Do you have a favorite perfume? I think everyone has a favorite. I like Channel – any of them. Yes, every Mommy has her favorite perfume.
It’s funny how a simple fragrance can remind you of someone. The other day I sprayed some Channel on me and instantly remembered my mom’s perfume collection. She liked it too. I was transported back to her walk in closet with the perfumes, all her matching outfits, scarves, shoes, and jewelry. My mom used to Broker a Real Estate office so she always dressed up for work. I miss her, she passed away a few years ago. But that perfume brought me right back there.
What about you?
Do you have a favorite perfume?
What does it remind you of?
I found that the Holy Spirit has a fragrance as well. There are times that the presence of God will come upon you and you can smell it. It’s wonderful. You feel instantly protected and safe. God brings healing and hope in those moments as well.
“Live with love as Christ loved you. He gave Himself for us, a gift on the altar to God which was as a sweet smell to God.” – Ephesians 5:2 NLV
“We thank God for the power Christ has given us. He leads us and makes us win in everything. He speaks through us wherever we go. The Good News is like a sweet smell to those who hear it. We are a sweet smell of Christ that reaches up to God. It reaches out to those who are being saved from the punishment of sin and to those who are still lost in sin. It is the smell of death to those who are lost in sin. It is the smell of life to those who are being saved from the punishment of sin. Who is able for such a work? We are not like others. They preach God’s Word to make money. We are men of truth and have been sent by God. We speak God’s Word with Christ’s power. All the time God sees us.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 NLV
Some days we can just stand. The battle is real. But that armor we put on – it’s not just for the Defense. We wear our armor because we are on the Offense! And as we praise and worship our King – He moves mountains!
We have the Word of God which is full of living power. Let us speak and sing the Word. Watch and see what God will do as we echo what He has told us.
A warrior makes a choice to stand between the enemy and all they love or hold sacred. We stand and fight in prayer. Our battle is not with flesh and blood. The battle is won in prayer.
Watch what God does as we stand in the gap and pray for our families, our churches, our cities, and our Nation.
It’s victory time! We are seated with Christ in Heavenly places. The enemy is under our feet. Praise God!
Ephesians 6:13 AMP
Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to successfully resist and stand your ground in the evil day of danger, and having done everything that the crisis demands, to stand firm in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious.
Every now and again you hear a sermon that knocks your socks off. Yep, Pastor Kermit was on fire today! His message came from Ephesians 6.
He said, if someone offends you, the battle is not with them. The battle is with the SPIRIT that is driving them. For example, if you run into an arrogant person, don’t fight with them. But speak to the Spirit of Pride. Command the Spirit of Pride to leave that person. Talk to the spirit, tell it to shut up and leave. We have the authority in Christ to kick those spirits out! All this time I have been praying FOR the person and staying in the natural realm.
Today Pastor K reminded me that my battle is not with flesh and blood, but with the principalities and powers in high places. So, as a blood bought child of God, we can speak the WORD to those spirits and they have to obey and leave. Maybe we will see more deliverance in the Body of Christ when we walk in the authority that Jesus died to give us and do what he did. Let’s speak to the spirit that is driving the person and watch Jesus set the prisoners free!
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:10-13 NKJV).
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:14-20 NKJV)