Gaze at this 'king of peace' on his throne
Songs of Solomon 3:11 -
Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
To understand today's verse we need to go to a few verses before.
Songs of Solomon 3:7-10
7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.
8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.
Points to note
Behold his bed
The sixty men around him hold swords upon their thigh
They guard him because of things of the dark
His chariot is made of wood of Lebanon
Pillars are of silver while the bottom is of gold
The covering is of purple
The midst there of paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem
The last point 'paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem' shows that these verses is not describing anything natural or the King Solomon but something symbolic that is spiritual like the whole book Songs of Solomon is.
Like I pointed out Jerusalem and Zion were referring to the same natural place. When David called Jerusalem as Zion (meaning fortified city) there was no physical wall around it therefore it is not referring to natural people but spiritual people.
These scriptures therefore are more solid food and less spiritual milk. To decode it one need to have a firm understanding of spiritual things.
I will list the symbolic meanings of the words and then put them together.
Solomon - means peace
Bed - where one lies
Sixty - comes from the word six which is 1 less than the number 7 which symbolizes fullness of the Spirit which is also to do with callings. Note Satan is symbolized as 666 to show the position he held before in Heaven and what he is. If we look at the sacrifice in the book of Moses the number sixty was not used for the things holy for the number six was a number symbolizing bondage or hold, while seven being freedom or release.
Sword - symbolizes spiritual words
Thigh - symbolizes prophesy / prophet
Thing of dark - mystical evil things that are against God's plans
Chariot - symbolizes progress
Wood of Lebanon - Lebanon means righteousness and wood symbolizes something of the flesh therefore means earthly righteousness
Pillars - symbolizes promises
Silver - symbolizes worldly riches
Gold - symbolizes spiritual ruches
Purple - symbolizes royalty, it was used in the Tabernacle and the robes of the Priest. King Nero during his time ordered no person to wear the colour purple and the penalty was death.
Zion - symbolizes people of authority / people mature in spirit
Mother - symbolizes mankind / human
If we look at the life of King Solomon he landed worshipping 2 gods and the traditions of the Ammonites [meaning tribal - symbolizing world unknowledgeable people], while he worshipped the Lord God.
1 Kings 11:5 - For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom [the great king] the abomination of the Ammonites.
King Solomon due to his lust of the flesh worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of fertility, Milcom the king and also did the abominations/traditions of the people. From yesterday's message we learned this false Church who shows as a body of peace also worships the same 2 gods and does the traditions of the people while they also worship God. But God is secondary to their 2 gods (goddess Ashtoreth / Mary and the King / Pope).
The Lord in today's message is telling those who are spiritually maturing to see this so called representative of peace and introspect the things concerning this church especially the crown which humans have put on this Church and the day when it glorified itself.
These two factors should tell you a lot of this church.
The Pope has a triple crown. This crown which is put on the Pope is not just a crown of an earthly king, since on the crown are written the words “King of kings and lord of lords”. The three layers define the Pope are king and lord over Heaven, Earth and the lower Earth. The Pope is not just king but also a god and has power that of God (I have listed below transcripts from official documents of the Catholic Church).
The title is also shared by Mary who is Queen of Heaven, Queen of all saints and Queen of Hell (according to the records of St. Alphonsus de Liguorishe, Mary overcame the evil spirit and thus rules over them as Queen and this is believed by the Catholic Church).
The other point that the Lord wants us to observe is the coming in glory of this church. The Church calms it existed from the beginning and founded by the Apostles especially Peter. When we read the book of Acts which records about 60 to 80 years of Church history we do not see anything about the Catholic Church here. We do not see a formal Church operating from Rome but small house churches. We also do not have any record in the Bible of Peter visiting the Church of Rome, we see Paul being the one administering this Church. Nearly about 200 years after Christ the Romans persecuted and even killed the Christians and this changed only when Emperor Constantine accepted Christianity. It was around 300AD that this Church of Rome was glorified and made into an institute by the backing of Constantine and thus came the concept of "Pontifex Maximus" or "Supreme Pontiff" now known as Pope (name for the Bishop of Rome).
The Popes later were given titles of king / emperor and even though they were just titles yet the Popes enjoyed great power over the kingdoms and the kings. On 25th Dec 800AD Charles I / Charlemagne was made Emperor and founder of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Leo III. The Vatican / Church of Rome was the cause of elimination of 3 European kingdoms (as noted in Daniel 7:8).
Power has driven this church like a wild animal. There were many times in Catholic Church history when there were more than 1 Popes. At one time there was a record 3 Popes running parallel Catholic Churches (no idea who took actually over from the Catholic Peter). Family members would get into fights with the other Popes. At one incident the family members of one Pope tore out the tongue and poked the eyes of the other Pope and left him to bleed to death (fortunately he lived and ruled).
When one gets into these two aspects of the Church one would see the true face of this Church.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, your people have been deceived through the ages in your name. Your Word was kept away from the people so that Truth is also kept away from them and they are under the bondage of lies and deceit. Lord, we pray by your Word and Spirit people will know the Truth and come out from this strange woman and be saved from being party to her punishment...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori pg43
"My children," Mary seems to say, "when the enemy assails you, fly to Me; cast your eyes on Me, and be of good heart; For as I am your defender, victory is assured to you." So that recourse to Mary is a most secure means to conquer all the assaults of hell; for She, says St. Bernardine of Sienna, is even the Queen of hell and sovereign mistress of the devils: since She it is who tames and crushes them. He thus expresses his thought: "The Most Blessed Virgin rules over the infernal regions. She is therefore called the ruling mistress of the devils, because She brings them into subjection."
Source: Lucius Ferraris, "Papa," art. 2, in his Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica. ("Handy Library"), Vol. 5, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition, column 1823, Latin.
#1. "The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God."
(#1. "Papa tantae est dignitatis et cesitudinis, ut non sit simplex homo, sed quasi Deus, et Dei vicarius.")
#13. "Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions."
(#13. Hinc Papa triplici corona coronatur tanquam rex coeli, terre et infernoram.")
#18. "As to papal authority, the Pope is as it were God on earth, Sole sovereign of all the faithful of Christ, chief king of kings, having a plentitude of unbroken power, entrusted by the omnipotent God to govern the earthly and heavenly kingdoms."
(#18. "Deveniendo ad Papae auctoritatem, Papa est quasi Deus in terra unicaus Christifidelium princeps, regum omnium rex maximus, plenitudinem potestatis continens, cui terreni simul, ac coelestis imperii gubernacula ab omnipotenti Deo credita sunt.")
#30. "The Pope is of so great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws."
(#30. "Papa tantae est auctoritatis et potestatis, ut possit quoque leges divinas modificare, declarare, vel interpretari, ad num.")
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