Posted by: greatvictories | May 18, 2012

Oils, Temple Maintenance and Repair

Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Cor. 6:19)

Today, God’s temple is our body. His Spirit dwells in us and that makes our body the Temple of God “Behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).

Each one of us has a responsibility of taking care of the temple of God. It is our duty and responsibility to build, maintain, and repair our body temples. It is also our duty to keep our mind temple clean and filled with thoughts of God.

What are the consequences of not taking care of your physical temple?  Illness and disease. Is it easy to concentrate on prayer and commune with God when the body is in pain or your mind is restless? Something to consider isn’t it?

Outward appearances of buildings or houses often give an indication of whether the structure is or is not well maintained. When you see one that is not cared for, do you ever wonder why the owner didn’t provide adequate care for it? Did it become too difficult to keep up? Does it hold bad memories? Is it outdated? Or did the cost become too much of a sacrifice?

The parallel between our bodies and the structural temple is similar. God asks each of us to treat our bodies as a temple, a holy place where He dwells.

What we entertain in our mind and body shows in our health.

Our mind is also our personal temple. We are called not only to keep our bodily temples clean and maintained, we are also called to keep our mental temples clean and clear to express God’s Holy Spirit. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).

One of our most greatest challenges in life is keeping our temple well maintained so it is a healthy place fit for spiritual sacrifices and for God to dwell and commune with us (1 Peter 2:5).

God has provided some maintenance tools for us. He desires for us all to keep our temples, both mental and physical, a healthy, pure, and holy place.

Essential oils were a part of daily worship in the temples of the Israelite’s and were responsible for maintaining a healthy environment there.

In ancient times, sweet smelling oils were respected more for medicinal properties than scent, while today the opposite is true. Most of modern society is ignoring the greatest attributes of essential oils and their health-giving properties.

Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)

Medicinal properties: Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anticoagulant. Helps support the  immune system and the body’s natural defenses.

Historical Use: * Used as part of oil for anointing * Controls blood sugar * Controls craving of sweets * Antherosclerosis * Cataracts * Diffused or inhale for a joyful, uplifting feeling * Helped with boils, ringworm, and fungal infections * Taken internally to help with fungal problems  * And much more!

Caution: This oil can be warming to the skin ~ dilute with carrier oil. Use extreme care as it may irritate the nasal membranes if inhaled directly from the bottle or diffuser.

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Medicinal properties: Expectorant, anti-infectious, liver stimulant, light antispasmodic, hormone-like for the thyroid and ovary, also serves as a tonic for the skin.

Historical Uses: * Applied on the thyroid and to balance hypothyroidism and normalize thyroid. Mix with a bit of carrier oil and apply to base of neck just under the Adam’s apple * Rubbed on bronchioles for bronchitis. Used in the shower at first sign of attack *For a cough added one drop in a teaspoon of honey * For a chronic cough, diffused, applied to throat and chest area *Anger * Diarrhea * Sinus infection and tuberculosis * Pulmonary disorders * Blemishes * Bruises * Psoriasis * And much more!

It is safe for children for chest complaints and coughs. Diffuse, inhale, or apply topically.

  Onycha (strrax benzoi)

  Medicinal properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, and sedative.

  Historical use: * A drop of it on a cut or scrape to speed healing and help prevent infection * To help slow bleeding * Arthritis * Asthma * Circulation * Colic * Gout * Nervous tension * Rheumatism  * Diluted 1 drop in a teaspoon of honey or 4oz of rice milk and ingested to help with a cold, cough or sore throat * And more!

Diffuse or apply on location. Approved by the FDA for use as a food additive (FA) and flavoring agent (FL).

  Cypress (cupressus sempervirns)

  Medicinal properties: Improves circulation and supports the nerves and intestines. Anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-microbial, strengthens blood capillaries and also acts as an insect repellent.

  Historical uses: * Used as a deodorant * Used for arthritis discomfort * Used to ease cramping * Used as an insect repellent when mixed with extra virgin olive oil * Arthritis * bronchitis * insomnia * Intestinal parasites * menopause problems * Pancreas insufficiencies * Pulmonary infections * Varicose veins, Bleeding gums, Nose bleeds * Ovarian cysts *Gallbladder * Jean Valnet, M.D. suggests that it may be helpful for some cancers  * And much more!

Cypress influences, strengthens, and helps ease the feeling of loss. It creates a feeling of security and grounding, helping to heal emotional trauma.

  Thieves Oil (A blend of oils containing Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary)

  The History of Thieves™Europeans began producing essential oils in the 12th century. During the Plague of the 15th century, certain thieves were  able to rob the dead without fear of becoming infected by the terrible disease. After being captured and charged with  robbing the dead and dying victims of the plague, the thieves were offered a deal. The magistrate offered them leniency if they would reveal how they managed to avoid contracting the dreaded infection, in spite of their close proximity with the infected corpses. They disclosed that they were perfumers and spice traders, and that they had rubbed themselves with a concoction of aromatic herbs (cinnamon, and clove).

Thieves™ Blend was found to have a 99.6 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria. According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference (Essential Science Publishing, page 125), Studies conducted at Weber State University during 1997 showed the antibacterial effectiveness of this blend against airborne microorganisms.”

Historical Uses: * Blisters * Canker sores * Edema * Toxic chemical absorption * Sinus infection * Tick bites * Sore throat * Colds * Pneumonia * Cuts * Infections * Flu * Mold * Chicken pox * And much much more!

Note: All essential oils are NOT created equal. Most essential oils are of lower quality. Therefore, DO NOT use the information provided here for other brands.

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