Posts Tagged ‘A sweet incense’

A Garden Enclosed

January 24, 2018

Song 4:12 NLT … You are like a private garden{a garden enclosed}, My treasure, My bride! You are like a spring that no one else can drink from, a fountain of my own{a fountain sealed}.
A garden enclosed
As His wind blows gently across
His garden breathes out
The fragrance of life
Delightful perfume
The sweet savor of Christ2Cor 2:15
Incense – spices flow forthSong 4:16
The fountain sealed
Springs upJn 4:14
SingsPs 147:7
Living waters flowSong 4:15
Heart blossoms open
Brilliant colors danceSong 7:12
The garden blooms
Fragrant worship
An incense so sweet! –Eph 5:1-2;Ro 12:1-2;Ps 45:11;Heb 13:15
Psalm 87:7 NRSV … Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you[Zion].”

Hebrews 13:15 AMPC … Through Him{Jesus}, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.


At the Feet of my King

October 17, 2017

An incense so sweet
At the feet of my King
Reach out and touch the HEM  –
Mk 5:28,9:20-21,14:36
Healing rises in His wings –
Mal 4:2
Bow down and Kiss the Son –
Ps 2:12
At the feet of my King
An incense so sweet released  –
Eph5:1-2; Ro12:1-2; Ps45:11
Trust in the Lord
Jesus, my sweet sweet song –
Ex15:2;Is12:2;Ps22:3,118:14-15, 28:7
Glory in the place of His feet. –
Isa 60:13
Isaiah 60:13  … The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.
Exodus 15:2 … The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him{prepare Him a habitation}; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
Isaiah 12:2-3 NKJV … Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’
3 Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.


Word Study
From NetBible Mal 4:2But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings …

  • wings[03671] = wing, extremity, edge, winged, border, corner, shirt(of garment)
    =>Ruth 3:9“Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment [03671] over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer.”

From NetBible Isa 60:13 The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.

  • beautify[06286] = glorify, adorn
  • sanctuary[04720] = temple, tabernacle, sacred holy place
    Ezek 43:7, where the Lord’s throne is called the “place of the soles of my feet.”
    Isa 66:1, the Lord’s throne is where He rests His feet – He rests/abides
    “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?”
  • glorious[03513] = to bestow honor
    Isaiah 11:10 AMP
    10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal[banner, rally point] for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious[03519]]!


From Netbible Ex 15:2 … The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him{prepare Him a habitation}; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

  • prepare Him a habitation[05115] = to celebrate with praise, to beautify, adorn


An Incense So Sweet{article}
Kiss the Son{article}

Prayer in Secret = Rewarded in Open

July 16, 2017

Matthew 6:1, 5-6 AMPC
1 Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. …
… 5 Also when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward in full already.
6 But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

Galatians 1:10
10 Am I now trying to win the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

From NetBible Gal 1:10

  • *For a Jew this concept of being a servant or slave to Christ did not connote drudgery, but honor and privilege.


Lord, thank You for the privilege of being Christ’s servant. May my prayers be pleasing in Your sight. May they rise to You like incense; a fragrant offering through my Lord Jesus Christ. –Ps 19:14, 141:2

The Flowering of Praise

December 21, 2016


Isaiah 61:10-11I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth brings forth its bud, and as a garden cascades with blossoms, so the Sovereign LORD will bring righteousness into full bloom and praise to be flowering before all the nations.

The flowering of praise
The flowering of truth -1Co 13:6
A cascade of blossoms released
Everlasting fragrance of Christ -2Cor 2:15-16
Spirit and Life  Jn 6:63
An incense so sweet –Eph5:1-2; Ro12:1-2; Ps45:11
Bringing joy to the heartPro 27:9
An ever flowing fountain –Ps 36:9
Unfolding light! –Ps 119:130

Oh how beautiful
The praise that blooms from an upright  heart!Ps 33:1

May the flowering of my praise be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. –Ps 49:4,77:6,104:34,19:14


#ScripturePrayer May the flowering of my praise be pleasing in Ur sight-O LORD-my Rock&Redeemer. –Is61:11;Ps 19:14


Word Study

From NetBible Ps 77:6

  • I will remember my song in the night, I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders{searches diligently}.
  • meditate[07878] = ponder, sing, consider, reflect, study, put forth thoughts
    *primitive root: ponder, utter, muse, pray
  • searches diligently[02664] = seek seriously

From NetBible Ps 49:4

  • I will incline my ear to a proverb{I will learn a song that imparts wisdom}; with the harp I will expound{open, reveal, explain} my riddle.

From NetBible Ps 104:34

  • May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
  • * meditation = the psalmist’s thoughts as expressed in his songs of praise
  • meditation[07879] = musing, contemplation, uttering, prayer
    *from [07878]

From NetBible Ps 19:14

  • May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
  • meditation[01902] = resounding music, musing. In Psalm 92:3 higgayown refers to music made by a harp.

Dance of the Hart{Heart}

February 24, 2016

Song of Solomon 8:14 AMPC … [Joyfully the radiant bride turned to Him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with Him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!

Beloved make haste 
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus –Rev 22:20
Draw me away –Sos 1:4
Lift me from the depths to the heights –Ps 30:11
Upon the mountains of spices
An incense so sweet –
Eph 5:2
Clothe me with joy –
Ps 30:11
To dance the dance of the hart{heart}.

Until the day breaks and the shadows flee –Sos 4:6, 2:17
Songs all thru the night –Ps 42:8
To dance heart to heart with the King
Around the throne keeping in step –
Gal 5:25
With the feet of a deer on the heights
Hart to hart to rejoice
Forevermore, eternal delight. –
Ps 16:11

Habakkuk 3:17-19 KJV … Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice[05937] in the Lord, I will joy[01523]  in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.

From NetBible Hab 3:18

  • rejoice[05937] = to jump for joy, exult, triumph
  • joy[01523] = spin around in joy, gladness, celebrate
  • * these words are often associated with dancing in joy
    =>Do you see the dancing feet of a deer? Of the bride(Sos 1:4)? Enabled to go on the heights?


Dance of the Hart{article}
Follow Hard: The Passion of the Hart{article}
An Incense So Sweet{Article}

Breathe Apples of Gold

October 20, 2015

Proverbs 15:23 AMP … A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!

Proverbs 25:11 NASB … Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.

Apples of gold
Apples of gold
Lord I desire apples of gold.

Oh to breathe in Your sweet scent
The fragrance of Your breath like apples –Song 7:8
The sweet smelling scent of life –2 Cor 2:15
Lord blow upon Your garden –Song 4:15-16
Oh to breathe in and out Your apples of gold
Refresh me with apples of joy! –Song 2:5

Apples of gold
Apples of joy
An incense so sweet
A living sacrifice – 
Eph5:1-2; Ro12:1-2; Ps45:11
In the place of apples
In the fragrant place of praise
Lord, You are my praise! – Jer 17:14;Ex 15:2;Ps 132:13-14

These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out!

Apples of gold are breathed by the Holy Spirit. They contain the fragrance of Christ, bringing life. These apples “breathe” – refresh, quicken, revive and restore from sickness, discouragement, faintness, and/or death. They bring joy. Isn’t it interesting that the “place of apples”, the place where these apples are “breathed” is in Judah, assigned to the tribe of Judah = praise/He is to be praised?!


An Incense So Sweet{Article}

Word Study
Proverbs 25:11 NASB … Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.

From  Prov 25:11

  • apple[08598] = apple associated with fragrance
    *From [05301] = to breathe, cause to breathe out
    and [01054] = place of apples located in Judah[03063] = praise/He shall be praised (assigned to the tribe of Judah Josh 15 v53)
  • spoken[01696] = to declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, prophesy, sing

=>These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out!

Job 33:4 AMP … [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].

From  Job 33:4

  • spirit[07307] = breath, wind, to inspire prophetically
    *From [07306] = to smell, scent, perceive odor
  • breath[05397] = spirit, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421] = revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

Song 4:16 AMP … (The Shulammite Bride)“Awake, O north wind, and come, south wind [blow softly upon my garden]; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, [for the one in whom my soul delights], Let its spices flow forth. Let my beloved come into his garden and eat its choicest fruits.”

From  Song 4:16

  • blow[06315] = to cause to exhale or breathe out/utter
    *to kindle (a fire)
  • breathe out[05140] = flow: running water/stream, drip/drop
    =>very similar to drip/prophesy[05197] honey(Song 4:11)
  • eat[0398] = consume (consuming fire Dt 4:24)


Tender Hearted Delight

December 1, 2013

Psalm 37:3-4 … Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

From NetBible Ps 37:4

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing (v. 4).

2 Kings 22:18-19 … Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the LORD, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: Because your heart was tender, and you have humbled yourself before the Lord, when you heard what I spoke against this place . . . I also have heard you, says the Lord.

From NetBible 2Ki 22:19

  • Tender[07401] = to be soft, sensitive, responsive, penitent
  • Humbled[03665] = to be brought into subjection
    * two key references Lev 26:41 & 2 Chron 7:14 indicate that so long as a person, or nation, is arrogant or self sufficient, God can do nothing for them

Tender Hearted Delight
by Karen Holland 12-1-2013

A humble heart bows in
Tender hearted delight -Ps37:4; Is11:3
Before the Lord
Before the One and Only who is adored. -Ps45:11; 1Co8:6

A sweet incense
A living sacrifice
A fragrant offering
Beautiful, pleasing in His sight. -Eph5:1-2; Ro12:1-2; Ps45:11

Tender hearted delight
Held in His gaze
The apple of His eye  -Ps17:8; Prv7:1-2
Treasured and greatly desired
Lord I am yours and You are mine! -Ps45:11; Is 43:1-4


Delight Yourself in the Lord
The Lord’s Delight
Tender Hearted{prayer}
Tender Hearted Delight!{article}

The Sparrow’s Home

May 1, 2012

[BRIDE] I am the rose of Sharon, a [humble] lily of the valleys [that grows in deep and difficult places]. -Song 2:1

Pressed lily in the valley, hard pressed on every side -2 Co 4:7-9
I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears
Each of your tears is a precious gem.
-Ps 56:8

I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. -2Ki 20:5

Ever praising, your prayers are a sweet incense set before Me
The lifting up of you hands as the evening sacrifice. -Ps 141:2

You will pass thru this valley of weeping
Making it a place of springs
Your tears become pools of blessings
For the sparrow, ever praising
Has a home near the altars of the King,
The LORD God Almighty.
-Ps 84:3-4,6

Pressed lily in the valley
A perfect rose, a sweet incense that forever speaks:
I am His and He is mine.
-2Co 4:7-9;Is 43:1

Delight in the Fear of the LORD

December 31, 2010

Psalm 33:18 AMP Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness.

Beautiful in His sight
Held in His gaze
The apple of His eye
Sheltered -Ps 91:1
Covered beneath His wings -Ps 17:8; Prv 7:1-2

Treasured and greatly desired
His delight -Ps 45:11; Ps 147:11


Is the one who
… Bows down in delight before the King.

A sweet incense
A living sacrifice -Eph 5:1-2; Rom 12:1-2
Delight in the fear of the LORD
Delight in the Word -Ps 119:16; Mt 4:4
Savor the wonder and awe of the Kings presence
Upheld in His mighty right hand
Fullness of joy
Forevermore. -Isa 41:10; Ps 16:11

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Lord Jesus prepare our hearts to bow down in delight at Your feet before Your throne. Let our worship be as incense, pleasing and acceptable in Your sight. Let Your word be the joy of our hearts, that our lips may praise You. Help us abide, sheltered beneath Your wings, kept as the apple of Your eye in the wonder and awe of Your presence, upheld by You mighty right hand in the fullness of joy.

May the God of peace … the great Shepherd of the sheep … make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. -Heb 13:20-21 (NKJV)

Isaiah 11:3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD*, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears.

Psalm 112:1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments.

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.

Psalm 86:11-12 Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Word Study

From: NetBible Isa 11:3
* The Hebrew text reads literally, “and his smelling is in the fear of the Lord.” In Amos 5:21 the Hiphil of רוּחַ (ruakh, “smell”) carries the nuance of “smell with delight, get pleasure from.” There the Lord declares that he does not “smell with delight” (i.e., get pleasure from) Israel’s religious assemblies, which probably stand by metonymy for the incense offered during these festivals. In Isa 11:3 there is no sacrificial context to suggest such a use, but it is possible that “the fear of the Lord” is likened to incense. This coming king will get the same kind of delight from obeying (fearing) the Lord, as a deity does in the incense offered by worshipers. Some regard such an explanation as strained in this context, and prefer to omit this line from the text as a virtual dittograph of the preceding statement.

to smell, breathe in with pleasure, to perceive, to accept with pleasure

From: NetBible Isa 11:3; Ps 111:10
respect, reverence, piety
From: [03373]
fearing, reverent, afraid
From: [03372]
to stand in awe of, be awed, reverence, honour, respect


From: NetBible Ps 147:11
fearing, reverent, afraid
From: [03372]
to stand in awe of, be awed, reverence, honour, respect


From: NetBible Ps 112:1; Ps 86:11
to stand in awe of, be awed, reverence, honour, respect


From: NetBible Ps 86:11
to join; to be or become one


From: NetBible Ps 86:12
to give thanks, to revere or worship with extended hands, to confess God, to throw or shoot arrows

Unite My Heart{Prayer Log}
An Incense So Sweet{Article}
Kept as ‘The Apple of His Eye’{Article}
The Lord’s Delight{Article}

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