The House of Israel
Songs of Solomon 1:16,17 -
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved [handsome], yea, pleasant: also our bed is green. The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters [hollows] of fir [cypress].
The Lord is today speaking to His finished product, His ready Bride, the sons of God - Israel.
The word Israel means princes of God it does not refer to the Jews or people who follow Judaism. It refers to those who are circumcised in their hearts and who have moulded their inner-man in the image of Christ and now have authority in the Name of the Lord.
The Name of Jesus is the same as the Name of the Lord for the Name of Jesus is the visual Name of the Lord, the Name which was manifested in the flesh for mankind to know.
Marriage in this world means the coming together of a man and woman both physical and spiritually with the purpose to build a Church which is a family. In Heaven marriage is unlike earthly marriage it does not mean husband and wife union but means the coming to together and become one body for in Heaven there is no gender like on earth.
Similarly name on earth is a word of identity given to a person. In the Bible these were given having meanings unlike we do these days. In spiritual world name is otherwise, for in Heaven earthly language is not spoken. Spiritual name means nature of the being for each and every being is unique inside. The names of Angels are an example of spiritual names for they given the mission of that Spirit Being. Name of God means His Nature or Who He is. Thus the Heaven Body keeps calling His Name saying 'Holy, Holy, Holy' for Holy is His Name. When we know more of Him the more we have authority in Him. Thus Jesus becomes the main medium by Whom we can have authority in the Lord's Name.
In today's message the Lord also tells us as and when we grow in authority in Him our house will be held up by cedar a non-corrosive wood which symbolizes righteousness and the house will be filled with cypress fir a every green plant which symbolizes knowledge and understanding.
So making Jesus' life an example let us come to know God and by submitting to His Spirit let us have authority in Him and our lives will be glorious for the glory of God will be seen in us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made us with purpose and that purpose is to be part of your Body the Heavenly Temple. You are working in us and moulding us so that by your sacrifice and our testimony in You we will be made worthy. Even the Angels wait for us, so that the glorious Temple may be filled with your glory like the Heavens have never seen ever. Lord, we just cannot wait for that Holy Day in You. Work in us and do whatever You will with us but keep us in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
John 17:12 [ASV]
12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
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