February 19, 2017: The Love Story & A Knight’s Tale

The Love Story in Song of Songs (Part 2)

(It’s a Kissing Book)

True Love

Jesus, I need to know true love
Deeper than the love found on earth
Take me into the King’s chamber
Cause my love to mature

(Chorus)
Let me know the kisses of Your mouth
Let me feel Your embrace
Let me smell the fragrance of Your touch
Let me see Your lovely face
Take me away with You (take me away)
Even so, Lord come
I Love You Lord, I love You more than life
I Love You Lord, I love You more than life

My heart, my flesh yearn for You, Lord
To love You is all I can do
You have become my sole passion
Cause my love to be true

Chorus

Initial Love (Song of Songs 1:2-2:7) continued…

 

CHRIST IS CHANGING HER SOURCE AND CENTER 1:9-11

I have compared you, O my Love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots. Thy cheeks are comely with rows of Jewels, your neck with chains of gold. WE will make you borders of gold with studs of silver. 1:9-11

Natural Self

Mare/horse

Pharaoh’s Chariots–tied to the world system–worldly success/striving

Cheeks with rows of jewels-beauty

Hair natural strength

Neck with chains of gold

But We…

We will “make you borders of gold with studs of silver.”

You are strong in your natural self but WE…We have changed your center for you. You no longer have to rely on the natural self or be enslaved to Satan. You are free. You can live by another life now: CHRIST’S LIFE.

Goal is to learn not to rely on natural abilities, but to rely on DIVINE nature.

Examples

Great speaker/talker
Naturally quiet/reserved
Intelligent
Administrative/organized-all your ducks in a row

We are brought to place where we see that only what is wrought in us by God is of any value. We begin to see the difference between our natural strength and God’s strength.

This is one of the first areas we experience the cross in the breaking of the outer man.

We choose to lay out all our natural abilities or disabilities on the altar of sacrifice.

PRACTICALLY EATING OF CHRIST DAILY

While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth its fragrance. My beloved is to me a bundle of myrrh that lie at night between my breast. 1:12-13

The Table and Its Provisions

One day’s provision- Type and shadow of CHRIST as the table and food

Solomon’s table in 1 Kings 4:20-25

Now We Eat!

HIS ABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH IN ME WHAT I CANNOT DO FOR MYSELF- HE BECOMES MY ONLY LIFE

But how?

Sitting at the Table – Practical

This table is found within each of us. The bountiful provision of Christ’s Life is found in our spirit. We each have been given a portion of this acceptable and perfect sacrifice for nourishment and strength.

Personal Examples

work – anxiety – peace

Turning and calling on His name-Eating him as PEACE/WORD- recognizing him as peace for me.

“Each time we come to the King’s table the chief entertainment is spiritual food in order to bring us into intimate communion with Himself.” Eternal Life is knowing God. Spiritual food isn’t to help us sin less. Sin has been dealt with. Spiritual food is to know Christ more.

 

Come to the Table

We come to You, Jesus to give You all praise
All glory and power to worship Your name
We gather together to seek out Your face
To know You more, Jesus, is our only aim

Come to the table and feed on His words
Dine with the Shepherd and let Him be heard
One to another, Your love we express
You’re the greatest of treasures that we now possess

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Lily/Banqueting House/Banner of Love

I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women. 2:1-2

Rose of Sharon/Lily of the Valley – She calls herself a lily of the valleys, and then goes on to call his beloved a lily. She is a lily because He is a lily and gives all of Himself to her. He makes her a worthy counterpart to Himself–kind of His own kind.

Lily among the Thorns – While this Life is sweet, it is found among the brambles, the thorns. It’s not an easy life. Thorns and thorny circumstances will accompany this sweet, beautiful life. (You will know sufferings…)

Let him lead me to the banquet hall,
    and let his banner over me be love. 2:4

BANQUETING HOUSE

A House of Wine. A HOUSE of wine. There is no intention on leaving this place any time soon. There is no need for leaving – we are at rest. His banner over me is love. The banner is raised, the victory is won, the battle is over. Solomon represents the King at peace. We are at peace and rest. The work is completed. This love is a victorious love. This love is a peaceful, resting love. The work was done in the eternals (Lamb slain before the foundations of the earth), and then Christ walked this love out in space and time and completed that work on the cross (It is finished). That love is now our banner. Raised in victory and peace.

Seeing Christ in A Knight’s Tale

Brief overview of the movie

Desire to be a knight/Change his stars

The deceiver

Love

The Dance

You must lose to win

Did he follow his feet?

Knighthood

Victory/NEW WORLD

Other Movies in Which to See Christ…

Babette’s Feast (1987)

50 First dates (2004)

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

The Vow (2012)


Do you have other movies in which you see Christ? Have a movie in which you’d life for us to discuss seeing God’s purpose? Let us know! Reply in the comments or send us a question via the question form on the Questions tab up top.

4 thoughts on “February 19, 2017: The Love Story & A Knight’s Tale”

  1. I really liked this program:
    When I was younger I road a motorcycle and thought very little of how vulnerable I was flying down the highway. I recently started riding a motorcycle again and for some reason was very fearful now as I took at all the possibilities of what could happen. One day I was particularly fearful when in desperation I prayed AND PUT MY LIFE INTO GODS HANDS. To my surprise and amazement all that fear just vanished instantly. How ridiculous I felt that all that was needed was an acknowledgement of Who’s hands my life was in. A little lesson from the Holy Spirit.

    1. Brad,

      You are right, there is so much freedom in releasing our lives into the Lord’s hands. Great lesson!

  2. Hey, I get all this!! :p

    Love you guys! Been listening to all of the episodes and I feel like I’m there with you guys through the awes and laughters! Our Lord is so amazing! What a Christ!!!

    1. Yes, our Lord is so amazing, Jacob! Thanks for the encouragment and we’re all looking forward to seeing you in July!

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