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Have you ever been so close to the Lord you could smell Him?

Post by Virtuous on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:17 am

Praise the Lord, Sisters and Brothers in Christ!

Our church does a fast the month of January each year. We were also led of the Lord, through our Bishop, to end 2010 with a fast. We did an absolute fast (nothing to eat or drink) the last 3 days of December…I made it through! We normally do a fast the entire month of January (not the absolute, but nothing to eat or drink after midnight until the 9th (3 pm) hour. This year we did 21 days; however, I didn’t make it through this one which surprises me because this is the first year I didn’t make it but God is STILL God, amen?!

As we prepared ourselves for this year’s fast, our Bishop recommended the Pastors within the Organization to get information from a site where a powerful man of God provides information about fasting, how to fast, what it does, etc. Although the man is deceased, his knowledge of fasting is STILL alive today. The members of our church printed the information out and studied/discussed it throughout the fast during Wednesday night bible study and Sunday school. This man is said to have consecrated himself so much before God that He was able to smell Him. He was so close to God through fasting that the presence/glory of God was manifested to him and he could smell Him. If anyone would like his name to google and the link to look for to find this information, you can pm me. We’re not allowed to post other sites and stuff like that. Ok…

As we began the fast, Pastor told us she wanted to experience the glory/presence of being so close God as this man did. She said she told God that if she didn’t get anything else from the fast, being so close to Him to experience His presence/glory to where she could smell Him was enough. About a week into the fast, Pastor told us that she woke up in the middle of the night (Monday) smelling something really sweet. She said she wondered what it was and where it came from. She said not thinking too much about it, she finally went back to sleep. She said that Tuesday night, she woke up smelling it again. She said she kept asking herself what the smell was and where it was coming from. She said she got up looking around the house to see if she could find where it came from…but nothing. She said she was still wondering where the smell was coming from when she went back to her bedroom. When she got in her bedroom, she said God reminded her of the prayer she prayed and she wept in thanksgiving. She smelled it Wednesday night and Saturday night. She said she didn’t smell it that Thursday or Friday night. She was telling us this during Sunday school and said she was praying she be in His presence that night as well. This had to be on Sunday, January 16th because of my testimony I’m about to share with you.

On Sunday, January 23rd, we had a guest speaker. Pastor was sharing the above testimony during Sunday school with him. As she was telling it, I smelled the sweetest/soft fragrance I’ve EVER smelled before in my life. It was RIGHT UNDER MY NOSE! I was like, “What is that smell and where is it coming from? Somebody has some good smelling lotion or perfume.” It smelled soooo good. I looked around to see who had it but no one was spraying perfume or putting on lotion. When I looked around to see where it was coming from, I couldn’t smell it anymore. But as soon as I turned back around, I could smell it again. It was right under my nose. I was like, “What is that smell and where is it coming from?” So I looked around again and just as before, nobody had anything and I couldn’t smell it anymore. As soon as I turned back around, the smell was right under my nose again. THEN, it dawned on me. I said, “Lord, is that you?” And the smell went away. THAT was the presence of the Lord right in front of me! As soon as I acknowledged that it was the Lord, He left. The smell didn’t come back after that.

Our God is an awesome God! God is always closer than we think and even when we don’t think He’s there…He’s there. That’s why I am so thankful to Mia for starting this Walking Closer with the Lord thread. Even though I don’t post there often, just the idea of it that she brought out speaks volume. Since she started that thread, I have been seeking and praying more - just to be close to Him….to get to know Him better…The closer I get to Him and the more I learn about Him, the more I recognize who I am IN HIM! I’m constantly reminded of this - Matthew 16:13-18…

13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

When Peter told Jesus who He was, it was THEN that Jesus told Peter who he was! I should’ve added verse 19 because after He told Peter who he was, He also told him what He was going to give him (the keys) and what he could do – BIND AND LOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: Have you ever been so close to the Lord you could smell Him?

Post by lola21st on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:28 am

Praise God, Virtuous!

I smell His presence now as I'm reading your post! :glory:

The Holy Spirit has blessed me with this gift of smell as well. I can smell the presence of the Lord, the anointing, and sin/something not pleasing to God. They are three distinct scents and they help me to discern situations/people and navigate through life. I smell them everywhere - home, work, church, the mall, this website, you name it.
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Re: Have you ever been so close to the Lord you could smell Him?

Post by Dove-Solutions on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:36 am

I would like to add that I also have been given the gift of smell. It is amazing how I have said to people around me, "Do you smell that?" and they say "No". I have it for discerning foul spirits. I can smell it right away. It is stenchy (stinks). It is pretty awesome how the Lord uses that gift for his glory. I like lola seem to have no one place it is prominate. It is where I happen to be at the moment. Like she said, you name it.


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Re: Have you ever been so close to the Lord you could smell Him?

Post by Virtuous on Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:28 am

Oh, I :loveit: !

Praise God, Ladies! I didn't know it was a gift! I just thought it was something to experience! My, My, My! :hooray:
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Post by SisterinChrist on Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:31 pm

wow just awesome ! thanks for sharing this Virtuous..
i didnt know it was a gift as well.. wow praiseGod tornado
Gods just amzing !!!!
thank you

I want thsi gift as well...
ladies pls impart this gift to me hee hee big hug 2 wink Bless You Amen

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Post by Dove-Solutions on Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:31 am

Actually it is a discerning gift. My husband sees images, I smell them, others feel them and so on. But it most assuredly is a gift. It is to be used to help you against the wyles of the enemy.

God bless,

Connie


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Re: Have you ever been so close to the Lord you could smell Him?

Post by Delightful soul on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:10 pm

I have had that experience a couple of times. We often think its out of fasting or something we've done to bring it on and I just want to say that if we draw nigh to him he will draw nigh to us...that smell is so hard to define but definitely real!
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Post by SisterinChrist on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:41 pm

thumbs yes i agree..
most of the time... it's just when im praying or fasting or doing something to get closer to Him that He blesses Me w/something unexpected an beautiful... All His ways r Beautiful...

altho sometimes He puts a deep Hunger inside of Us to seek Him for certain gifts... for ex. Dream interpretation.. I wanted the Gift to receive revelations to His Dreams..
or visions etc...
the more hunger i get for things, the more deeper an closer i get to Him and use His gifts for His Kingdom. Its All about getting closer to Him and Please Him.. even through His gifts..

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Post by Delightful soul on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:03 am

praise God he smells good! Means hanging out with him is a double bonus! LOL woo hoo
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Re: Have you ever been so close to the Lord you could smell Him?

Post by LiLiof theValley on Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:50 pm

:loveit: This really encourages me. Thanks for sharing. In my alone time with the Lord, I tell HIM often, "Lord, I want to smell You." I always think to myself I must be a weirdo. But to smell the fragrance of Christ is a desire of my heart. Sometimes, as I'm laying in bed on my way to sleep, I say, "Lord Jesus, I'm just gonna imagine that I'm laying in Your loving arms, with my head rested on Your chest and the fragrance that You posses fills my nostrils as I peacefully fall asleep." hee hee yaaaaay I will believe that I can experience His fragrance as well! Thanks so much!!

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