5 Uses for Olive Oil

Olive Oil

This week at institute we talked about the process of making olive oil and how that is a symbol of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I’ve heard this lesson multiple times.

It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. D&C 88:106

What impressed me about this institute lesson this time around is that we talked about the different uses of olive oil.

  1. Food – Olive oil is used to eat to nourish your body. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids which is one of the healthier fats around (omega 9).  [1]
  2. Light – Olive oil can be burned in a lamp to be used for light to see. [2]
  3. Healing – Olive oil is used for many different medicinal purposes. This is just to name a few: dry skin, gallstones, dandruff,  make-up remover, diabetes… ect [3]
  4. Fixing things – Olive oil can be used for fixing things like: polishing, cleaning, things that are stuck… ect [4]
  5. Blessings – The priesthood uses pure olive oil to bless the sick and spiritually afflicted so olive oil can heal you spiritually too! [5]

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgivenhim. James 5:14 – 15

I was really impressed that olive oil is truly a symbol of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He can heal us spiritually, physically and temporally. Jesus also lights our way to help us see clearly in a fallen world. I’m so grateful for Jesus and His healing power. I would be so lost without His guidance, love and forgiveness.

What do you use olive oil for?!

[1] http://www.omega-9oils.com/omega-9-advantage/healthier-profile/omega-3-6-9.htm

[2]http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Olive-Oil-Lamp/

[3]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-hannah-grufferman/olive-oil-health-benefits_b_945506.html

[4]http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning-organizing/olive-oil-benefits-uses-460609

[5]https://www.lds.org/topics/priesthood-blessing?lang=eng

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