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The Lord kept causing me to smell cedar. I love the smell of cedar, but I knew the Lord was going to speak to me through this smell. I began to ask Him what it was He wanted to say or what He was wanting to show me through this smell. He began to give me revelation.
A cedar is decay resistant and insect repellent. It is durable and stable and is beautiful. It is a symbol of nobility, strength and of incorruptibility. David used cedar in building the temple.
In I Kings 5, David was preparing to build the temple and in verse 6 we read “So give orders that cedars of Lebanon be cut for me. My men will work with yours, and I will pay you for your men whatever wages you set. You know that we have no one so skilled in feeling timber as the Sidonians.”
Solomon used cedar in his palace.
I Kings 7:2 (NIV) “He built the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty wide and thirty high, with four rows of cedar columns supporting trimmed cedar beams.”
Cedar was used in the building of Solomon's palace, in David's palace and in the building of the temple among other places and things. Cedar represents royalty, a mighty person. It is tall and upright and used extensively in the royal residence and the temple.
God began to cause me to smell cedar and I heard Him say:
“When My children trust Me and lean into Me and do not waiver, it is a smell of cedar to Me. I smell the smell of royalty (you know who you are and your authority, and that comes to ME as the smell of cedar. When you trust Me and stand tall and stand your ground against your enemy, I smell a strong smell of cedar. It is a fragrant offering to Me that you trust Me and believe in who I say you are. It rises to Me. I want you to know I see you as royalty; I see you strong and immovable. I see you and know you as the victor. I say to you today, it is your Kairos moment to establish that victory in your life. No longer live from a victim mentality or from the place of a victim. I have put you in victory. You are to live there and when you do you smell as cedar to Me. Let it rise from you to Me. I love when you take your place with Me. I love when you accept who I say you are and walk in it.”
The Lord loves it when we walk in what He paid for, when we truly know who we are and walk as that person.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV) “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV) “For the Lord your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
It is up to you and me to live in that victory and believe who God says we are. It is time you and I be who God says we are, do what God says we can do, have what God says we can have. And when we do these things, He smells cedar. Be resistant to the cares of the world, to the attacks of the enemy, to the lies, the fear etc.
Let's do this. Let's honor God and let Him smell cedar coming from our lives by believing Him and living in victory 24/7. He has planned for us to live life to the fullest. So, if you aren't there yet, step out of where you have been and step into what He says and who He says you are and into that FULL life and VICTORY!!!
Let's go for it. Trust Him, He will not fail you. And I promise, from what I have experienced today from the smell and the revelation God has given me, He loves to smell cedar coming from us. When He smells cedar coming from us, He knows we are trusting Him and living in the victory HE has given us and we see ourselves as who He says we are and as royalty. After all, you are a Son or Daughter of THE KING!!! Believe it, walk it, be her or him and live FULL!!!!