Testimony of a Simple Man who is Fully Given to Jesus (Revelation 1:9)

  I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.  It is debated among scholars as to who "John" is. Though I have read most say it … Continue reading Testimony of a Simple Man who is Fully Given to Jesus (Revelation 1:9)

Enjoyed by God (Song of Songs 1:12)

While the king is at his table, My spikenard(perfume) sends forth its fragrance.  We have been invited to the table of the Lord. There will be a very real day that we will physically sit at the table for the "Marriage supper of the lamb" (Rev. 19:6-9). We have also been invited, in the present, … Continue reading Enjoyed by God (Song of Songs 1:12)

God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” This title that God declares of Himself is in relationship to the earth. I make this assessment because He is the one who "is to come." The theme of … Continue reading God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

Beautified with Divine Character and Redemption (Song of Songs 1:11)

We will make you ornaments of gold With studs of silver. The Lord works with His people to accomplish His good plans and purposes. What is He seeking to accomplish in our lives? The "ornaments of gold" speak of divine character and the "studs of silver" speak of redemption. He is taking time, with intentionality … Continue reading Beautified with Divine Character and Redemption (Song of Songs 1:11)

Assurance of Our Coming Redemption (Revelation 1:7)

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.  What does it mean to behold something that is not right in front of me? With eyes of faith we must peer through … Continue reading Assurance of Our Coming Redemption (Revelation 1:7)

Jesus Adorns the Believer with Beauty (Song of Songs 1:10)

Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with chains of gold.  The king continues to declare the beauty of the Shulamite using agricultural poetic language. Jesus Calls forth beauty in the heart of the believer, even in their immaturity. He sees deeper than our brokenness.  Emotions can usually be discerned in a person's cheeks. … Continue reading Jesus Adorns the Believer with Beauty (Song of Songs 1:10)