Holy IncenseApr 8th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Character Studies, Tabernacle or Temple
Sermon: God gave Israel a recipe for a special incense that was only to be used in the Tabernacle. The penalty for making this for private use or curiosity was death! What was so special about this incense that God wanted it all for Himself? We are given four ingredients: stacte, onycha, galbanum; and frankincense. All four are a resin or gum, and all four involve the “bleeding” or “wounding” of the plant, something of a sacrifice, and all four have very special spiritual significance for the Christian. Find out the spiritual meanings of these “sweet perfumes” that the Lord is pleased with and wants offered to Him.
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy. And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD. ”
Discourse given January 6, 1991