12
Oct

Spikenard Essential Oil Spiritual Significance (Oils of the Bible)


The Bible speaks of a woman a sinner
coming and anointing Jesus with Spikednard. Who was this woman? Many suggests it
was married the woman described in the book of John who anointed him before. In
fact many believe this is the same woman with the same anointing. But how could
that be? Mary wasn’t a sinner and besides this woman is described as anointing his
feet and why spikenard why two different anointings with two different women. Well, it all started hold on this is going to be a long story so maybe you want to go
grab a cup of tea and come right back so I can tell you all about it stay tuned
to Rebecca at the Well. In this program we’ll be exploring the healing oils of
ancient Scripture, along with their powerful healing constituents. all right first things first,
what is Spikenard? Spikenard is an aromatic rhizome. Now this is it right
here I have it in a powder form and this is something that comes from the roots
of the plant. The botanical name has its roots in the Hindu word Jatamansi, Which means locks of hair. Isn’t that interesting? That both women anointed Christ with Spikenard ended so with the locks of their hair. As you know a
woman’s hair is considered her glory and biblically it represents devotion or
covenant. This is why the Nazarene vow or covenant involved taking not a razor to
the head and so in both of these anointings mentioned in Scripture the
women are acting out a prophetic charade. Their devotion is being shown to him
through this act. Let’s look at the scriptures now and let’s turn to Matthew 26:9-13 It says now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of
Simon, the leper, a woman came upon to him and had an alabaster flask like this one
but maybe even a little bigger than this one and she poured it upon his head as
he reclined at the table and when the disciples saw this they were indignant
saying what a waste. Why is she doing this this could have been sold for a
large sum of money and given to the poor. But Jesus answered aware of this and
said why does this trouble with you why do you trouble this woman with this. For
what she has done is a beautiful thing for you always have the poor with you,
but we you will not always have me with you and so in pouring this an ointment
upon his body she had done something for him in preparing his body for burial. It says Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in this whole world,
what she has done will also be told, in memory of her. Now I don’t know
how many times you hear the story retold. But look at now the Book of Luke 7:36
It says when one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have
dinner with him, he went to the Pharisees house and reclined at the
table. Now a woman in the town who had lived a sinful life learned that Jesus
was going to be eating at the house. So she came over with the alabaster jar
of perfume and she stood behind him wiping her tears that she cried over him
with her hair and she wiped with her hair and kissed and poured perfume over
him. When the Pharisee saw this he thought to himself well certainly this
man is a prophet he would know who was touching him and what kind of woman this
is that she’s a sinner. So here we see she is being identified as a sinner this
woman had a reputation around town as being a prostitute. Who apparently was
known by the guests at the dinner. Isn’t that something? She behaved
toward Jesus in a sensuous manner this was scandalous. Here she was kissing and
massaging him with perfume and letting down her hair in front of all these
gentlemen. This was bound to create a stir around the town. But Jesus did
nothing to reject the attention she lavished upon. He even rebukes his hosts
and says what she did was right. This is because in biblical times it
was accustomed to when the guest or visitor came into the home from
traveling a long distance they would be dusty and dirty and so they would wash
their feet and then anoint them with all as an expression of Jewish hospitality.
And so in verse 44 it tells us that Jesus turned toward the woman and said
to Simon do you see this woman I came into your house you did not give me any
water for my feet she wet my feet with her tears and wiped
them with her hair you do not give me a kiss but this woman
from the time I entered has not stopped kissing my feet and you do not put all
in my head but she poured perfume on my feet therefore I tell you her many sins
have been forgiven as her great love has shown but whosoever has been forgiven
little loves little. Then Jesus said to her your sins are forgiven. This public
display of affection devotion poured out on Yeshua really became a teachable
moment for him and what true pretend repentance looks like. What about
this woman why was she willing to risk everything
by pouring out for entire life savings on this costly perfume? Even this she did
not have a good reputation in town why was she willing to risk public opinion
by demonstrating her love openly? Maybe she felt sorry for Jesus and she just
couldn’t relate to the people that you know had mistreated him who used him
simply to get their own needs met. I don’t know about you but I can certainly
relate to this woman. There is another place of Scripture in the Song of Solomon it
is describing a fragrance worn by the bride seated before the king. In Song of
Solomon 1:12 it reads: while the King sitteth at his table, my Spikenard
sendeth forth its fragrance thereof. Isn’t that fitting? That this fragrance was
being worn and that it was expressed in such a lavish way for the bridegroom. So why is that these women are doing this anointing? Well you see in ancient
times, two men who prepared the lamb for sacrifice would do so at Passover. But it
was the women who did the washing and the anointing especially preparing
bodies for burial. It’s the case we’ve mentioned before on this program. But
here in this grand scheme and picture we see God is in grafting women into the
holy priesthood by bestowing upon them the highest honor of being the ones who
would prepare the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world. So we now understand why women. But these women came from such diverse
backgrounds and lifestyles. In the Gospel of John we see the woman is identified
as Mary. She’s the sister of Lazarus who could always be found sitting at the
feet of Jesus. If there was anyone who we would expect to do this it would be Mary. But Mary anoints his feet, the center on the other hand is that Simon’s dinner and
she is anointing his head. It would seem that the one who would be allowed to
anoint his head would have been the saint, right? The other who’s the sinner would be allowed to anoint his feet. But
that’s not the case but consider this, Mary bows down and anoints his feet
and humility she washes and anoint his feet, which are symbolic of Yeshua as the
high priest. The woman labelled the sinner anoints his head crowning him as
the Lamb that would be slain. This certainly demonstrates that God is no
respecter of person he will use whoever he wants to. Isn’t that the truth? He’ll find those who are devoted and faithful as followers as well as those who come
from the wrong side of the track. He will use whom he will and right now he is
searching for a woman who will break open her alabaster box and pour it upon
him.

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6 Comments

  • Micheal L says:

    I love this

  • Phil Phillips says:

    Great lesson. I've recently gotten into researching holy essential oils and decided to YouTube as much information as possible. Spikenard had become my latest interest. Your video is so anointed and spoke to me on a spiritual level about this oil that is both inspiring and to the point. God bless you, sister. ❤❤

  • Michael Morales says:

    Peace Rebecca! I'm right now at my best reading at 1:11A.M. and to take heed what I preach ( proclaim herald cry out profess teach good tidings of the Word of God) ok would you consider these words I'm with you ok ? First F.A.I.T.H.=Middle English to OE before 12 Century and Old German English and even Old Norse ( Merriam.ha ha ha and Webster 9th Collegiate Dictionary ) now my study.Faith in Holy Scripture are (247×) Deut.32:20,Hab.2:4, the only Old Covenant words related to faith.The rest! From The Gospel of Matthew 6:30 to The Revelation 14:12 ! Ok now related to Spikenard.( faith pg.248 The New StrongsExpanded Exhaustive Concordance to The Bible) bible helps starting 529,530=Hebrew and Aramaic Dictionary pg.21.emuwn,and 530 emuwnah firmness faithfulness.all 9 descriptions.2 old Covenant words .the rest are all New Testament words on the English word= F.A.I.T.H.,ok just follow this ok and share or and comment .READY?.PAGE 202 bottom left column Greek words 4100= pisteuo from 4102; to have faith ( in ,upon,or respect to,a person or thing.entrust ( especially ones well being to Christ more to this.4101= pistikos from 4102= post is persuasion 5 points and 4103 3( e). But in Greek Dictionary Study number 4101 pistikos from 4102; trustworthy,that is i.e. genuine ( unadulterated) : SPIKENARD + 3487(2×) NOW HERE IT IS.! Pg.170 3487.nardos of for.or." nard" spikenard Nardos, is a fragrant oil, procured from the stem of an Indian plant.The Arabians call it the " Indian spike[ hence ,spikenard] the adjective pistikos,that is, the ' Pistacia Terebinthus,Mk. 14:3,John12:3 which grows in Cyprus,Syri,Palestine,etc.and yields a resin of very fragrant odor,and in such inconsiderable quantities as to be very costly.Nard was frequently mixed with aromatic ingredients….so when scented with the fragrant resin of the pistake it would quite well be called narcos pistakes.The oil used for the anointing of the Lord's head was worth about L/12, and must have been of the most valuable kind.Well long description it's now 1:45A.M. M.S.T. so also I own this discontinued KJV 1611 Bible Plates and Illustrations for the Series ok I'm sending this now got just one more her memorial

  • Michael Morales says:

    Hello Rebecca here's this one more to encourage you.as it were for edification in the Body of Our Lord Jesus One Body One Spirit ..this Bible published in 1896 ,Plates And Illustrations : Arranged For The Olivet Series of Oxford Teachers ' Bibles.Copyright 1896 by Wilmore-Andrews Publishing Co.Almighty God recieves the glory El Shaddi page 101.TREES,PLANTS,&C. OF THE BIBLE.SPIKENARD..botanical. Name: Nardostachys jatamansi..REMARKS.N.S. A n Indian product from a plant growing on the Himalayas,and therefore very costly.The plant has many hairy spikes shooting from one root,which are the root- leaves shooting up from the ground and surrounding the stalk from which the hard is procured and dried

  • Michael Morales says:

    Oops! I made some errors.my point that she had a son and named him Seth who had a son named Enosh.THEN MEN BEGAN TO CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.! SO SHE HAD THE PROMISE OF ADAM DIDNT SHE!? DIDNT SHE HE Called Named her EVE BECAUSE…BECAUSE SHE..WAS.THE MOTHER OF ALL LIVING.AND READ THE LAST OF THE PROPHETS MALACHI HIS NAME MEANS THE MESSENGER OF THE LORD MY MESSENGER THE LORD OF HOSTS CALLED HIM..WHO BORE HIM INTO THE WORLD ? NO MENTION OF HER..BUT IN THE 3RD CHAPTER FIND where he said that they Israel whom God loved read verse 2 of Malachi chapter 1.he said they were treacherous against the wife of their covenant that God hated putting away and this part Malachi said and did not He create or make one? And the residue of the spirit made two one ? And why because He desires a godly seed.powerful..

  • Michael Morales says:

    Thanks for your response to my lengthy Comment.ary.Rebecca at the well.What is Spikenard? Watching right now .popup! Be our Friend.my battery needs a charge.i like olive oil

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