A friend of mine, Tony, wanted to choose a gift to someone who was Christian and special to him because his birthday was coming up. Walking around some Christian supplies stores around the Brisbane area, he mentioned to me that it was challenging to select an appropriate gift for his friend. He also said he bought different gifts before, but he felt disconnected.
The church Tony went to burnt incenses occasionally, for example, frankincense which people enjoyed very much.
I then suggested him to search for the term "aloes" which means agarwood in the Bible. He was interested and thanked me for the information. The below was some information in the Holy Bible.
Agarwood was named as the Wood of God. The reason: Jehovah has planted it
"aloes that Jehovah has planted (Numbers 24:5, 6) "
Agarwood, aloeswood is mentioned in the Holy Bible (quotes obtained from Jehovah Witnesses jw.org):
"Like the valleys* they have extended a long way,
Like gardens by the river,
Like aloes that Jehovah has planted,
Like cedars by the waters."
All your garments are scented with myrrh and aloeswood and cassia;
From the grand ivory palace, stringed instruments make you rejoice.
“ You loved righteousness,+ and you hated wickedness.+ That is why God, your God, has anointed you+ with the oil of exultation+ more than your companions. your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.”(Psalm 45:7)
With all sorts of trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes,+
Along with all the finest perfumes.+(Song of Solomon 4:14) “And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night,
and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices,
as the manner of the Jews is to bury.”
Take a small drop in your "third eye" chakra between your eyebrows and forehead, inhale this holy fragrance. May God bless you all.
Next Sunday, surprise your friends/ families about this Holy Oil, show them in the Bible that it was real and obtainable. Feel it!
"The resin, gums and woods of the evergreen plants brought spiritual enlightenment through their vapourous release when used as incense.." (Ross 2010)
Would you like to have a better connection with God spiritually by using what He planted?
You can use agarwood incense as some Churches use or four dabs of agarwood: 2 around your left and right wrist and two behind your earlobes. You will feel the aura of oud when praying. It acts as a "medium", a connection between you and the creator.
Bible study tools: http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/aloes-lignaloes.html
Xiang He: http://www.xiang-he.org/aloe_exhibition/prologue.php