BE VERY WISE WITH FRANKINCENSE

Teri Kelley, ND, NHC

When the wise men found the Christ Child, they gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, and each gift had value and meaning. In fact, frankincense is repeatedly mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, and we would be wise to learn more about it.

Frankincense is derived from the Boswellia tree commonly found in areas of Africa and Arabia and is traditionally used as incense. In dried form, Boswellia is found in health supplements and provides the same benefits. Its properties monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes are its most valuable. Frankincense is a tonic that benefits all the body’s operating systems and also helps the body to better absorb nutrients.

Many people find certain conditions are alleviated or reduced such as:

  • Arthritis, including RA, thanks to its anti-inflammatory elements
  • Respiratory ailments (colds, flu, allergies, asthma)
  • Skin distress (aging, acne eczema, scars, stretch marks)
  • Dental issues (mix coconut oil, baking soda, frankincense and peppermint for a refreshing, natural toothpaste)

As many people heal from cancer, they often turn to frankincense for immune support and chemotherapy and radiation recovery.

Frankincense can be applied directly to the skin, diffused so that it can be inhaled, and taken internally but only in very small amounts.

Though generally regarded as safe, expectant and new mothers should avoid its use. If using topically, test a small patch before using liberally. Young children may need to avoid topically and teenagers may need to use it in diluted form. Consider using a carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, or avocado oil.

As with any essential oil, look for 100% pure essential oil and not perfume or fragrance oils.

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SPIRITUAL WELLNESS:

Wise Men Still Seek Him

When the wise men traveled from the East to Jerusalem to find Jesus, the Christ Child, they searched diligently for Him, following a star that, “…stood over where the young child was.” (Matthew 2:9b)

They entered into the house and worshipped Him. “…they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,” (Matthew 2:10b) for they had found the Saviour of the world as had been prophesied years before.

HE CAN STILL BE FOUND TODAY!

God’s Word says that Jesus came because we needed a Saviour after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and death came upon all. “…as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)

Romans 6:23 tells us, “For the wages (payment) of sin is death (hell); but the gift of God is eternal life (heaven) through Jesus Christ our Lord.

JESUS CHRIST CAME TO EARTH TO GIVE US A GIFT

Jesus, God the Son, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and gave His blood in payment for our sins by His death on the cross. “…Christ died for our sins…he was buried…he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (I Cor. 15:3&4) Jesus Christ is alive and in heaven today.

YOU CAN RECEIVE THE GIFT OF LOVE HE HAS OFFERED TO EVERYONE

Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

CALL TO GOD IN FAITH BELIEVING HE CAN SAVE YOU AND TELL HIM:

God, I am sorry for my sins. I believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for me. I believe He was buried and rose again. Save me, I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

WELLNESS MATTERS, November/December 2016

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