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How Do You Smell?

When you think about the Triumphal Entry of Jesus, do you think about how Jesus smelled?

Days before, Jesus had raised His friend, Lazarus, from the dead. People didn't want Him to do it, because they knew Lazarus would stink. Jesus not only raised him from the dead but told the people around him to take off his grave clothes.

God may call you to take the grave clothes off someone who stinks of death, so that you can be a part of the ressurrection life transformation of another.

Then, Jesus is at a dinner and Mary comes and brings her perfume and anoints Jesus with oil. I love that when Judas tries to scold her, Jesus says, "Leave her alone." Oh that we would worship Jesus and not care what other's thought. Oh that Jesus would say of me "Leave her alone" as He loved my sincere and unhindered worship.

Many believe that the anointing oil was so expensive, that it would have only been used by kings. And the very next day, Jesus is riding in on a donkey and the fragrance of royalty came with Him.

The Triumphal Entry was what a warrior did when coming in after victory in a battle and everyone would praise them. Palm branches are a sign of victory! Jesus won the victory over sin, death, and the grave!

Jesus didn't come in with pomp and circumstance, but came in lowly, on a donkey. Lowly, Holy, and Boldly. The higher God elevates you, the lower you just become.

The higher God elevates you, the lower you must become.

Jesus didn't look like the haughty, rich, powerful king they thought God would send and so they missed Him. Don't miss Your King because He doesn't look, act, speak, or respond like you thought He would.

Don't Miss Your King

So, how do you smell? Like death or life? Raggedy or Royal?

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we Parler the fragrance of Christ."

2 Corinthians 2:14-15

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