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June 30, 2022 11:23 am
Song of Solomon 2:14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
Deep, deep verse loaded with all sorts of meaning. Here are just some of the questions we will deal with in this episode.
1. Why is the dove hiding?
2. Why stairs?
3. When should this happen?
4. Why is the lover so patient?
5. How does being sweet and beautiful help?
Plus the story of my dream last night along these lines, all in this episode
This is the Truth Network treasurers of the song of songs, which is the depth of the second chapter songs. This may be covert Matthew Henry was talking about that an elephant could swim around in it because there's so many different angles to this verse in so many different meanings are rated English will dig and we may have to do two episodes will just see how this first 14, you know we been talking about, he'd asked twice previously to come away.
And so here we can have the third time in its own way. So verse 14 says oh my dove, that art in the class of the rock in the secret place of the stairs. Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice for sweet is thy voice and my continents is comely and so all my goodness it's hard for me to know the angle for which to go first because there is a really, really, really deep meaning and I wish I could be Apsley certain of all that it says but I think that's part of the beauty of just wondering about it because clearly as you noted in the last probably eight verses you can see that you know as we charge no daughters of Jerusalem don't awaken love till it pleases that this has everything to do with timing as we went through. Now that the winter is over now the spring is calm and then the fig leaf and and again Jesus is asking us to come and he's asked twice and now he's oppressed apparently addressing the actual problem that the dog is hiding in the class of the rock in the secret places and so the question is, is it hiding there of fear of like you know Peter was, you know, get away from me. I'm a sinful man like just as shame of our sin or is it hiding from something else and securing it. You know that's all part of what's going on there and so clearly Jesus is trying to coax us out of the cliff and the other thing that's very interesting about the verse is the idea of stairs that could be translated steep place, but here in King James it's it's replete with its status. Stairs and I like to think about that myself as it in a dove could have two different ways to get to heaven they could try to climb by the stairs which we will never make it, or it can fly on wings that those wings would only be with Jesus. And so I I am was to have a sense here myself and that the diver us. You know, we've attempted to climb the high place on their own merit. Unfortunately, and so were ashamed and and thus were in the secret place and the other thing that the Jews teach on this first which I think is spectacular is that if were in the cleft of the rock we can't spread our wings and that bad and of itself is a huge picture of what our life quite often is is that we see ourselves as you know with our wings in the in a position where we can't see them. But Jesus doesn't see that set this way at all and so his answer.
However, it is that we found ourselves hidden in this cleft and however it is we got there, the answer is still the same that we are to look full in his wonderful face and the things of this world, i.e. the class of that rock will look strangely dim and the idea that to me that that makes the most sense about explaining this is this is the place the product from himself right. He attempted to climb to a place that he was no and have pleasure and enjoyment all on his own and that's when he found himself in the pigsty right and he was in the in a bad place and he did not realize that he always had the wings to fly back home and at the point that we realize how much the father loves us and we return home as the particle did.
Then all the sudden we get lifted up as the product was lifted up, not by our merit, not by anything we did that, other than we just turns the one who really does love us and I love that is the let me see thy countenance.
In other words turn in his face and then let me hear thy voice, and again that that word voice.
We talked about of the two or three times starts with the letter cook and has to do with you have to be close to them.
If you can hear your voice and clearly that in there is the prayer and in the idea that he sees this is beautiful, in spite of the fact that we do not see ourselves this way and that's you know, as Adam and Eve, you know, we are afraid so. We were naked.
So we hid and I think this is where we find ourselves disastrous twice to come away but not unlike Peter, the third time were trying to get straight.
And Jesus is still being patient with us again saying how beautiful we are and how lovely is our voice.
So to me, as as we look at this timing it leads to really more questions that I got answers. Is it clearly as we were looking at this is the time that only Jesus knows, although he gives us all these hints about the you know the fig tree is going to be in a batting with these green figs, and that that the grapes are coming out to bloom and that the time of the birds singing in all this is happening is to give us signs the time of the actual moment, you know, it's kind of not nice to know that Jesus is going to come calling and when he does he's going to be patient with us and and he wants to see our face. But what we want most of all is to see his face because again as we look full.
It is wonderful face. You know the things of this world will strain turn strangely dim and that is so so so true, so last night. Interestingly, before I thought this I had a dream. As you know, often God gives me these dreams as I think you trying to teach me something as I've been thinking and thinking and pondering and meditating on these passages. In this particular one really for about two weeks as I knew it was coming, but it's always been a great mystery to me as to what is this dove doing up here in the cleft of the rock had left it out and then what does this have to do with the timing of what were Jesus is trying to teach here. So as I mentioned, I had a dream last night and in this dream I had a man in the car with me and we were lost. We are trying to make our way to some errand that were supposed to do and for whatever reason I felt the need to impress this man that was in the car and he was very nice.
A bit older than me and I I was trying to be as cordial and trying to get him to where he needed to be in all this stuff and all of a sudden he turns to me and he says you're just wasting my time, which really kinda hurt my feelings at this point time I think I got the answer to the prayer Lord, let me hear your voice in the night and keep your law you might remember that verse in the hundred 19 Psalm there in the design section. I remember thy name in the in the night of the Lord and kept thy law and so I heard the Holy Spirit say he is not what you think he is. Although he looked very nice and and and and very influential, and in my kinda guy and very you know I felt like I was his favorite heat, but Holy Spirit said will just just tell him that that that wasn't right what you just said to you just tell them that and see what happens.
And so in I turned to him answering you know what I knew. The Holy Spirit was tell me and I said you know the way you do, said that it just wasn't wasn't very kind and when I said that he turned on me like Satan himself and it.
I mean, a chill went down my spine as I realize it up and drive around of the demon and it was evil and and and it really, really, really scared me. I mean woke me up in the dream and I was just like terrified and looking for some comfort and fortunately for me I was remembering this very verse that Jesus said, let me see your face and so once again I picture that my pillow in my bed was his left hand is under my head's right arm embraces me which means that I'm looking for is wonderful face, and he is saying Robbie in a let me see your voice. Let me hear your voice but me see your face to me hear your voice and as I as I got this look from from Jesus as I've as I felt his arm you know around me and his head on his hand under my head.
There is this warm like oh in a Robbie where your accusers you got no problem because Jesus is there and in his presence is felt that the joy and I remember thinking oh I'm all good and I went right back to sleep. I woke up with a full memory of I can't remember exactly what the Aaron was but I do remember the dream enough to say okay you know I don't know how I get myself in the cleft of the rock that I tooth up right frequently, but the neat thing is, no matter what, and in no matter who I've you know in the middle of a relationship you can turn to Jesus and he wants to look in thy and wants to tell you you're beautiful. He wants to hear your voice. At what point in time, you can let go with that you can put on his blood and see you know you can come away with him. That's the idea is to walk with him right that's that's what he's been asking for the last two verses and so now here we got a chance to go walking with Jesus and all my, what a chance.
That is, I know it's a bit confusing always. In this verse, and much to think about and to say I know for sure what it says I don't think these are the things I've been pondering pensive thanks for listening