The Cup Jesus Poured out for YOU? By Karen Rowe


Dear Friends,

As we go deeper into the Revelations of Jesus, can I paint a picture for you?

I have a room that used to be used as an office in our house. Although I have this room, I stopped using it because there is no heating / or cooling in that room yet.  So it was either too hot, or too cold on most days.  Life in this world effects our heart like this, we can tend to want to close off parts of our heart to God; or others, because we just don’t think much about it.  We just move on, but I believe God wants us to open our hearts like I have reopened this room; and smell the fragrance of Jesus!

Could you identify different rooms you may have closed the door in your heart to Jesus that you use to love in? … I mean like all those secret places in our heart that we can either seek the truth from God about / or deny the truth about Jesus in?  Can our heart be like open & sealed compartments that Jesus purifies in wholeness to bring us peace in?

Jesus truly is a calm to every storm.

Painting a picture ...

I moved out of that room a while back and closed the doors off; only to use that office space as storage.  Kinda recently, I noticed that the room had begun to take on a smell of like old and “musky”, which I didn’t like, but time marched on.  Until the last week or so …

I opened the doors to let the fresh air in; and something shifted in that room!  I have been immensely enjoying the fragrance ever since!  The odor of musk quickly left – amazing enough!  The fragrance has become like / to be of the fragrance of the Lord … just by opening the door to that room to let the fresh air come in!

I want to tell you this story like this.  Jesus will refresh our soul like this!!!  Perhaps at this difficult time, you are dealing with the shift of job uncertainty; or health … life or death, but friends, this worry is what the Lord is dealing with in our hearts.  Jesus will refresh your soul & He will do this … Right now.  Glory be to God!  Thank you Jesus!  He did it for me!  And, He will do it for you!

To mention:  The clutter in that room was more than what you could see.  It was bogging me down.  But something has happened since I have done 2 things:  1)  I opened the door to that room, but it was the door to my heart that Jesus really was tending to.  2)  I let go of holding on to what was tangible, but friends, when we get this … :) to hold on to what was living in my heart.  We can try to hold on to our work, but Jesus freed me to let go of what didn’t belong to me to keep.  It all belongs to Jesus and … here it is!  He wants your heart to be free to love Him /not the work you do for Him.

Does that make sense?

After the door was open in JUST 1 (ONE) day, I could smell the sweet aroma of fresh spring that – I attest to as the fragrance of Jesus, so real!  I could smell the fragrance of the sweet smell of Spring from the hall, and in the room BEFORE the room!  And, to mention, in other places outside – Yet, I haven’t found that logical flowering fragrance, but Jesus is … umm…I hope I can tell this in the right way.

Now you can think _  Is this real?  Or, just a picture.  But you don’t just make up God changing your heart, as He makes His Presence known!  Glory to God!  Let me tell you what Revelation has come from this … just in the last few minutes!

Anytime you worry?  Anytime you fear?  Anytime you “smell the musk” like of that room, that is Satan trying to enter in your heart or your home.  Even your own thoughts that can be rolled up onto the Lord!  In Christ, You can identify what is of God; and what is not of God.  The question that keeps coming to me (pray about it), but I believe is from the Spirit of the Living God who loves you, Have you closed a door to an area of your heart?  Like I did in that room?  It has taken me all day to get here, and a portion of the next, because the internet just shut me down earlier, and a storm interfered, but I believe, after my devotional time this morning and prayer,  it is time to share this with you today.

God wants you to open your heart to Him, so that He can breathe fresh air on you; and be that refreshment to your spirit and soul! His Name is Jesus and Holy Spirit you are welcome here and to God be the glory.  Jesus will bring the newness of Life into you heart, mind and soul … If you open the closed doors of your heart to let Jesus come in that closed room of your heart; to refresh and renew your soul in the spirit that is of, and in HIM.

Like I closed this room from our house, by closing the door, because it got cluttered; uncomfortable & easy to walk away from?  Is there something in your heart that is like this room to you?  Is there “any musk” that you can / (or almost in picturette) smell near you?  Are you harboring any un-forgiveness in your heart against anyone who bit you when your back was turned.  Are you worrying?  Are you afraid?

Let’s start with one verse!  Jesus died for all men and all men shall be saved; I just saw this verse this week; and such clarity about God’s love that we are to have toward one another.  Loving God is easy, but sometimes loving people is harder.  Now I am not worried about fallen angels and people who are evil … Only God knows all things, but I am concerned with the door to my heart.  Friends, just this week, I have gotten the revelation from God about really letting go to let God.

Friends, when you receive this you will never be the same!

As the Light is On the Dogwood, I pray you feel the breath of God on you. The fragrance of Jesus is LIFE! Like Spring is the Time for new beginnings, :) Yes, Lord, your fragrance is made known. Thank you Jesus and to God be the glory. Father, open the heart of the one who just needs to receive your aroma! Be near to your child who calls on you … as you have promised and will. We love you Lord. Love in Christ, Karen

I pray that you open the door to your heart to receive this revelation from the Lord; as He reveals it to you.  Jesus is so sweet to forgive, and so must we too be in HIM.  It’s the work of the Holy Spirit.  So don’t worry, we can’t do this on our own.  But when we give that key to Jesus and open our heart up to God … WHEW!

I have been smelling the fragrance of Jesus this week!  I tried to get the same fragrance throughout the house by opening other doors, but that fragrance is only coming from that one “ONCE musk smelling” room!  Perhaps because, this is the room to my heart that needed tending to the most by Jesus …

Friends, the picture that keeps circling in my mind?

Remember the costly perfume that Mary anointed Jesus feet with for his death, burial & resurrection’ and wiped his feet with her hair?  Growing in the Knowledge of Jesus and who He is, (Pray for your own revelation), but I believe we can smell that anointing aroma in the spirit when the enemy is lurking, BUT MORE powerful Is that…  We can identify when it is / or is not of God.  BUT MORE beautiful than that is that…We can also smell the sweet fragrance of God when we come to know and believe in the love God has for us.  God is love. And, when we abide in Him, He abides in us.

I present to you to consider as you pray and read God’s Word:  As we walk in the love of Jesus, we can be so aware of His Presence that we should be able to smell that perfume of His anointing Presence and love for us.  Close your eyes and surrender to Jesus.  Tell him you believe.  Ask him what He wants you to know about your own heart; and make that change.  Jesus from Genesis to Revelations, when you get your revelation from Jesus, you will never be the same!  I pray you smell His Presence near to you today.  I pray you feel Him breathing on you!


“Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,

and anointed the feet of Jesus,

and wiped his feet with her hair:

and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment (John 12:3, KJV).”


And, Welcome to …

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Daily Devotion to God’s Holy Word.

The Cup Jesus Poured out for YOU? By Karen Rowe


The world has a plot. BUT JESUS fulfilled the Word of God!

Do you ever wonder where does agitation come from? Not Jesus…Jesus IS Peace from God TO us, Because…

71 verses; & so much of the heart of Jesus recorded in red. Please pray with me & open your Bible to Luke Chapter 22.

Jesus Did NOT ask us “Which level of support can I count on?” Have you ever heard that on the phone? Friends, the world has an agenda & demands to know your plan. But PRAY & don’t sway! Jesus NEVER said to us, “We need to know which level of support we can count on from you for our record keeping”.

Did the man calling my phone not hear, understand, or believe me? Send me your info, we will look at it, research it & pray & after God reveals, we will give what God says give, or not.

God’s Word is good credentials, aren’t you proud for the bank to research your credit. If your credit is good, aren’t you kinda proud & count it as a success.

And, let’s go there! Mercy and Goodness is the foundation of God thru and by Jesus. Our credit score doesn’t matter to Jesus, He died for us anyway!

And, UNLIKE a phone call offering you a car warranty, God doesn’t need to ask you what kind of car you drive to give you His warranty of life!

Watch deception loose in the world.

BUT Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life! And, God knows all things about you! God does not require you to do anything other than to trust in Him & believe by the Faith He 1st gives!

After my phone call, I wondered how Jesus might have felt when Jesus told the disciples how HE was going to give every thing God asked of Him for their benefit & the benefit of all men, but …they argued about their agenda?

Notice in verse 24, “Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest (Luke 22:24 NKJV).

Really? Jesus is not our competition to a level of greatness. Jesus is the Rock of our Salvation!

READ also these Divisions of Psalms, 89, 18 & 63!

LikeWise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup IS the new testament IN my blood, which IS shed for you.
Luke 22:20 KJV

Whew! What did Jesus say?

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to u!

And the Scripture is for all men to Believe!

1 John 4:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.


You are invited to, as the Lord leads me to say, See Also, Today’s Devotion to God’s Holy Word:  What Jesus Says about Watch and Pray



Jesus peers before us, so He already knows … Faith in Christ is where all blessings from God are discovered! Follow Jesus and Trust in God. There is no fear in Love, but perfect love drives out fear. That’s why there is a calm that comes over you when you hear the Word of God preached. And that is why fear creeps in AT you when you hear the media preach. JESUS calms the storms and there is no mountain Satan can build high enough that faith IN CHRIST can’t tear down. Jesus is the name above all names.

Faith pleases God. And it is impossible please God without faith.

BUT LET a man EXAMINE himself, AND SO LET him eat OF THAT bread, and drink OF THAT cup.
1 Corinthians 11:28 KJV

FOR THIS CAUSE many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
1 Corinthians 11:30 KJV

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 1:12 KJV


And, Always Remember 2 Things!

1.  When you receive this, you will never be the same!

2.  God for us.  God with us.  God in us. 

NOW … Believing on Jesus, 


After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here!

And to God be the Glory!

Love in Christ,




Holy Spirit encourage the readers today.  Lift our minds higher to God’s Thoughts.  Bless those who will receive.  And, keep molding our hearts to be always ready to bloom for the glory of God to be a blessing to us all.

and pray …in the Spirit of the Most Holy God.  God knows what He is doing.

Love in Christ,
Karen Rowe

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…till next time! 

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Personal Motto:  “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”
Personal Revelation Life Verse:  And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him (1 John 4:16 HCSB)

Thank you Jesus!
Holy Spirit you are welcome here!

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