'Intimacy With God'

The Bridal Paradigm: Foundational Truths (Song 1:12–17)

REVIEW AND OVERVIEW OF SONG 1:5-17 The Bride asked Jesus, “Where will You feed me?” (1:7). He gave her a 7-fold answer declaring her beauty (1:8a) then gives her a 3-fold instruction (1:8b,c,d) and a 3-fold affirmation (1:9-11). She gives a 3-fold response as she is fed by Jesus at His table (1:12-14). She is [...]

Her Journey Begins With Spiritual Crisis (Song 1:5-11)

We are beautiful to God even in our weakness for four reasons. First, our loveliness comes by receiving the gift of righteousness (2 Cor. 5:17-21). Second, at the new birth, the Holy Spirit put a “Yes, in our spirit” to God. Each movement of our heart to God is His work in us called a [...]

Dark in Heart but Lovely to God (Song 1:5)

OUR JOURNEY BEGINS WITH THE PARADOX OF GRACE: DARK BUT LOVELY 5 I am dark (in my heart), but lovely (to God), O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. Do not look upon me, because I am dark… (Song 1:5-6). The Bride’s spiritual journey begins with a spiritual [...]

Meekness: The Glory of Being Like God

OUR ETERNAL DESTINY IS TO POSSESS GODLINESS Our greatest glory, freedom and pleasure is found in being God like in our character. 1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. (Eph. 5:1) 29 He predestined (us) to be conformed to the image of His Son. (Rom. 8:29) 4 He chose us…before the foundation of [...]

Encountering God’s Affections: The Pathway to Our Destiny

TRANSFORMED BY ENCOUNTERING THE AFFECTIONS OF GOD To know the love of Christ means to know by experience His affections. God wants us to feel His affection for us. It has significant implications in the way it impacts our hearts. That you…may be able to comprehend…what is the width and length and depth and height– [...]

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