As an herbalist, I pray for the Wisdom of Solomon, The insight of Daniel, The mind of Christ.
Dr Christopher, although a Mormon, said many times, he did not know what to give to a person, so he prayed and he was given wisdom from God on what herb to use.
It is and should be so with Christian herbalists today.
As a Christian herbalist, I pray what herb to give, what not to give, I get wisdom, words of knowledge, by the Holy Spirit, many times on even the real illness, it is true and amazing.
This does not mean we do not study as our study is what the lord brings to our mind when it is needed, it is like this in the Christian life in all things.
WE have the mind of Christ, we can ask for wisdom as we read in James, it takes faith.
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Jas 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.
Jas 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord;
Jas 1:8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
1Ki 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
1 Kings 4:33
And he spake of trees,.... Of all trees, herbs, and plants, of the nature, virtues, and use them.
even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall; which grew about Jerusalem, and in the mountains of it, as an Arabic writes testifies (p), the lowest and least herb; so that what is between the cedar and hyssop include trees and plants of every kind and sort: whether the same herb we call hyssop is meant, is not certain; some take it to be mint; others marjoram; some houseleek; others the wallflower.
All of these works of Solomon were lost, also suppressed as the FDA does.
Coke Commentary brings this out.
1 Kings 4:33
1Ki_4:33. He spake of trees, &c.— The several books which treated of the nature and virtue of animals as well as plants, are supposed to have been lost in the Babylonish captivity; but Eusebius, as he is quoted by Anastasius, informs us, that king Hezekiah, seeing the abuse which his subjects made of Solomon's works, by placing too much confidence in the remedies which he prescribed, and the natural secrets which he discovered, thought proper to suppress them all. Notwithstanding this, since his time many wicked and pernicious books concerning the secrets of magic, medicines, and enchantment, have appeared under the name of this prince, in order to gain the more credit and sanction.
Nothing new under the sun, this still happens today suppression and New age mystical practices, what God are you listening too?.
Many times the FDA has taken away herbs, the Doctors say RX not herbs, these people are not on earth to make us well.
This is something we must do and take upon ourselves and learn how to use herbs in a medical and effective way, herbs heal, RX drugs do not.
Study, study, study, but know this, so much information, so many books, and many books contradict each other, 1000 Herbalist-1000 views-Who is right. I have said this a hundred times and did a video and posts on this. It is most important to know where to look for the information as we do not remember it all, no one can.
Aside from research, never forget we as Christians have an extra blessing, we can pray to the lord, we can get direct insight from our lord. God created all with his Son-The Word.
We can claim the mind of Christ, in our study and application of using herbs for ourselves and others. Let not the Christian herbalist over look this great and true blessing.
If you are at a lose on what herb to use or give, stop and pray.
I pray before any intake, I pray over the herbs I make, it should be this way with all of us.
Lastly; understand we not only give herbs, we must pray the lord heals us and others, the prayer of healing by faith , even without an herb, this is a must, and it is what we should do first.