September 20, 2015 ()

Bible Text: Song Of Solomon 6:13 |

The Look of Love      September 20, 2015

Song of Solomon 6:13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.
We are a bridal assembly. We are looking for the coming of the Lord. What does it take to be in the bride of Christ? There are four main qualifications; they can be seen in Genesis 24.
Genesis 24:4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
First, we must be a child of God. Being born again is a most beautiful experience.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Rebekah (a type of the bride) was saved at a young age. Eliezer (a type of the Holy Spirit) met her at a well.
Genesis 24:13-16 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out… with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Second, be filled with the Holy Spirit. The well speaks of Jesus Christ. Rebekah was staying there serving the Lord. She had dove’s (Holy Spirit) eyes.
Song of Solomon 4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks:
Will we be empty enough to be filled with the Holy Spirit? If you don’t stay filled the vision darkens. The Holy Spirit guides you into all truth.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Third, loving His appearing. You might say that you are but does your life show it?
2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Eagerly, await, yearning. Some are looking for a Saviour, healer, Messiah. We need to be looking for Him to come as our bridegroom, living as the bride now.
Fourth, overcoming. This is the hardest one, but the Word says you can be an overcomer. We can do nothing in ourselves, but we can overcome in Jesus. Subdue, conquer, prevail - get the victory. Rebekah had many things to overcome – but she said, “I will go”. We should encourage one another.
Genesis 24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
The nurse is a type of the Apostle Paul – he had such a care for the saints and gave us 14 Epistles. We are on a race course. We need to know what we are striving for – winning Jesus!
2 Timothy 4:6-7 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished mycourse, I have kept the faith:
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
Rebekah had four faces: lion, man, eagle, ox. The four qualities of Christ.
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The bridal wardrobe.
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
How much do you love Jesus? Are you loving His appearing? Are you running the race? Is He worth giving up everything for? Run the race with a vision clear. Win Him!

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