Tal Zion Biblical Oils

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The symbolism of our Name and logo

Tal Zion - The word “Tal” in Hebrew means dew. God likens Himself to dew, when He said, “I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily, and he will take root like {the cedars of} Lebanon” - Hosea 14:5

Dew forms imperceptibly and is the merciful providence and blessing from God.

We find that dew was inseparably connected with the manna that God gave the Israelites in the desert. In Exod 16:12-15 God says: "I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God. '" So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground. When the sons of Israel saw {it,} they said to one another, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat. (NAS)

Dew and rain are symbols of fruitfulness and are closely linked with God’s Word in Deut 32:1-4 where it says "Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. "Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, as the droplets on the fresh grass and as the showers on the herb." For I proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God! "The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He. (NAS)

Drop of Oil

In Deuteronomy 32, God’s loving-kindness and mercy toward Israel is expressed. Verse 13 states “…and he ate the produce of the field; and He made him suck honey from the rock, and oil from the flinty rock” Job testifies of the same thing "Oh that I were as in months gone by, as in the days when God watched over me; When His lamp shone over my head, {and} by His light I walked through darkness; As I was in the prime of my days, when the friendship of God {was} over my tent; When the Almighty was yet with me, {and} my children were around me; When my steps were bathed in butter, and the rock poured out for me streams of oil! Job 29:2-6 (NAS)

Ps 133:1-3 clearly associates unity of brothers with the Holy anointing oil. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, {even} Aaron's beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, coming down upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing-- life forever.”(NAS)

The Harp

We portray a harp in our logo, to symbolize this unity and harmony associated with the anointing oil mixed together with Joy. The Hebrews played their harps in praise on festivals and joyful occasions and hung their harps on the willows during their sorrow in their Babylonian captivity. In speaking of the Messiah in Psalm 45:7 it says that “God, Thy God, has anointed Thee with the oil of joy above Thy fellows” and in verse 2 we find that Grace was poured on His lips, therefore God has blessed Him forever. It also speaks of His fragrant garments and says that stringed instruments made Him glad. “All Thy garments are {fragrant with} myrrh and aloes {and} cassia; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad. Ps 45:8 (NAS)

Jar of Oil

It was during the time of Hannuka that Yeshua was asked whether He was the Messiah, the Anointed One or not (John 10:22-24). Hannuka is traditionally associated with the Maccabees. This family actively rose up against the defilement of the Greek Seleucids in the land of Israel, and set off to cleanse the Temple. They found a small jar of oil which was enough to re-kindle the eternal flame of the Menorah in the Temple. The oil wasn’t enough though, to burn for more than one day. This small amount of oil burned miraculously for eight days. The Menorah was filled daily with only the purest virgin olive oil. The oil used in the Temple was produced in the Mountains of Judah. The oil which we use for our products are cultivated in these same mountains of Judah.

Tal-Zion is located in the region where the Maccabbee family lived (around 200BC) and is inspired by their passion for the rededication of the Temple (our bodies now being the temple of the Holy Spirit) to God the Almighty as a spotless bride. The Maccabees were otherwise known as the HaShmona’im, which means “the eight”. Interestingly, the Hebrew root of the word "HaShmona’im", consists of the letters sh – m-n which is the Hebrew word shemen, meaning oil.

The Holy Anointing Oil was assigned for sacred use during the days of the Tabernacle in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem.

The Grace of God privileges us to partake in the royal Priesthood as the priests of old did, using the anointing oil as the Spirit of the LORD led and directed them. Yeshua is our High Priest and the mediator of the New Covenant, and we are called unto service of the Most High God as a kingdom of priests.

Heb 3:1-10 - Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; but Christ {was faithful} as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me, as in the day of trial in the wilderness, Where your fathers tried {me} by testing {me} and saw My works for forty years. "Therefore I was angry with this generation, and said, 'They always go astray in their heart; and they did not know My ways' (NAS)

Let us recall Deut. 32:13 ...the oil from the flinty rock and Job. 29:6 ...the rock poured out for me streams of oil and listen to a quotation of the apostle Peter from Ps. 118:22. Peter says in 1 Pet 2:6-9 “For {this} is contained in Scripture: "Behold I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner {stone} and he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed. This precious value, then, is for you who believe. But for those who disbelieve, "The stone which the builders rejected, this became the very corner {stone,} and, "A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this {doom} they were also appointed. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for {God's} own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (NAS)

The prophet Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar about this stone when God revealed the king’s dream to him Dan 2:34-35 "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and crushed them. "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.(NAS)

The Lily

A Lily stands for purity.

We are instructed by Yeshua to consider the lilies. Lilies do no labor nor spin it says, and neither should we in our own strength. Luke 12:27 "Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. (NAS) The righteous acts of the saints are likened to garments of fine linen in Revelation 19. Our acts of righteousness should therefore be initiated by God. This frees us from toiling in our own strength, and that's what lilies are about.

The Lover in the Song of Songs pastures his flock among the lilies. His flock is His people - Remember our opening verse in Hos. 14 - “I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily”.

The Bridegroom's fragrant speech is said to drop sweetness like the lilies.

To use anointing oil is a physical action which speaks of a greater spiritual reality. It is in fact, us saying "yes" to the dealings of God in our lives which purposes to bring forth His character in us.