Let Us Wake Up and Smell the Rose of Sharon …

imagesAre we, like a Snow White, who was placed under a spell until she was kissed by a prince charming who came to break that spell which was the only way she would wake up.

Now, bear in mind that no matter who this prince was, or no matter where he came from or no matter what he looked like, he was to be her prince charming.

Rich or poor, handsome or not appealing, strong or lanky, no matter his circumstance, Snow White would have no choice but to become his lovely wife.

Remember, Satan too comes as an angel of light to seduce and to deceive anyone he can place under a spell (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Are we in need of a kiss from our Prince to wake us up from under a spell that prevents us smelling the sweet aroma of who He is to us. 

Following is some information on the Rose of Sharon and who He is to us:

The word “Sharon” means a level place or plain. It is a term describing one of the largest valley plains in Israel.

It is located in the low coastal plain stretching south from Mt. Carmel to Joppa. It was about fifty miles long and nine miles wide.

The Plain of Sharon is renowned for its majesty and beauty. It is carpeted with beautiful wild flowers.

These flowers remind us of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Symbolism of the Rose of Sharon:

  1. They remind us of the self- abasement of Christ
  2. They remind us of the superiority of Christ
  3. They remind us of the saintly birth of Christ
  4. They remind us of the splendor of Christ
  5. They remind us of salvation
  6. They remind us of Christ’s strengthening work
  7. They remind us of the shadowing care of Christ
  8. They remind us of the scent of the Lord
  9. They remind us of the sweetness of God’s love
  10. The Lily reminds us of the spotlessness of Christ

1 John 3:3— And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Everything about the Lord is pure. 1. His Commands…

Psalm 19:8— The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 2. His Doctrine…

Job 11:4— For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes. 3. His Words…

Psalm 12:6— The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Proverbs 30:5— Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 4. His Wisdom…

James 3:17— But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Selah …

See more at:

http://wobcnc.com/files/The%20Rose%20of%20Sharon,and%20Lily%20of%20the%20Valley.pdf

Lamed and Mem | Psalm 119:89 – 104 | Part 12 and 13 / 22

imgresLamed: Verses 89 – 96

Father, we are eternally grateful to You for who You are. We are a thankful people who believe that Your Word is forever settled in heaven and that Your faithfulness endures to all generations.

Father, it was You who established the earth and it abides to this day according to Your divine ordinances. Father, we thank You for Your guidance for without which, O Lord, we probably would not even be existing here on the earth this days.

Father, help us we pray never to stray from Your Spirit, for without Him we might as well pack our suitcase right now and take a back seat. Father, it is by Your very Word of Life that we live and move and have our being.

Thank You, Father, that when we observe Your ways and freely submit our wills to Your will and in obedience and according to Your will, no weapon formed against shall prosper.

Father, we thank You for Jesus who instructed us in Matthew 5:48 to strive for perfection as You are our Father who is perfect in all Your ways.

Mem: Verses 97 – 104     images

Father, thank you so much for loving us so much that You sent Jesus to rescue us from ourselves, and since You showed Your love toward us in such a manner, then should we also love You above all persons, places or things.

Father, we love Your Word, for Your Word is truth and it is Your truth that sets us free. We thank You, Father, for sending Your Holy Spirit of Truth who leads and guides us according to Your truth.

Thank You, Father, that Your Holy Spirit is our Teacher, and with Him we gain more understanding concerning who You and Jesus are to us than the world could possibly ever begin to explain.

Father, help us by Your Spirit, we pray, to stay focused by keeping our fight on the Path called Righteousness. Father, we ask You to bring balance to our lives so our feet will not slip or cause us to stumble.

Help us to abide by Your Word in so that we may walk in Your Ways with integrity before a world who needs Jesus.

Father, Your Words are sweeter than the honeycomb. Help us we pray to lean on You instead of leaning on our own understanding for Your eternal glory we pray, in the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.