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September 19, 2022 8:45 am
Song of Songs 5:13a His cheeks are as towers, of perfumes.
How does this relate to the dove that found no place to rest his foot or the name Noah...Listen to find out.
This is the Truth Network treasurers of the song of songs, which is so. Oh the depths of the men first in the fifth chapter deep. I appreciate your patience with me because I've been saving diving diving into the depths of the members for a few days to try to get it of what all this is in oh my goodness what it means you know III just want to say hey but you know how beautiful is it that here we have a description of Christ.
Unlike anyplace else in the Bible and Mimi, it goes into great details on all sorts of attributes and if we want to get a good look at God. Man oh man is there a good look right here and all these different attributes in all these things, they go very, very, very deep and so I'm gonna translate this into English a little bit I'm I'm not going to use the King James version as I normally do because to me they just took too much poetic license from the Hebrew translated more like the Hebrews were translated so I'm just doing the first part of verse 13, because again verse 13 is so deep being the man which is Messiah and not normally water and a lot of association with water boarding split it into two parts so the first part that will begin a just translate here for you. His cheeks are as towers of comforters like Wyatt or towers of perfumers that might be another way that you could put it.
That's the way the Hebrews translated as towers of perfumers.
So as we get into these cheeks it. I think it's extremely helpful.
Myself it really help me interpret the verse was to look at these utterances and as we talked about that we are going through these utterances that are in the book of Genesis to get idea of creation to see what they may be speaking of here and when you look at the third utterance in Genesis. In Genesis 1 verse nine it says and God said, let the waters under heaven be gathered together under one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so well to understand that is to get so many different things that I so so so helpful in verse is is how important this is because that word gathered together there is, in Hebrew, and it is the same word that that Isaiah used in that famous passage where you know you will rise up like wings on Eagles. If we wait on the Lord right and that that waiting on the Lord, is the word, because as we are gathered in the God you know we we can wait because what's happening is as we get gathered as the waters get gathered together dry land appears and we now have a place to rest and we see this picture throughout the book of Genesis and then you know are on in the Exodus and in several places this idea of of Jesus, the storm essentially that when the waters were together, gathered together by Noah and Noah plays a big part in this particular verse because Noah was the one who took him through that land, but you might remember that the dove couldn't find a place to rest until the dry land had appeared, and once it had a place to rest it can walk in the dry ground.
Similarly, when the Jews were, you know, under pursuit from the from the Egyptians what what in God do. He he gave them dry ground, the walk-on through the midst of the sea, and it sets a picture of the piece that happens here in this particular verse because that kava is got so much to do with the Holy Spirit and all, to explain how so you might've heard me say before that that the word grace is Noah spelled backwards. And so it's it's wonderful to think that it's a hat and a nun that that is the word grace. But if you spell it backwards. You can actually even hear it say no because you got that that none that matin and sound and then you have the H and so the comforter is who the Holy Spirit and but who was the first person the found grace in God's eyes it was Noah because EEE found grace in God's eyes. Why, because he was looking for it but the two words are very much connected and very much connected to this verse because when we look into Jesus's face. There's comfort there that's unbelievable. But the Holy Spirit is the one that shows us the picture and so I heard a podcast this weekend. That really help me with a lot of this where they describe the Holy Spirit as the holding spirit.
I love that and the idea is you know we held you he comforts you, you know that and that's what he does well when he puts you on dry ground when you're in the midst of the storm, you know, here's the point where he really is the comforter right in the idea of grace spelled backwards is Noah is a beautiful thing because here's a hat. In other words, through this this faith right is is Jesus loves for us is expressed in his faith in us right because it's a hat and a nun. But if you turn it backwards. Then you get our faith leads us back into that marriage. But our faith is that is that Holy Spirit that is comforting as it is leading our faith back into our marriage okay and so when we look at Jesus's cheeks right and if we get a good look and I hope you been with me through this. I know it seems complicated but I think it will come together for your the minutes of a make it real simple. It's Jesus smile. Okay his cheeks when he smiles. He is he is showing you grace. You are his favorite. He has complete faith in you.
He's taking you out of the storm. The Holy Spirit is delivered you there so that you can look full in Jesus's face to see his smile, which is unbelievably comforting. We are expecting to see a judgmental look but that is a what's there at all at animal. It even takes you back to you might remember in the very first chapter where it says at that. And again, the King James doesn't doesn't do a good job of translating this one either. But it says that the company of Pharaoh's horses and chariots. I silenced the well Howdy silently in the company of Pharaoh's horses and chariots. He gave them dry ground, the walk-on and then he says, and your cheeks are comely right and while they comely because of the rows that that the idea of these of the dimples because of the smile. Well, you know, we reflect Jesus when we smile when we show somebody else that grace through our smile that we love them. We have faith in them that same idea. It comforts them it it it's it's it's grace spelled backwards is Noah and I and I think that's an incredible thing to understand and to see that all my goodness here when were describing Jesus's cheeks.
They described them as towers. Why because they're rising out of the storm, a place, a tower, a rock for us to hang onto of comfort and then they say perfumer. While that word perfumer is beautifully beautifully beautifully right.
It is the urinal of this. I love it it it it is a tough and a hat right in the and so this is actually our statute spelled backwards spells. These spices that come out of this comfort will of course they do right because when we are totally comforted, we can give forth this this wonderful spice and when you see Jesus's cheeks like that you can see that all my goodness, the smell is terrific. It is that idea of statute as it is, again, if you take hat and coat of in the way it is in statute. If there's dear and near okay what's dear to him and was near to them.
But if you do it the other way like perfume. It is what's near and dear right and it's in that and what's near and dear is also very much connected to this idea of comfort. So as we think about this practically you know how does this work out in your life without ever bourbon example.
Actually I can believe how cool this is for me. I hope you see this cool when I was in Atlanta this weekend. Actually Douglasville, Georgia I had to spend the night and the next day I was to give a gospel presentation to a very large group of probably about 350 people that come this car show and I had prayed all week, you know, is interesting. I spoke at the bull riders event of the cowboy church the week before and it was cool. Jesus gave me well in advance exactly, you know, sort of the plan of what I was to speak on and I spent a lot of time with him on that message and was very excited to deliver what I had for the bull riders, but I've been praying all and I love love love the car show in Douglasville and I've been playing all week as I knew I was going to give you have to give like a 5 to 7 minute presentation and those who speak know it's a lot more difficult to prepare a five or seven minute presentation than it is to prepare half an hour one, so I you know I've been asking Don where do we go where we go, and I'm getting crickets all week. I can't seem to get a sense of where that's going and interestingly I was trying to get this podcast together and it was so deep that I couldn't really even get it together so I was struggling. I drove all the way actually went out on the Appalachian trail and I had a really good night Friday night and I was was in the word and I was studying some things right before one off to sleep about that.
I was in a really good place but then I had a really really horrible dream where some things happened that that I wanted some things I knew I shouldn't want in and as I went into that dream.
I literally fell victim to wanting those things. And when I woke up briefly. I was brokenhearted like I thought I'd come along.
How can I be IME, not just my heart was broken because here I knew I got a speak tomorrow on the gospel and here I am in a wanting things that I absolutely don't need enough. I thought I'd gotten past this and said actually began to pray immediately. And as I prayed.
Jesus said to me clearly citizens are. It's our union right we need to be.
You need to be in a part for me you can do nothing.
Rob, you got to get here and if you can get here with me right all your accusers will go away right.
That idea I've talked about before we know it when the Eagle heads towards the sun, and as soon as I knew that that Eagle heads towards the sun.
I knew all 00. This is what I'm supposed to speak is this very idea of you unlike apart from you.
I can do nothing but the only way I can get with you is because I can look into the sun because that's the beauty of being covered in your blood is it that blood covers your eyes so you can look into the SON. So speak and so I got really really close to Jesus as as a result of of our discussion after what you know I considered my sin and that dream of falling victim for wanting things I shouldn't want well when I woke up early like I normally do that.
That morning like at 4 o'clock before I was to speak. I praise I always do and I have always loved God love the Lord's prayer and so usually when I begin my prayer time first thing in the morning I go right to the Lord's prayer, but because Jesus and I've gotten so close through the night. Based on the events of the dream etc. etc. when I said our father all of a sudden some hit me that I'd never ever seen before. The Lord's prayer as many times I pray that I hope you've seen it but if you have and I hope you enjoy it as much as I'd like our father is saying because I was so connected to Jesus. Unlike Jesus our father, you know, our father I you know like since we are right here together praying this you know it's our like Jesus and mine's father and I'd never you know I always thought we prayed the plurals of it.
You know, we didn't get all hooked up on the unit on ourselves that we want everybody to be with Jesus. And I do want everybody to be with Jesus but I never had ever seen. It is our father. I never until Saturday morning and I gotta tell you it's been such a delight for me since I did it say our father right and the comforter has come is brought me to those cheeks right those towers of comfort when I was in a really bad place over the weekend and he gave me all this comfort of this brace. You see it you see it and then the connection. The hook them right. The idea of statutes that word who commit statutes and in Hebrew of that hat of our union and closeness. Well as I got into this union with Jesus. Then all the sudden our father mean something to spectacular so that I hope you enjoy that as much as I do. And maybe next time you pray the Lord's prayer you say our father, man. I hope I hope you feel that connection to the father like you never have before. Like I did so as I promised, I wanted to come back to the letter, ma'am, I know this is long already, but I just wanted to finish it with this particular bow I think is beautiful right. This is the ma'am verse of the fifth chapter which the letter ma'am has to do with Messiah. We talked about that very much. It has to do with murder and Marianne, Moses, and that's all because it has to do with water okay and I just wanted to put the bow on this verse to see how the gathering of these waters brings dryland you. Do you see that and and like you see why this would be the ma'am verse and why and how important these towers are that are Jesus's cheeks that are towers of his smile that we can never forget that parks the waters for us it's just a beautiful is that even as I was thing about the 23rd Psalm this morning. He leads us beside still waters. In other words, Jesus always for those he loves the calm to