Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Destroy your Wall

Song of Solomon 2:8-9 “The voice of my beloved!  Behold,  He cometh leaping upon the mountains;  skipping upon the hills.

                                           My beloved is like a roe or a young hart:  behold,  He standeth behind our wall,  He looketh forth at the windows,  showing Himself through the lattice.”

This maiden (a picture of a believer) is at home.  She is saved, and has had fellowship with the Lord.   Wonderful personal experiences in prayer, and communion.

She loves Him,  for she calls Him “my beloved”.

She hears Him speaking to her, but she is on the inside and He is standing, waiting,  on the outside.

Song of Solomon 2:10 “My beloved  spake,  and said unto me,   Rise up, my love, my fair one,  and come away.”

This is the reason He has called to her;  He wants her to come with Him and go on in the spiritual experiences of life.  

She cannot grow much,  hiding behind the wall.   She must come out and go with Him, into the streets and byways.   The places where people need to hear her testimony and see her witness of Him.

But they are to go together.  So He calls to her to come,  come away.

She can see through the lattice at the windows that this is her Beloved.  She can hear His Voice, calling her.

So what hinders?

There is a wall between them,  made very plain in the verses.  “He standeth behind our wall”

It is our wall,  because the stones of it are those experiences with Christ that she has “stacked up”.

She has made a wall of what she knows,  what she has experienced with Christ;  so she can feel safe.

But that can not be.   It is not safety in the past experiences;  but in Christ.

It is not the knowledge about Christ,  it is Christ,  that makes life worth living.

And for that to happen,  every Christian needs to progress in their walk with Him.

Now, it may be personal things to pray for and see to.   Next,  it could be a calling to fulfill.  But where ever He leads,  it is always forward.

So He calls.   And calls again, telling about the beauty beyond the enclosure of the past (even though the past is wonderful…we can not live there.  We must go forward,  or we are stifled.)

Song of Solomon 2:11-13 “For, lo, the winter is past,  the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;  the time of the singing of birds is come,  and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard in our land;

                                             The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,  and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.    Arise, my love, my fair one,  and come away.”

Here is the beauty of fruitfulness in our Christian life.

Here the sweetness, and song of all creation crying to “come out with Christ”.

He calls to her to come on with Him, to leap over mountains with Him.  

Impossible!

Yes,  mountains are impossible things in scripture;  yet as He leaps over them,  we can too…with Him.

He calls to her skip upon the hills,  with Him.   These hills are difficulties and trials, we face every day.

But how to destroy the wall?       Simply bring them before the Lord,  and place them at His feet.   Thanking Him for every blessing….   And then as Paul says:

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren,  I count not myself to have apprehended:  but his one thing I do,  forgetting those things which are behind,  and reaching forth for those things which are before. 

                                    I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Some of us do not like changes.   

We like things steady, and quite.

But when the Lord calls us to go,  we must decide whether it is the safety of our past experiences we will trust.

Or Jesus Christ.      

Do you hear Him calling you on, today?

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