Dew on the Lilies

Hosea 14:5-9
I will be like the dew to Israel;
He shall grow like the lily,
And lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread;
His beauty shall be like an olive tree,
And his fragrance like Lebanon.
7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return;
They shall be revived like grain,
And grow like a vine.
Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 “ Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’
I have heard and observed him.
I am like a green cypress tree;
Your fruit is found in Me.”
9 Who is wise?
Let him understand these things.
Who is prudent?
Let him know them.
For the ways of the LORD are right;
The righteous walk in them,
But transgressors stumble in them.


These scriptures of a dew dripping lily …
It’s Jesus the head from Hosea 14 …

It’s also the bride from Song 2:1!

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. -Song 2:1

1. A lily has a strong, sweet fragrant scent. Jesus gave himself as a fragrant offering for us.

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant{a sweet smelling savour} offering and sacrifice to God. -Eph 5:1-2

2. A lily is white; it’s whiteness exceeding all other flowers. From Netbible Song 2:1 – lily[07799] – shuwshan a lily from its whiteness. Within it are seven grains or seeds that are the color of gold. White is a picture of purity. Jesus is the spotless, pure, Passover lamb.

Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. -1 Cor 5:7

… but {you were redeemed} with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. -1 Pe 1:19

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. -2 Cor 5:21

The bride of the Lamb will be clothed in white
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. -Eph 5:25-27

And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. -Rev 19:8

3. A lily is very fruitful. One root may put forth fifty bulbs. Jesus thru His death and resurrection brings much glory to His Father.

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. -Jn 12:24

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. -Jn 15:8

4. A lily, {according to the writer Pliny}, is tall among the other flowers and yet hangs its head down. Jesus being equal with God, humbled himself to death on the cross.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. -Phil 2:5-11

5. The lily has many medicinal qualities. According to the ancients, it could be used to restore a lost voice, help faintness, was good for the liver, and helped dropsy. The Sun of Righteousness also has healing in His wings.

But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. -Mal 4:2

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2 Responses to “Dew on the Lilies”

  1. musicisthebalm Says:

    I almost left a comment on the picture, and now this pops up & I HAVE to!!! I have Hosae 14:5 written down on a piece of paper from when I was having quiet time with the Lord, the word DEW popped off the page & “new” popped in my mind. I knew more would come later, but I was thinking the same way, but He has used you once again to bless me & confirm His precious voice. I am so thankful He put you in my life. Love, Dana.

  2. Delores Brust Says:

    Superb post. You have made a new reader. Please keep up the good posts and I look forward to more of your gripping posts.

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