Anointing oils from the city of our King of Kings – Jerusalem.

God told Moses and the children of Israel in the wilderness that He would one day choose a place in their territory and He would place His name there forever. Eventually, He chose the Temple Mount in the center of Jerusalem. Many of the scents that Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts offers for sale are related to this wonderful city and God’s promises.

The Cedars of Lebanon oil reminds us of the building materials that Solomon used to construct the house of God in Jerusalem. In the Song of Songs, God says of His bride “She smells like the cedars of Lebanon.” One day, the new Jerusalem will descend from God out of Heaven, adorned as a bride for her husband.

The frankincense and myrrh oil speaks of the gifts brought by the wise men who came from the east. They first stopped in Jerusalem and had an audience with King Herod. They found the true King of the Jews a short way south of Jerusalem, in Bethlehem. There they presented Him with their gifts and worshipped Him.

The spikenard oil shows us the wonderful gift given by Mary to Jesus, right before His death. She broke a valuable bottle of perfume and poured it over Him. She held nothing back in her giving to Jesus. Her gift to Jesus accompanied Him through the most painful and trying times that He suffered here on earth.

The Messiah oil celebrates the coming of our Messiah Jesus. He rode a donkey into Jerusalem just before His death and resurrection. As He rode, those around him shouted “Hosanna!” He was crucified at Calvary, just to the north of Jerusalem. He ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives, a few hundred meters east of Jerusalem. One day He will return to that same mountain in glory and the mountain will split in two.

Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
( James 5:14)

Each of the exquisitely crafted oils in this collection allows the believer to celebrate the centrality of Jerusalem in God’s plan. Not only do they tell the story of Jerusalem, they come from the heart of the holy city itself. He placed His name here forever, just as He promised thousands of years ago. We know that God’s promises are eternal.