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22 .Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, saying:
- Take thou also unto thee principle spices of pure myrrh, five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels.
- And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin.
- And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be a holy anointing oil.
Anoint is not determined by the sweat on the brow.
Anointing is not determined by the volume of the sound system
Anointing is not determined by emotionalism, ritualism, legalism or denominationalism
Anointing is God’s breath and spirit moving on us
Anointing was reserved…Peter instructed Timothy, “….lay hand on no man suddenly.”
Anointing is not primarily for personal blessing rather for kingdom work…take care of God’s business and He will take care of yours….
Nothing in the Word is by chance or coincidence, or happenstance.
myrrh ———————love ——————————–500 shekel weight = 12 1/2 pounds
cinnamon —————righteousness——————– 250 shekel weight = 6 1/4 pounds
calamus —————–grace—————————— 250 shekel weight = 6 1/4 pounds
cassia ——————-worship—————————- 500 shekel weight = 12 1/2 pounds
Why were’ love’ and ‘worship’ double the amounts as opposed to righteousness and grace?
Why are love and worship the ‘bookend’ spices?
Exodus 30: 22-33…read Exodus 30:22…..’Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Note: a colon is often used after an independent clause to direct attention to a list, an appositive or a quotation.
While Moses was still o the mount, the Lord spoke to him.
Question? Why was it important that Moses was on the mountain?
Exodus 30: 23-24
- Also take for yourself quality spices five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon, two hundred fifty shekels, calamus, two hundred fifty shekels, and five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin or olive oil.
Spices mixed in with the oil in order to be allowed to be utilized as anointing oil. These four spices are principle or choice spices. The rarest and best were used. I.e. Cinnamon was imported from India. Calamus and there was cassia which was the choicest perfume from Tyre, and myrrh. Exact measurements given according to the weights and balances of the sanctuary. Not by the standard weights, rather according to the precise temple weights.
500 shekels of myrrh
250 shekels of cinnamon
250 shekels of sweet cane/calamus
500 shekels of cassia
All are contained within one hin of oil.
The four spices with their fragrances are being borne along with the power of the oil. The oil allows them to mix thoroughly. In the Hebrew the word spice comes from a root word meaning ‘to smell sweetly’.
‘Principle spices’ signifies those which exceed others in their rich odor.
Question? How does this relate to us on a spiritual level?
Palms 45: 7, 8 “….thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above all thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes and cassia; from out of the way palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.”
Pulpit Commentary says it like this. v8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; literally, myrrh and aloes (and) cassia ARE thy garments. The garments are so impregnated with spices as to seem to be made of them.
Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says: ” all thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia…either his human nature, as anointed with oil or gladness, and filled with the graces of the Spirit, signified by holy anointing oil in the tabernacle of which the tings mentioned were ingredients, Exodus 30: 23; or the garments of salvation and robe of righteousness, wrought out by him for his people, which are well pleasing and acceptable to his Father, and a sweet smelling savor, being agreeable to his law and justice. And also to himself, as they are put upon his people; (see Song of Solomon). And likewise to them who rejoice at being clothed with them, and desire to be found in them. Isaiah 49.18 whose persons are to God as the smell of a field whom the Lord has blessed; and whose sacrifices of prayer and praise are sweet odors to him.
Oil mingled with four spices each taken from plant life speaks to man on earth. Just as the oil speaks to______________________________________________________. (what)
The four gospels are a divine record o0f Christ’s earthly life given. Each gospel reveals some specific perfection of Christ. Yet perfectly blended by the pervading ‘oil’ of the Holy Spirit.
There is an order in the four gospels….. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Order of the gospels is in direct correlation to the four spices. There is a link between Matthew and John which corresponds to the link between myrrh and cassia. There is a link between Mark and Luke which corresponds to the link between cinnamon and calamus.
Leave enough space in your notes to be able to come back at the end of the teaching of the spices and connect all eight of these)
Matthew and John present the highest glories of Christ – His kingship and His godhead – thus agreeing with the double quantities (give scripture references….)
The second and third, Mark and Luke, both present the ‘lowliness’ of Christ. The one as servant and the other as man. Thus agreeing with the half quantities. (Give scripture references…)
Give a concise reason as to why the first are doubled and the middle is not.
Yet notice how the Holy Spirit guards the glory of Christ even in his humiliation. The second spice and the third are noticeable termed sweet.
God found great delight in Christ was numbered with transgressors (Mark 1.5). That the voice of the Father says, ‘this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased….’ (Matthew 3.17).
Four Spices used.
Precise measurements used. Using only the temple weights. God still wants His church to live in the balance of His standards. holiness has not been removed from the church. Love and forgiveness are still standards in the church. That begs the question – what is the church? We are the church.
Myrrh was to be pure myrrh or free myrrh. It is mentioned fourteen times in the Word.
Most all the fourteen are found in the Song of Solomon which suggests a prominent significance of love. Song of Solomon 1:13 . ‘ A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved.’
Note: bundle and well beloved
Then there are references of myrrh found in connection with the death of Christ as in John 19.39. Thus love poured out a bitter yet fragrant death. There are two ways to gather myrrh. One is to cut into the bark and allow sap to ooze out. Second is to gather the liquid from natural ruptures on the bark. This is known as ‘free myrrh’. That which flows freely without human or mechanical interference. It is spontaneous in its flow.
How does this relate to Christ’s death?
Why is myrrh a representation of love?
500 hundred shekel weight means that the amount f myrrh in the hin (just over gallon) 12 1/2 pounds
- Cinnamon – represents righteousness. Cinnamon is sweet in its aroma and it is agreeable to taste. Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark from trees of the laurel and cinnamonum genus. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 b.c. ( from Asia or Ceylon) According to Pliny a pound ( the Roman pound, 327 grams 11.5 oz ) would cost up to 300 denarii. The wages of 10 months labor. Too costly to be commonly used. 250 shekel weight added to the hin of oil. The pungent aroma is unmistakable…cinnamon….fire/firey fire – motivator/motivation fire – authority to provoke a response. Song of Solomon 4: 13,14,15 the bridegroom describes his bride. He admires her. Matthew Henry Commentary : hrist graciously calls the church to come away from the worlk. The hills may seem pleasant, however, they are littered with lions dens; and house s leopards. As a promis to us many wil be brought from every point. The church shallbe delivered from her persecutors in due time, though as of now she dwells among lions.
Righteousness – rightwiseness – making decisions based on what is right and just. No6t based on emotions. Do nothing until thou hast considered the end of it.
Righteous, integrity, equity, justice, straightness is its root word. Upright, just, straight, innocent, true, sincere…
Be prepared to give an example in God’s word of such a man who lived by these words.
- Calamus is representative of grace . In the Hebrew it means -reed/can- root meaning ‘to stan upright’ sweet fragrance – obtained by crushing the plant. The plant grows in the mire.
In the scripture we are reminded of the phrasing ‘out of the mirey clay….’. The reed is crushed. They bound and bruised Christ. It is God’s gift of salvation granted.
Look up definition of granted.
scented leaves used medicinally and make fragrance
Uses – often added to wine as a perservative; perfumes
History: not native to Egypt, used to make papyrus, used as a bandage, soothe stomach ailments, sweet smelling floor covering
- Cassia is representative of worship. In Hebrew – ‘to stoop’, ‘to bow down’ as in worship. Man’s submission to and worship of almighty Jehovah God. In Ezekial 27.19 cassia came from Tyre which was a great merchant nation of the times. Tyre means ‘the world’. In Ezekial 28. 12-19 Satan is referred to as king of Tyre. Leave Tyre and come to God in worship.
Question? How does worship translate into leaving the world behind?
Matthew Henry Commentary : Let us remember that the incense burned on the golden altar was prepared of sweet spices. Our redeemer was bruised when he was sacrificed on the tree. He was offered as a sweet sacrifice. Understanding then that this oil was not to be used for common use. Rather to keep us reminded and not to profane or abuse anything whereby God makes himself known.
500 shekel weight adds another 12 1/2 pounds to the hin of oil. A hin is more or lkess equal to a gallon. Look up the weight of a gallon of olive oil. Then add each of the four spice weights. What is the total weight? Now think on why this would even be important.
weight of the oil?
total combined weight?
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