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The Cross In The Song Of Songs
On my first trip to Ireland, the Spirit began to sing the Song of Solomon to my heart as I traveled across the island for the first time. Through out the entire book of the Song of Songs He would continue to guide my heart in the ways of the Cross as they are to be found at work in His Bride. My prayer is that these pages would bring you into the realm of His Face, where the Spirit can make real to your heart that which God has for you at this time.
The book is designed as a study manual that can be useful in bible studies or class-room situations. It goes through the entire Song of Songs verse for verse. Each chapter has study questions that can be used for groups discussion or homework.
This study manual is the compilation of five booklets that all deal with the general theme of a believer's position in Christ. There are study questions at the end of each chapter that enable this book to be useful in terms of classroom education or bible study.
None of us like to fail the people we love. It is easy to relate with someone when things are going well and we feel “good” about ourselves. But this can be a shallow way of relating. The Lord wants us to know His heart so deeply that we can walk through failure, crisis and trial “face to face” with Him, never breaking gaze with His heart of love. We can be totally exposed before His eyes in all our sin and lack, and still know that His eyes behold us according to the eternal mercies of His cross. His love melts away our shame and opens our hearts to receive His counsel in times of trial and failure. During these times we can become drawn into a deeper and more mature relationship with the Lord that will ultimately end in the increase of His Life inside of us and our decrease according the true in-working of His Cross.
The Cross And Dross There are those who desire the Lord in a deeper way, and find themselves crying out for more of Jesus. Prayers begin to move from God meeting our needs to us becoming a vessel that meet His needs. God answers these prayers many times in ways that can be surprising and confusing if we do not understand the wonderful work He is doing in us. Let us look at the process of purification and refinement that is necessary if we want to be a vessel that the Lord can use.
Foundations are a huge deal to God, for you cannot “build” a son without one. If the foundation is not good, then everything that is built upon it and done within it has no true substance or stability. If the storm is powerful enough, it will eventually blow the house down. Unless Christ is the consistency that holds the house together and the Life that fills it, our labor is vain for it is coming from the arm of the flesh. We can despise the Lord and curse the storm for making manifest that our foundation was not Christ. Yet, it is the mercy of God to expose faulty construction in our constitution now so that we can press in to be built on the Rock of Christ our Life.
The heart of a true minister can only be understood as seen through union into Christ. Ministers carry and bear many responsibilities. This booklet is not meant to add another burden to that pile. Each page is given to describe the attitudes of Christ as they have manifested through ministers such as Paul and will manifest through Christ’s Body. Christ our Life, the Great Minister Himself, will empower, fill and enables us in all areas of caring for others as we simply remain in life-union with Him. In this sense a minister can find constant rest in God’s sufficiency even as they bear the burdens of His Church daily. To look beyond external actions and into the very spirit of the thing you will find that the heart of a minister is bound up in and filled up with the Lord Himself.
Jesus had a special request concerning the way He wanted to be remembered after His death. Before Jesus suffered and gave Himself on the Cross He gathered those that were closest to Him and began to share with them out from His deep desire. The more clearly we can hear the Lord’s heart, the more purely we can honor one of His final requests. May the Holy Spirit comfort and guide our hearts to partake of Christ in living communion.
Has “carnal warfare” got you down? Do you sometimes feel like you’re beating your head against the wall of those same old problems and issues? Sometimes in your walk with Jesus does it seem like you keep running into a brick wall? Jericho may have a few lessons that can help us! This little booklet emphasizes that as we comprehend that we ARE ONE with Jesus then we will know that we already HAVE WON!!!
Jesus in eternity is called the Lamb that was slain. Before time, creation, mankind, and sin this was His name. From the foundation of the world, this is how He was known. What a description of the eternal Son! That He was slain is a description of His nature, for this defines who He is in His being, even apart from sin or failure. There is an eternal Spirit behind His wounds, for they came before sin did. There was a desire within the heart of God to relate to man in a specific way that originated before redemption. If we can see that to some degree then we will be open to a greater view of God’s Lamb and the spirit in which He is given for us. To know the heart behind the actions will cast out fear even if we are being “cast out of the garden” in that moment. This Lamb was and is and is to come as God’s provision for all things, not only sin.
It is my heart’s prayer that this little booklet would minister to those who desire to more fully embrace their death with Christ.
It speaks of knowing that our old man is crucified with Christ in a way that goes beyond head knowledge and reaches into our heart identity. I hope it blesses you, for you all are such a blessing to me.
The scriptures tell us that we must be renewed in the spirit of our minds (Eph. 4:23, Roms. 12:2). This is an exhortation that is given to those who are already joined to Jesus through New Birth. The great importance behind this renewal of the mind is not a doctrinal issue, but reaches directly into the heart of our relationship with Jesus and His expression through us in the earth. This book is also a study guide that has questions after each chapter that can be used in classroom setting for homework or in a bible study for discussion topics.
Those who have been born again want to receive all that the Lord has for them. Many Christians desire to receive their inheritance from the Father, but how many of us really understand what that inheritance is? Is our true inheritance the things God gives us or the mind and nature of the Heir Himself in us? Have our hearts so fully turned towards the Lord that we count nothing as gain or treasure apart from His very Life filling us? Gifts can be received by the youngest of children, but the Son must be revealed by the Father in His appointed time. (see Gal. 1:15-16, 4:2, I Cor. 3:1)
Our dear Father has many young children who are hungry for something instead of Someone. And so they pursue their Father for the things that He can give them. And so the Father lavishes his children with all kinds of gifts that flow forth from being in the family, but he cannot yet give them the spirit of adoption. As long as they are children they will serve him with the things He gives them until the appointed time of the Father. This booklet looks at the Prodigal son's journey into the true inheritance of the Father.
Heart Learning There is an intimacy and simplicity to knowing the Lord from our place in Christ. From within this relationship we can learn of Christ Who is our life. Even as John the beloved disciple rested on Jesus’ bosom, we can also rest in His love as we come to know Jesus. The best “seat” to learn from in the school of Christ is in Jesus Himself, for we have already been raised together with Him and are now seated together in Him (Ephesians 2:6).
How many of us can feel depressed and overwhelmed at times by looking at ourselves and seeing what a mess we are? I know I can relate to that experience! Surely we all know what it is like to greatly desire to bring God glory and bless Him while at the same time staring at insurmountable obstacles in ourselves? At such times we may agree with the old hymn that says God can save a wretch like me, but wonder if He can be glorified through a wreck like me. Yet even then, our heart for the Lord will not let go of Jesus or stop hoping that somehow He will be glorified despite our sad condition in the earth. Sometimes we can feel like collapsing in the middle of our messy situations out of sheer frustration and exhaustion. At these times the only solution we may see is simply to pull ourselves up and start cleaning the mess. Yet there is another way and that is what this article is all about.
Living at Eye Level Retreat Manual Living at eye level is with an open face to say, “I am with You Lord. I want to SEE YOU, and not anything else. I could stop at Your hands and hear Your commands and do them. My gaze could stop at Your mouth and I could hear Your words and speak them, understanding by Your Spirit the deeper things that come forth from God’s own mouth. But if I stop my gaze there, then I have not yet seen You, and entered into a relationship where I can come to know You as my Life.
Being A Clean Person We all need the care and Life of Jesus that can only be found in and administrated through the Body of Christ. God’s Life must be applied to those members that need the cleansing and edifying influence of the Living Christ. God does this by vessels through which His love can flow. Because these members are motivated by love, they will seek to cover and edify the weaker members rather than expose and condemn them.
A Paraphrase of Romans 7 I thank God for giving us Romans chapters seven and eight! What comfort they bring to the heart that is passing through the treacherous path of learning the true way of fruitfulness and liberty in God’s Life. God’s Word and the Holy Spirit guide our hearts to His mind, way and eternal counsel in the midst of our deep inner groaning as we await the manifestation of Christ as our Life.
Let's Go Deeper! These booklets are dedicated to all those “crazy” Christians who deep inside know there’s more and refuse to be satisfied with a sip from the Fountain when they could be filled with rivers of Living Water. The booklets (part one and two) will also explore Jonah's journey of "going deeper" !
In Christ A Place To Live Many of us who are born again have a doctrinal understanding of “our position in Christ”. It is a mystical, spiritual, hidden away place in the heavenly realms where, “I guess I must be because God says that I am”. It means absolutely nothing to many of us while we are alive on the earth “today”. This little booklet is dedicated to encouraging the saints to experiencially know this place called “IN CHRIST”. To come short of living, moving and having our being in Him is to miss the very treasures of God’s gift, to forego our divine privilege to experiencially know the great wealth of the glory that is Christ Himself, even God’s inheritance in the saints. May the Holy Spirit open the eyes of our hearts that we would know this place so that we might live there, for as we get lost in Him, He will be able to fully make His home in us!
Faith In Our Oneness With Christ and Learning To Trust The Seed Within The scriptures in Luke 13:11-16 will be our guide throughout this study. As we search out this passage we will see the Lord’s great love toward us and His desire to loose us from our bondages, bringing us unto Himself in glorious union. This Book is also a Study Manual with questions after each chapter for group discussion at women's meetings or bible studies.
Wash In These Waters In the Gospel of John, we find Jesus noticing a man who was blind from his birth (Jn. 9:1). The disciples assumed that this man was born blind because he or his parents had sinned. Jesus told them that this man was born blind so that the works of God could be made manifest in him. God would demonstrate His work in this man and reveal to us the process of receiving our sight.
Heart Issues Concerning The Transformation Process Very little is taught concerning the process of being conformed to the image of Christ. Somehow we assume that as soon as we are saved we are to immediately begin flying like butterflies, yet we all know by experience that this is not the case! We are taught much concerning Christ’s death and resurrection, but very little concerning His burial and the work of His burial in the born again believer.
There is a whole reality of vital spiritual significance that relates to the process of Christ being formed in us. This process does not happen at New Birth and must happen before we can experientially bring forth Christ as Life!
ABIGAIL This booklet is about a woman who loved God profoundly and sincerely. It is the story of someone who pressed past their own darkness and flesh to embrace a life outside of themselves. It is the journey we all must make in breaking with the “old man” and choosing to identify as one with Jesus even before fruit from that union manifests.
Jephthah means, “he will open”, and is closely related to a word defining that God will open. Throughout this book we will discuss how Jephthah became an opening for life and fruitfulness to flourish in Israel for a season. The Lamb opens the door for God’s Life to flow into the people of God, and Jephthah became a vessel through whom that Life could be poured out.
It is so wonderful to believe and trust in God’s ability to take care of us, but how wonderful to think in terms of how we can prosper God and care for His needs! Just the realization that we can bless God in this way may be a radical awakening for some of us. Yet if we search the scriptures we will find that there are many places where it speaks of our part in responding to the Lord in a manner that blesses Him and is concerned for His desires. Throughout both the old and new testaments we see examples of men and women who pressed past their circumstances, personal issues and even pain until they found not just the will of God, but the deep desires of His heart.
This article is focusing on the story surrounding Jacob in his journey from Canaan to Haran to get a bride. Within the duration of his journey Jacob experiences a vision of what is commonly known as Jacob’s ladder. It deeply affects him, awakening him from his sleep and causing him to respond in certain ways. The general effect of this article is to emphasize the importance of having our eyes opened to see Jesus.
Jacob was a sleeper until God woke him up. God wakes us up by opening our eyes to see Jesus in such a way that brings us to life again; His life in us (Eph. 1:17-18)! Those who are awake might seem foreign among a society of sleepers. Those who have been awakened are aware of the living God in the manner that a body is aware of it’s head. They move in a way that is free from religion yet full of fruit. To know God’s will comes easily for they can see His works to do them, much as Jesus did what He saw His father doing (Jn. 5:19). This doing comes from a flowing in oneness, where it is the life of Christ in us fulfilling these works (Col. 1:29).
The greatness of His Cross is ever unfolding before the eyes of those who love His appearing. Sometimes His beauty shines brightest when He is seen in the midst of our own desperation and need. The light of this glorious gospel is described as shining out from our darkness (II Cor. 4:6). Even when it doesn’t look like it or feel like it, God is for us for He has given us His Son as the Treasure in our earthen vessels. Numbers 21:4b describes how we can all feel at times; “And the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.” The outward journey and our inward lack can bring us all to the point of utter discouragement if we do not see Jesus. I pray that the Holy Spirit will blow away the clouds of confusion that can happen during the process of coming to know Christ as our Life. As we find the “touchstones of the Lamb” in the wilderness of our own experience, condemnation and hopelessness will flee away. The very things that once overwhelmed us can become places of passage into union with Christ if our hearts will receive Him as our way and our Life.