Operation Pillar of Defense


Dear Friends,

We all knew that sooner or later Israel would have to once again rise to the bullies of the world. The world has watched the patience of Israel and now much of the world is voicing their approval how Israel is handling the current crisis. Your prayers and support of Israel are needed now more than before.

I recently returned home from my 27th journey to Israel. On October 8th I joined a day tour with my Believer Guide Friend Netan; this was the day after the drone missile was shot down by Israel. While Hezbollah claimed responsibility for launching the missile this was one of the alarms that the world began to see. Nasrallahm, the leader of Hezbollah said “Today we are uncovering a small part of our capabilities, and we shall keep many more hidden,” he continued by saying “It is our natural right to send other reconnaissance flights inside occupied Palestine … This is not the first time and will not be the last. We can reach any place we want in Israel.”

This statement got confirmed as we were standing outside the Zion Gate. A call from one of his children (he has nine) brought us to attention; she’s a 20 year-old soldier in the Israeli Defense Force. When he got off the phone he began to share the reason for her call. It was at this time that Israel was going from orange to red alert. It was at that moment we all knew that things would begin to happen in the not so distant future.

Over the next few days I began to share with my friends that Israel was on red alert and it was wise to always be aware of your surroundings. Notices were being put up instructing the safety bunkers in the city; something that had really caught my eye as never before.

I departed on the 22nd of October which also was the week they the country was “practicing” for a major emergency; Earthquake Preparedness. Israel believes that a very big earthquake may happen in the future and are predicting that up to 5000 people could be injured. Streets were blocked, groups of emergency medical and police personal were being stationed, and hospitals went through drills.

Today (November 17, 2012) Israel isn’t seeing Hezbollah’s rage intensify, but Hamas. It is almost like it should be double red alert. Reserve troops have been summed, over 70,000 to leave their families the next days and weeks.

Israel has chosen an appropriate name for this operation; in our media it is called Operation Pillar of Defense (Ammud Anan) and should be correctly translated Pillar of the Cloud; a direct reference to the pillar of the cloud found in Exodus 13:21 & 22.

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.      KJV

While the Scripture reference is for Passover, the meaning is as strong as what the word “pillar” stands for as well as a “memorial” to what the Lord did with His Strong Hand as the Children of Israel left Egypt. (Exodus 13:9)

I choose the picture of the two silver trumpets for this blog with much purpose. First a little background of them.

Trumpet in the Bible was either a shofar (ram’s horn) or the silver trumpets. Each has their own particular functions; initially the two functions of the silver trumpets; the calling of assembly and the breaking of camp. There are two “calls” associated with them. We learn of this call from the Holy Scriptures and from history and historical texts. The tekiah (a short blast) and the teruah (a series of rapid, staccato blasts).

The Call to Break Camp is the ‘teruah‘; short, rapid tones that would signal the various families surrounding the Tabernacle compound to set out and break camp. (Numbers 10:5, 6).

The Call to Assemble – the ‘tekiah‘ was in addition to the breaking of camp. The silver trumpets were used to call “the community” to assemble with Moses at the entrance to the Dwelling. There was a distinction between the two instructions. If the tekiah was heard from one silver trumpet it was a signal that the head of the family assemble at the entrance of the Dwelling with Moses. If both trumpets sounded the whole community was to gather at the entrance to the Dwelling with Moses – (Numbers 10:3, Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 3:292-294).

The functions that were assigned to the silver trumpets were many; they were sounded in the time of war (Numbers 10:9, 31:6; 2 Chronicles 13:12), in the day of your gladness, your appointed seasons and new moons (Numbers 10:10), before the Ark of YAHVEH and over the burnt-offerings and peace-offerings. – (Numbers 10:10; 1 Chronicles 15:24, 15:28, 16:6, 16:14; 2 Chronicles 5:12, 5:13, 7:6. 13:14, 29:28)

Today, Family, both trumpets have sounded and it is declaration that not only the heads of Israel to assemble, but the Whole House of Israel, and those who love her, to respond and join in the spirit to be a “pillar” as Israel continues to rightfully defend her citizens. We have that opportunity tomorrow, Sunday, November 17 to be united in prayer. (EST 9am)

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Former chief rabbi Ovadia Yoeph announced  Thursday evening that they would hold a massive gathering of prayer for spiritual awakening and on behalf of the soldiers, Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The chief rabbi said, “The people of Israel lives, and its success depends on its unity and faith.” He sent out a prayer of recovery for the wounded and condolences to the families of those who were killed, concluding, “It’s our duty, at this hour, to strengthen the residents of the south and our heroic soldiers in prayer.” (source Arutz Sheva)

Thank you for setting apart time to pray tomorrow and also to be a “silver trumpet”. Also, don’t let your prayers only be for one day. It is possible that this conflict won’t be resolved in a few days; it could be longer. The reality is the truth that this is (and has been) an attack on the freedom of democracy that is found in the only country in the Middle East who values life, family and freedom, Israel. The  patience of Israel has been amazing as they have endured thousands of rockets this year, and hundreds just over the last few days.

So much more to write but I want to share with you that Israel’s Iron Dome is working!!  This diagram shows the mechanics of it.


Google Iron Dome Israel to see more info how the Iron Dome is working and protecting Israel.

ALSO, this info just in. The IDF is asking for discretion to be used in your social media how you are reporting rocket activity in Israel as the enemy is using it. Please tell everyone to be wise in their posts!!

To close I want to tell you of the plans that I am making for a spring journey to Israel, March 10 to 19, 2013. Details have been posted on my web page www.HereToTheNations.com/page10. I also posted a video on my Face book page www.facebook.com/PreciousOils with the invite. I’ll be posting some of the mitzvah’s (good deeds) and basic itinerary soon. If you’ve never read a theme who the Fragrant Bride is I’ve written it out and it is why we are going to Israel in the Spring.


For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Thou shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shall be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighted in thee, and thy land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.  Isaiah 62:1-7


The book of Ruth gives us a “clue” to how an Intercessor’s character should be.

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goes, I will go; and where thou lodges, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Ruth 1:16

Three times Naomi “urged” or “interceded” for Orpah and Ruth to go back to Moab. Orpah left, Ruth began her own intercession (entreating) by clinging onto Naomi. Intercession requires us to “cling on” to which is good, and where we find promise.


 Volumes could be written how the Bride of Yeshua is being refined. In Hebrew we find the word is

צרף   tsâraph   tsaw-raf’

A primitive root; to fuse (metal), that is, refine (literally or figuratively): – cast, (re-) fine (-er), founder, goldsmith, melt, pure, purge away, try.

One scriptural usage of tsaraph is found in Daniel 12:10, it is the word “tried”.   Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

The Father is looking for a Bride for His Son. She will be a Watchman on the Walls, she will “cling-on”, and she will understand the times that we live.

Thanks for reading.

Cynthia Hillson




Getting Back Into the Swing of My Life

Dear Friends,

This morning I’m getting “back into the swing” of my life after the months of travel to Florida, Hong Kong, China, Israel and Texas. It’s great to be home, especially with the excitement of a new grand daughter due to arrive in a few weeks! This morning I received an e-mail that I feel is worth sharing my response to; it reflects other e-mails over the years that have heart-breaking situations. I felt me posting my response to her would be beneficial to not only her, but to update my followers about the updates of Precious Oils.

Dear xxxxxxxx,

First of all I am sorry for the medical and personal challenges you are facing with your son. I pray that the Lord gives you wisdom in every choice that you are making. Your e-mail this morning struck a deep chord within me and I hope you don’t mind that I am sharing my response to you in my blog. While your concern is your son’s genetic disorder don’t forget that you need to take care of yourself so you in turn can take care of him.

Second, I’m not a medical or natural path doctor, so I can’t give specific non-prescription advice, but I can give you suggestions and give insight on some projects that I am working on where I am focusing on immune building “folk remedies” of essential oils, how to have your own natural first-aid kit and provide a handy guide people can have on their shelf to begin to explore the health, beauty and pleasure of essential oils.

Our laws in the US do not allow me to tell you such and such oil will cure any disease. But I can recommend essentials that you can use to release stress through inhalation and massage (including foot and hand; not only full body) for you and your family. One of the beautiful components of using essential oils is that you can “step back and smell the plants” and reflect on the Lord and his creation of putting the healing in the plants that we can smell and apply to our bodies. Reliving stress during difficult seasons such as you are experiencing is important.

I also find the timing of your note to be fairly amazing as one of my current projects includes a new book; Oils & Ailments which I hope to have to the printer in a few days. I also have been doing a lot of personal research with a product that I began using a few months ago. Interestingly it is for a supplement that builds the immune system. I’ve been taking the supplement for about ten weeks and share more at the end of this e-mail.

My quest and becoming a voice to build our immune systems actually began as I wrote Esther’s Days of Purification. Let me explain a bit better as I continue to stand in awe how the Holy Spirit had me pen certain properties of Oil of Myrrh, emotions and illnesses. The numbers of people who have purchased my book continue to share their own experiences and how they have related what I’ve penned. I don’t take credit as it was the Holy Spirit showing me the links using the story of Esther’s purification as the back-drop.

The first thing I address under Esther’s six months of Oil of Myrrh is forgiveness. As I studied I linked that lack of forgiveness to auto-immune diseases and how Oil of Myrrh is an immune builder and how the Oil of Myrrh used in massage and bath may have possibly been used to help Esther in building her immune system. One thing that really shocked me as I studied auto-immune diseases is how many there are. I located “lists” with the number of diseases that varied from 100 to 200; I found the lists over-whelming. In addition, the personal emotions I felt this year at the Mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee of Israel were just as overwhelming as it “hit home” like never before. I’ve been to this “mount” more times than I can count and have significant memories of certain groups that I’ve hosted in Israel when we read the words of Yeshua from Matthew 5,6 & 7. But, this year, a new understanding deepened in my life as I sat and listened to groups from the nations read, sing and be healed in the gardens at this site.

When I wrote Esther’s Purification book in 2010 I had no idea that this thread of study of emotions and immunological challenges would continue, but it has and is becoming a new mantra to add to Precious Oils with a video series I am working on called The Precious Oils & Plants of the Bible. Look for more on this project at a later date. I’ve been compiling notes and building my personal library with more resources in not just essential oil therapies, but herbal ones such as tinctures, teas, herbal antibiotics and herbal “cocktails” that those of us who do “folk medicine” can use when our families have ailments.

Also, while I was in Israel last month, I devoted a number of days to study plants, take photos and research from a Hebrew perspective that will enhance my upcoming projects. I plan to return to Israel  to explore the land of the Bible and the plant kingdom as well as do a “Fragrant Bride” trip to Israel in the spring; details how you can join me will be posted soon.

Here are some Precious Oils suggestions for you to possibly help in your difficult journey. My websites are being updated this week that will reflect my new inventory of Aroma Bottles and new blends that incorporate many of the oils that I list below and could be easier for you to purchase than trying to blend yourself.
Inhalations: room diffuser, Aroma Bottle or tissue therapy. (1 part can be 1 drop or 1 teaspoon blended in a separate bottle and dispensed by the drop into your diffuser or on a tissue.

Your blend can be a combination of two to five of the following oils.

1 part of your favorite citrus essential oils. (lime, lemon, orange, mandarin, petigrain or grapefruit)

2 parts lavender (French, Bulgarian, Italian or English)

1 part marjoram (rosemary, bay or myrtle are other plants that add the herbal component and can be used in combination to form one part of your diffuser blend).

Optional oils include

< 1 part mint (corn mint a/k/a Indian mint, spearmint or peppermint)

< 1 part ylang ylang, patchouli, spikenard or vetiver (these oils are strong and earthy). Use sparingly, you can always add more, but will have a difficult time to blend it in if over used in your blends.

Other oils include spice oils such as nutmeg, allspice, anise or ginger; again use sparingly not to over-power the aroma. Tree oils such as spruce, silver fir, eucalyptus, cypress or cedar woods are great with citrus and add a cleansing aroma that helps clear your passages, especially when being around the ill smells of hospitals.

Massage Oil (full body, hand or foot)

For every 15 ml (1/2 ounce) of carrier oil (sweet almond, jojoba, fractionated coconut, olive or an unscented massage oil purchased from your health food store) add up to 15 drops of your favorite essential oil or any that I have listed above.

Hand massages can be quick and simple if you carry a small bottle of blended massage oil with you. After washing your hands and getting a life’s lesson on patience as you sit and wait for tests and medical personal you can use a few drops of the massage oil on your hands just as you would a hand cream.

I hope that the above essential oil suggestions are helpful to you and give you a few moments to enjoy God’s pharmacy through essential oils.

Your e-mail this morning shared how you briefly talked to me when I was traveling; sorry I wasn’t able to talk on the phone when you called. My International and domestic travels from the end of August until the first of Nov this year were nearly non-stop and didn’t allow much time to post on Face book and other Internet sites that I have nor return calls and e-mails. I hardly had time to do laundry and attend to household responsibilities before I traveled for another journey. But, during this season I began to take RBV300, an immune boosting supplement. I wasn’t looking for a supplement; it was the last thing on my mind. My discover of it happened while I was standing in line at the bank, just days before I began traveling.  My bank is community-minded and they have a table where local business can put their cards and such. There was a flyer inviting people to a meeting along with a list of auto-immune diseases. I was taken back and took the paper and gave the man a call, and yes, although I was getting ready to leave town two days later I went to the meeting. I was curious in part because of my new book project and workshop, but also for myself. I knew the toll that my upcoming travels could possibly have on my body. Although I didn’t have the time to fully explore the company the little I learned in a few hours prompted me to buy and use the product. Did it make a difference in my health, can’t give you a defining moment, but I believe it added to my stamina and lack of illnesses while in Hong Kong, China and Israel.

I’m amazed with Restart Your Life and their set-apart patented product(s) and became almost equally intrigued with their business plan. Although it is a network marketing business model, I weighed the options how to share the benefits of the product with others. I am overwhelmed to find out that there has been thousands of medical studies, a non-commercial book written on the benefits of beta glucan and to learn that there was an independent bio-med comparison study published a few weeks ago that gives RVB300 a first place rating as showing the significant immunestimulative activity of RBV300. In all honestly, networking companies are something I never wanted to be part of but this one came to me in a unique way and the timing of was just too “coincidental”? Perhaps not.  I’ve always believed in supplements, but this one in particular has caught my interest first of all because it  boosts our immune system and has been proven safe.

Thanks for reading, I’m off the road until mid December and will be posting much more as my projects become available. If you are interested in knowing more about RVB300 and the company, Restart Your Life you can go to my web site www.RestartYL.com/PreciousOils or contact me and I will send you more information.



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