Seeing Christ in Movies:
- The Introduction
- The Proposal
- The Change in Fortune
- The Soldier – world system
- The Rich Man – religious system
- The Taming
Do we believe in a literal heaven and are we excited about going there?
Song of Songs:
Faltering Love (2:8-3:5)
The King comes in Resurrection Life: bounding over the mountains. Yet, there is a wall between them. The maiden thinks it is a good thing; she calls it their wall, but the King is calling her out from behind her wall and out upon the mountains with Him.
How does the maiden begin to experience Resurrection Life with her King?
THE POWER AND BOUNTIFULNESS OF RESURRECTION LIFE
Listen! My beloved! Behold, he is coming,Climbing on the mountains,
Leaping on the hills!
9 “My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he is standing behind our wall, He is looking through the windows, He is peering through the lattice.
Christ is alive! It is the beginning of a new day in which all obstructions are put under his feet. All hindrances of flesh, time and the enemy are under his feet. How do we live this as a reality??
HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE AND KNOW RESURRECTION LIFE
Allowing the Lord to guide and lead her/us away beyond her/our confines of her/our walls.
- Learn to trust the lord
- Learn to exercise faith
- Learn to follow the Lord as he leaps over the mountains and skip upon the hills
- Learn not to rely on merely her “feeling” of the Lord’s presence
HER REST vs CHRIST REST
It’s out of fear that we put up walls so the things we are afraid of won’t disturb our happiness.
This is a false sense of rest and happiness-we have created it and it is usually from a source of fear. We are trying to self protect/preserve.
- I’ll lose my job
- I’ll get sick
- Something will happen to my loved ones
- The wrong person is president
- Not being a good enough christian
- Deal with difficult people
No matter what the circumstances, you can trust and believe in the ever abiding presence of the LORD. We are not bound by our feelings/fear of bad things happening.
He is bringing us into HIS REST-true rest, eternal rest that is not disturbed by our mind will or emotions or circumstances. It is not fearful of what might happen.