Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spiritual senses of hearing and smell

Yesterday, my wife recounted that she was awokened by the beautiful sound of cascading waterfall on the piano. There's no piano in my rented house, actually. We only have a small keyboard and my daughter couldn't play the keyboard yet. And we have never heard any of our neighbours practicing piano. So, we concluded and believed that her spiritual ears were opened to hear the heavenly music.

Shortly after, she wanted to get up from the bed to look for the source of the music but she was too tired to do so and as she was still lying down on the bed, she began to smell a strong incense smell filling the room. She interpreted the phenomenon as an indication of God's presence in our house. This was not the first time she discerned the smell of incense. In fact, about 2 months ago, she told me that she could smell the smell of incense all over me on one Sunday in church. I do not know what does that mean but I believe that her spiritual sense of smell must have been quickened during such occurences.

Naturally speaking, my wife has a weak sense of smell. She would always 'consult' me, i.e. to smell certain food whether it's still fresh or not. On the other hand, I have a strong sense of smell (natural sense) - which actually explains my love for tasty food :) There was an occassion whereby when we have just arrived home from church and the moment she stepped into our house, she mentioned that there's such a sweet fragrance in the house! I tried using my physical sense of smell but all I could smell was the same old air inside the house :) Later in the afternoon, I began to smell a sweet smelling fragrance and concurred with my wife that indeed it is a "spiritual" smell.

The first time I actually paid attention to the spiritual sense of smell was when I attended Kathie Walters' meeting. I was sitting at the front row in her meeting (there's no distance in the spirit realm, though) and when she smelled honey, I seemed to smell the same thing and sometimes there was this fragrance of fresh apple. Kathie mentioned that different fragrance speaks of different things, i.e. refreshing, enlightenment, etc. In fact, I notice that in the Song of Songs, many kinds of fragrances were mentioned. For example, "..the smell of your breath scented like apples" (Song of Songs 7:9),etc.

Whether one's spiritual senses of hearing and/or smell are quickened or not does not elevate his or her spiritual position. In other words, by being able to tap into the spiritual senses of hearing and smell does not make anyone a more spiritual person than everybody else. At the same time, we are not to run here and there exerting ourselves in our attempt to hear or smell spiritual stuffs. But, I believe that if we are hungry for more of Him and we do not limit what God can do, He will meet us at the level of our hunger.

Jesus is altogether lovely indeed! Oh, there's so much more for us to explore in Him and His Kingdom that deserves our energy and time to seek out. Draw me after You, Lord and let us run together...
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  1. Do you know what an odor of amonia or cat urine could be? I have smelled that at different times and I think its some sort of attack or witch craft in the works, or a jezebel spirit. What do you think? I'm not sure

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    1. I'm just learning the spiritual smells myself...I just recently found that I had the spirituall sense of smell.
      From what I have found out ...Cat Pee means a wrong plan and Amonia means cleansing.
      God could be showing you that you are following the wrong plan or path and he is wanting to cleanse or change that.
      I hope that helps.

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    2. Have had this type thing a number of times as well as frequent visions that began when I was 4 years old. In 1999 I was attending the First Baptist Church in Summerland, B.C., to hear a well-known woman in Canada named Debi Johnson play the harp. She was very anointed and as she began to play I smelled the most beautiful smell of roses that began to completely fill the sanctuary.

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    3. Ammonia - cleansing, cleansing the heart or Spirit. Cat urine - Wrong plan or lasiviousness. Can also be territorial.

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    4. I always discerned witchcraft when smelling cat pee. I would rebuke it and the smell would go.

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  2. Hi Anonymous,

    I think I have smelled odor of ammonia during deliverance session before. It could point to demonic presence.

    For an extensive list of aroma's list, you may want to check Kathie Walter's page here

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  3. If you have fully developed spiritual abilities and powers inside of you, then you will be able to hear what others cannot hear and smell what others can’t smell.

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    1. Those spiritual abilities are from One (God/Jesus/Holy Spirit). This is another way One speaks to us.

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  4. i have smelled odor of rose during prayer times(The rose of sharon) .

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    1. The fragrance of flowers indicates the presence of the Lord

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    3. Roses -Jesus sweetheart. Lover of our soul.

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  5. Just today I had a strong smell of apples, we have no apples in the house or anything apple scented. Right after the smell disappeared I got very cold to the point of goose bumps..any idea ???

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    1. Over the past couple of days I have also smelled apples (McIntosh) around the same time each night. I only lasts about 15 seconds or so.

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    2. God's breath smells like apples.

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    3. Apples - Beloved's breath smells like sweet apples; freedom (Song of Solomon 7)

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    4. Cold would have been demonic. Satan came to steal the Beloved's breath from you. Command satan to go in Jesus' name.

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  6. I lost my daughter almost two years ago..lately I have been smelling cat urine in the middle of the night..mind you I have no cat..could she be sending me a msg of some sort

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    1. Cat urine - Wrong plan or lasiviousness. Can also be territorial. This is demonic. In Jesus' name tell it to go.

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    2. I should have used the word command not tell. So command it to go.

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    3. I should have used the word command not tell. So command it to go.

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  7. Does anyone have an idea of what the smell of nutmeg and sweet carrot juice might mean

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  8. My mom died I May 2014. She was a diabetic which caused her to have a maple syrup odor. On her birthday which recently passed there was a very strong smell in the hallway of my home. the smell was the very same maple syrup. what made it odd was that I was the only one able to smell it and that the odor was contained in one area, What does it mean?

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    1. Maple syrup - Awakening. Did she go to heaven? God was letting you remember her on her birthday. She was allowed to let you remember. Wonderful!

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  9. What does it mean when you smell black licorice, garlic,vinegar, burnt wood, old and decay?

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    1. Idk, but black licorice filled my bedroom today (window closed, all kids outside) & I'm wondering the same thing... which lead me here : \

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    2. Licorice - Breath freshener, cleanser. Having to do with Praise coming out of the mouth.

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    3. Garlic - Cleanses and brings health. Means health
      Woodsmoke - burning, cleansing, fire of God, faith
      Campfire - Counsel of God; wisdom. Hang out with God.
      Does the old mean a nursing home smell?
      Nursing home smell - stuck in a place, time to move on
      Decay is demonic.

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  10. Hello... I've sensed an ocean smell whenever I step outside of my house for the past two nights. Does that mean anything in particular? I live about 15 miles away from the beach so it couldn't be that. I've never smelled it near my house before. Thank you!!

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  11. Any insight as to what the smell of burning rubber could mean?

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    1. You live next to a dump?

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    2. Burning - (good) Fire of God
      Burning - ( bad) Enemy leading to wrong direction

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    3. Was it offensive? If so, demonic. In Jesus' name command It to go.

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    1. Do you smoke cigerettes? If so, always has been rumored that hints of it had been known to get mixed at factories because its very common to smell in cigerette smoke. If not, i don't know so maybe next reader can help

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  13. I have lost two children at birth 30 years ago and 23 years ago. I have been smelling blood every ware I go.

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  14. Smell of garbage/trash? I smell it at work and sometimes in my house. I sometimes have thoughts that it's coming from me. I have good hygiene.

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  15. yes, when I accepted Jesus into my life aloud and with witnesses, I received and the Holy Spirit was upon me. I felt a Wooah of wind (which nobody else noticed) and then I was shaking, followed by a great calm...for days I could smell sweet blood mixed with flowers and burnt incense.... That's Jesus.

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  16. What does the smell of ear wax mean

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  17. I smell fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and my house feels warm like they just came out of the oven. I live alone with my 4 yr old...her dad died 2 yrs ago, and those were his fave so I'm assuming it is him. Also, 2 days before he died, he said he kept smelling almonds and roses (but I did not smell either).

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  18. The smell of vinegar means what?

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  19. Hello I have just discovered my gift of discernment, it's still growing. I was sitting in my house and I smelled cigarette smoke and it was in the middle of the night we don't smoke. And another day I smelled that green layer that surfaces on lakes, and another day I smelled shoe bad stink. What could this be or God is trying to reveal another part of the gift?

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  20. Hello I have just discovered my gift of discernment, it's still growing. I was sitting in my house and I smelled cigarette smoke and it was in the middle of the night we don't smoke. And another day I smelled that green layer that surfaces on lakes, and another day I smelled shoe bad stink. What could this be or God is trying to reveal another part of the gift?

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  21. about two weeks ago I have started smelling cigarette smoke and it has been beside me. My mom and cousin have smelled it as well. My mom has a spiritual gift and l not sure about my cousin but she can see thingss as well and smell them. It started a few years back when l first started see dark shadows. After that I started smelling sweet perfume all the time. Then when I was in church the lights would be flickering all the time. Even at home the light in the refrigerator would flicker. Next thing I know I started receiving the holy spirit and his presence would be so strong I could no move. Then on my job I would hear voices of women talking amoung themselves. Last month l was in the car by myself and l smelled alcohol, then a few weeks later I smelled alcohol again but my cousin was with me and she smelled it too. Sometimes when I look at pictures I can see like angel wings in them. Then when I look at pictures with people the people in the pictures look totally different. I had a vision yesterday morning that I saw a shear being lifted off my face and I could see things clearer. One night I was taking a nap and I woke up and I was walking like I was drunk but I don't drink and I was cold and shivering. It's like I was feeling what someone else was feeling. My cousin passed away like two months ago and the holy spirit was so strong in her daughter's house I went ouside crying. The holy spirit was so strong he was about to bring me to my knees. Anyone have any thoughts?

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  22. I smell church incense. Usually someone dies a week later. Why?

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  23. I smell church incense. Usually someone dies a week later. Why?

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  25. Karen My husband was heal a wonmen he met at the store/pray for her while mediating and as he was asking the negative vibes he smelled a stonge smell of garlic what could this mean?

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