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The Fragrant Incense of Christ’s Life
November 9, 2012, 2:27 am
Filed under: 1A - Spiritual Notes

altar of incense

Just as the fragrant incense constantly diffused and filled the entire inside of the temple with its beautiful fragrance may Christ’s life of grace, truth, faith and love so diffuse and fill our spirit, soul, and body revealing that He truly is our life and that it is no longer we who live but Christ living in us. This is not an individual endeavor but the corporate life of the ekklesia.

“Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps. He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the Lord for the generations to come.” Ex. 30:7-8, TNIV.

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” Pr. 27:9, TNIV.


“While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.” Mark 14:3, TNIV.

“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, TNIV.

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you…May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” (1 Thess. 3:12; 5:23-24) TNIV.

“For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one e are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life…But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us…We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” (2 Cor. 2:15-16; 4:7,10) TNIV.


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Amen, brother! May we be a pleasant aroma of Christ, rising up for our Father’s enjoyment.

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