Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture by Young Living

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture by Young Living

I still have the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture kit by Young Living that I purchased from a friend at church 4 years ago.  Since then, she's retired and relocated to Asheville, North Carolina.  I use the oils as inhalants (no, I don't get high!) and keep the kit in the night stand to enjoy the resinous fragrances wafting from the kit as I lie in bed.

Now comes news that frankincense could be on the verge of extinction, due to a number of factors.  All the more reason to cherish the bottle of essence of frankincense in the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture kit.

Frankincense in The Bible:
Frankincense is identified as one of the gifts of the Magi, as identified in the Gospel of Matthew.  The Sydney Morning Herald goofs in calling frankincense the "bitter perfume." That distinction belongs to myrrh.

Here are the symbolic meanings of the gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold (from Wikipedia):

  • Frankincense - deity
  • Myrrh (an embalming oil) - death, anticipating Christ's death.
  • Gold - kingship on earth

BTW there is no mention of the names of the Magi in The Bible.  The names - Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar - ascribed to the Magi in western tradition come from other sources.

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