18th November 2021
Grace for you today !
Excellency of Dignity and Power!
“I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, And lengthen his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.”
Hosea 14:5-6 NKJV
“His beauty shall be like an olive tree..”
The Hebrew word translated as “beauty” is “hod”, which is better translated as “glory” or “majesty”.
Well, what is so glorious about the olive tree ? To me, it reminds me of the Garden of Gethsemane.
The Garden of Gethsemane is a small grove consisting of eight ancient olive trees located at the foot of the Mount of Olives just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Its name is derived from the Aramaic word – gat semãnê, which means ‘olive press’ , where olives are pressed to extract Oil.
This is where our Blessed Lord Jesus agonised to fulfil God’s will by bearing the heavy / unbearable burden of sin of the whole world.
He was pressed to the point that His sweat dropped as blood. He conquered the devil , disease, death and ushered in immortality to mankind at this point.
Today, we are beautified and glorified by the death and resurrection of Jesus by receiving His love for us . His sacrifice has made us righteous. By declaring that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, you respect His love for you that glorified you . Amen 🙏
Grace Revolution Gospel Church