John Responds to the Glory of Christ (Revelation 1:17)

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)

Deep is Calling out to Deep (Song of Songs 2:5)

Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick. While the Shulamite was at the "wedding table" with the king, a deeper longing is awakened in her heart. In the Lord's presence, the depths of our hearts call out to the depths of His heart. It is as though God … Continue reading Deep is Calling out to Deep (Song of Songs 2:5)

Victorious in Love (Song of Songs 2:4)

He brought me to the banqueting house (house of wine), And his banner over me was love. Through the work of Christ we have been brought into the fellowship of love in the Godhead. God's love is a celebratory kind of love. We have been invited to fellowship in this love in this life. This … Continue reading Victorious in Love (Song of Songs 2:4)

Finding Rest in the Finished Work of the Cross (Song of Songs 2:3)

Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. Jesus is my Beloved and He is like an apple tree among the trees of the woods. He stands out among … Continue reading Finding Rest in the Finished Work of the Cross (Song of Songs 2:3)

Jesus is a Jealous Bridegroom (Revelation 1:14)

 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; Jesus' head and hair were white like wool. The countenance of His face is pure white, like brilliant light. His head and hair is likened to the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:9. Jesus is … Continue reading Jesus is a Jealous Bridegroom (Revelation 1:14)

The Bride’s Identity (Song of Songs 2:1-2)

I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. 2 Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters. The Shulamite proclaims who she is in the eyes of the king. Her identity is found in being loved by God and loving Him in return. This is her holy resolve; to walk in … Continue reading The Bride’s Identity (Song of Songs 2:1-2)

Dwelling with God (Song of Songs 1:16-17)

"Behold, you are handsome, my beloved! Yes, pleasant! Also our bed is green (NASB couch is luxuriant.) The beams of our houses are cedar, And our rafters of fir (NASB cypresses.) " God is our dwelling place; in Him we grow and flourish. Much like David's expression of desire, the Shulamite loves the Lord's dwelling … Continue reading Dwelling with God (Song of Songs 1:16-17)