Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several Sassafras Cinnamon Trees and is used in both sweet and savory foods. While Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon”, most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, which are also referred to as “cassia”.
In several European languages, the word for cinnamon comes from the Latin word Cannella, a diminutive of canna, “tube”, from the way it curls up as it dries. Cassia literally ‘the peel of the plant’ which is scraped off the Cinnamon tree. (more…)
The Oil of Gladness
You loved righteousness and you hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, anointed you with oil of joy from among your peers. Psalms 45:7
“To place for the mourners of Zion, to give them glory instead of ashes, oil of joy instead of mourning, a mantle of praise instead of a feeble spirit, and they shall be called the elms of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, with which to glory.” Isaiah 61:3
The Oil of Gladness “Oil of Joy” – the Gladness Oil is also known as the Oil of Joy has an Olive oil base. It is specifically blended together with cinnamon which symbolizes gladness and joy. It is said when the Messiah returns, he will give the Jewish people “the oil of joy” as a comfort for our mourning. The Oil of Gladness is also the garment of praise for the spirit and appreciation. These trees are called the trees of righteousness, and the planting of them, glorifies the LORD, so that He may be glorified” (more…)