Elul 5779 – Teshuvah Day 4 (9/4/19)

Posted: September 4, 2019 in Song of Songs, Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
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Charles Finney quote on Song of Songs, “This book has wedded my heart to Jesus.”

As I see it, the Song of Songs (Song of Solomon, SOS) is all about coming back to the Lord and getting back into the Ministry of the Kingdom of God, running the race set before us. (Hebrews 12:2)

My personal observation from studying this book is that men really have the best understanding of this being the Church and Jesus. When Mike Bickle of IHOP, Kansas City was given the assignment of SOS for his ministry, he first thought this was a ‘girl’s book’. But now he sees “Repentance is breaking our agreement with darkness and agreeing with God in our thoughts, words and deeds.” You can find his teaching on http://www.mikebickle.org, search Song of Solomon and you will come to all his video teachings on this wonderful book.

George Whitfield read it through 4 times, the last time on his knees. Charles Spurgeon stated, “Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through at least once.” I really like the teachings of Watchman Nee on this book, as recorded and printed into Song of Songs, published 1965 by Christian Literature Crusade.

Sng 1:1, The Shulamite, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is better than wine.”

This verse is where many get whacky! They think that this book is all about sex. I watched Kerry Kirkwood on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” tell about how his mother would read him from the Song of Solomon every night as a bed time story. He did not get whacky! He understood from a young boy that this was about how much Jesus loves us, no matter what season of our faith walk we are experiencing.

Deuteronomy 8:3b, “…..that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.” For 3,000 years the Rabbis would refer to this verse as the “kisses of the mouth” in the verse as the “kiss of the Torah”.  The kisses of His mouth speak of the release of the Word of God that tenderizes our hearts to the love of God. On the 8th Day of Tabernacles is called Shemini Atzeret. It is a day of great rejoicing, and in the synagogues, they will take the Torah scroll out of the Ark (scroll cabinet) and dance with it, men kissing the scroll. That is the love we should have for the Word of God.

Jesus told us to love God with all our heart, now we are asking God to allow us to love Jesus with all our heart, encountering Jesus the Word and the King’s passion for His Bride.

Kiss in Hebrew is nashaq, and it can mean to actually kiss on the lips. But I believe that the second meaning of nashaq is the correct understanding of Sng 1:2. It means to ‘handle, to be equipped with, equipped.”  The root word is nasaq, meaning ‘to kindle, burn, make a fire.’

For Adam, the kiss of God was the Breath of God that brought life to him. (Gen 2:7). The Word is that breath of God as found in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Prayer: “Lord Jesus, we ask you to equip each of us for what we need for this race that is set before us. You are the Living Word. Breath your life into us so we can fulfill our assignments in these last of the Last Days. Help us to run with Joy and Passion. Tenderize my hard heart and set me on Holy Ghost fire for you.”

Enjoy this song from Paul Wilbur, Dance With Me. https://youtu.be/7_4gJvDy2gU?t=7







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