These spices were blended like a perfume into an anointing oil and were not to be used on an individual’s body, though Aaron and his sons were anointed with this oil as part of their consecration. If anyone used the oil improperly, they would be cut off from Isra’el. The oil was used to anoint the Mishkan, the Ark of the Covenant, the Table of Presence and all its utensils, the Altar of Incense, the Altar of Sacrifice and its utensils, and the Bronze Laver. After being anointed, the objects would become holy and whoever touched them would become holy.
The name of the rider on this green and white spotted horse is Death, and Sh’ol (the place of the dead) follows him. According to the prophet Isaiah, there will be nations who mock the people of Jerusalem and the Jewish people. They make a “covenant with Death and a contract with Sh’ol” believing their agreements will protect them from the judgment to coming against Isra’el. They embrace lies and create falsehoods about the end times, the Jewish people, and the holy city, but they will be utterly destroyed by their own deception and live in sheer terror (Isaiah 28:14-19).