The use of burning incense for spiritual purpose...
Frankincense and Myrrh are both encountered for the first time in the Bible in God's instructions for the services of the tabernacle (Exodus 30:23, 34). The use of frankincense was commanded, both as a chief ingredient of the incense which was to be kept burning in the tabernacle and also in connection with the meal offering.
David prayed: "Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense" (Psalm 141:2).
John saw "golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints" (Revelation 5:8). This surely gives us a clue as to the real significance of burning incense (especially its chief ingredient, frankincense) rising up to God's throne.
The priests were to be "anointed" with a divinely-designed oil, the main ingredient of which was myrrh. This type of special ritualistic anointing was also applicable to kings and prophets. For example, Samuel anointed Saul and later David to be king over Israel (1 Samuel 10:1; 16:13; Psalm 89:20). God told Elijah: "Elisha...shalt thou anoint to be prophet" (1 Kings 19:16). Myrrh is used in a striking way in Psalm 45, which eulogizes the Messiah ("the Anointed One").
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Answer by sugahmamma at 6:11 AM on May. 18, 2010
Burning incense has no special properties, it just used in prayer. It's a way of focusing your attention on your prayer.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:16 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:25 AM on May. 18, 2010
Its used the SAME WAY in magick...Different incense are burned with different purpose(just as in the bible). Frankincense and Myrrh in particular are used in magick to purify, cleanse, bring about peace, and more. You can cyber search any wicca/pagan/witch/voodou/etc website for either too and you will get the same uses in magick. Try it. And let us all know what you come up with.
Answer by sugahmamma at 6:47 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 8:13 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:30 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by missbreezy214 at 6:45 PM on May. 18, 2010
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