To answer, I will take a quote of Reverend Branham on the lily
56-0617 - #28 - Revelation, Book Of Symbols
The tree reveals Jesus Christ. The flower reveals Jesus Christ. The
sanctified life reveals Jesus Christ. Sure. Say, “How could the flower
reveal Jesus Christ?” It dies in the fall and rises in the spring.
Amen. It serves its place on earth, and beautifies. It opens up its
little heart like that, and the passer-by says, “Oh, isn't that
wonderful! What an odor! What aroma, to smell the flower!” And the bee
comes by and says, “I'll take my part out.” The sightseer comes by and
takes his part out. And he toils day and night, to keep radiant, to
give himself out to somebody else. No wonder Jesus said, “Consider the
lilies of the field, how they toil, neither do they spin. And yet I
say unto you, that Solomon, in all of his glory, was not arrayed like
Then, the lily was revealing Christ. He was called “the lily of the
valley, the rose of Sharon.” See it?
60-1002 - #82 - The Kinsman Redeemer Branham
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they toil, and neither.... I
say yet, Solomon in all of his glory....” A lily has to struggle day
and night to get the radiance to keep his garments, to keep the
perfume and things going. And others, he just opens up hisself and
they come by and take it out of him. The bee and the fly, and
everything that comes by, good or bad, just takes from him.
That's the way the servant is, of Christ, the Christian servant. Opens
himself up, “Just take from me, world.” Nothing for himself, it's for
the others. That's what Christ become when He become kinfolks to us.
He become man that the world might partake of His righteousness, see,
and be made sons of God.
62-0401 - #165 - Wisdom Versus Faith - Branham
The lily toils hard. You remember my sermon not long ago, a few years
ago, on Mr. Lily. He toils where.... Jesus said how he toiled, “And
neither does he spin, and yet I say unto you that Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one.” How that lily draws to make itself
pretty. What for? Just to be given out to pass by [Brother Branham
sniffs.], smells the perfume. The bee flies right into his heart and
takes the very honey right away from him; he just gives it freely.
Toils to do it! Hallelujah! That's a real man of God: Pastor Lily,
Reverend Mr. Lily (yes, sir!), that toils at the Word, lays on his
face, and cries out to God, “God, I can't see where this will meet
here, here.” It's got to come by the Word. When you see it and God
gives it to you, then go freely; not to have some big campaign, “If
you guarantee me so many thousand dollars, I'll come,” but freely. “If
it's Timbuktu or wherever it is, God, where you want me to sow the
seed, I give it freely.” Halleluja
The lily is a beautiful type of life of self sacrifice and service, a type and representation of true Christianity, true spirit of Christ.