Now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women)
Esther and the other virgin candidates were treated with two cosmetics so they could be made ready to go in to King Ahasuerus. They were given myrrh for 6 months and perfumes for 6 months. These spices signify death and resurrection brought to believers by the Holy Spirit. The death and resurrection events of Christ are constituents of the Spirit.
Myrrh was one of the spices wrapped in linen and placed on the Lord’s body when He was made ready for burial. Jn 19:39. It is therefore associated with the Lord’s death.
Because odors of perfume rise into the air from a sweet smelling source, they signify resurrection. The odors given off by old testament animal sacrifices were a sweet smell in the nose of God.
Like Esther, we must be sanctified through the Spirit by repeated death and resurrection participation treatments in order for us, the Bride of Christ, to be made ready to go in to our King when the day of the Lord comes. As we experience death and resurrection we are prepared for presentation to Him as a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind.” Eph 5:27.
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