The Holy Spirit Guards and Affirms Strategic Spiritual Seasons (Song of Songs 2:7)

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)

Feeling the Urgency of the Hour

There is a storm on the horizon and much of the Church is not ready. Imagine knowing that a massive storm was about to hit your city and you knew how to prepare, but most people did not believe you. That is the emotion I feel as I see, from God’s word, what is coming; … Continue reading Feeling the Urgency of the Hour

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)

The Security of Being in the Hands of God (Revelation 1:16a)

He had in His right hand seven stars, Later we will see that the seven stars are the angels assigned to each of the seven churches. The word for angel can also be interpreted as messenger. The stars stand as representatives of the church in the courts of heaven. Jesus holds His Church in His … Continue reading The Security of Being in the Hands of God (Revelation 1:16a)

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)

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)

Responding to Jesus’ Voice like a Trumpet (Revelation 1:12)

Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, The voice of Jesus called to John. His response was two fold; John had to "turn" and "see." God's voice was like a trumpet; it was loud and alarming. Usually when the Lord is speaking to … Continue reading Responding to Jesus’ Voice like a Trumpet (Revelation 1:12)

Jesus’ Response to Our Devotion to Him (Song of Songs 1:15)

Behold, you are fair (beautiful), my love! Behold, you are fair (beautiful)! You have dove’s eyes. The Shulamite has just expressed her love and devotion to the king. Like the King, in this song, who is speaking to the Shulamite; Jesus speaks to us. Can you hear Him speaking to you in response to your … Continue reading Jesus’ Response to Our Devotion to Him (Song of Songs 1:15)

Jesus Declares His Deity and His Authority (Revelation 1:11)

saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Jesus proclaims to John who He is and … Continue reading Jesus Declares His Deity and His Authority (Revelation 1:11)

Jesus is all together Lovely (Song of Solomon 1:14)

 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms In the vineyards of En Gedi.  The Shulamite is speaking of King Solomon, her beloved. "Henna" is a shrubbery or small tree with fragrant flowers. The "vineyards of En Gedi" were well known for their beauty and pleasing fragrance.  Jesus, our beloved, is like a … Continue reading Jesus is all together Lovely (Song of Solomon 1:14)