Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Song of Solomon 3:6 “Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?”

Here is the beginning of the Spirit filled walk of the Christian.

And notice….the verse says….”who is this…”

The Holy Spirit fills people….people who are following Him “..that cometh..”

Are we?

And we all know that Matthew 6:10 is the verse for it.

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”

If we are ever to see His Will done, it is first to be done in earth, as it is in heaven….in us.

And this in our everyday circumstances.

This is what we are to be empowered for.

We think it is times of special service….a time of “greatness”.

But what God wants, is the greatness of His Spirit to shine through us, each day.

The little trying days, the important decision days, the days of joy, and the days of weeping…..

….in these days, He wants our lights to shine….He wants His life to be seen in mine.

“Cometh out of the wilderness”

The wilderness speaks of this world and all that the world has gotten inside of me….us.

(How much of what the world does (and what we copy) is just “wanderings”?

The world is not going anywhere….the progress of machines, or faster transportation, or communication….

….does it give peace, or joy, or forgiveness of sins, or light for our minds and hearts?

This is sad…..but it is far worse, if we…..who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ follow along with it.)

Cometh out of the wilderness…..this we need to do.

Colossians 1:13 “

As Christians, we have this in Christ…..we are not under the authority of the darkness of this world, anymore. This is given us when we are born again.

Practically, we are delivered, as we are sanctified….set aside to God, by an act of our wills, willing with God.

Delivered from the power of darkness….this is God’s provision….

…will we get it?

We must personally, by an act of our wills, again and again….willingly translate all that we have and are, out of darkness….into the kingdom of His dear Son….into light.

Bring all to the light of Christ….walk in His light, and you will be delivered from darkness…and the power of it.

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Like Pillars of Smoke.

This is supernatural deliverance.

Smoke is such weak stuff….easily,…by a puff of air…to be blown here or there.

But here it is a pillar; a thing of strength….and stability!

And this strength and stability comes from the Holy Spirit’s filling us….as we yield to Him. Less of me, more of His rule, in me.

Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense.

Myrrh speaks of death….it was the spice placed on bodies when they were buried.

It speaks of death, and because of Jesus’ death on His cross….and the power of His death…

….we can die to ourselves, that we might be alive to HIm….through our cross. (Matthew 16:24)

It shows us that to have the Holy Spirit empowering us….we must get out of the way,….deny ourselves…..

Frankincense….costly and given to kings (frankincense owes a deity nigh)…..speaks of the authority of Christ….and His resurrection power…

….first in us, as we are subjects to HIm….

…and then through us, as we are HIs Ambassadors…and we speak for Him.

With all powders of the merchant.

There is nothing we need that we can not get from Christ.

As born again ones, we are to “buy” from Him, by our devotion and obedience to Him.

How many times “fellowship” with Christ is spoken of as the means of having and being what we ought?

Need patience? Love? Zeal?

Then get obedient.

The Lord will never fill with His Spirit, someone who is still arguing about His Will.

The Lord will never fill with His Spirit, one who will only allow Him to rule…..sometimes.

But the Lord will….draw you out of yourself….show you what He will give….and then fill with His loving Holy Spirit, if we will but yield to Him….and keep submitting.

Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness?

Are you ready to leave this world’s thinking? This world’s fast emotions? This world’s influence? For Christ, alone.

Well, if you are…..Christ is waiting…with all the fullness of the Holy Spirit you will let in.

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