2019 – FRIDAY 10 MAY
THE FRAGRANCE OF HEAVEN
Song of Solomon 1:3
Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.
1. MIX A GOOD POTION
You can’t have a sweet smell using bad ingredients.
Carefully choose to brew on good ingredients – like love, joy & peace.
Bitterness, complaining and hate always give off a foul odour.
2. YOU ARE KNOWN BY YOUR SMELL
We all emit a personal fragrance.
It is our signature. It follows us everywhere we go. People know you by the odour you leave in the room.
3. YOUR ODOUR DETERMINES YOUR NAME
We all have nicknames – which are descriptions of the odour we emit in our world.
No matter what you do – your smell reveals you.
The harder you try – the stronger your smell.
4. THE HOLY ANOINTING IS ALWAYS A SWEET SMELLING FRAGRANCE
And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil.
5. THE FRAGRANCE OF HEAVEN ATTRACTS THE PURE IN HEART
The virgins will love you when you smell of the presence of God.
Your smell attracts after its kind.
People like to gather with the same smell.
Smell like heaven – attract good upright people.
6. LIVE TO BE POURED OUT FOR OTHERS.
Jesus poured out His life for others.
The woman with the precious ointment – poured it out to anoint Jesus for burial.
It is not what you possess that counts – but rather what you pour out for others – that pleases God.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.