Another great natural substance God gave us for health is essential oils from plants. Essential oils are being used all over the world to cure many diseases. They have healing properties that have been known to kill cancerous cells and many other issues. The molecules from these oils are minuscule which means they can be absorbed in places man-made substances won’t go. We have seen testimonies of oils such as frankincense healing brain tumors because it can be easily absorbed into the brain area. Again, this is a natural product that God gave us. You won’t hear a lot about this in the news since it is not pushed by doctors and is not a “patentable” product for the pharmaceutical companies.
Have you ever stopped to think why the Magi brought frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus? These natural oils had many uses in biblical times including healing properties that were applied on or in the body to prevent sickness and disease, stop pain, and many other ailments. They were very important to people then and considered a prize to have. Many times, when a baby was first born, there would be bruising on the baby. The oil was rubbed onto the baby to take away the bruising and for many other issues as well.
Proverbs 27:9 tells us that oil and perfume make the heart glad. We already know that if we can do something to stimulate the heart, it will produce life for us. I have found that certain oils give off such a fragrance that it just transforms my mood into joy. It is not surprising that these oils from God’s plants can be so valuable to our health and healing and it is not a lack of faith to use them, but rather faith in God’s provision! We see the church anointing people with oil from James 5. These oils were probably applied for their healing qualities and possibly a symbolic purpose as well. Health care used to be in the hands of the church.
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"...and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."
Revelation 22:2 NASB