Its full name is 'Pistacia lentiscus'. It grows alongside the myrtle and dwarf palm with other trees. Its fruit is a drupe, first red and then black when ripe. It is written that it has been introduced as an ornamental shrub in Mexico. Interesting that the tree is also native to the Canary Islands and natives of the Canaries are convinced that their islands were once part of Atlantis, part of the Mayan lands.
Its resin is aromatic, ivory, milky colored known as a mastic. Harvested as a spice, source link states that it is also known by the name of 'Chios Tears'. No surprise really, bearing in mind the sheer amount of wars and occupations that have taken place on the island of Chios down the ages since ancient times.
It is written that the word mastic is derived from either the Greek verb 'mastichein', that means 'to gnash the teeth', origin of the English word 'masticate' or 'massein' meaning 'to chew'. The tree weeps when its bark is scored. Does it remind you of human beings? If there skin is cut? Do you know that scars weep energy? Especially operative scars?
GNASHING OF TEETH
The biblical prophecies predicted that the people would 'gnash their teeth', when the angels shared the truth. The healing Angels are the harvesters in the last days of the end times. They go from strength to strength.
In Psalm 35:16 'like the ungodly they maliciously mocked me, and gnashed their teeth at me'. Psalm 112:10 'The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away, the longings of the wicked will come to nothing'. The gnashing of teeth can also be found in the book of Matthew. 8:12, 13:42, 13:50, 22:13, 24:51. Has we know the biblical term 'wicked' relates to the people that do not honor and live by the spiritual law of truth, integrity and social justice. This is also the Saturn in Libra transit and that is all to do with balance, truth and the true spiritual law. It is related to the law of maat and karmic retribution due to what people do to this planet, its people and lands.
VALLEY OF BACA
Mastic has been used as a chewing gum for at least 2,400 years and it has a slightly smoky taste. It is written that some scholars identify the bakha mentioned in the bible as in the 'Valley of Baca' of Psalm 84. In the book of Samuel, 'sound of walking on the tops of bakha shrubs signals the moment of attack'. 11 Samuel 5, 22-24. In some translations the word is 'popular', and if you look at the health benefits of this tree, then you can understand why it was very popular. In Hebrew the word for chewing gum is 'mastic'.
Psalm 84 asks the LORD to look with favor upon his anointed one. 'Blessed are those that live in your house, they are forever praising you'. 'Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage'.
'For the Lord God is a sun and shield the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Lord Almighty blessed is the one who trusts in you.'
In ancient times it was used as a breath freshener and in cosmetics, it was known to have healing properties. Modern day the spice is used to flavor spirits, liquors, breads, cakes and sweets. It can be found used in Turkish ice cream and Turkish delight.
It is also used with myron has a holy oil by the Greek Orthodox Church. Medicinally, the mastic is chewed has a gum to soothe the stomach and was used as a medicine for people with gastrointestinal ailments for thousands of years. I informed a lady over the weekend, that there are nine trees that can help her to heal. Clearly, this is one of them. It can be purchased has an oil, it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and is good for the digestive system.
Scientific research has also shown that the milky resin can reduce bacterial plague by 41.5 per cent, and is recommended to people with ulcers. In 1998, the University of Nottingham did a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and they found that the mastic has the ability to kill off Helicobacter phylori that causes ulcers. In March 2009, I received numerous visions and messages from the LORD and he did say that he was going to 'Kill the germs'. Its well worth sharing the information about this tree with your friends.
The mastic tree lives for 100 years and has we know 100 is to do with the spiritual law in the NT. They produce resin from their fifth year until their 70th year e.g 65 years. No surprise then that 2012 is a five year of physical manifestation. The EU has established the tree has an exclusively Greek product, and only Greece has the right to produce it. Greece was truly blessed by the Creator.
A positive always comes out of a negative when we can view it that way, if the fire had not happened on Chios I would not have known about the health benefits of its blessed oil that can help humanity in amazing ways. A truly natural healing tree given by our Creator to help humanity and heal the nations.
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