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Apothecary Cynthia Hillson
18 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
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01 Jun 2014 Leave a comment
in Ketoret, The Holy Incense, Oils of the Bible, Plants of the Bible, Precious Oils A Study of the Fragrances of the Bible, Queen Esther, Shemen Tova Tags: Anointing Oil from Israel, Essential Oils, Frankincense, Frankincense and Myrrh, Healing Oils, Holy Anointing Oil, Holy Incense, Leaves of the Trees for the Healing of the Nations, myrrh, Oils of the Bible, Plants of the Bible, Queen Esther's Oil, Spice Traders
Shemen Tova Oils will be available Summer 2014
Shemen Tova™ is Hebrew for “good or precious oil”. Our goal is to provide the highest quality essential oils, carrier (fixed) oils and other natural products for your health and pleasure. Many of our products are organic or wild-crafted. Shemen Tova oils are of the highest quality; pure and therapeutic. We source many of our products from boutique growers from around the world. Shemen Tova is delighted to offer a few of our essential oils from Israel, a country and a people we support.
Shemen is Hebrew for Oil; Tova is good. In the Strong’s Concordance we find these entries that explain the beauty, richness and quality of our essential oils.
H8081 שׁמן shemen (sheh’-men)
From H8080; grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); figuratively richness: – anointing, X fat (things), X fruitful, oil ([-ed]), ointment, olive, + pine.
H8080 שׁמן shâman (shaw-man’)
A primitive root; to shine, that is, (by analogy) be (causatively make) oily or gross: – become (make, wax) fat.
TOVA (In Hebrew the v and the b are the same letter)
H2896 טוב tôb tobe
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well): – beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ([-favoured]).
H2895 טוב tôb tobe
A primitive root, to be (transitively do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense: – be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make), goodly, X please, (be, do, go, play) well.
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22 May 2014 Leave a comment
Dear Friends, My heart is overflowing with all that is happening with my Precious Oils ministry both here and in Israel. I do hope that you find a few moments to read this letter, I will try to keep it short, but as always there is always interesting stories within the stories of my life.
In March, I went to Israel to work on a book called The Healing Rose; The Rest of the Story of Esther’s Purification. It was my husband, David, who suggested that I go during Purim and devote set-apart time to complete the work. I spent four days studying at the Hebrew University library. It was here where I uncovered some amazing writings from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s centered on Biblical flora, healing plants, ancient spice route information and many other things pertaining to my love and passion, and my Precious Oils ministry of the plants of the Bible.
It was my goal to write after I had studied at the university. I planned to go to a quiet prayer house in the desert; but my plans changed. The care-taker of the prayer house had a work-related emergency and wouldn’t be able to meet me on the day I was scheduled to arrive. This left me in a bit of a dilemma of where I would be going. I made a call to a place I had wanted to visit for years since I began staying at places in the desert known as The Scented Cities, and other ancient incense route locations. I arrived with the thought of staying there two nights, but I ended up staying three. Little did I know that there was a spice conference being held within a few kilometers, in which anyone staying at this ancient, historical site was invited to also attend?
How does this happen? I was detoured from one place only to find myself sitting among Israeli’s and other nations who came together for one purpose; to learn more about the ancient spice routes. This was the third year for this conference; the first two years it had been held in Eliat but this year after the recent finding of a piece of pottery that had an inscription stating that the Queen of Sheba was from Yemen the location got changed to be on the ancient incense route. Did I mention that the conference was all in Hebrew? That didn’t matter, I loved it!
I had opportunity to meet the two conference organizers, both very well-educated, English speaking and historians of the incense route. During the afternoon break I also met a really nice lady who wanted to meet me when she found out that I wrote about the plants of the Bible. We chatted and she said I needed to come to her home. I told her that I was going back to Jerusalem, and she said that is where she lived. The short version of this story is one evening I went to her home to “chat” about our love of spices. She began our conversation with “So, how did you come to the conference?” I explained that “I just so happened” to be staying at a guest caravan where the group was invited to the conference. And, I extended my stay so I could be part of the conference for one day. Then, I asked her what brought her to the conference. She replied, “My husband” who at that moment walked into the kitchen. I nearly fell out as I extended my hand to once again meet one of the conference organizers. New spice and incense loving friends. I have an invitation to visit them again, and they want me to bring them copies of my books.
Another really neat thing happened actually while I was staying on the incense trail. The director of the project came into the dining hall where I was writing. He asked if I had a moment, he wanted to show me around. As we walked around the grounds he lead me to two plants, given to the site by an archeologist whose job is to plant the desert. I had seen this plant before; it is the ancient Balm of Gilead which is being cultivated throughout Israel in select locations to see what part of the desert the plants can flourish. (I’ve actually touched and smelled this plant at two other places in the desert on previous journeys.) As he handed me a berry to smell he began to tell me about part of the vision, and the mandate from the government of Israel, of where we were standing. He perked my interest, we chatted and then he went back to the construction project he was working on. I thought “Hmm that was nice that the director took time to show me around this amazing place.” I know people in his position are very busy, they see new people all the time, and they often never see you twice, so I thought.
A few weeks after I returned home I received a personal e-mail from the director; it was a friendly handshake thanking me for coming and do I think that I will be returning? I really did love the place and told him so, as well as my heart’s desire to return. To shorten the story is that I’m planning on returning in October, this time to cook for some groups who will be staying and working on this ancient incense route site. Things even go deeper beyond cooking and doing laundry for groups from around the world this fall. As the director and I have conversed he is feeling that Precious Oils is to be part of a “garden project” vision at this very special archeological site. It’s not only on the incense trail it was one of the stopping points of the Children of Israel during their 40 years of wandering. It also is a place that is prophesied as part of the future borders of Israel. (Ezekiel 47 & 48).
I can’t even begin to explain to you what happened to me as I read his e-mails. He said “I had a hunch about you” and that is why he personally reached out to me. He’s said that many people “want” to be part of greening the desert, but he feels that I am the one for this particular project because of my passion for Israel, the Lord, and the flora of the Bible.
So, bottom line is this, prayer and financial support is needed as I am committed to cook and serve in Israel at this site for four or five weeks in October and November. David needs to also come to Israel while I am there, he has only been once, in 2000. It will be important for us to walk the land together to see how David and I, and Precious Oils, fits into the future green space desert plantings that will benefit generations to come.
If you want further, and more precise information about the Garden of the Ages please feel free to contact me. Please note that I’ve set up a new e-mail address, BlossomingIsrael@aol.com, for the desert garden project, and yes, my PreciousOils@aol.com is still to use if that is in your address book.
Tax deductible giving is possible (and greatly appreciated). Checks need to be payable to Liberty Ministries, Inc., please memo Israel/Hillson Mission.
Send checks to: Cynthia Hillson 107 Bradberry Street Mooresville, NC 28115 Thank you for your love and support.
In His Service,
Just a few other notes. Katie, our missionary daughter is doing well. She works for a church in Hong Kong as the Children’s Church Director where each week she oversees the lessons and volunteers for over 100 children, infant to 12. Thank you for your prayers and support for her as well as the timing for me to take her more of her personal items to her; she doesn’t plan to return home for a year, or two. She was home for the holidays; it was the first time in four years that all six children, spouses, grandchildren, David and I were all together. It was a fun, and chaotic, few hours. Our fifth grandchild is due in a few weeks!! Abigail graduates college and will soon be off on her own. The timing couldn’t be better to be empty-nesters with the opportunity(ies) that await us in Israel.
15 May 2014 Leave a comment
in Precious Oils, Precious Oils A Study of the Fragrances of the Bible, Shemen Tova, The Healing Leaves Tags: Essential Oils, Healing Oils, Leaves of the Trees for the Healing of the Nations, Oils of the Bible, Tea Tree Oil
I often find myself wondering “Why did I say that?” only to find out a few days later that what I had said was somewhat prophetic in nature, thus was the case two weeks ago.
On April 30th I taped two Precious Oils interviews at the Aviv Moon Studios in Charlotte, NC for Shabbat Night Live.
One of the questions of the second taping of the short interview went something like this:
Scott “What essential oils should we have as we prepare for the last days?”
Cynthia: “Leaves and Trees, we are going to need to breath”.
Oh vey, of anything I could have said, why the leaves and trees? Little did anyone realize how prophetic my answer was when the news began to appear two days later as the first (and now second) case of MERS has appeared here in the US.
You might be asking “What the heck is MERS?”
Well, MERS is not an emergency, but it has been in the news since May 2nd, and yesterday this article appeared. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2014/05/14/mers-airports-cdc/9077329/ MERS is an acronym for a virus named Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Well, that prophetic portion of my life must have been tuned into the leaves and the trees in another way just a few weeks earlier in April. I was a vendor at a Women’s Conference and I introduced a new jewelry line that will correspond with a seminar that I will be filming later this year. The jewelry is my “Tree of Life” line, and the seminar is “The Healing Leaves”.
With the purchase of each pendant you will receive a “tree” healing essential oil and a copy of my teaching “A Leaf and A Handful of Leaves”. For more information on the jewelry and my teaching booklet please go to www.shop.TheFragrantBride.com.
To keep updated of the date and other pertinent details of “The Healing Leaves” seminar go to my web site. http://www.thefragrantbride.com/The_Healing_Leaves.html
Check out on Shabbat Night Live at 9 pm Friday, May 16, 2014. The show will re-air throughout the week. Shabbat Night Live link.
14 May 2014 Leave a comment
in frankincense, Ketoret, The Holy Incense, myrrh, Precious Oils, Precious Oils A Study of the Fragrances of the Bible Tags: Frankincense, Frankincense and Myrrh, Holy Anointing Oil, Holy Incense, Ketoret, myrrh, myrrh and roses, Oils of the Bible, Plants of the Bible, Spice Traders, what is oil of myrrh
I, Apothecary Cynthia Hillson, would like to address something that I’m witnessing more than ever before concerning the plants of the Bible, and the misinterpretation that the plants were “essential oils”. The plants of the Bible were not essential oils, period! This lie has penetrated the hearts and minds of people who say that they are God-fearing followers of Yeshua, and The Holy Bible. This has me deeply concerned. I pray that as you read this note that you become as alarmed as I am.
I’ve read the blogs and the literature from the MLM companies, watched You Tube videos, and I even have friends who have been swept away thinking that their essential oils were the oils of the Bible. Last week I posted on my Face Book page the famous Norman Rockwell painting of gossip. It was in that post that I commented about the shekel and how it was a Biblical weight and how some of the mlm essential oil business people have made it a liquid measure. It is heresy that people who are teaching “Oils of the Bible” classes have once level-headed people making a religion out of this topic. It is of my opinion, and sad-to-say, that the motive behind many who are teaching that the plants of the Bible are essential oils are totally mislead, or there is a driving force of mammon involved. I am boldly saying this and encourage anyone who wants to debate me over the topic of what the oils of the Bible “really” were to contact me and we can further discuss.
Do you know what heresy is? heresy (n) her·e·sy [ hérrəssee ]
1. unorthodox religious opinion: an opinion or belief that contradicts established religious teaching, especially one that is officially condemned by a religious authority
2. holding of unorthodox religious belief: the holding of, or adherence to, an opinion or belief that contradicts established religious teaching, especially one that is officially condemned by religious authorities
3. unorthodox opinion: an opinion or belief that does not coincide with established or traditional theory, especially in philosophy, science, or politics
Let me share the following from Matthew Henry’s Commentary of the Whole Bible and his comments found in Exodus 30:22-38.
“Directions are here given for the composition of the holy anointing oil and the incense that were to be used in the service of the tabernacle; with these God was to be honored, and therefore he would appoint the making of them; for nothing comes to God but what comes from him.
1. The holy anointing oil is here ordered to be made up the ingredients, and their quantities, are prescribed, Exodus 30:23-25. Interpreters are not agreed concerning them; we are sure, in general, they were the best and fittest for the purpose; they must needs be so when the divine wisdom appointed them for the divine honor. It was to be compounded secundum artem – after the art of the apothecary (Exodus 30:25); the spices, which were in all nearly half a hundred weight, were to be infused in the oil, which was to be about five or six quarts, and then strained out, leaving an admirable sweet smell in the oil. With this oil God’s tent and all the furniture of it were to be anointed; it was to be used also in the consecration of the priests, Exodus 30:26-30. It was to be continued throughout their generations, Exodus 30:31. The tradition of the Jews is that this very oil which was prepared by Moses himself lasted till near the captivity. But bishop Patrick shows the great improbability of the tradition, and supposes that it was repeated according to the prescription here, for Solomon was anointed with it (1 King’s 1:39), and some other of the kings; and all the high priests with such a quantity of it that it ran down to the skirts of the garments; and we read of the making up of this ointment (1 Chronicles 9:30): yet all agree that in the second temple there was none of this holy oil, which he supposes was owing to a notion they had that it was not lawful to make it up, Providence overruling that want as a presage of the better unction of the Holy Ghost in gospel times, the variety of whose gifts was typified by these several sweet ingredients. To show the Excellency of Holiness, there was that in the tabernacle which was in the highest degree grateful both to the sight and to the smell. Christ’s name is said to be as ointment poured forth (Song of Songs 1:3), and the good name of Christians better than precious ointment, Ecclesiastes 7:1.
2.The incense which was burned upon the golden altar was prepared of sweet spices likewise, though not so rare and rich as those of which the anointing oil was compounded, Exodus 30:34, Exodus 30:35. This was prepared once a year (the Jews say), a pound for each day of the year, and three pounds over for the Day of Atonement. When it was used, it was to be beaten very small: thus it pleased the Lord to bruise the Redeemer when he offered himself for a sacrifice of a sweet-smelling savor.
3. Concerning both these preparations the same law is here given 1. (Exodus 30:32, Exodus 30:33, Exodus 30:37, and Exodus 30:38), that the like should not be made for any common use. Thus God would preserve in the people’s minds a reverence for his own institutions, and teach us not to profane nor abuse anything whereby God makes himself known, as those did who invented to themselves (for their common entertainments) instruments of music like David, Amos 6:5. It is a great affront to God to jest with sacred things, particularly to make sport with the word and ordinances of God, or to treat them with lightness, Matthew 22:5. That which is God’s peculiar must not be used as a common thing.”
This brings me to another important aspect of why I’m addressing the seriousness this subject. The pursuit of selling essential oils as being Biblical isn’t only not correct, but it is often done in a flippant way. (Matthew Henry called it jesting. Take a moment to read Ephesians 5 to know what Paul tells us about jesting.) It is my prayer that my friends who are involved in these companies understand that I am writing this in love. I feel repeating the mlm jargon that the plants of the Bible were essential oils only is extremely misleading.
In the Bible The Holiness that is associated with The Holy Oil and The Holy Incense can be read in the Hebrew. When one reads Scripture only in English the essence of what is said is often missed. Please also note that anytime that the Lord repeats a word it is like your parents telling you “What I about to say is important, so listen up.” Then it is our choice to heed their words. In Hebrew, the Holy Anointing Oil and The Holy Incense weren’t only just holy, they are MOST HOLY! You can look this up for yourselves in Exodus 30:29 & 36. Those who are repeating the heresy that the plants named in the Holy Oil & Incense were essential oils aren’t taking into consideration what “holiness” truly is.
My ministry name, Precious Oils was established in 1991 not because of essential oils but for anointing oils and my 3 day experience with the Lord. In my publications I share my love of our modern day convenience found in essential oils that I call a “Garden in a Bottle”. Psalm 133 is the Scripture that is printed on my ministry checks, and it is a song we all sing, hold hands and dance to, then we go back to our belligerence.
A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Psalms 133:1-3
It seems that today the lack of unity among God’s people is rampant, and has become fiercely competitive; that includes the warring between companies, and individuals, about essential oils. The lies, and deception that the oils of the Bible were essential oils is preposterous, and even has become implausible. Instead of His plant kingdom, found in a pristine garden that He planted in the very beginning, it has become a bit frightening and the reason for this blog today. I’m afraid that the garden that the Lord desires to have in the future has become vastly overgrown with weeds among Believers. And, I believe that the Lord is about to weed His garden.
We enjoy the glimpse of a beautiful garden where the Shulamite gives up what was “her garden” and invites Him to come into “His garden”. (Song of Songs 4.) By the way, are you aware that the Shulamite’s name means peaceful . . . and her name is rooted in Shalom?
May there soon be shalom to all who want to enjoy God’s fragrant kingdom with His precious plants that are named in the Bible as well our modern usage of them including, but not limited to, essential oils.
Apothecary Cynthia Hillson
05 Nov 2012 Leave a comment
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.
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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04 Aug 2012 Leave a comment
It’s been quite a while since I had the time to fully devote to my ministry, Precious Oils. Thank you to all who’ve been patient and understand of my life’s first calling as wife, mother (of six, nearly all grown children) and grandma.
Precious Oils is in the beginning of our third decade and I am in a season of my life where I can finally devote my time to Precious Oils and what I’ve been called to do. I’d like to take a few minutes this morning to share some of our plans.
This fall I will be making my 27th journey to Israel. I know, many of you have never been once and it is a dream of yours. Israel became one of the Lord’s gifts to me; He has miraculously provided for each journey. Those stories could be a book in itself. Each time I go to Israel I take love and comfort to Israelis in hospitals, the Messianic Community and to people on the streets. It is a special ministry and I’ve been honored to continue to bring blessings to the People of the Book.
The connection of the land of Israel and my Precious Oils ministry really began on my first journey in September 1999 when I was at The Temple Institute in Jerusalem. I tell this story in my teaching book called Ketoret (The Holy Incense). It was when the lecturer was telling us about the Holy Incense and we smelt the ingredients of it (at that time only seven of the 11 had been discovered) that I had an encounter with the Lord somewhat like I did when the Lord initiated me into this ministry on May 1, 1991. I wrote down the ingredient list and asked my guide if I could hold the bottles of the spices a second time. I had already had one other “spice related” experience that day as we were walking to the Temple Institute; both experiences in the Old City was very much part of why I wrote my Precious Oils and the Fragrances of the Bible study years later in 2008.
Through the years I’ve had opportunity to experience Israel in profound and exciting ways. I’m now at another season where some of the encounters I’ve had in Israel pertain to an exciting project my husband and I began discussing last December when he took the time off of work to accompany me to a conference. We were full steam ahead, but I took a detour that allowed me to once again know the loving patience of Abba and how He will get you back to your calling. Gracious and loving Father is all I can say.
Today I am writing because this year, I believe, is the NOW moment to go the next step with Precious Oils by bringing my Precious Oils Studies to life through video teachings. Not just video teachings from my kitchen or a studio, but from the Holy Land. This is where I need your help, and your prayers. I’ll try to be brief, but you need a little background over the last few years and how you can help us.
David and I have been on a 21 year journey with Precious Oils Up On The Hill. In 2011, after 13 months and the assistance of DC attorney who helped us put our thoughts in the correct wording, we were granted a registered trademark from the US government. This was no small task, but it was important to protect Precious Oils.
The story of how our legal, registered name has its own story, and it’s just like the Lord to give you things in your call and service to the Kingdom and then show you later why you did “such and such”.
Precious Oils Up On The Hill was named in different settings. My encounter with the Lord on May 1, 1991 is when Precious Oils got named. In 1993 we lived in a rented home that was on 50 acres. My legal business name at that time was “Somewhat Limited” d/b/a Precious Oils. But I had the most frustrating time with my UPS guy; he could never find our house. It was then I made a change to our legal name calling ourselves Up On The Hill. When the UPS guy read the address and the name all he had to do was look up the hill to find us. When opening a new checking account I asked the bank if I could have both my legal name and my d/b/a name on my account, which they did. Then one time when I was on the Temple Mount (anointing it where the Spirit of the Dome & where the Holy of Holies is thought to have been) the lights went on in my spirit and a glimpse into the future of Precious Oils Up On The Hill. You see, Precious Oils was used on The Holy Hill of Jerusalem and throughout Israel. It is the only place in Scripture where the blessing is commanded, in Psalm 133.
A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. (Psalms 133:1-3 KJV)
Some Historians and Bible Commentators describe this Psalm as possibly being written at a time of David’s life when all twelve tribes assembled in Jerusalem, and when he was anointed King. It is the psalm of unity and blessing and it is the Scripture behind the purpose of Precious Oils and also explains why going to Jerusalem during Succoth, The Feast of Tabernacles, is important. (Zechariah 14)
We need partners during our next stage of Precious Oils Up On The Hill. There are two ways to help; by donations and by purchasing products from our web site. You are very welcome to e-mail me at PreciousOils@aol.com with any questions that you have.
Tax deductible giving is available as follows.
Make checks out to Liberty Ministries, Inc. Memo Precious Oils/Israel 2012. Send to:
107 Bradberry Street
Mooresville, NC 28115
We’ve added a 16 month calendar called “Watercolors of the Beautiful Land”. The images were painted in Israel. Later this month look for our new product line of shea butter soaps that will include Rimon (Pomegranate), Honey, Milk, Shoshanna (Lily of the Valley) and Spikenard. http://www.shop.TheFragrantBride.com
Thank you and God Bless. I’ll be posting a number of blogs over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.