Dew, Lilly and Lebanon
Hosea 14:5 -
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Ever been to a garden early morning and seen the dew on the plants and the flowers. They look so flesh. I was reading a definition of dew on the net and it read as this:-
As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets.
Symbolically this represents - when we let go of all the anger, hatredness, unforgiveness, rebel etc. from within us, the grace of God will multiple and fall on us as favour. This will refresh us in body, mind and spirit.
When we are told the word lily we think of the beautiful flower which is so magnificent and long with six petals. That is not the only reason why the Lord identifies the renewed us to lilies. The plant is an herbaceous plant meaning a season plant. After its season it dies to the ground level but not completely eradicated. In the next season this plant again blooms and gives beauty to this world.
The Lord says to us we will be like this plant never eradicated but living eternally. We may die to this world but we will still live. Our lives will add beauty to this world and give glory to the Most High.
The Hebrew word 'Lebanon' means 'whiteness' which symbolizes righteousness. Righteousness is not something we can earn but yet is very critical of us to have it if we are to live.
Righteousness is also represented by blood. This was the reason why a blood sacrifice pleased God. But the blood of animals or any man is not pure so was never satisfying to God. Jesus Christ became our righteousness by his sacrifice; we too are called righteous when we cover ourselves in his sacrifice. When people use the Blood of Jesus to bind Satan it shows they lack understanding of the Blood sacrifice and do not know how precious it is and that it was shed only for us.
If one goes into the DNA structure one will see the structure of the Bible in it. Sickness comes when this structure is disturbed. Hereditary sicknesses are when this defective DNA structure passes from generation to generation. This is due to the curse of God in us. Jesus Christ who was without blemish being pure in blood became the eternal sacrifice and by this His righteousness covers us. By his hanging of the crucifix He became a peace sacrifice thereby breaking the curse of God on man.
This does not mean that we are fully righteous or free of all curses. It is because unbelief is still in us and we are not fully renewed in mind that we are not totally free. We may proclaim with our lips but our hearts are far from accepting what we say.
The Lord says He will reveal Himself to us more and more so that we by his knowledge will believe in Him and thus receive his righteousness.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, it is by You that eternal grace is available to man. By You calling us brother we too can now live eternally with You. Lord Jesus, You being the Beloved one took the wrath of God on You and were forsaken for our sake. By your Blood sacrifice You sanctified us and made available for us your righteousness. You were the Word by which all things were made and gave us the Word by which we have authority over all things which is in your Name. We thank You Lord Jesus for this life and your Name by which we are identified...
We make this prayer in your Mighty Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
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