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Both myrrh and frankincense come from the desert. The boswellia tree that gives us frankincense grows only in the arid Arabian peninsula and in Somalia. Yet these trees provide one of the most prized perfumes in the world. That should tell us that if we want the true fragrance of the resurrected Christ in our lives, we must pass through the wilderness just as He did. [extract from Lee Grady]

Myrrh speaks of death (myrrh is a spice used to embalm, also a component of the anointing oil) and the cross as the flesh dies in our lives over time. Frankincense speaks of worship (this spice releases a fragrance when burnt and was used to offer up sacrifices on the altar). The anointing of the Holy Spirit entwines both of these. And the hidden One behind our worship is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory. Gold comes forth [Revelation 3:18]. Pure gold. Refined gold.

Song of Solomon 3:6 4:6b-10


Who is this coming out of the
wilderness
Like pillars of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
With all the merchant's fragrant
powders?

I will go my way to the mountain of
myrrh
And to the hill of frankincense.
You are all fair, my love,
And there is no spot in you.

Come with me from Lebanon, my
spouse,
With me from Lebanon.
Look from the top of Amana,
From the top of Senir and
Hermon,
From the lions' dens,
From the mountains of the
leopards.

You have ravished my heart,
My sister, my spouse;
You have ravished my heart
With one look of your eyes,
With one link of your necklace.
How fair is your love,
My sister,my spouse!
How much better than wine is your love,
And the scent of your perfumes
Than all spices!

As we ascend the mountain of myrrh (the cross has it deep work in our lives and we learn to embrace and love the cross), we come to the place where there is no spot or blemish in us, a bride prepared and chaste before our Lord Jesus. From this place, we (bride and Bridegroom) come forth from the top of the mountain of myrrh (from the high mountains far from the earth below) into ministry bringing in the end-time move of God. Notice that the bride is not central in this entrance. They see Solomon. They do not see us; but they see Jesus in us and His anointing, His authority and His majesty. [Remember Kathryn Kuhlman: Now I pray that not one person shall see Kathryn Kuhlman .. not one ... not a man, not a woman, not a child in this place of worship shall see Thy servant. Cf 1 Corinthians 1 - no flesh should glory in His resence]

It will be said of those coming out:

Who is this coming out of the
wilderness
Like pillars of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
With all the merchant's fragrant
powders?