(H) – stands for Hebrew and is found in the Old Testament.
(G) – stands for Greek and is found in the New Testament.
"Now the works (G2041 - business, employment, act, deed, anything done) of the flesh (G4561 - human nature) are manifest (G5318 - apparent, evident, known), which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (G766 - unbridled lust), Idolatry (G1495 - Worship of false gods), witchcraft, hatred, variance (G2054 - contention, strife), emulations (G2205 - envious and contentious rivalry), wrath, strife (G2052 - a desire to put one's self forward), seditions (G1370 - dissension, division), heresies (G139 - a body of men following their own sect or party), envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit (G2590 - an effect or result) of the Spirit is love, joy, peace (G1515 - a state of tranquility), long-suffering (G3115 - patience, endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance), gentleness, goodness (G19 - uprightness of heart), faith, meekness, temperance against such there is no law." Galatians 5:19-22 (KJV).
People of God, when we get saved and take on the NAME of Christ, we also take on the NATURE of Christ. How can we call ourselves Christians (One like Christ) if we act and smell like the world. In the book of Esther, it speaks of the "Harem," a place of cleaning and perfuming. In this place those who were chosen for the King were cleaned and perfumed, so their scent would be one pleasing to the King. This is also the scent to let the others around know they were chosen for the King. It is time to let the scent of God come forth in the world. It's time to let the world know we WERE and ARE chosen by God for His use. It's time to perfume our surroundings, but remember this: it will attract that which is of God (people and opportunities) and repel that which is not. So my question to you is: Will you let the fragrance flow?
I am an authorized scribe for Bishop Alvin J. McCoy. Bishop McCoy is the Prelate and Founder of Apostolic Ministries Inc. with ministries in several states. Bishop McCoy is married to Elder Lisa McCoy and has authored two books: One God, One God Only and Words of Life.