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August 17, 2022 8:16 am
Song of Songs 4:11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
The word smell in Hebrew is the invitation to something amazing so the deep study of the second part of this verse is just that.
This is the Truth Network treasurers of the song of songs, which is we get to go on another high mountain day revisit verse 11 in the which is the health versus I mentioned the last episode that that has to do with a strong desire and a crown of sorts and you can see where this is definitely a crown. Talk about today so yesterday we said said in English. This verse reads by lips oh spouse drop as the honeycomb honey and milk around.
I tongue that's what we covered last time. Today we get to do and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon and oh my goodness, so we could go back to Lebanon instantly giveaways but just to begin with that word smell is significantly large to understanding this imagery that we have in this unbelievable poem that the word smell in Hebrew begins with the rage and then it has your head and then a hat, and the idea behind that again this week if we go through those letters one at a time. We say a race means the beginning of something and is not so true of the smell before you eat something first thing you do is you smell it or when you walk into a room when you're in somebody's presence there, smell, kinda gives you an idea of the start of what that experience may be in their name often as good as accounted as a having a smell to it because they it leaves a fragrance on odor or that kind of thing and so it's neat. I think it really is that that raised the start, like the head of a river like that's the beginning of the word smell in the course that you had is this idea of the gods Park and also has to do with little droplets of rain but in this case. I like when you have a race and in fact the root word of smell is to water because you got little droplets of rain well and little droplets of which are smelling and so it's kind of neat that that that's designed that way. So there's this little droplet little bitty bit of something that your smelling and then the hat which is to be united and when you think about if you're if you're fixing to eat something your fix to be united with your know again as you enter into a relationship is certainly in this situation you know where we are being united with Christ are united in marriage, you know, the smell of that is a significant issue and you might note that this word is commonly commonly commonly used in the in the books of Numbers and Leviticus. That's where you'll find that the most is that it would be for the sweet smell of the offering, the first place you find this was the smell of the offering that Noah made after his sacrifice when he got on dry land and and that was a sweet savor to the Lord again. This idea of the beginning of peace which were going to talk a lot about that as we get into the whole idea here so the idea of smell right here is gigantic from my perspective in in life as it is in love and in marriage and then it says is your garments okay that that the smell of his.
The smell of your garments and and this is Raymond. It's kind of the outer covering, so to speak, and this word the root of it is really cool and I hope you you can follow me with this it's it's shalom it, it's Salem. It's it's a shin and a lawman animism okay. The word Raymond is a shin and a llama that a memo that says Salem okay it says shalom and summative are ways and then it ends in the hay, which means it's shalom expressed will of course it is because a problem all along since Eden was we lost her cover. You know what God have to do.
We had to cover us with skins and what cover it is that we need is peace. We need Jesus and that cover to its own extent is light, and the marriage itself is spectacular. If you study Jewish marriage. It has to do with. Again, the bride is going to surround the groom seven times enough to be the idea of of of light again being spread and the hoop itself with the get married under is an idea of being surrounded by light so this idea of this garment here that's gonna smell like Lebanon. The minute has everything to do with white and light because if we put on Christ were put nonwhite were put on light right as you put on Christ to put on light and so your garments are to be peace, shalom, that meet the can. The connection between shalom and Lebanon in the minute that you're going to see here, but this idea of being comfortable in your own skin may be inferred that and maybe you know people that use either just comfortable in their own skin. Why does they put on Christ and they don't have to put on any kind of false mask that they're just living out of their true identity, which is peace. If I can this be myself there for that is, you know then that I can know I I can beat at total peace when I'm when I met myself and I love that that idea of cover. Like when we put on Jesus's blood. Ultimately that's her cover and in that we have peace with God and we have his lighted because were married to him. You see, it's a spectacular picture were under the Hoopa we we we are going to surround Jesus with our light and this is what is like an intimate intimate kiss with Jesus is the smell of art as he says he's involved in this case that has the honey and the milk under our tongues the building blocks of our thoughts. He is smelling our peace.
He smelling the fact that we are comfortable it finally and just being that often. I insist spectacular. And then of course what's that smell like of these garments of these peace garments.
Well it smells like Lebanon and a lovely you know we we we just came from a honeymoon in Lebanon and your ointment might remember Mount a man in Mount in Oceaneering. The mountain of the leopards and of course Mount Herman all those places right are this idea of again that Lebanon is alarming and I bet Anna no and then another vav. In other words, is an extension of that noon and again the root of that is hard, but then when you add the noumenon heart you have white and that's why Lebanon is called because when you look it mountain ridges from Israel. You see this right and what's on top of. Of course mama and Herman and all is if you look at pictures of nearness either white with snow.
Of course they are. But the thing that is as they reflected light tremendously. Like if you go up there it's Brightview better in the snow and you notice how wide it is. Well, that's like you're being surrounded by light and so when Jesus is told is you know that he come with us to Lebanon to Lebanon the mountain a part of the overall view of that is were just absolutely surrounded by light and so as a result of that like when Moses came down from the mountain right what was he was all lit up, especially his face because he had been on this honeymoon right here.
He knew exactly. And so the idea of this llama. That's at the beginning of the word Lebanon has to do with learning right and then it's a bit which means sort of your house and your identity of learning house and that that that so connected to you know my best time of the day is always in the morning after I've observed something wondrous. He's taken me to the mountaintop and I have seen something this goes aha Amanda is so awesome like today on this Tony. You know, today I'm sitting here just in awe of how this all comes together and we have on this arraignment of this white white light as a result of our being on the honeymoon with Jesus a means this is what and he can smell it as he spells it. It's the first smell of peace. It's this moat first smell of light it it it's it's interesting how do you smell white and again we mentioned this in several episodes, but Lebanon and frankincense. In Hebrew, almost the same word, and so this idea of the white frankincense and so United this morning because frankincense smell just like Lebanon or by the way, you know, since it's the sap of a pipeline type treat when you burn incense it mean when you burn frankincense.
Guess what it smells like it smells like Lebanon and I have some frankincense I bought for my Sunday school class sometimes lick it all in a habit and so this morning I got out my incense and my frankincense Ann Arbor and an old man.
I could go right to Lebanon right you can go right if if you get some frankincense which again, that idea of the La med and the bat in the nun because here you have is teaching this learning like a disciple, loves to learn and it's the house of learning that banks light right in and in the idea of faith that in that end sound that none and then you get an extension will remember that the first verse in the nun section was thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. So of course Lebanon ends with another, and then at the end of an event of meeting extension.
It just keeps on going light light light.
I mean, oh my goodness what a beautiful thing. So as I started to just think about me and the people that I know you know God is just blessed me to know some amazing Saints in one of those he's actually the pastor of peace church.
If you ever meet James Banks, you know, here's a guy he he you feel like you're at peace.
Just he is completely comfortable in his skin. He is wearing that garment. He has put on Christ to be when he walks into the room you feel it right, you smell it, you smell the peace you smell the white you you get the light you get that Sandman is the head of Macklin journey Goodheart ministries in on Sam walks into a room you can smell the peace I mean is just it it it it it is coming right and and you can sense that that that they just bring that and and I could go on with the list of people, but I would like you to just think about the people in your life were completely comfortable in their own skin.
They don't have to put on some kind of air that their religious or holy or whatever, that they just simply have Christ on their the completely comfortable in their own skin. And yet they they just they just radiate light right and how did they get that all I can tell you every single one of those spends an amazing amount of time in God's word and in prayer and I have a dear friend of mine who also brings peace when it comes to Jim Graham and he mentioned this last night and I love it and I'm in a quote it so that we can all like bees gather up all in the put under hunting of our tongues PE since only ask him. You know is prayer more important or Scripture and his and he said the person answered with great wisdom, which I would agree.
It's like asking is it better to breathe in or breathe out in that cool, you know, I'll leave you with that thought, like man those people who are in prayer are in Scripture. Those are the people that have garment now lie. Thank you for this