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September 14, 2022 9:00 am
Song of Songs 5:11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.
This being the first of the 10 descriptions of Christ's how does it compare to let there be light - listen to find out.
This is the Truth Network treasurers of the song of songs, which is so wow wow wow has my old wondrous things out of his law this morning is we are in the fifth chapter of song of Solomon and specifically verse 11 is where we are today and that would be the verse which the health verse has to do with the crown and I think you're going to see this in spectacular way. I sure do. And I don't want to miss that. You know the question that I ask as I name this podcast is the Jews and studied the 10 utterances of creation heavily heavily had a lot of study on that issue. Of these 10 utterances, which in some ways line up with the 10 Commandments and of course if Jesus was the one who you know will graded all the things a course in connection with the father, no doubt, then spectacularly kidding. Matthew Henry points out that here we begin as as we enter into this 11th verse, we begin the 10 descriptions of Christ.
In other words, here are 10 attributes that he has and all my goodness, I can just tell you that the first one, lines up perfectly with the first utterance of creation which you might remember, let there be light and so along those lines as we get to the fifth. Coming to the 11th verse in English will read that his head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy and black as a raven and a course you know that was let there be light and he separated the light from the darkness. I mean there there you go in here we see this unbelievable light of gold and we see the darkness, which is black as Raven and so you know the that the normal in our idea behind this the way that most people interpret it is that Jesus's hair is black here compared to the wall that is about Daniel's vision and in Revelation, but here he is forever young. And this idea of this beautiful young man and there is no one idea of why his hair is black here and and Rashi as long as that same idea that this you know is a young beautiful man that that were to look at and there's no doubt that that's their but you know when you look deeply, if I did this morning deeper than I really anticipated.
At first I just kept looking at the Hebrew of these words and and when you look at the idea of gold and then find gold fine gold is got this pay in it and then as Zion and that the idea of the pay as we studied 919 Psalms many times is this idea of a face or a mouth and then our Zion has this idea of remembering and so when you get the idea of God's face being able to remember what it looks like is this idea of Feingold-can you see the reflection of God in that gold and those of us who who had the joy of seeing his glory.
At some point in time.
I hope you have it as his golden look to it and I see that the Feingold is his idea of the heavenly light that were to live in for eternity and such a contrast from the darkness. And so there you have this light of the Feingold and then it says his locks are bushy and black as a raven so you know that the idea of locks we visited that a few times through this in and certainly here and and here we go there there bushy and blackboard that is translated black here is the word, so his hair is black as a raven.
So there's two descriptions of black while the first word that is described as black is the idea of the Dawn like it's always darkest before the divorce and it almost as if it's the beginning of the light coming in so you here. You have certainly that word is spelled exactly is the same as the word Dawn, which is the word black and so there's one end of the night and then the other end of the night is Raven so annuity that word in Hebrew.
You can't help but note that it is also the spelling of the word desk so you got from dusk to dawn so clearly you see this KT was morning and there was evening the first day right. I mean, you cannot see it. It's just like oh my goodness, there's the utterance but then there's also something even deeper here that that in a way you know light brings light to our path and Jesus is our light in the darkness trying. You know, in so many different ways his word. Bring a flight you know thy word is a lamp unto our feet. In other words, Jesus himself is this light in the darkness, and he is in in his head being that that is his crown.
I mean is just is just some that to me as spectacular as you think about it and it you know. I go back to this. This is almost like an overarching theme of all of that which studied so far in the song of Solomon, your might remember.
She talked about her blackness right at the very beginning on black, but comely and and she talked about that so we saw that there and then. How many times did she get up in the night and go about the city in the dark and what is she looking for she's looking for the light and are in her own way she's looking for Jesus and and and and you you cannot but see that as well, but then also you might remember that you know the threescore valiant warder warriors.
They held the swords at their thighs for the terrors of the one night and so here you see this reoccurring theme as we find Jesus in the darkness so far throughout this software. Solomon and honestly I've never seen it all until this morning and so I was just like what you look at that. I mean this is so spectacular. So here's a a crowning. This idea of a crowning thought here in verse 11. This idea of the letter hoof and and and you know when you twit take this to a just a very, very practical level. One of my stories that I was one of the most remarkable visits I've ever had from Jesus is those who know me well know I used to deal a lot with a lot of different fears and my biggest fear was a fear of the dark. I was terrified of the dark, so this happened in 1991 when we first moved to Winston-Salem and I was scared, scared, scared, and I was a baby Christian skews me. This was 1993.
Again, the Lord 1991, so I've been two years in Christ and my wife would tell you if there was of sound in the in the house somewhere you know she's get Robbie up to check, I mean Robbie is get her up to check on it because I was terrified of the bed and I just couldn't deal with it so in a one weekend my wife went with my kids to go visit some friends in Pennsylvania left me in the house and, unfortunately, or maybe very fortunately there was a horrible storm that Friday night and I was all by myself and I was totally scared hardly imagine shivering in the bed and analyze you very been so scared that you're literally petrified like you cannot move your cursor scared and that's how scared I was and so I cried out I was like I know this is sin.
Jesus, I know I'm not supposed to. I know not supposed to do this, but then something very fascinatingly happened at NIII had missed this until yesterday as I was actually going through is on memorizing these verses that says that that he his voice was what knocked on her heart. When you go look at that.
I think it's 1/3.2nd verse it says I slept my heart rate wake if an incident is the voice that is knocking on my heart so it in the fascinatingly his voice knocked on my heart that night and he said Robbie he said what's the worst thing that could happen in, and of course I was delighted that he had come in and brought this light in as I thought about it. I went well. What is the worst thing that can happen and I said will Lord you know if you seen straitjacket or unit of effort. It's got movie you picture this person with a knife. Yeah, you know, just stabbing you that you know horrible psycho.
You remember the scene in the shower and the Lord said well Robbie, what would be so bad about that and and as I think about that this morning and I think about that story that wait a minute, I have forever light in the darkness we did in his word. Our heart we have light that is in the darkness matter what happens, we always have Jesus and actually if you know they can take away our lives for the can't figure where freedom in other words what you were giving up our lives so that we can have our life and oh my goodness, I realized for the first time in my life that night that all death is threatening me with Jesus. And you know to live, you know, or to die is gain. You know that whole idea from Roman and and and I saw that in a very very practical way.
Dealing with this particular fear that I had of the dark and so you can imagine from me. How spectacular this is. This morning, as I see all these things come together with this fear that I had as a young person.
Naturally, I had a fear of the dark because I desperately needed the light of the world. I mean how cool is that I'm just blown away this morning so thank you for sharing with me and thank you for Plaisted to share this and for this journey of like oh my goodness and and how exciting is it when you think about it, to see and discover will be his next nine descriptions of prized lineup was so perfectly with the first utterance of creation well will find out tomorrow.
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