Honey and milk are under thy tongue - corrected
Song of Solomon 4:11 -
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
When one reads the book Song of Solomon without proper understanding it can scandalize any normal person. The scripture right before today's message talks of sister bride lover.
If one understands the symbolism of this then only one will understand the richness of the songs by Solomon.
In spirit the male gender - son / brother refers to a mature spirit person almost in the image (nature) of God, while a daughter / sister refers to one still in the process of spiritual maturity having still the human nature not overcome. Therefore in scripture we see Heaven is only for sons and not for daughters. When God created man and before sin came into man it is written 'And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them' (has male gender of in spirit man and woman were made of one gender male). When God created woman in the physical He created her from the bone of man (a rib is a bone without marrow), a bone symbolizes character or nature and marrow spirit. None of Jesus' bones were broken for his character / nature was perfect.
In today's scripture the Lord is telling His bride which is us, as how He imagines us to be (which means how we need to be unto Him). The 3 factors are our lips are like honeycomb, honey and milk under our tongue and our garments smell like Lebanon.
It may sound weird that the Lord compares beautiful lips to honeycomb. In worldly life a lover would use terms like petals of a rose or compare it to velvet etc. but only a foodie would think of honeycomb. But when one studies the symbolism of the honeycomb we understand the immense depth of guidance the Lord is giving us through these scriptures.
A honeycomb is a mass hexagonal wax cells - the hexagon is made of 6 sides. People think the number 6 or 666 is an evil number because it is connected to Satan. Understand no number is evil nor any number like 7 or 8 will make you holier. Numbers in the Bible have a purpose to make understand spiritual things which are hidden. The number 7 relates to the 7 Spirits of God (Holy Spirit) and is connected to Christ (which means One with the Spirit). God the Son is God and so holy that if we stand before the real Him we will not live. It is only because He humbled Himself that we been sinners can come before Him. The same is with the Holy Spirit Who also is God and is holy. The Spirit of God is 1 yet in scriptures we see 7 Spirits of God. This is because the Spirit of God too humbled Himself and took the form of the 7 Spirit for the redemption of man like light refracts into 7 colors when it enters a medium like water. It is this reason we can receive the Holy Spirit even in this imperfect body. When we say Christ it includes God the Son and God the Holy Spirit Who humbled themselves. The whole Bible is all about Christ. It is amazing to know if one takes any scripture and adds the numbers each any every scripture has the base 7. One can easy catch any one if anyone modifies, deletes or add even a word to the original text.
The number 8 in the Bible represents Renewed Man (a born again) and is the number associated with man Jesus. One also get more knowledge of this when we study human DNA (which is like the Bible in man, made of books, chapters, sentences and words) and a perfect DNA is man without any sickness or any problem. It is because of changes in the DNA that sicknesses arise in man. It is the RNA which takes the 8 enzymes as a reference and decodes the DNA and causes cells to multiple and organs to be formed and man to be made even from a single cell. Jesus is the reference by which the Holy Spirit makes us perfect as in the image God made us before sin entered man and corrupted the Truth in man. This will also give an understanding as to how healings happen when we speak the Word. The Name Jesus has the numerical value 888 (in olden days there were no numerical so man used the Hebrew Alphabets as numbers. It is like using a=1, b=2, c=3 etc.).
This I explained so as to make you understand the importance of numbers to understand the Bible and also creation.
The number 6 is not an evil number but helps us identify who Satan was. It is a number which is really associated with the Angels and has to do with the Morning Stars of whom the Lord is the head.
The purpose of creation is to rebuild the (Temple) Body of God the Son. Like we have a physical body, God the Son has a body which constitutes of the Angels. It is this reason that whenever an Angel appeared it is written in some places the Lord appeared. The Lord is omnipresent so He is already present everywhere.
When Satan fell He took a third of the Angels down with him. We who will be redeemed will be like the Angels and will become part of the Body of God the Son therefore are called His bride (the purpose of marriage is when 2 become one).
The honeycomb's construction is made with keeping the sun (symbolizing God the Son) into reference. The hive is a result of tireless, selfless efforts of thousands of bees with the prime purpose of blessing the next generation. This is symbolic to the CROSS wherein the efforts of the laborers in the vineyards goes on to build the next generation stronger in the Kingdom of God, so that one day man will be in the fullness of Christ becoming Sons of God, thus bringing the prime purpose of creations to fulfillment. It was due to 2 that mankind was driven out of Heaven and it is by the CROSS that 2 (the last 2 witnesses) will lead man back into Heaven by following Christ as an example. These 2 are symbolized in the journey of Israel by Joshua and Caleb (which in turn symbolizes the journey of the people of God to the Promise Land - Heaven).
Honey is a product from flowers. Flowers represent prophesy; the Word of God is the perfect prophesy and perfect honey its understanding. Honey is one such product which if pure never gets spoilt. There are incidents when honey found in the tombs of the Egyptians was as fresh as extracted on the first day. It is the understanding of the Word of God which sets us free. Understanding does not mean only knowledge. It is only when this knowledge is put into practice we get the full dimension of its purpose, process, practicality and power of it. That's the reason Jesus said it is only when we become Hid disciples (follow Him) will we know the Truth and the understanding of the Truth will set us free.
Milk is a product which cannot be kept for long and needs to be taken fresh. Mother's milk is an all purpose nourishment for its child. It meets both nutrient and medical needs of a child. This represents the fresh daily nourishment we receive from the Holy Spirit Who is both our Father and Mother.
The word Hebrew Lebanon means 'whiteness' which symbolizes righteousness. The word used for comparison is the word 'like'. Our righteousness is like rags yet we are expected to be people who pursue righteousness following the example in Jesus Christ.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You are God the Son Who humbled Himself as Son of God and came as son of man so that You can be a savior to your bride. You became an example to follow and made available all grace and power by your Spirit. Lord, You love your bribe very much and have shed your Blood so that we can be covered by your righteousness. Lord Jesus, we pray for your bride and all those who are part of this bride, help us understand the purpose of the CROSS that we as one body, with one mind work towards the one purpose which is You...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
Song of Solomon 4:10-12
10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit [pollinating of flowers gives fruit - meditating on prophesy] thereof.
8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
23 And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
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