Incense in the Bible
The word incense comes from the Latin incendere that means to ignite. Incense is a fragrant substance obtained with the mixture of aromatic resins and spices. In ancient Israel incense was burned three times a day on the altar that was in the holy place of the sanctuary in front of the veil or curtain that separated it from the most holy place (Exodus 30: 1-9 / Luke 1: 8-10).
The food for the soul needed
The Word of God teaches us that it is not only necessary to nourish the physical body, but also our inner being needs to be properly nourished (Deuteronomy 8: 3).
Just as our physical body requires good quality food and its hours, so our inner being needs to feed properly. Speaking of physical foods, if we do not eat our hours we begin to faint and we are not ready for the challenges that the increasingly demanding everyday life presents us. But equally if those foods that we eat are of inferior quality we will lack some vitamin and the exhaustion will make us sick.
Is it correct to think that number 7 expresses God?
It is not quite correct to think that 7 is the number that represents God or that is the unique number of God. Satan also has that number as one of its attributes. We discuss the spiritual significance of that number.
The Word of God is the only spiritual food that gives eternal life.
Each food mentioned in the Word is a symbol whose meaning must know: the forbidden fruit of Genesis, the manna falling from heaven, quail who coveted the Israelites; barley, wheat, salt, yeast, wine, fruit, oil, fish ...
The law of Moses, besides the fruit of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2: 15-17), mentioned in Leviticus 11 as a series of banned pig, rat, rabbit, food etc. which also saved each in themselves an interesting symbolism as soon as possible we need to be addressed, it is vital for a healthy spiritual life information.
Therefore everyone who hears these words, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock. rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock. But anyone who hears these words and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; He and the rain descended, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall. Matthew 7: 24-27
Let us know, follow on to know the Lord; as the dawn is arranged its exit, and come to us like the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth. Hosea 6: 3
Miraculous early rains
The early rains only lasted a few days, maybe even a week, but that was just the time and the required amount of water that the land needed to start being tilled. Usually they were light, but the effect on earth of that first rain of the agricultural cycle was absolutely miraculous. Thanks to the nourished and moistened the soil remained little later, after having plowed and planted properly, began to emerge the first tender shoots.
The land of Israel, hardened and cracked by the summer desert (Jeremiah 14: 4), before the astonished eyes of men literally came to life. The early rains were the most miraculous and loving Divine manifestation of those days (Joel 2: 23-24).
Wheat as a symbol of Christ Church
And other items explain why WEEDS is the symbol of false Christians and meanwhile the BARLEY is the symbol of our Lord Jesus Christ. On this occasion, to end this short series, WHEAT talk briefly as a symbol of the church.
He presented another parable: The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. Matthew 13: 24-25
The [wheat] is the world; the good seed [wheat] are the children of the kingdom, and the tares [among the wheat] are the children of the wicked. Matthew 13:38
Let both grow together and until the harvest; and the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to burn; but gather the wheat into my barn. Matthew 13:30