Today, I smelled a beautiful fragrance. I asked Father what this was and He said, “Lavender.”
And I looked up lavender in the Bible. Spikenard is the Greek word for lavender. In Biblical days it was a very expensive oil. And I heard this, sisters and brothers.
Your Worship has come up to The Father as a sweet fragrance of Christ. As Mary anointed Jesus feet with the best she had, so God has received your worship as a thing more precious than gold.
Though others may not understand your extravagant worship, Jesus receives your worship with joy. Your praise and worship is like Oil poured out on the feet of the King.
And as you worship Him, He is pouring out the precious healing Lavender of Heaven to strengthen and encourage you.
It clings to you from the top of your head to the souls of your feet. Pour out your Worship to Him today and hold nothing back and receive a “hundred fold” in return.
I see Angels pouring out this Heavenly Liquid without limits! Heavenly Spikenard, the Oil of Gladness, the Oil of Healing and the Oil of Peace of Mind.
“Beloved. I know you have given everything you have. Your worship has come before Me as the sweet fragrance of Christ.
You have entered the Heavenly Realms through the Veil of the Son. When you worship you breathe heaven into your soul, My Child.
In Me you live and move and have your being. You are my Offspring. I AM an Extravagant God. I AM BREAKING OPEN the alabaster box of Heaven for you.
The Veil has been torn and your worship has come before Me as a Glorious sweet sacrifice. He who gave His Son with Him gives you all things freely.
Let nothing hinder you, Beloved. Let your Praise rise up to your King sitting on His throne. My Name is as Perfume poured out. You are in the Presence of The LORD.
As you give of yourself, so it is given back to you even more abundantly, above and beyond what you can ask of think.
I AM He who has ordained praise to STILL the Avenger and silence the enemy. I have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to My Children.
I have chosen the “foolish things” of the world to shame the wise; I chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. I AM pouring out the Spikenard of Heaven to strengthen and heal and encourage you.
The King is at His table, your Perfume of Praise has spread its fragrance. The Fragrance of Christ has the Power to send the enemy fleeing, My Child!
Praise and Worship changes the Atmosphere. All of creation shall stand in awe as they see the earth flooded with My Glory.
I give you Beauty for ashes, the Oil of Joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
I AM the Perfumer who has prepared the sacred anointing Oil, a fragrant blend, the Precious Holy Spirit that destroys every yoke.
I AM pouring out Heaven’s Spikenard to anoint you and consecrate you. I am pouring out the surpassing Riches of Heaven, My Oil of Grace upon the head of My Beloved.
And all shall see and know that you are Mine. Know this, My Child. I will lead you triumphantly as captives in Christ and through you shall spread everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of your God.
For you are to Me the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. Rejoice in the King’s Field of Lavender.”
LAVENDER is referenced throughout the Bible by the name SPIKENARD, which was the Greek name for it. Spikenard was an expensive perfume mentioned in the Song of Solomon 1:12; 4:13–14 and in the gospels’ accounts of women anointing Jesus (Mark 14:3; John 12:3). The word spikenard is found in the King James Version; other translations simply say “pure nard.”
Spikenard had a strong, distinctive aroma, similar to an essential oil, that clings to skin and hair and continues to give off its heady perfume. It was also thought to have medicinal properties. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain. Since ancient times, lavender has been used to treat many different ailments.
“Then Mary took about a pint of pure NARD, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” John 12:3.
“The fragrance of Your perfume is pleasing; your Name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens adore You.” Song of Solomon 1:3.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.” Hebrews 13:15.
“While the King was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.” Song of Solomon 1:12.
“From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise on account of Your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger.” Psalm 8:2.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.
“At that time Jesus declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25.
“My sister, my bride, you are a garden locked up, a spring enclosed, a fountain sealed. Your branches are an orchard of pomegranates with the choicest of fruits, with henna and nard, with NARD and saffron, with calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of frankincense tree, with myrrh and aloes, with all the finest spices.” Song of Solomon 4:12-14.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6-7.
“Then take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.” Exodus 29:7.
“Prepare from these a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer; it will be a sacred anointing oil.” Exodus 30:25.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry