Monday January 14, 2019 8:15 AM
Given January 7, 2019
“My Bride cries out for me. She stands longing to touch My face. She sees nothing in this world, her eyes only seek Me. She lifts her hands in worship and allows my fire to purify her. Her beauty and her radiance turn my head. I long for her. Her tears are like salve to My wounds. Her holiness is my covering. My heart beats violently for her. Her voice is anointing oil that drips in my beard and mingles with my tears. How I love her!”
7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
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.
12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
“My People who were once no people, will be called the children of the Most High. They will turn at My judgments. They will repent from their ways. They will grow ears and eyes where there were none. They will weep for what they refused to see and hear. My mercy will rain down on them and cleanse them. I will robe them in my righteousness and seat them at the table of the wedding feast. They will rejoice over Me and My Bride. And My Bride and I will weep over them with exceeding great joy.”
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
The doors are shut
The faithful are sealed.
..The lost are numbered with those who go down into the pit. (Ps. 28:1)