Him after His birth and part of the Holy incense oil for the Temple, which Jesus entered into Himself to make atonement for our sins (Heb 9).
Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anticoagulant
Used for cataracts, fungal infections, atherosclerosis, anxiety, diabetes, arteriosclerosis (Always use carrier oil with this as it is a “hot” oil, 3x hotter than cinnamon)
In the Bible- used as part of the oil for the temple Ex 30:23-29 to sanctify all the articles and accessories including the laver which the priests used to cleanse- the holy oil formula was high in phenylpropanoids which is an excellent disinfectant, protecting priests from spreading disease from handling the many animals and blood sacrifices.
Ps 45:7-8 “…all thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia. Out of the ivory palaces where by they have made thee glad.” Olfactory nerves connect directly behind the nose to the center of the brain where the limbic system is which coordinates our emotions. The aroma uplifts the spirit while keeping them germ free and healthy! Cheerfulness elevates immunity as proven in bible Prov 17:22 “a joyful heart is good medicine”
ALOES (ROYAL SANDALWOOD)
Antitumoral, antibacterial, antiviral, immune stimulant
UTI, supports female reproductory and endocrine systems, used for viral infections, may inhibit cervical cancer, enhances deep sleep, good skin care, naturally releases melatonine
Contains 95% sesquiterpenes
Seen in the Bible: Nicodemus brought a mixture of aloes and myrrh to prepare his body for burial in John 19:39
Today 100 pounds of Myrrh and aloes has a present worth of $150,00-$200,000
“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, and aloes, and cinnamon” (Proverbs 7:17). Kept bugs away- think of where they lived!
Bug bite story: typical bug bite remedy is lavender or purification. I used lavender, didn’t work, used purification blend, didn’t work, finally used sandalwood and itch stopped spreading and instantly stopped. Never know which will work sometimes you have to use different oils to see which is right for you.
Supports cardiovascular system-Improves circulation, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antioxidant, discourages fluid retention, improves respiration, promotes liver health, supports immune system
Used for diabetes, grounding, found to be beneficial in treatment of hypertension, cramps, laryngitis, Said to be good to rid your body of hidden emotions
*monoterpenes 54%, alcohols 12%
Personal story- used on my varicose veins when they hurt
Seen in bible: perhaps related to the Hebrew word for Gopher which is the wood named that was used to build Noah’s ark in Genesis 6:14. Also in 1 Kings 9:11 the king of Tyre furnished Solomon with cedar trees.
Antiseptic, analgesic, light antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, circulatory stimulant, anticonvulsant
Used for digestive problems (diarrhea), nervous tension, RA, skin conditions (scar tissue, wrinkles)
Numbers 16:46-50 Aaron stops the plague by fumigating the Israelite camp with the holy incense oil which further demonstrates how these oils (along with God’s healing power) can kill a virus or stop a bacteria.
As part of the Holy incense only, Galbanum has been said it was included as the earthy smell to represent the sinful nature of man. But combined with the other oils must have been a much better smell than the unpleasant smell of burning flesh,hair, an feathers from the animals along with protecting those visiting the temple from the spread of disease
ONYCHA (Styrax benzoin)
May help control blood sugar levels, colic, constipation, bronchitis, colds, coughs, skin wounds like bed sores or cracked skin, treats respiratory conditions and laryngitis
*esters 70% carbolxylic acids 20%
Seen in the Bible as part of the oil for the temple Ex 30:34
Onycha was valued for its ability to speed the healing of wounds and prevent infection. For years it was used in the hospitals as an antiseptic until antibacterial soaps were made, now many hospitals have gone back as the bacteria has started becoming resistant to the synthetic antibacterial soaps.
There is controversy as to where this oil actually came from, some say it was from a shell fish (but as shell fish were considered unclean according to God’s laws this is unlikely). Some say it was from a cistus plant (something like the Rose of Sharon- which is indigenous to the area) and others say it came from a benzoin plant.
Liver stimulant, prostate and thyroid stimulant, sinus/lung decongestant, antispasmodic, antihyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, reduces sensitivity to painful stimuli.
Used for thyroid problems, throat/lung/sinus infections, prostate problems, skin irritations, muscle spasms, researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system
*monoterpenes 37% esters 15%
Seen in the Bible: in Neh 8:15 it is named as one of the branches used to make booths for the feast of booths (tabernacles), Esther’s name in Hebrew Hadassah meant Myrtle
Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, relaxant, immune stimulant
Used for insomnia, PMS, heart arrhythmias, nervous tension.
(in manual) migraines, allergies, and has been effective against E.Coli, Listeria, and Salmonella
*sesquiterpenes 50% monoterpenes 36%
Mostly famous in the story where the woman who had an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, which was very precious, broke the box and poured it on Jesus’ head occurring in the house of Simon the Leper (Mark 14:1-9, Matt 26:1-13). It is also seen in John 11:1-2; 12:1-8 when Mary, sister of Lazarus, took a pound of spikenard and anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair in the house of Lazarus. In Luke 7:36-50 a story is similarly told but instead of Mary, it was a sinful woman and it was done early in Jesus’ ministry and Jesus’ feet were anointed. Jesus’ may have been anointed with Spikenard 3x.
It is a very expensive oil- costing one year’s salary the Gospel says. The cost of a pound of Spikenard currently is around $1500.
ROSE OF SHARON (CISTUS)
Antiviral, antibacterial, antihemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, supports SNS (prepares body for action, fight or flight), immune stimulant
Used for heorrhages, arthritis, elevates mood, regenerates cells, wrinkles, wounds, UTI
*Monoterpenes 54% alcohols 12%
Seen in the Bible: Song of Solomon 2:1 I am the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valleys- preparing for the Bridgroom- the star of David is seen inside the flower.
Anti-inflammatory, powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anticoagulant, antiseptic,circulatory stimulant, stomach protectant, antiparasitic
Used for ulcers, worms, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, viral infections, digestive complaints, warts. Found to be comparable to antibiotics, penicillin and ampicillin.
*aldehydes 47% phenols 25%
Seen in the Bible in Ex 30:23 for temple spices
One of the many listed when the speaking of His Beloved in Song of Solomon 4:10-15
“How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue.
The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
12 You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard,14 nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.15 You are a garden fountain,
a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.”
In the OT we see priests and prophets were the ones who anointed but now we are called “a royal priesthood” according to 1 Peter 2:9 and since we are the temple of the living God (2 Cor 6:16) we must care for our temples along with being sent to heal the sick and anoint with oil (luke 10:1-9, mark 6:11-13, James 5:14).
Please remember to drink lots of water today as these oils may have loosened toxins and need to be flushed from your body
Known to cleanse the liver, anti-inflammatory effects, antioxidant, restores normal digestions, helps with healing certain types of ulcers, increases longevity. Even when olive trees are cut down they usually sprout back to form trees from old roots. Located on the mount, the Garden of Gethsemane was a place Jesus visited much and where olives and grapes were grown. Gethsemane in Hebrew means “wine and oil press”
Apendix F of Bible oil Book
“Sesquiterpenes are oxygenating, mood elevating, and deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA
Monoterpenes are hostile to microbes and reprogram cells with correct information
S and M can be spiritually elevating by stimulating the pineal gland and the oxygenating capabilities can create an environment that makes it difficult for cancer cells to survive. They boost the body’s natural defenses.
Phenols, ketones, aldehydes are antiseptic and cleanse receptor sites, and detoxify our bodies- Phenols in addition promote hormonal balance and healthy bodily function and are found in Calamus, cinnamon, and Cassia- the ingredients of the Holy Anointing oil of Ex 30:23-24
Esters are calming, stress-reducing, and emotionally releasing”