Easter is just a few days away, and while not everyone is a follower of Jesus Christ, everyone does believe in new beginnings and new life. Flowers are starting to bloom, trees budding, birds and bees buzzing. Springtime and Easter is new life and also a time to reflect on our selves and the many wonderful blessings we have.
One of those blessings that we have, is Essential Oils. Young Living Essential Oils are the life of the plant and date back to biblical times. Essential Oils were mentioned in the Bible more then 500 times, being referenced in 36 books of the 39 books of Old Testament, and 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament. We will be addressing the Ancient Oils of the Bible in another post, but today we want to just cover them in relationship to Easter.
Reflecting on Christ’s journey leading up to the cross, it is amazing how God made aromatic substances to be such a significant part of the final hours of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Just before He entered Jerusalem for the last time, He was anointed with Spikenard as away of preparing Him for what He was to endure.
John 12:3- Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
When Jesus was crucified on the cross, He was offered wine mixed with Myrrh as a act of mercy to help alleviate His suffering.
Mark 15:23- They offered Him wine mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it.
Actually some theologians believe that Jesus was offered drink twice while on the cross. He refused the first time, but took the second. The first(mixed with myrrh) was to dull His pain, but He refused. The second(a sour drink) was given to keep Him conscious longer, and prolong His pain. He drank the second one. He took no shortcuts on His way to our redemption!
After Jesus died, His body was prepared for burial with a mixture of myrrh and aloes. Sandalwood was referred to as “aloes” or “aloewood”.
John 19:39- He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five.
Essential Oils played a very important part during Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, and are still important for us today! Today can be a New Beginning and New Life for everyone if we choose. If you are interested in learning more about the oils just let me know or visit our Home page and/or our facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/theoilyjunkie/ .
Wishing you a very blessed Easter that is full of Love, Life, and Health!