This message is a transcript of the podcast ‘Sensor or Censer’
God is continuing to speak to me about the subject of frequency and the sound being released from our mouths and from our earthen vessels. Yesterday morning, April 1, He woke me up with 2 words; sensor and censer. They sound exactly the same when they are spoken seems. The Lord said to me, “Are you a sensor or a censer?”
sensor (n.) 1947, from an adjective (1865), a shortened form of sensory (q.v.).
sensory (adj.) 1749, “pertaining to sense or sensation,” from Latin sensorius, from sensus, past participle of sentire “to perceive, feel”
In other words it’s connected to your natural senses. A sensor measures, records and broadcasts the state of the atmosphere or substance around it. In contrast, the censer fumigates and perfumes the atmosphere around it.
“vessel used for burning incense before an altar,” mid-13c., from Old French censier, a shortened form of encensier, from encens, meaning “incense”
late 13c., “gum or other substance producing a sweet smell when burned,” from Old French encens (12c.), from Late Latin incensum “burnt incense,” literally “that which is burnt,” noun use of neuter past participle of Latin incendere “set on fire”
Did you notice a censer is set on fire? So I want to say to you, Beloved, are you a censer or a sensor? Are you measuring and broadcasting the atmosphere around you in the world at this time with corona virus rampaging, with the New World order barrelling in at a terrifying speed? Is this the message that you’re sending out, that you are using your mouth to proclaim or your social media to pass on? While you were on lockdown or heading fast towards complete lockdown, are you a receptacle containing sweet spices which are set on fire in worship and prayer, and used for fumigation of the spiritual atmosphere. Because this kind of censer changes the atmosphere! God is calling his people to rise up and censers. He’s calling us to rise up and release the sound of praise and worship towards the throne. The altar of incense holds the crushed sweet spices, from which the high priest on the Day of Atonement takes 2 handfuls, puts them in his golden censer and carries them into the Holy of Holies to perfume the atmosphere.
God is raising up in the earth at this time a double portion company which perfumes and fumigates the atmosphere. A censer deals with everything that causes infection and death. At this time, choose to be this kind of censer.
Today is April 2, the 8th of Nisan/Aviv. It is 6 days before Passover. Today is the day when Jesus and his disciples came to Bethany; it is recorded in John 12:
Joh 12:1 SO SIX days before the Passover Feast, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had died and whom He had raised from the dead. Joh 12:2 So they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at the table with Him. Joh 12:3 Mary took a pound of ointment of pure liquid nard [a rare perfume] that was very expensive, and she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
The house the Jesus chose to spend the night in the days before Passover was the house a His friends at Bethany. Bethany is ‘the house of dates’, the house of those who have understanding of the dates and the times, who know where we are on God’s calendar and choose the good portion of being with Jesus face to face. It is at this place the Jesus chooses to lay His head – in the house of His friends. And on this day, 6 days before Passover, His friends served Him and His disciples a feast. There are 3 friends mentioned; Martha, Mary and Lazarus. They dwell in this house. You see, there are people that dwell in the house of His friends and there are disciples who come and visit and just sleep for a few nights in the house of His friends. Which group are you in – disciples or friends?
There are 3 different postures at this time amongst the friends of God and they all have a part to play in the tableau described in the verses above:
- There are the Martha’s, who are going about the usual tasks when Jesus comes to spend time with them. They are preparing and serving a banquet for the friends of Jesus and for the disciples. In this time, there are people that are preparing meals; good revelation, good nourishing meat as they look upon the face of Jesus. This is the right food at the right time for the friends of God, for Jesus and for the disciples whom He has brought into the House of His friends. They are going about the important task of serving palatable meals for those who are hungry for meat in this time.
- Then there are others who, like Lazarus, are feasting at the table with Jesus. They are in deep conversation and receiving revelation from the words of His mouth. In the Greek, the word used for ‘eating’ at the table with Jesus is sunanakeimai. but it means ‘to recline in company with at a meal’ and it comes from 2 Greek words; one which means ‘fully’ and the other one which means ‘to recline as a corpse or at a meal’. I Beloved, you are either fully entering into death or into life at this time. There are people who are lying down dead and there are people who are reclining at the table with Jesus, being fed with meat of the Word. Are you feasting with Jesus, the source of resurrection power at this time, or are you one of those whose hearts are failing them for fear of what is coming upon the earth? Which kind of full reclining are you doing at this time?
- The final posture of the friends of Jesus is that of Mary, taking Spikenard and pouring it on His feet and using her hair to dry his feet. And it says in John 12 that this perfume filled the whole house. The house of his friends is being perfumed and fumigated by the fragrance that’s coming from the spikenard poured out upon His feet. Death cannot dwell in the same house with Spikenard adoration.
It was a whole year’s wages worth of spikenard which she had saved up under the guidance of the Spirit to anoint the feet of Jesus at exactly this moment. And she knew it was her appointment. She used her hair to dry His feet. Hair always represents anointing and ministry, a portion of the glory of God apportioned to a person. And if she could put spikenard on His feet and then wiped his feet with her hair, it would be saturated and imbued with the smell and the fragrance of spikenard. Therefore, in other words, by ministering in absolute worship and pouring out all she had in her heart on the feet of Jesus, her own ministry was imbued, soaked with the fragrance of what she had poured out upon Jesus.
This why God is placing such an emphasis on worship and praise and praying in tongues at this time. Spikenard has a frequency and He wants the frequency of spikenard to fill the whole house of His friends, so the atmosphere and those brought under its influence can be fumigated by this fragrance at this time. Why? In Mark 14:3, the description of this anointing uses a different Greek word for Spikenard, pistikos. It means ‘trustworthy, genuine’. The Mary’s who are pouring out their spikenard at this time have hearts full of Truth; they are trustworthy and genuine servants of the Lamb. In a worldly church culture releasing mixture and demonic deception at this pivotal time, Jesus brings His disciples to the house of His friends where they can breathe in the frequency and message of His trustworthy bondservants. This spikenard frequency will fumigate and drive out all deception which has been unwittingly taken on board and the store-cupboards of their belief systems will be given a thorough fumigating. Jesus trusts His friends to minister true meat and true drink to disciples weary and afraid of what is ahead.
Lazarus means ‘God is my help’. When he lay reclining in that position of rest, feasting with Jesus, he was making a declaration that he was not going to fear because God was his help. Let’s choose to feast with Jesus; eat meat with Jesus. And thank you, God, for the blessing of those Martha’s, the friends of Jesus, at this time, as they prepare meals -nourishing, deep meat of the Word. For the true disciples and the friends of Jesus at this time, there is a delicious feast being poured out in these days, while outside our doors, coronavirus is rampaging. It reminds me of the Israelites safe in their houses, feasting on the Passover lamb, while outside the angel of death was wiping out the firstborn.
I want to look deeper into the Hebrew word for spikenard. It’s written in the Hebrew nun, resh, dalet. The pictograph of nun is a seed or a sperm, so nun represents the sons. Resh is depicted by a head; so it speaks of the head or the mind or the chief one. Dalet’s pictograph is the door. So the word spikenard embodies the message that these sons or seed who carry the mind of Christ, the Head of the Body, are a door to His presence at this time. The great crushing of the sons in the preparation period has made them an ointment that is now being poured forth. It is filling the whole house with the manifest presence of His name. His name is as ointment poured forth. His name is going to be poured forth. Mary was a censer. She poured out all she had in worship on the feet of Jesus, on the sixth day before Passover.
So the friends of Jesus are all playing their part in the House of the friends of God at this time. The interesting thing about the pouring out of the spikenard is that the disciples of Jesus also came with Jesus to the house with His friends and it is here that they were sifted and the counsels of their hearts were made manifest. When Mary poured up that whole years worth of fragranced ointment on the feet of Jesus, Judas immediately complained about the waste, and said that there was a much worthier recipient of this money i.e. the poor. What a religious thing to say – the truth of it was that he coveted the money for himself! And I have seen reports in these days of charlatan ministers haranguing their followers and rebuking them; chastising them for even thinking of not going to deliver their tithes to the door of the ministry. I want to say to you that this is a manifestation of the councils of the heart at this time. When God said in Isaiah, “Go into your chambers and shut the door for a little while, until my indignation has passed by”, it doesn’t say in the next verse, “but don’t forget to pay your tithe before you go in. Rather pay it online”. Hide yourself, He says. Get into your closet; it’s time to worship, it’s time to seek Me; it’s time to lift up your censer and burn the incense of praise and prayer. Let the fragrance of the worship of your heart arise to heaven this time.
I had a look at the instances in the word of God in which spikenard is mentioned. It appears 3 times, all in Song of Songs, so we know that spikenard is connected to the Bridal company.
Son_1:12 While the king sits at his table [she said], my spikenard sends forth its fragrance.
Son_4:13 Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates or a paradise with precious fruits, henna with spikenard plants, Son_4:14 Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.
The heart of the bride is described as being a garden, which has all the chief spices, including spikenard. Beloved Bridal Company, in your heart are all the ingredients you need to lift up the sweet odour of prayer, praise and worship for the pleasure of your King.
The Lord also it brought to my attention that there is a 72 hour live screening of worldwide worship from every tribe and tongue and nation on the 7/8/9 April. Passover begins at 6:00 PM on April 8th. This is being orchestrated by a group called Watchman for the Nations, who have a channel on YouTube. This live event is called ‘perfume of the nations’ and it begins at 3:00 PM Jerusalem time, which is the beginning of the evening watch on April 7. I would really encourage you to partake in that and don’t just watch passively. Lift up your voice. It is no coincidence that God has called this group to raise up a worldwide worship event of every tribe and tongue over Passover 5781. We are passing out of the world system and the church age into the kingdom age, people of God. Let your voice be recorded in the scrolls of Heaven as being present during these days of crossover.
This morning, God had me play a song by Matt Redman, called ‘Let My people go. The words go like this:
You stand for freedom freedom
You stand for justice in this world
So many stolen, stolen
Slaves to the shadows of this earth
But these are Your sons and daughters God
And though the darkness seems so strong
Your fire of justice breaks the night
We hear You cry
Let my people go, let my people go
Light a fire in the dark
A fire in the dark
Let my people go.
As I worshiped with it this morning and decreed those words, I had a sense that God is also singing over His worshiping Bride at this time. He is lighting a fire in the dark, pouring out a baptism of fire upon those who are censers. He is setting His people on fire, with fiery zeal for Him and for His kingdom purposes in this hour. So will you join us with this worldwide worship, for 3 days, 72 hours over Passover? Watchmen for the Nations also have a Facebook page.
And I just want to leave you again with that initial thought- Are you a sensor? Are you measuring and broadcasting the prevailing atmosphere that is going on worldwide in the media. Are you passing on messages that are spreading fear and are you advertising what the spirit of death is doing in the earth? Or are you a censer, lifting up your voice in praise, magnifying the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and decreeing His soon coming. Choose wisely, Beloved. Be found in the house of His friends, feasting with Him, preparing banquets for His friends or pouring out worship at His feet, and in the process, saturating your own anointing and ministry with the fragrance of fumigating truth. Let’s fill the atmosphere of the earth over Passover with the sound of worship and the sound of His Name. Let His Name be poured forth as ointment in the earth in these days leading up to and over Passover. He’s leading us out; the Breaker goes ahead of us and He’s leading us out. He is lighting a fire in the darkness that is rolling out on the earth; kindling a fiery anointing in His worshiping ones.
2Ch 5:13 And when the trumpeters and singers were joined in unison, making one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments for song and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever, then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, 2Ch 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
Psa 68:24 They see Your goings, O God, even the [solemn processions] of my God, my King, into the sanctuary [in holiness].
Psa 68:25 The singers go in front…
Psa 68:32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praises to the Lord! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! Psa 68:33 [Sing praises] to Him Who rides upon the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, He sends forth His voice, His mighty voice. Psa 68:34 Ascribe power and strength to God; His majesty is over Israel, and His strength and might are in the skies. Psa 68:35 O God, awe-inspiring, profoundly impressive, and terrible are You out of Your holy places; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and fullness of might to His people. Blessed be God!
The singers go in front. It’s time for us to use our voices, release our frequencies, to go in front of the people of God passing over to the Kingdom age. I want to say to you that as we see the kingdoms of the earth tottering, and as we sing praises to God in this passing over time, God is singing over us. He is roaring over the world system that has held His people in slavery with a mighty voice that shakes everything that can be shaken. He roars, “Let My people go. Let My people go”.