Letters From the Heart
Greetings Sons of God,
Did you know you that you smell? According to Revelation 5:8, the prayers of the saints are odours, or fragrant incense, placed in golden vials. When you pray according to God’s will, it smells sweet to Him. This delights our Heavenly Father. In addition to that, people actually detect your scent of holiness (spiritually speaking). II Corinthians 2:14-17 says, “In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life. But those on the way to destruction treat us more like the stench from a rotting corpse. 16-17 This is a terrific responsibility. Is anyone competent to take it on? No—but at least we don’t take God’s Word, water it down, and then take it to the streets to sell it cheap. We stand in Christ’s presence when we speak; God looks us in the face. We get what we say straight from God and say it as honestly as we can.” This might explain the looks we get from strangers in passing; even without saying a word. Your presence provokes their response to a Kingdom that they can’t see with natural eyes. They smell you. This is a normal part of your walk. Responses will differ. Don’t fear, or get offended. It’s not personal. Stand boldly, walking in obedience to Him. His prayers are covering you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You smell so good to Him!