Cassia, The Oil of Gladness and the Fire and the Fragrance
By Deborah Waldron Fry
Upon waking up, I heard, ‘Cassia’.
It is one of the principal spices of the Holy Anointing Oil. It is used to scent garments in the Bible and it is mentioned in Psalm 45 as
one of the ingredients of the Oil of Gladness on the Robes of Messiah Jesus.
And I saw this Holy Oil dripping upon The Bride of Christ, a never ending supply from the Robes of Jesus, our Bridegroom, sitting
upon the Throne of Grace.
The Bride has been with the Bridegroom and they are One in the Spirit. His Sweet Fragrance, the Holy Oil of the Spirit lingers upon her and it is mixed with her prayers
and is creating a Footprint of Fragrance and Fire every where she steps!
People will be healed, saved and delivered through His Fire and Fragrance upon you! How He loves us so! How marvelous that He has
anointed us with His Fragrance!
“Beloved. I have anointed you with My Fragrance. Be with Me, My Bride. In Me, you live and move and have your being.
Come away from the foulness of this present world and BREATHE IN My Fragrance. It is the Sweet Fragrance of Christ.
For My Fragrance is captivating and miraculous, able to carry you away
from the present darkness and into My marvelous Light. Let the Spirit carry you into My Presence.
We are made One in the Spirit, Beloved. I have raised you up and seated you with Me in Christ
My Robes are dripping with Fragrance, with the Gladness of the Spirit, with the Holy Oil from on High.
It is in this intimacy that you look
like Me, smell like Me, walk like Me and think like Me. It is a Holy Fountain of Light and Life! As the Son is anointed, so I anoint you, My Bride.
As My garments are scented, so the Fragrance
of Christ infuses your Robe of Righteousness and Garment of Salvation.
As you bow down, the Oil of Gladness is pouring out upon you from the top of your head to the souls of your feet!
And your prayers shall mix with this Holy Incense and a FIRE shall come forth, and you shall leave My Footprint every where you place your foot!
Through you, the Fragrance of My Knowledge shall
be diffused in every place. The Sweet Fragrance of Christ upon you shall never fade away, Beloved, but shall keep burning with the Fire of your God!
Miracles shall follow you and all the world shall
know that you have been with the King!”
CASSIA : Hebrew kiddah: One of the principal spices of the holy anointing oil (Exodus 30:24).
45:8 it is mentioned in connection with myrrh and aloes as being used to scent garments. A kind of Cinnamon. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine. Root word 6915 kadad : To contract or bend the body or neck in
deference: bow (down) (the) head, stoop
“Psalm 45 is a prophecy of Messiah the Prince, Jesus is the bridegroom. This Psalm describes how Jesus is dressed in garments that have the fragrance
of myrrh, aloes and cassia.
Cassia is noted here as one of the fragrances of a deep love between Israel and Him. It is the kind of love that is sweet scent of His anointing of intimacy with the Bridegroom
where He reveals more and more of Himself as He is pursued with great hunger.
In Psalm 45:8 we are made aware of the fragrance of Christ by the scent of cassia that He carries in His garments as an anointing.
This anointing of myrrh and cassia along with aloes was not to be used for common use.
Myrrh and cassia were typically used in the holy anointing oil signifying also the priesthood of Christ. These fragrances
also were a reminder that the fragrance of Christ was a beckoning of a greater love relationship and it symbolized the love relationship between a husband and wife.
It is a private intimacy where the two
became one through the order of priesthood and the anointing that came with it. Cassia in the Hebrew means to bow down the head.
The Hebrew language unfolds a picture of surrender and prayer.
Cassia being a fragrance in the holy anointing oil and our prayers in the Word are described as an incense. (Never ending love)
Cassia – Dedication & Devotion
one of the principal spices of the Holy Anointing oil used to anoint priests, kings and their garments. Likewise, the coming King Messiah’s robes will smell of cassia. Cassia is not frequently used today but was apparently a highly valued
commodity in biblical times.
The root word, kiddah, in both Hebrew and Arabic, signifies a strip and refers to the strips of bark from which the spice is made. In the spiritual sense, cassia speaks
of devotion (being stripped of pride) and consecration (set apart) with a servant’s heart.
King’s Garments – Glory of the King
Psalm 45:8 the Bible portrays a king whose garments are so thoroughly scented with costly perfumes that they seem to be altogether woven out of them. Two of the three scents mentioned, Myrrh and Cassia, were ingredients in the holy anointing oil used
to anoint priests and kings.
The remaining fragrance, Aloes, is listed among the “chief species” in the garden of the beloved in Song of Solomon 4:13-14. King’s Garments is a special
aromatic blending of the three biblical scents consisting of: Myrrh: Aloes: Cassia:
Cinnamon – Passion & Courage
Sweet Cinnamon is one of the four aromatic ingredients
of the Holy Anointing Oil described in Exodus 30:23.
The fragrance of cinnamon has a rich full bodied aromatic energy about it once it permeates the atmosphere. Cinnamon added to the holy anointing
oil is the seasoning that brings passion and stirs up fire to continue on no matter what the pressure. It represents Holy Boldness, Courage and Passion in the believer.” ©Love Unlimited Ministries.
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
All Your garments are scented myrrh and aloes and cassia….” Psalm 45:6-8.
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance
of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.
to the Son He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness: Therefore God, Your God has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than
Your companions,” Hebrews 1:8-9.
“While the King was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance,” Song of Solomon 1:12.
“Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the maidens love you,” Song of Solomon 1:3.
“And the smoke of the
incense, together with the prayers of the saints, rose up before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; and there were peals of thunder, and rumblings, and flashes
of lightning, and an earthquake.…” Revelation 8: 4-5.
By Deborah Waldron Fry