An aromatic and powerful revelation of the love Messiah Yeshua has for the Bride of Christ. Solomon, in the Song of songs used different fragrances to describe the character of the bride and bridegroom. This book comes with a companion Compact Disc.
God created the plants on the third day to produce leaves, blossoms, and fruits at certain times of the year (seasons). God designed our heart to grow like a garden – to bear herbs (leaves as beauty), flowers (blossoms emit a fragrance), and fruit (food offers nourishment) according to the spiritual maturity we cultivate in our relationship with Him. These three reflect our character in the Messiah because they all reflect the loveliness and aroma of His Character.
As a partaker of the New Covenant, the Messiah’s bride is called a “royal priesthood” unto Him. It is His priestly remnant who will carry out His plan by sharing in the priestly duties under our High Priest, Yeshua Ha Mashiach. His Temple (the body of Christ) needs caretakers to nurture and tend to the Lord’s garden.
As you read, you will see a believer’s life is not without thorns and is in need of the master gardener’s touch. Yes, we are to be “fruit examiners” and help those who are young and tender in the Lord to grow up and mature, but just as the master gardener would not tear his plants out of the ground before they have had the chance to bear fruit, a believer must not be critical of a new or immature believer, tending to God’s garden in a judgmental way. Song of Solomon chapter 7 tells how the bride and her beloved go out together to check the vineyards. In Verse 11and 12, the bride says to her beloved shepherd representing Yeshua, “Come, my beloved, let us go out in the field… Let us rise early and go to the vineyards. Let us see whether the vine has budded and its blossoms have opened.”
The Lord and His beloved pictured here are working together, being attentive to the signs of new spiritual growth and fruit in her life and in the lives of others wherever they go.
Together with the Messiah, we must go out and inspect our own vineyard for character growth and maturity (maybe not necessarily for fruit – as trees and vineyards bear fruit in its season), but to make sure it is kept in order so that we will bear fruit.
This book looks at Song of Solomon 4:13-14 and the contents of His betrothed’s garden: “Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard. Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankin-cense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices;”
In this short study, you will be looking at this bouquet of fragrances that make us the “sweet savour of Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:15) and discover the rich spiritual significance of each one. As believers, we must obtain these to be “made ready” for His return.
Excerpt from The Fragrance of the Bride,