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The Gospel of Matthew – Lesson 4 (Continued)

LESSON 4

 

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

 CHPTRS. 9-11

 Chapter 11

 

Matt.11:1-24 Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.2 And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples3 and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:5 “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.6 “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”7 As they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?8 “But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.9 “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.10 “For this is he of whom it is written: 1 ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.’11 “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.13 “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.14 “And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come.15 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!16 “But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions,17 “and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.’18 “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’19 “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”20 Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent:21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.22 “But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.23 “And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.24 “But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

11:1-24 YAH CHANAN THE BAPTIZER IN THE GUARDHOUSE And so be it, when Yah Shua shelems misvahing his twelve disciples, he departs from there to doctrinate and to preach in their cities: and in the guardhouse, when Yah Chanan hears of the works of the Meshiah, he apostalizes through the hand of his disciples and words to him,  Are you he who comes? Or await we another?  Yah Shua answers, wording to them, Go and tell Yah Chanan what you hear and see — the blind see and the lame walk and the lepers purify and the mute hear and the dead rise and the poor evangelize: and graced — who offend not in me. THE WITNESS OF YAH SHUA CONCERNING YAH CHANAN THE BAPTIZER And when they go, Yah Shua begins to word to the congregation concerning Yah Chanan, What went you to the desolation to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what went you to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, whoever clothe in the soft are in houses of sovereigns.  But, what went you to see? A prophet? Yes, word I to you, more than a prophet. For this is he concerning whom it is scribed.  Behold, I apostolize my angel in front of your face who prepares your way in front of you. Yesha Yah 40:3; Malachi 3:1 Amen! I word to you, there stands not, among those birthed of woman, a greater than Yah Chanan the Baptizer: and the least in the sovereigndom of the heavens is greater than he: and from the days of Yah Chanan the Baptizer until now the sovereigndom of the heavens is ruled by violence and the violent seize it. For all the prophets and the torah until Yah Chanan prophesied: and if you will to take it, he is Eli Yah, prepared to come. Whoever has ears to hear, hear!  And to whom liken I this generation? — likened to lads sitting in the markets  and shouting to their comrades and wording, We psalm to you and you dance not: we mourn to you and you dance not.  For Yah Chanan comes, not eating not drinking, and they word, He has a demon within:the Son of humanity comes eating and drinking, and they word,Behold, a man— gluttonous and drinking fermented wine, and befriending customs agents and sinners. But wisdom is justified by its works. YAH SHUA REPROACHES THE CITIES Then Yah Shua begins to reproach the cities those being wherein he was much empowered, and they repent not.  And he is wording, Woe to you, Kaurazin! Woe to you, Beth Sayada! If this power had been in Sur and Saidan that became within you, and most certainly they had repented in saq and ashes. However I word to you,  For Sor and Saidan it becomes more restful in the day of judgment, than for you.  And you, Kephar Nachum until sheol you descend: for if the power had become in Sedum, that became in you it had been abiding until this day. However I word to you, that for the earth of Sedum it becomes more restful in the day of judgment than for you. Aramaic NC

 NOT THE MESSIAH THEY EXPECTED HIM TO BE

 Jesus and John the Baptist.

  1. (Mat 11:1-3) John the Baptist’s disciples ask a question on behalf of John to Jesus: “Are You really the Messiah (the Coming One)?”

 

 

 a. When Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples: According to Bruce, to preach in their cities does not refer to the cities of the disciples, but the cities of Galilee. In this way Jesus gave His commissioned disciples room to do their work.

 

b.  He sent two of his disciples: It is also possible – but perhaps less likely – that John did not ask this question for his own sake, but for the sake of his disciples – he wanted them to go to Jesus and ask the question for themselves, causing them to focus their attention on Jesus.

 

c. John’s arrest was mentioned in Matthew 4:12; the full story of his imprisonment will wait until Matthew 14:3-12.

 

d. Herod Antipas of Galilee had paid a visit to his brother in Rome. During that visit he seduced his brother’s wife. He came home again, dismissed his own wife, and married the sister-in-law whom he had lured away from her husband. Publicly and sternly John rebuked Herod. It was never safe to rebuke an eastern despot and Herod took his revenge; John was thrown into the dungeons of the fortress of Machaerus in the mountains near the Dead Sea.

 

e. Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another: John 1:29-36and other passages indicated that before this, John clearly recognized Jesus as the Messiah.

 

John 1:29-36 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who [a]is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”32 And John bore witness, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

The First Disciples35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!

 Paul states, “Our paschal ( lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7). The Passover sacrifice, also known as the Paschal lamb or the Passover lamb, is the sacrifice that the Torah mandates the Israelites to ritually slaughter on the evening of Passover and eat on the first night of the holiday with bitter herbs and matzo.

 1 Corinthians 5:7, NASB: Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

 The Gospel of John clearly compares Jesus to the Passover lamb by saying that Jesus was crucified the same day that the Passover lambs were being killed in the Temple (John 19:31).

In the Gospel of John it was John the Baptist who gave Jesus the title Lamb of God (John 1:29). The Book of Revelation speaks of the Lamb at least 29 times. In a vision John sees a lamb. Four living creatures and 24 elders fall before the Lamb and sing praise because he purchased all people with his blood (Revelation 5:9).

 His present doubt may be explained because perhaps he himself had misunderstood the ministry of the Messiah. Perhaps he thought that if Jesus were really the Messiah, He would perform works connected with a political deliverance of Israel – or at least the deliverance of John, who was in prison.

f.  It is possible that John made a mistaken distinction between the Coming One and the Christ, the Messiah. There is some indication that some Jews of that time distinguished between a prophet to come promised by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15) and the Messiah. The dominant note here is one of confusion; John’s long trial in prison has confused him.

 Deuteronomy 18:15  The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,

 Jesus Christ is the King, Priest and Prophet

  Perhaps the perception of a few.

However, Jesus Christ was the King, The High Priest and the Prophet.

Christ is the ANOINTED ONE. There were three persons who were anointed in the Old Testament:

  1. The PROPHET, exemplified by Elisha (1 Kg. 19:16).
  2. The PRIEST, exemplified by Aaron and his sons (Ex. 40:13-15).
  3. The KING, exemplified by David (1 Sam. 16:13; 2 Sam. 2:4; 5:3).

 

  • The PRIEST shows forth God’s mercy. There is a compassionate anointing in every Spirit-filled believer to bring others to the Lord as we share the love of God and bear witness to our faith (Jn. 3:16-17 with Prov. 11:30).
  • The word of a KING is, there is power and dominion (Eccl. 8:4). He is the King f kings. The Christ in every Spirit-filled child of God rules by the power of God’s name
  • The PROPHET is God’s mouthpiece. There is a powerful anointing within every Spirit-filled Christian to declare God unto others.

 

Christ the Prophet

“A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house,” Matthew 13:57.

“And they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us,” Luke 7:16.
John 4:19“The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet,” John 4:19.
“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you,” 
Acts 3:22.

 

We will continue with Les.4 next week.

 

The blessings of the Lord are upon you whether by blood, adoption/sonship or assignment. The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Prov. 10:22

 

David & Mary Sue

 

 

FS Word of Power – 02/03/21

FS Word of Power

Eva Windahl

Feb 3, 2021

 

”Be of good COURAGE”

 

 

Today allow me to share a word from the minor prophet Haggai chapter 2,

highlighting the word COURAGE.

Sometimes it is really hard to be of good courage, that is maintaining faith

and to be of good spirit in times of great distress. It is then when we need to

hear the OPPOSITE of what we are feeling! And today I hear the Spirit encouraging

us to take courage and to continue the good work of the kingdom- because

HE IS WITH US!

 

In Haggai chapter 2 we find SEVEN reasons to be of good courage- because of:

  1. HIS unfailing presence (verse 4)
  2. HIS unchanging promises (verse 5)
  3. HIS unique plan for us and his creation (verse 6)
  4. HIS unlimited power (verses 6-7)
  5. HIS unending provision (verse 8)
  6. HIS universal peace- our shalom (verse 9)
  7. HIS ultimate glory (verses 7-9)

 

When we remember WHO our Father is, WHO Jesus is, WHO our Helper is- the

Holy Spirit, it is easier to be of good courage in times like these. Today be sure to

remember WHO you believe in, WHO you are in Him (your identity in Christ) and

WHO is with you: your Heavenly Father- the creator of the entire Universe! YES- He is

that big- unimaginable big! Therefore: be of good courage! You can do it!

 

/ Bless

Waves of My Glory – Miki Maynard

Waves of My Glory

The Lord’s Passion

By Miki Maynard

With Artist Mitch Markham

 

Not long ago, I saw a vision of a weathervane next to a shoreline of a calm waters. I heard, “My glory will come in waves from the East across the land.”

Then Yahweh’s radiant glory will be unveiled, and all humanity will experience it together. Believe it, for Yahweh has spoken his decree!” Isaiah 40:5 TPT

Before this, in a previous vision, I was on a boat with the Lord where He said it was going to get windy. It wasn’t just from problems in the world, but with what He is doing. The Lord has encouraged me that He has a great plan where He wants to pour out His glory, boldness, and blessings into our lives and reach many with His love and take places in the mountains and gates in the cities.

He invited me to join Him at the bow of the boat. I saw something very important that I want to share with you that I think will touch your heart. It is helping me to grasp His heart and perspective.

Initially, He expressed His great compassion and determination. Now, at the bow of the boat next to Him, He did more than just express it but show it. Now, I was seeing His great compassion and determination. It is a close up of His face.

He was gazing out. Then I saw something more that is very significant. He had tears flowing down His cheeks. These tears were no ordinary tears. (How can I expect otherwise from the King of Glory?) His tears were as flames of fire!

I pondered this. I questioned myself wondering if this was just me? Doesn’t Revelation 19:12 say, “His eyes were as flames of fire?”

Special Custom Artist Mitch Markham
“The Lord’s Tears As Flames of Fire

Not only is His compassion fierce with power, even His tears contain all that is within Him. I realized, this isn’t about me, this is about Him.

“He is softening hearts and writing His word upon them with His loving hand and it will enlarge hearts for His purposes. I see many responding to His lead to run with the wave.

He will lead and give power to run in coordinated efforts to obtain the vision He gives. I also see many flying as eagles in high places in the Spirit.

“For where sin does abound, the Lord says, My grace shall “abound [and] exceedingly superabound.” 1 (See footnotes)

What I shall bring forth, manifest, and a pour out to demonstrate with passion of fierce love to meet with those who mock Me, meet with those who need Me, and touch many, Yes, many more. I am just getting started. It is with My resurrection power, 2 (See footnotes) so they will see and know I Am the Ancient of Days, the First and the Last, I Am He who will come in where the enemy has tormented with tribulation. I have overcome. You are an overcomer. You may think that the enemy has come with a flood. I Am comes. I Am raises the standard against the enemy, and he will flee. 3 (See footnotes)

I speak My Word as your Advocate and tell you to be strong and courageous: “For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy.

You live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that you have sent me, for they will see that you love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for me.

“Father, I ask that you allow everyone that you have given to me to be with me where I am! Then they will see my full glory—the very splendor you have placed upon me because you have loved me even before the beginning of time.” 4 (See footnotes)
It will be like one who has the light turned off and they are shut up in darkness, and I will come and switch the light on and yes, they will see My glory.

1. Romans 5:20 abound exceedingly superabound: so by thus through the obedience of one shall many be made righteous seated just. Moreover the law torah surreptitiously entered, that the offence downfall might abound superabound. But where sin abounded superabounded, grace charism did much more abound exceedingly superabounded: That exactly as sin hath reigned unto in death, even so thus might grace charism reign through righteousness justness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ through Yah Shua Messiah our Lord Adonay. Exegeses Bible pdf.pdf

2. “Power” in the Greek Strongs G1411: meaning is Dunamis in reference to:

• power for performing miracles
• inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth
• moral power and excellence of soul
• the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth
• power and resources arising from numbers
• power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts

3. Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear awe the name of the LORD Yah Veh from the west dusk, and his glory honour from the rising of the sun. When the enemy tribulator shall come in like a flood river, the Spirit of the LORD Yah Veh shall lift up a standard against him cause him to flee. Exegeses Bible pdf.pdf

4. John 17:22-24 TPT The Spirit of the Lord quoting and interceding for us. Romans 8:34

Study & Meditation Verses:

Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD Yah Veh is upon the waters: the God El of glory honour thundereth: the LORD Yah Veh is upon many waters. Exegeses Bible pdf.pdf

Job 42:10 And the LORD Yah Veh turned the captivity of Job Iyob, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job Yah Veh added to Iyob twice as much as he had before faced. Exegeses Bible pdf.pdf

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 So be It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound voice to be heard in praising halaling and thanking the LORD extending hands to Yah Veh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick song, and praised the LORD halaled Yah Veh, saying,

For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever be eternal: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD Yah Veh; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason at the face of the cloud: for the glory honour of the LORD Yah Veh had filled the house of God Elohim. Exegeses Bible pdf.pdf

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God Elohim, who commanded said the light to shine radiate out of darkness, hath shined radiated in our hearts, to give the light for the radiancy of the knowledge of the glory of God Elohim in the face of Jesus Christ Yah Shua Messiah. Exegeses Bible pdf.pdf

Special Custom Artist Mitch Markham “The Lord’s Tears As Flames of Fire”

Photo Shot by Cerqueira of Unsplash

Let Your Light Shine – 2021

Let Your Light Shine

2021

Bonnie Nelson

To All of You who hear My Voice and see the Work of My Hands, know I AM refreshing and refilling you. For this is a time of stepping up and out of the old platform you have been standing upon which many wished to be a part of for many years past. A time where My Name shall be lifted up and dead bones shall receive a new resuscitation from My Lungs.

And I shall put My Roar in Your Mouth and into Your Hearts shall come forth the courage of the Tribe of Judah. There shall be a new worship come from deep inside you and it shall reignite many to come to Me.

Have no fear, for fear is not the greatest enemy you will face. Your greatest enemy resides deep inside of you as you contend to make choices and changes to be called faithful and true and take your place with those who truly follow Me. Watch closely for I AM Stirring and I AM Gathering.

There is a changing of the guard happening as the Light I placed in you begins to heat up and release healing throughout your body. Healing and Deliverance is coming from you to those who I place in your path. You will become contagious and NO weapon formed against you shall prosper.

Ready and Steady yourself, for I AM shaking all that can be shaken. I will use those who come forth and choose Me to bring in the victory for you, your families, and ALL the Nations. As you speak, touch and release the heat burning inside you, there will be signs, wonders and miracles and those who have eyes will see and know – I AM with you.

Do not believe the lie My Church has succumbed to the power of this world. For I created this world and it has no power to overcome Me and those who stand with Me. I AM praying you will stand in the midst of the darkness and let My Light and My Word Shine through you. For as you do, the darkness shall flee and many who could not see before, shall see the truth in Me as their savior and deliverer.

Choose to Follow Me for I AM,

The Light, The Truth and The Way

My Name is Yahweh!

The Way

https://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/the-way-jeremy-camp/

All creation cries out with longing
With groans only You can comprehend
And with wisdom, You always answer
And give the words of life so unfailing

And Your glory shines all around us
Your faithfulness shown for all to see
When we think of all of Your wonders
The beauty of Your plan that’s been revealed
When we walk in Your light, we walk in it

Shine bright, let Your glory fill this land
Lift high, the King of Kings and great I am
Jesus, You are the way
You are the way

We can see the works of Your loving hands
With a hope and peace not made by man
When You poured out Your grace and Your mercy
And You held out Your arms so we could see
You bled for all mankind and set the captives free, yeah

Shine bright, let Your glory fill this land
Lift high, the King of Kings and great I am
Jesus, You are the way
You are the way

Na na na na na na, Jesus
Na na na na na na, You are the way
Na na na na na na, Jesus
Na na na na na na

Shine bright, let Your glory fill this land
Lift high, the King of Kings and great I am
Shine bright, let Your glory fill this land
Lift high, the King of Kings and great I am
Jesus, You are the way
You are the way
Jesus, You are the way
You are the way, You are the way

 

FS Word of Power – December 9, 2020

FS Word of Power
December 9, 2020
 Eva Windahl

They had waited such a long time. Since the fall of Adam and Eve. Since the prophet Malachi 400 years had passed and nothing- Not a word! God was silent! And then suddenly:
Angels- a divine message to a young girl: Mary. Then a Star- a light of Hope! And then an announcement to shepherds watching their sheep during a quiet and starless night: Luke 2:10-11 – “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great JOY to all people. The Savior – yes, the Messiah, the Lord – has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!

They looked at each other in wonder and repeated: “A great JOY?”- here in Bethlehem? Nothing good ever happens in Bethlehem or Nazareth!?! That can´t be right!

But is was- the Messiah born in a place where they at least expected it. Not in Jerusalem- the city of David or in any other town, but according to the word of the prophet Micah 5:2.

Joy to the World, the Lord has Come!
Let there be JOY! – You know, even though life doesn´t always give us reasons to be “merry” – God´s word does! Psalm 70:4 – But may all who search for You be filled with JOY and gladness in You. May those who love Your salvation repeatedly shout, “God is great!”

This Christmas embrace the JOY of the Lord- we are not in this world without a helper- the Holy Spirit. If you haven´t the experienced JOY in the Holy Spirit- pray and open your heart to receive the Holy Spirit. Let him fill your heart with Joy. There is no greater joy than to be glad in God´s presence.
No matter what happens- the Joy of the Lord is our Strength! Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
Let us REJOICE! Let´s be GLAD- Let us PRAISE his name!

FS WORD OF POWER – DECEMBER 2, 2020

FS word of Power
December 2, 2020

Eva Windahl

Jesus – Our Hope

As we enter ADVENT, I would like to share a word from the book of Titus chapter 2:13-”while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ…”.

He really is our BLESSED HOPE! Whatever you are going through right now- there is HOPE to be found in him! Even though things are tough, even though 2020 has catapulted us into extreme times of hardship and suffering for many impacted by the Coronavirus- there is STILL HOPE!

How? Because JESUS is alive! JESUS is KING! JESUS is the one wearing the CROWN of life! Allow me to remind you that HIS NAME is above ALL the other names!

And therefore, we have HOPE! You see either God is a liar, or he is speaking the truth. I believe the later. Do you? Read Numbers 23:19: ”God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Whatever God has spoken – He will also FULFILL it.

We are bombarded with fake news- every day. The enemy is trying to confuse us with his lies. In order to not be swept away and be caught in the world wide web of lies – we need to speak forth TRUTH!

In John 14: 6 we read that JESUS is the way, the TRUTH and the life.” So, if God speaks truth reassuring us that he has good plans and a future for us- there is HOPE! (Jeremiah 29:11).

And now I would like to invite you this Christmas to PROCLAIM the truth together with me:

JESUS is alive
JESUS is KING
JESUS is seated on the right side of God, our Father, in heaven
JESUS is the Almighty one
JESUS is ………………………………….and THAT`S why there is HOPE!

– Our Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thess.1:10

-Faithful and True – “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.” Rev.19:11

-Good Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

-Great High Priest – “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Heb. 4:14

-Head of the Church – “And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.” Eph. 1:22

-Immanuel – “…She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God with us.’” Is. 7:14

-Lamb of God – “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

-Light of the World – “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

-Lion of the Tribe of Judah – “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Rev. 5:5

-Lord of All – “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil. 2:9-11

-Mediator – “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Tim. 2:5

-Messiah – “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).” John 1:41

-Mighty One – “Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Is. 60:16

-One Who Sets Free – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

-Peace – “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,” Eph. 2:14

-Redeemer – “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25

-Risen Lord – “…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Cor. 15:3-4

-Rock – “For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.” 1 Cor. 10:4

-Sacrifice for Our Sins – “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
-Savior – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

-Son of Man – “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

-Son of the Most High – “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.” Luke 1:32

-Victorious One – “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Rev. 3:21

-Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Is. 9:6

Our Shout – A Weapon of Mass Destruction

Our Shout – A Weapon of Mass Destruction

From the Friday Prophetic Training & Equipping Classes
Next Classes Coming – Nov 13 & 20

This morning in Church we had a powerful service. Pastor Ray switched up the message first and then the worship. He read a lot from Psalms and shared how much our God Yahweh watches over us, protects us, gives us wisdom and calls us to stand fast. Many of the words He spoke to us and over us were full of encouragement to have no fear, go forth, do not loose hope and Yahweh is for us. Plus, there were a lot of calls in the Scriptures for us to SHOUT to the LORD.

In the Prophetic Training & Equipping classes over the last 6 months, we have been exploring spiritual warfare, how to put on our spiritual armor for defense, understand we have “offensive” weapons to fight against spiritual enemies, such as principalities, powers and rulers. We have looked at Praise, Prayer, Testimonies and Preaching as offensive weapons, but what if there was another weapon, which was the most powerful of all against our enemies? Would you want to know about it? Would you want to use it?

I give you the “Shout.” Just do a search in the Bible and see all the places where the shout was mentioned on the battlefield. You will notice it was done when saints came together in unity and everyone would do the same thing at the same time to fulfill a purpose of God. (Psalm 133)

Leviticus 26:1-8 declares if Israel would keep all of God’s commandments and live according to His way, they would prosper in everything they did and Israel would win their battles against their enemies.

When ”Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you” (verse 8).

Get this, when five soldiers join together to fight, each soldier is able to take down twenty enemies. But, when a hundred unify to fight, each soldier takes down one hundred enemies. Likewise, their fighting ability is exponentially increased.

Deuteronomy 32:30 declares that one can chase a thousand, but two can put ten thousand to flight. So, it appears Yahweh’s math is different from mankind’s. Notice: His 1 does not equal 2, it increases exponentially, for according to His math it increases by a power of 10.

Years ago Bill Hamon’s staff began praying 1 hour a day in tongues, saying our spirit language has the spirit of our mighty warrior God. The Spirit instructed them to expand their application of God’s mathematical principle in Deuteronomy 32:30, where they no longer limited it to soldiers killing enemies, but now regard it as soldiers producing what they call, “The Holy Ghost’s divine, “light power.” Can you get this?

dJohn 8:12 say Jesus declared, while on earth, “I Am the light of the world (notice all the rioting today is done at night/peaceful in the day, robbing, stealing and destroying at night)

Then in Matthew 5:14 He declared to His disciples, “You are the light of the world.” So, we have the divine light power of the Christ within us. Hallelujah!!! We carry the Light of Christ!

Bill shared most of the time when he led members of the Church in corporate warfare, he would have them first do a prophetic act of opening heaven above them. Why would he do that? Because, in Deuteronomy 28:1-14, there is nothing more important for our prosperity than having an open heaven.

The term open heaven is used in verse 12. Part of our corporate warfare is “against the rulers of the darkness of this age.” Jesus declared light destroys darkness and darkness cannot withstand the blinding power of divine light.

He said we are going to establish an open heaven by pointing up toward an area of the ceiling (or sky, if we are in an open arena/outside). Think about it, did you go to Sunday school and point your forefingers in the air and sing, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine?” I still do.

How about we consider this on an adult warrior level? Do you think this could shake some of the spiritual entities warring against us over the Presidential Election?

Habakkuk 3:4 declare God’s rays of light flash from His Hand (Finger) and therein is His Power revealed. If we are in Christ we are also in the Father and His light is in Jesus and US. Ponder this, everyone of us has the light of Christ in us.

As a prophetic act of faith, we can come together and point to a designated area, believe Yahweh’s power will go forth like a light beam. Can you believe with me when all of our Spiritual lights come together, they will form a gigantic laser beam of Holy Spirit Light?

Then, add to that the SHOUT of all of us together. It happened just like that today in Church, you could sense the electricity. You could actually feel it in the air and the SHOUT we released, I believe it launched a mighty laser beam penetrating through the 2nd heaven, through the powers of darkness and made an open portal – all the way to the throne of Yahweh. Hallelujah!!!!

Now I know some people think prophetic acts are stupid and they are foolish to the flesh and the natural mind, but whether it is the act of confessing your sins to Jesus and believing every sin you have ever committed is forgiven, receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit language and praying in a language you have never learned, being healed of leprosy by dipping seven times in the Jordan River, walking around the walls of Jericho in Joshua 6:20 the shout of faith from 600,000 soldiers, not only caused walls to fall down, but some were driven straight down into the ground, or what about Moses when he stretched out a rod and expected the Red Sea to part, allowing millions of God’s People to walk upon a dry sea bed. Foolish or Real?

What’s so hard to believe about a prophetic act, a spiritual act, happening if you are a Christian, when they are mentioned all through the Bible and we see them happening today in our world too.

Paul told us to pray in Ephesians 1:17-19: for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, that we might know the exceeding greatness of the power made available to those of us who believe. Like power produced by electricity, we can measure Holy Spirit light power in “spiritual watts.”

Using Deuteronomy 32:30 as our guide, one saint releasing a shout of faith would produce 1,000 watts of Holy Spirit light power, while one additional saint increases the production to 10,000 watts.

Each new addition increases it by another power of 10. Four saints: 1 million watts. Ten saints can produce a “TRILLION” watts. This morning oh WOW!!! Think on this, One Hundred Saints, when a hundred unified saints release the shout of faith, it produces 1 + 303 zeros…that is a CENTILLION watts of power.

When the saints join together in spiritual warfare and release all of this power, it is like detonating a weapon of mass destruction. When 100 unified saints release the shout of faith, it produces more watts of Holy Spirit light power in the spiritual realm than the Hoover Dam produces watts of electricity in the same length of time.

Faith is the victory that overcomes, the shout of faith is the expression of faith, for faith without works is dead, and the vocal expression of faith, is a work of faith.

There are many shouts in the Bible, but this one is most dear to my heart. I Thessalonians 4:16-17 The most powerful blow to the kingdom of Satan will be when Jesus returns to the earth with a (you guessed it) A SHOUT.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17

As Jesus returns, He shouts. Why does He shout? Because when Jesus opens His mouth and gives voice to a shout, it releases His resurrection life. That shout is so powerful and creative that it resurrects the bodies of the dead saints and transforms the bodies of the living saints into immortal bodies.

It zooms around the world in a flash and resurrects the bodies of every saint who has died over thousands of years. This is the same power that created the heavens and the earth when God opened His mouth and shouted, “Let there be!” and all things that exist came into being.

I don’t know exactly what happened in the spiritual realm this morning, at Victory Christian Center, but I felt the electricity and know we did some mighty warfare as we praised and worshiped our King Jesus and Yahweh..

Power up Saints and get your SHOUT ON and let’s release the Holy Spirit Laser Beam up through the heavens and get ready. Jesus is on the Way. Hallelujah!!!!

Breaking Evil Assignments Over America A Prayer to Yahweh

Breaking Evil Assignments Over America
A Prayer to Yahweh

Oh Father Yahweh to You I give my praise and bow my knees. You are the Great Healer and the One who loves His people, His Family. I come today with a SHOUT, calling out Your Name Yahwehhhhhhh! How we need You to give us wisdom and open our eyes to see all the things happening in our Nation and World. Give us the insight to know what to say and what to do in these troubling times.

I know You have given us the ability to stay in Your Peace, but I know we are also to proclaim, declare, prophesy and do all we can and then, stand in the midst of our battles. Are we there Father? Is this where we stand and persevere? I guess I am not there yet.

So, I cry out for Your Hand to remain on this Nation and her people. I cry out for the lost and for those who say they are saved. You didn’t say if everyone would bow their knees to You, then You would hear and heal our land, You said, “If My People” would humble themselves and pray You would heal our Land.

And I hear and see many Father who are choosing to come forth and bow humbly before you in great number, trusting and believing You are with us and will give us the strength to defeat those who have risen up against us and You.

You and Your Name Father Yahweh are Holy and Greatly to be Praised, even in this moment, I sense and feel Your Touch, encouraging us in our time of need. I stand on my faith in You Father that You have already given us the victory through Your Son Yahshua and whatever happens this coming election, You will still be The LORD and MASTER over me, my house, the World and everything beyond.

We the peoples, ALL the peoples of the Nations of World, whom You created from the red, black, brown, yellow and white dust are rising up and WE DECLARE, the victory in the fight over to who The United States of America and the World bows their knees, goes to You – YAHWEH!


Deuteronomy

We are Your Ambassadors and Your Witnesses, who through this victory are to bring new life into the Kingdom, snatching many from the fires of death and hell. Oh Holy and Great One, I ask You to release Your Angels to come and put heavenly power behind our declarations and prayers to break and cancel any and all incantations, curses, spells, assignments, false prophecies, plots, rituals, agenda’s, deceptions and any other spiritual/human plans, including the spirit empowering Covid, which attempts to thwart Your Plans for us, in the Mighty Name of Yahshua, who made the way, where there was no way, to get us back into Your Family.

Rise up sons and daughters of Yahweh, through Him and His Son, Death is defeated and our King Yahshua is ALIVE. Now I am ready to stand.

Song of Solomon – Chapter 6

Song of Solomon

Chapter 6

 The Daughters of Jerusalem

  SS 6:1 Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned aside,
That we may seek him with you?

 “Where is your Beloved gone, O you fairest among women? where is your Beloved turned aside? That we may seek Him with you?”  Song of Solomon 6:1

 Their spirit had been stirred by the testimony that flowed out as a river from the inner depths of the Bride, as she gave expression to her love for Him.  She set forth the Lord Himself in evident view for the Daughters of Jerusalem to behold, as she had been spending time with Him.

 The enemy of our spiritual life continually seeks to turn us aside from this, and will try to tell us:  “It is selfish to endeavor to become spiritual, or to spend time waiting on the Lord.  Rather, go out and do something for somebody else.  Get so busy working for the Lord that you have no time to prepare yourself to work with Him/co labor with Him.

 The enemy knows the power that can flow through the life of the one who has been alone with the Lord, in His chambers.  He knows the heart cry of those who will eagerly respond – after they “witness” the beauty of Jesus being expressed through the life of His Bride.

 “Where is your Beloved gone… that we may seek Him with you.”  Song of Solomon 6:1

We must purposely set apart time to wait upon the Lord.  As we do, we will fall so completely in love with Jesus and become so like Him, that it will be He that is seen, rather than us.  Then, wherever we go, His presence that abides with us will penetrate through every hindering bondage and fear, in those who are witnessing the result of His life in our life.  This will bring others to a knowledge of Jesus Christ.

 The Lord is calling a Bride out from among those who are still saying, “I have gone to bed, how shall I get up?”  These Daughters of Jerusalem know the voice of the Lord to a degree, but they are not committed.  They have a limited involvement in the Church and are willing to only go so far.  They draw a line, and refuse to go further.  They say, “I will not become one of those fanatics.”  They know there is a price to pay in order to enter His chambers, and they are not willing to pay it.

 How much better it is to arise from our bed of indifference to respond to His knocking on the door of our heart, and then allow Him to guide us upward on the stairs into His chambers, that we might come to intimately know Him; and then, in the manifestation of His presence, share together with Him in the outworking of His purposes.

Now, He can say to us:

 The Shulamite

SS 6:2 My beloved has gone to his garden, To the beds of spices, To feed his flock in the gardens, And to gather lilies.

 In Christianity, the lily is thought of as a symbol of devotion, chastity, purity and passion. Lilies are also associated with rebirth and motherhood. Lilies are used in weddings because they are symbolic to 100 years of love.

 SS 6:3 I am my beloved’s, And my beloved is mine. He feeds his flock among the lilies.

 The Bride has now taken on Solomon’s/Bridegroom’s description of her as her identity. He compares her many times with the flowers and she refers to herself in this passage as such. She sees herself as having been planted and cared for personally by the King with nothing expected of her but to bloom in his care and to accept his love for her. Symbolically, you have been planted by The King where you are at this moment and He planted you so you may be seen and reflect Him to those around you.

 Ps. 92:13 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.

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SCENE VIII – She Awakens and the Veil is Lifted

 Son 5:2 -6:3

The Shepherd comes for her, she falters and He is gone! Her soul failed when He spoke. (5:6) She goes to look for Him again and can’t find Him until the watchmen find her and take away her veil. (5:7) The DOJ ask what’s so special about this guy? Notice her change of attitude! Calls Him friend. (5:16) I am my beloved’s (first) and (then) my beloved is mine. (6:3) Contrast with 2:16.

     (5:2)  I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, [C to B] Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

     (5:3) I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

     (5:4) My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

 (5:5) I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

     (5:6) I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

 (5:7) The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

 Reference: 2 Corinthians 3:13-16

13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ. 15But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

 

(5:8) I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.

(5:9) What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O you fairest among women? what is your beloved more than another beloved, that you do so charge us?

     (5:10) My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

(5:11) His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

(5:12) His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

(5:13) His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

(5:14) His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

(5:15) His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

(5:16) His mouth is most sweet: yeas, He is altogether lovely. This is my Beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

(6:1) Where is your beloved gone, Oh you fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with you.

(6:2)  My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

(6:3)  I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine: He feeds among the lilies.


See Luke 12:36 –Luke 12:36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.

Of course, she didn’t respond immediately did she? But in (5:7) nevertheless when her heart turned to the Lord her veil was lifted. –

 2Cor. 3:16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

 Blinders taken off.

 2 Corinthians 3:14

But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

 2 Corinthians 4:4

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

 Ephesians 4:18

having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;


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 Praise of the Shulamite’s Beauty

The Beloved

 SS 6:4 O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, Lovely as Jerusalem, Awesome as an army with banners!

 Tizrah belonged to a neighboring province and each year there would be an inspection of the boundaries between Jerusalem and her neighbors. Upon one such inspection, Solomon was said to have looked out at Tizrah and declare it to be beautiful. The rulers of that province, out of fear for Solomon, presented Tizrah to him as a peace offering. When The King of Kings saw you, He declared you beautiful and with that declaration, any power that previously assumingly held you had no choice but to release you into His ownership.

 Gen. 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Ps. 139 says we are wonderfully made.

 SS 6:5 lion and the lamb turn your eyes away from me, For they have [a]overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats Going down from Gilead.

 Solomon/Bridegroom mentions his Bride’s eyes quite frequently and this serves to remind you that God wants you to look to Him for every step in this life. He enjoys seeing our eyes because He sees His reflection in them and He is reminded that we exercised free choice to look to Him over every other option we have.

 Luke 11:33-36 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is [a]good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is [b]bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”

 SS 6:6 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep Which have come up from the washing; Every one bears twins, And none is [b]barren among them.

 In this passage, Solomon/Bridegroom is comparing his Bride’s teeth to the beauty of sheep after they have been bathed. Bright and glistening. What stands out to me here is that Solomon was never a shepherd. He was raised in a royal palace and would not have had the need to see sheep after they had been washed. His bride however did work with sheep and there is no doubt she would have mentioned to him her pleasure at the sight of clean sheep. He was speaking to her in ways she could understand. God is an expert communicator with us. He speaks to us in ways we understand and will never stop reaching out to where we are.

SS 6:7 Like a piece of pomegranate Are your temples behind your veil.

 I find it beautiful that Solomon/Bridegroom makes mention of her temples again. This is the place on the body where the emotions are easily detected. God is very aware of how you feel and of the things that challenge you emotionally. Your feelings are important to Him and He is protective of your heart. You can trust Him with your feelings and with your emotions.

 SS 6:8 There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And virgins without number.

SS 6:9 My dove, my perfect one, Is the only one, the only one of her mother, The favorite of the one who bore her. The daughters saw her and called her blessed, the queens and the concubines, And they praised her.

  Mal. 3:12 And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land, Says the LORD of hosts.

 “There are threescore queens… My dove, My undefiled is but one….”  Song of Solomon 6:8-9

The certainty that all Christians experience the “abiding presence” of the Holy Spirit is absolute.  Apart from receiving Jesus as our personal Savior, there are no conditions to meet.  For all who are redeemed, the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit is a reality that can be depended upon.

 “Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own.”  I Corinthians 6:19 Amplified

 The Holy Spirit is the perfect type of a crucified life.  He is a person, but is totally hidden, as His purpose is to reveal and make Jesus known.

 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it to you.”  John 16:13-14

 However, our experiencing the “manifest presence” of Jesus is conditional.  To have the ability to recognize the “manifested presence” of Jesus when He knocks on the door of our spirit, and the capability to rightly respond when He does, is dependent upon the development of our “spiritual sensitivity,” and the “poise” of our spirit.

 “For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”  I Corinthians 2:11-12

 This means that we must prayerfully keep our spirit sensitive, or “poised” toward Him, so we will be able to recognize His presence, when He comes to makes known His desire to fellowship with us. 

 “I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me… That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”  Proverbs 8:17- 21

 As our love for Jesus grows, we will find ourselves expectantly looking forward to these visitations of His manifest presence.

 “…There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”  I Corinthians 15:44

 Our “natural body” is earth bound, and is limited to all that is of the earth realm.

 “My soul cleaves to the dust: quicken You me according to Your word.”  Psalm 119:25

 In our new birth, we are spiritually reborn, we know that we have been born from above and we become a “new creation.”

 “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, Who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ….”  II Corinthians 5:17-18

 Being a “new creature/creation,” we are reborn as a spiritual baby with newly created spiritual senses, which must be progressively developed, just as our natural senses gradually matured as we grew.

 Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are [a]of full age, that is, those who by reason of [b]use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

 It is through these inner spiritual senses that we perceive, or recognize the manifest presence of the Lord.

 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock….”  Revelation 3:20

 This “door” is the entrance into our spirit.  Those who truly desire the Lord’s friendship will quickly respond to the manifestation of the fact of His presence (knocking), and invite Him to come within the “room” of their spiritual being. Of course, He really doesn’t come, but He is already there.

 But, this requires our learning how to open the “door of entrance” into our spirit, when the Lord comes to visit with us – waiting for us to respond to His knock upon the door of our spirit.  We must, in an attitude of expectant anticipation and worship, invite Jesus to come within.

 I have learned to still myself and the manifest presence of the Lord is there.

 Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

 The Heavenly Bridegroom attempted to visit His Bride at a time that was inconvenient for her, therefore she failed to respond.  Disappointed, He departed because of her reluctance to open the “door of her spirit” to fellowship with Him.  But, all was not lost.  Instead, He allowed her to recognize the essential difference that exists between the “gifts and blessings” which He willingly left behind for her to find, and the tremendous value of His “manifest presence.”

 

Jesus longs for us to both desire and seek to know Him as a person, rather than our being satisfied to respond to Him only to receive all that He is willing to provides.

 

During the time in which the Bride lived, the latch on the door of entrance into her home was located on the inside of the door.  It could only be unlatched by reaching through a small hole in the door and unlocking it from within.  This provided a limited means of privacy, security, and protection.

 The Lord so intensely desired to be with His Bride that He reached through this opening in the door toward the latch, but He did not open it.  The “door of entrance” to our spiritual chamber is always within our control and can only be opened by us.  This action by the Lord of reaching toward the Bride, deeply stirred her.  Later, she testified concerning this,

 SS 6:10Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, Awesome as an army with banners?

  “My dove, My undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her. The Daughters saw her and blessed her….”  Song of Solomon 6:9-10

The first is the “Bride,” who can be identified as being a “Church within the Church.”  This “hidden” Church within (Bride), first relates to the Lord, and then through Him, to others.  The “visible” Church (Daughters of Jerusalem), first relates to others within the church, and then through them, to the Lord.

The Shulamite

 SS 6:11  I went down to the garden of nuts To see the verdure (a condition of health and vigor) of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded And the pomegranates had bloomed. (fruit beginning to produce)

 This passage is beautiful in the fact it tells the shepherd girls story of finding the king. She lists out where she was going and what she was looking to find. The picture is your life story as well. You set out, at one time, to find things that satisfied your feelings, and like the shepherd girl, there was no mention of intentionally looking for The King. You were caught up in your search for satisfaction and you found what you never thought you would find. You found Him! Your search led you to Him.

 The Bride sees herself blooming, maturing, coming into fruition.

 John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name (nature) He may give you.

 SS 6:12 Before I was even aware, My soul had made me As the chariots of [c]my noble people.

 Ammi-nadib – literally, my people a noble one. The reference is either to Israel at large as a wealthy and dominant nation, under Solomon, or to the bride’s people (the Shulamites) in particular, to the chief place among whom, by her union with the king, she is now exalted.

 The Beloved and His Friends

 SS 6:13a  Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon you!

 The Shulamite

 SS 6:13b What would you see in the Shulamite— As it were, the dance of [d]the two camps? ( literally the Dance of Mahanaim)

 TWO camps, double camps- spiritual and soulish- feeling, emotions, holding on to past.

 The Dance Of The Mahanaim. A Song Of Songs bringing out the beauty of the true story behind the Beloved and the Lover, realizing that the only way to have true Peace with our God, is to experience balance within this broken world we live in. The bride will return to Jerusalem, and we will find our identity in our Saviour, as warriors and servant brides.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=kyJC53eUlz4&app=desktop

 The shepherd girl’s desire for satisfaction led her to Solomon’s chariot. It was your search for fulfillment that has led you to Him. You have finally found the one whom your soul loves and you knew your search was over when you found Him. Never lose sight of the value of your search. It was necessary in order to bring you to Him.

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Discussion questions C-6:

 1. Why does the chorus seek to join in the search for Solomon?

 2.Why does Shulamite in 6:2 refer to her body (symbolic of spirit) as “His garden”?

 3.Why is the Lord, our Bridegroom so extravagantly in love with you?

 4.Is there a connection between Solomon’s visit to the garden in 6:2, the commitment in 6:3, and his affectionate praise that follows?

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