The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills. How do you see Jesus in the midst of the obstacles in your life? Do you see Him as passive or actively involved? Do you see Him as defeated or victorious? The Shulamite hears the voice of the bridegroom. … Continue reading Jesus is Our Victorious Bridegroom King (Song of Songs 2:8)
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. John was a man who walked with Jesus. He was intimately acquainted with Jesus; calling himself "beloved." He also had walked … Continue reading John Responds to the Glory of Christ (Revelation 1:17)
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases. In the Shulamite's journey, she has been led by the Lord into a focused season of sitting under the apple tree with Him. This is where she is … Continue reading The Holy Spirit Guards and Affirms Strategic Spiritual Seasons (Song of Songs 2:7)
What does it look like to have victory in the midst of struggle with sin? When we find ourselves facing the same temptations for years; how does God see us? It has been over 11 years since I walked away from the homosexual lifestyle. My eyes were opened to the reality that being gay was … Continue reading Victory in the Struggle with Sin
and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. Jesus' has a bright countenance. He literally shines; emanating bright brilliant light. He is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29). Later in Revelation we see that the New Jerusalem has no need of the sun or the moon because of the brightness of … Continue reading The Brightness of Jesus’ Glory (Revelation 1:16c)
His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me. The Shulamite is embraced by the king. In the poetic language of this song, Jesus embraces His people. We are affirmed in His love and filled with confidence through His embrace. What does His embrace look like in this life? How do … Continue reading Embraced with Favor (Song of Songs 2:6)
If it is true that there is coming unprecented tribulation and revival; how then shall we live? When God started to grip my heart with the urgency of the hour; I found myself many times getting up off the floor from weeping in prayer and have to go to work. It was often times painful … Continue reading How Then Shall We Live?