Frankincense in the bible…
Matthew 2:11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
It’s interesting that Matthew, nor any other bible author, doesn’t describe how frankincense was used. Mary and Joseph already knew, just like every other person living in these times. In today’s “baby shower” it would be like telling the expecting mother that the diaper rash cream is to be rubbed on baby’s bum. She already knows this!
- In Numbers 16, Read about Aaron’s use of vapors of frankincense, galbanum, onycha, and myrrh.
- Jeremiah 17:26 is one scripture that indicates the fact that frankincense was OFTEN used as THE burnt offering. When reading scripture about burnt offerings, one can be confident that frankincense was part of that.
Revelation 18: 10-14
“‘Woe! Woe, O great city,
O Babylon, city of power!
In one hour your doom has come!’
“The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more—cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men. “They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’
How interesting that in our warning of the fall of Babylon, frankincense is on the list of precious and valuable items. Gold, precious stones, clothing, and food, are easily understood to be valuable. When we think of the end times, life sustaining items will be the most important, and this scripture truly talks about those life sustaining, valuable items. But myrrh and frankincense are on the list too!! This indicates their importance and value even in the end times!
Today, many users of essential oils will claim frankincense as a favorite. It is one of my favorites!
I would tell you a ton more here… But I’m limited to what I can legally tell you because the FDA doesn’t believe in the freedom of religion or freedom of speech. I’m not allowed to quote the bible and tell you exactly what these amazing natural, God made things do… Crazy world we live in.