Gaze at the Shulamite
Songs of Solomon 6:13 -
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.
Today's message from the book of Songs of Solomon may seem like Shakespeare and complicated, but when I give the meanings of the words according to the actual Hebrew script, one may not need much help to understand this message.
Return, return, O Shulamite [perfect one]; return, return, that we may look upon thee.
What will ye see in the Shulamite [perfect one]? As it were the company <04246>of two armies<04246> [the same word is repeated twice and means encampment - body of people].
Thus can be written as:-
Return, return, O Perfect One; return, return, that we may look upon thee.
What will ye see in the Perfect One? As it were the body of people, body of people.
This message can be very simple milk stating the people awaiting the return of the Perfect One which is the Lord Jesus Christ. It was He alone who was born without blemish and remained without blemish. There was no corruption in body, soul and spirit found in Him. He was our perfect sacrifice and an example to overcome.
The same message can be made solid food by concentrating at the end part of the scripture - “as it were the body of people, body of people”. The same word is written twice and thus caused many translations to translate it as 2 armies. Let me explain this part.
When we say God - it is a term used for the Godhead Body, which includes Father, Son and Spirit - God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. That is God the Father and His Spirit and God the Son (who existed in the Father as part of the Father and was declared as an individual) and His Spirit. Since both have the same Spirit and their Spirit is a being Himself that is why they are 3 yet 1. They cannot be separated for both the Father and Son share the Same Spirit yet all 3 are individual with unique identity. They together are the body of God the Father.
Similar way God the Spirit has a body of 7 Spirit yet is 1 Spirit (Isaiah 11:2) and God the Son too had a Spirit body which consist of the Cherubs, Angels - the Heavenly beings (that is why some scriptures has an Angel appeared and some places the Lord appeared for the same incident).
As we know God is light and when some of the Angels went against the plan of God darkness came and this caused the Temple (the body of the Son) to be damaged. God is a God whose plans are to prosper, so to rebuild this Temple and bring perfection into it this time God made mere man who in spite in spirit is same as the Angels but being made in the flesh is lower than the Angels. God created us so that we become a light that overcomes the darkness.
Man failed again and again and since by ourselves we could not, God the Son became man and came from a woman as our sacrifice. Not born of a human father He was born without sin and let by the Holy Spirit He remained without sin. By His sacrifice He made available for us His Spirit and by His Spirit He makes us be a light - as overcomers. In the end He comes as Son of Man and leads a team army of Angels (elect men who are the first resurrected) and together they destroy Satan, Beast and the fallen angels. This battle people think would be like some world war or as shown in movies, Angels chasing fallen angels and killing it. Sorry nothing like this is going to happen. The battle is more like one nuclear bomb which destroys everything evil.
Bible says the Son of Man (the Head of the Angel Army -Arch Angel) with come with His army and give a shout which is like a thousand thunders - trumpet of God. In this shout He declares His Holy Name - WHO HE IS and this causes every being to bow (surrender) unto Him. It is after this we who are revived from the corruption of sin become a part of God the Son along with the Angels of Heaven. That is why the Bible in some scriptures calls us little Gods since we become part of the body of God the Son (the marriage). The glory which the God the Son had before is not only restored but taken to another level by our Testimony in Lord Jesus Christ.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, when the Angels revolted against the light You could have finished them there and then, but in your Wisdom You had greater plans. You made mere man to overcome the mighty angels. You set forth the impossible and to make it possible You became a part of your plan, which the fallen angels never dreamt of. They saw You humble yourself and come as mere man yet the fallen angels did not change because their hearts were hardened even though they knew their destiny. Lord we thank You for making us part of your plans. You have greater things set for us in Heaven which no human mind can imagine. Lord, we pray we remain in your plan and not harden our hearts. That we gaze at the Perfect One and await His return...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
1 John 1:5 - This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Revelation 21:23 - And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
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.
Psalms 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Revelation 3:5 - He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his [his / same] angels.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
John 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
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