(Sorry for the messy writing, I just wanted my thoughts on paper and out there, this will be edited over and over again, but enjoy what you will, chew on the meat and spit out the bones)
True Jews in the OT were married to Christ, their messiah, The Angel of the Lord, a pre incarnate form of Jesus Christ. Solomon and his bride were united/married to the messiah. They were in a covenant relation with God through His Son, the Word of God not yet put on flesh, not yet tabernacled among us full of Grace and Truth.
Any faithful Jew reading Solomon’s Song of Songs would have seen Solomon making peace treaties and alliances by marrying pharaohs daughter. In the Song of Songs, Solomon also marries enemy of God that becomes born again. He courts her, marries her then sanctifies her, therefore making peace with her and other nations. It was due to Solomons strict union with the pre incarnate form of Christ/Wisdom 1 Kings 4:29/1 Cor. 1:24 that he was able to so skillfully spread peace on earth and good will toward all men.
Pentecost was a revival, Solomons kingdom had even greater revival and in the millennial reign of Jesus Christ there will be the greatest revival ever in history. Even during the millennial reign our hopes will be on the new heavens and new earth.
Similarities between God’s covenant relationship with the nation of Israel, their marriage to a pre incarnate form of Jesus Christ, the marriage of a King to the enemy slave girl in the Song of Songs, the marriage of Hosea to Gomer. All biblical marriages for that matter.
The born again true Jew at heart would see similarities in marriage analogous to God’s/Christ spiritual marriage to a believers union with or marriage to Jesus Christ. A true Jew had some sort of union and communion with a pre incarnate form of Jesus Christ, therefore in most of my writings when I say “Christ” I mean the pre incarnate form. And when I say Jesus Christ I mean the Word of God, the Angel of the Lord that put on flesh and was named Jesus, Jehovah saves. No longer in a pre incarnate form but now united and one with flesh, a second type of Perichoresis.
The First Form of Marriage or Perichoresis is a mutual indwelling and participation of each person of the Trinity. The second marriage is Gods’ Son with flesh.
What Im talking about with Solomon being united to a pre incarnate form of Christ as third type of Perichoresis (marriage) that could be divided up into two categories or two different era’s. One in the OT and one in the NT. Both united to some form of messiah/Christ. In the OT the true Jews was united to Christ in a mystical way similar to how a husband and wife are united and one with each other, so was the true born again Jew in heart.
The believing Jew would have known by experience that there were similarities between Solomon’s union with his bride and their union with God or Christ ( the pre-incarnate form of Jesus Christ). Because of their current knowledge and past experience with the pre-incarnate forms of Christ similarities could easily be drawn.
Israels Messiah and their relationship to Him as His/his bride and Him as their Husband/husband can be seen through out the OT. They were His and He was theirs. They would have noticed similarities between God the Father’s union with His Angel. God sent the Angel, the Angel obeys. The One sending is in authority in this One in Three, Three in One relationship.
Solomon’s union with his wife in the Song of Songs and the Messiahs/messiahs union with Israel through their history, thus the Messiahs union with each individual Jew and the Messiahs union with each individual believer. Who were they one with?
The Glory of God in the face of Christ, wisdom of God, is seen in a lesser degree during Solomons reign than it would in the millennial Kingdom. Solomons restored Israel to the greatest theocratic monarchy rule ever! A marriage in a kingdom context, particularly during Solomon’s reign best illustrates the love and grace of God to His people. Thus you have the title “Song of Songs” The more intense the view of the glory of God in the face Solomon the greater her love to Him/him (meaning God, Messiah, and Solomon). Affection rise in proportion to our view of the Beauty of the Lord or His Glory. She would be changed by seeing the glory of God in the face of Solomon, the special glory of God’s love and grace in the temple where God’s Name dwelt.
In His image God made man and woman. The two shall be one flesh.
Facts of the pre incarnate form of Jesus Christ, the messiah/Messiah of Israel was united/married to true believing Jews in one sense and Israel as a nation in another and believers in the NT in another sense.
God gave the Angel of the Lord duties similar to that of a husband in a marriage relationship.
- God gave The Angel of the Lord the role of a king, one of sovereignty and authority. Israel was to listen to this divine Messenger. This pre incarnate form of Jesus Christ was their authority like a king giving instruction and them obeying similar to the role of a wife in marriage, therefore reflecting the glory of God’s sovereignty and authority. Ex. 23:22
- He was God’s Angel with His Name in Him. The Jew would have understood the messiah to be not the Father but of the same essence, or Character/Name. A Plurality existed in the Godhead. Ex. 23 So the Angel of the Lord that had God’s Name Jehovah was going to guard them from enemies v.20, displaying God’s love through a mediator.
- He was to be obeyed because the Angel with God’s Name, Jehovah, in Him had the same authority as Jehovah. God sent the Angel as one in authority like a King “Listen to Him…..He will not forgive…” Ex. 23:20
- They would have known that the one they were united to was their righteousness.
- The Angel was sent by God Ex. 23:20. God is espousing His Son, the Angel to Israel as a whole. God gave the Angel duties similar to that of a husband in a marriage relationship.
- The Angel of the Lord
- The Song is about union and communion, oneness in marriage covenant.
- Union due to it being a marriage.
- The two shall become one flesh
- The Song illustrates holy communion between lovers proven by the structure of the Song. Song 1:7-1:16
- In back and forth converstation
- She ask of him in Song 1:7
- He answers and instructs her in Song 1:8
- She obeys and then he compliments her swift and fearless character in Song 1:9
- He continues the compliment, delight and estimation of her love by comparing it to precious Jewels. Song of Songs 1:10
- She was morally excellent and lovely to him so he lets her know it in 1:10 then he promises to sanctify her, make her more holy and morally beautiful in 1:11
- While she is in his presence in Song 1:12, taking to heart all he says to her, with dove focused eyes of faith on his “name” (who he is and what he has done for her and how valuable he is to her) her love for him pours out and is pleasing to him like perfume poured out.
- He compliment her doves eyes and her moral beauty in
- There is no story in the song (she has no name, if taken literally the scenery changes to abruptly to make any sense like her being in her mothers house in chapter 2 and then in a cleft of a rock.) It is far more like poetic communion between a husband and wife rather than a narrative giving a history of real events.
- In back and forth converstation
- The Jews would have known that they were united to the Messiah.
- The Jews would have known they held communion with the Messiah.
- Union due to it being a marriage.
- The illustration of a husband and wife relationship parallels that of their current union and communion with the messiah/Messiah.
- The title Song of Songs declares the Song to be superlative in its ability to do what the Song was intended to do. What was the main purpose of the Song? To illustrate and communicate God’s love to His people.
- Solomon was of the Tribe of Judah
David is addressed as God’s ‘‘anointed’’ or ‘‘messiah’’ (Ps 89:21, 39; 2 Sam 22:51) whose ‘‘seed’’ will endure forever under God’s favor (Ps 89:5, 30, 37). As Yahweh has crushed the ancient serpent ‘‘Rahab’’ (Ps 89:11), so now David and his sons will crush their enemies in the dust beneath their feet (Ps 89:24; 2 Sam 22:37-43).
Other ‘‘royal’’ Psalms tend further to establish the Davidic background of the Yah- wist’s portrait in Gen 3:15. In Ps 72:9, the foes of the Davidic king are described as ‘‘bowing down before him’’ and ‘‘licking the dust.’’ In the familiar ‘‘messianic’’ Psalms, God is described as having placed ‘‘all things under his feet’’ (Ps 8:6) and will make ‘‘your enemies your footstool’’ (Ps 110:1).
How Christ held holy communion with Israel and grow their union with Him.
- By bringing them out of slavery into a covenant relationship with Himself. Illustrated by the bride to be leaving her union with her father and marrying someone else.
- Keeping His promises 1 Cor. 10:3-5 Israel received both physical and spiritual blessings through their union and communion with their spiritual Rock, Christ their messiah, a pre incarnate form of Jesus Christ in the flesh.
- Through its leaders. Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon
- Through belief in what God said.
Key components of oneness or marriage that are similar across the board
- Two separate but one, one being and another, (can also be one being and a group of persons who can be one.)
- One in authority over another like a king having authority and a servant.
- (Mutual sharing in the benefits of that union)
- Separate in one sense but consider one in another. One the Head and the other the body, yet one. There is one and there is another. Two distinct persons with different roles yet one nature.
- The two must share the same nature. Heb. 2:11
- A mutual delight in the giving of oneself to the other. “My beloved is mine and I am his.” Song 2:16 A covenant is made between the two.
Let God, bring about peace with His enemies, through His Son’s death and resurrection. And the Son accepting the bride from the Father. The Father gave them to Christ.
Let Him kiss me, Let Christ show His Love and Grace to an unworthy sinner like me. Let Him kiss me. His Love is a Sovereign Love. No one commands His Love. He freely accepted the sinful bride. Taking her debt upon Himself and her partaking of all His Goods through union and communion with the king to whom peace belongs.
His name, is King Solomon, His Fame spreading is like perfume poured out from one vessel to another, pleasing is the fragrance of his name being poured out, pleasing to all who delighted in it more than any other delight. They praised God’s love to me and mine to Him more than any other things worthy of praise so the holy ones proclaimed “We will rejoice and delight in you, we will praise your Love more than wine.”
It is right for holy creatures to adore the king of love and peace. Solomon loved Irsael, Solomon brought about peace with all the nations. Solomon face, his name, was the greatest reflected glory of God so far, the Greatest Revelation of His Love to Israel so far.
She wanted to be married to the King. She was an enemy, and now wants redemption and salvation and she submits to the King. The kings name was like perfume poured out, pleasing to all, ruling in righteousness and justice. (justice through Christ in the temple judging)
Other verses on Communion or fellowship with God
She leaves her union with her Father for union with Christ. Ps. 45:10, Song 1:5-6 she is in slavery needing redemption similar to Israel when in slavery in Egypt.
Then once delivered, this in and out of lower forms of slavery to Satan by doubting God would provide, would bring about the discipline of God, their sins separate God from them, God would feel absent
Doubting the power of God over your enemies. Numbers 14 will cause separation unless their is someone interceding on our behalf. Look to the intercessor in times of sin and separation from the love and grace of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Solomon asked God for wisdom. God gave Solomon an unmeasurable amount of wisdom 1 Kings 4:29. Christ is the Wisdom of God. 1 Cor. 1:24. Solomon possessed unmeasurable wisdom. Solomon possessed Christ. Christ was his. The Wisdom of Christ was his. So united to Christ was Solomon that he had His mind. Then you have Solomon’s bride that is one with Solomon. United by love the flame of God in marriage. She was united to a type of Christ. Solomon was a lesser messiah, or anointed one over Israel Matt. 12:42.
Saved in 2000 at age 27. Nearly immediately I fell in love with the Song and grew very fast the first two years memorizing large portions of scripture purifying my mind the started chewing on meat to soon and struggled for 12 years and Christ has me on track like always but I just took the long way around and now I love leading others closer to Christ by seeing His love reflected in Solomons love for an enemy slave girl.
I have experienced God's love to me in the Song in ways that words can't express. There are many portion of the Word where she experiences extra ordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God. If you have a burning desire for a close intimate relationship with God by experiencing His Love to you over and over again at greater and greater heights, depths, lengths and breaths then The Song of Songs is where you need to be.
I can help you with this process of Growing in the experience of God's love. As of 7-23-16 I have experienced everything prior to chapter 8. The Song of Song is progressive in experience. Meaning that if you are mature then you can experience the joys and extraordinary outpourings of God's Love shed abroad in your heart.
If you are not so mature then the delights in the first chapter of the Song will satisfy your thirst for experiencing the Love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Many Christian are living in sin because they do not know how to experience God's love and get hooked on Loving Him. It feels good to be loved and to love Him. His burden is not heavy and His yoke is light, Jesus said in Matt. 10:28
I believe God wants to use me to help beautify His Bride through the Song of Solomon.
If you see the book literally you will not understand nor grasp the Love God has for you. If you see the book and the verses in it relating to Christ's love to you then I would love to show you how to experience this Love to the fullest. I will pray for you daily and guide you every step of the way.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I grew up going to church but was a hypocrite. I lived my life how I chose but went to church on Sunday because my family went.
Mom and Dad divorced when I was about 5.
About this time I was sexually abused by "Bob" a made up name. This incident changed my life for the worst. I had no clue how to deal with it.
As I got older I grew in my hatred for Bob. I didn't blame anyone of my family because I was to young to know any better. Some of what happened during the abuse was in a bathroom. So overtime I would use the bathroom and look at my private parts that night would replay in my mind. My hatred for Bob would continue to grow each time.
Now I know this only happened to me one night. I can't image the pain other's go through who have had this happen to them over and over. Even as I write this now I cry with many tears for those hurting. God love you even though you may not know it or feel it. Go to Him in your time of need.
I was a really bad teenager. I only cared about myself and not even my family. I always came first in my mind. Even at the expense of hurting others. I was growing in my hatred for God by now.
I was going to church and was learned that God was in control. I thought well, if God was in control then He must have let me be sexually abused. I didn't understand this, How could a good and loving God allow this. I hated Him for it. My hatred for Bob grew as well. I was still using the bathroom and memories kept coming back. My heart grew even harder for Bob and God. As far as I was concerned God would have nothing to do with my life so I lived even worse. I thought I would be in jail or dead and I really didn't care, I thought it could be much worse than reliving your painful past over and over again. Little did I know that God's plan later would be to use these events to give me a burning passion for the closest most intimate love relationship with Himself through Christ mainly through the love poem in the Song of Songs in the Bible.
I remember hating Bob so much that the only thing that would relieve my pain was actually thinking he would suffer forever for what he did. I grew so much in my hatred for him that I had to continue to think that he would get even worse than what I imaged before. After some time I would only be relieved of hatred for him unless I thought he would burn in a hotter and hotter hell for all the suffering he put me through.
I never told my mom or family what happened, although I think some of them knew something had happened.
I grew up quite rebellious and even went to jail at the age of 20. I was living the fast life pursuing all my sinful desires and wanting more. It never seemed to be enough. I was quite happy in my sin but I just wanted more of it.
I lived life thinking I would die at a young age, riding motorcycle and living on the edge put me in the hospital many times and I should have been dead.
California at age 26.
I moved to California for a job opportunity at the age of 27. While trying to figure out what radio stations to program in my car, I ran across a RC Sproul talking about "people who have the faith that saves and people who only say that have faith" only the people who have the faith that saves will go to heaven. I thought "I don't think I have the faith that saves because my life was so bad." I searched the scriptures to try to get this faith. I found a church and thought people there could help me get this faith that saves. All along God kept showing me how sinful I was and that I deserved punishment from Him for living my life hating Him.
One weekend I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John desperately trying to find out how to get this faith that saves. By now I knew that if you had the faith that saves that Jesus would be saving you from a life of sin. I still liked my sin and Jesus sure wasn't saving me from a life of sin, so I rightly concluded that I didn't have the faith that saves.
By the time I got to John, I saw "believe" everywhere. John 3:16 and other verses and wow the whole book was written so that you may believe. John 20:31 "these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." So at night I would pray "I believe Jesus died for me, I believe, I believe. This was just an intellectual belief. I knew that in history and the Bible that Jesus died for everyone, so I believed it. But this belief did not change my life.
I would go on night after night saying the same prayer only to wake up the next day wanting to fulfill my sinful desires. The prayer wasn't working so I started to word it different each time hoping some prayer would work. After about 2 weeks of this I was fed up with it all, nothing was happening. I still was living in my sin and wanted more of it. A Christian hates their sin and does something about it, and certainly they don't continue to make plans to sin. The prayers weren't working so I gave up. I thought to myself "God, I tried with all my might, I searched the Scriptures, went to church, read the Bible and prayed all to no avail. If Im going to be saved your going to have to do it because I tried."
So I quit praying but still the Bible kept calling me so I read more. 3 Days later I was laying in a tanning bed and God convicted me really hard that I had offended Him by the life I was living. I was so scared of God, where could I run. You can't hide from God. It seemed like forever that I was under these terrors of being punished by a Holy Angry God. This lasted about 10 minutes then this is how I understood it. God let me understand that all that anger that He had for me for all my sin should come my way but He had poured that anger out on Jesus 2,000 years ago. I immediately started weeping an couldn't stop for about 20 minutes. All the sins that I could think of I confessed for that 20 minutes one after another after another, I was so sorrowful and grieved it physically hurt inside.
After I stopped crying I thought that was the weirdest thing that ever happened. I walked out of the tanning salon and stood outside and everything seemed so beautiful, the tree's, the birds, even the air seemed pleasant. Now I was really wondering what was going on.
I pondered all of this as I drove to work that day. I brought my Bible to work and was thinking what am I doing, I want to take my Bible to work so I can read it. As soon as I got to work I started reading my Bible. I couldn't believe what I was reading!! It all was so wonderful. It felt so good to just read my Bible. My client showed up and as I was training them the only thing I could think about was getting back to my Bible. I read all night and slept about 2 hours and was reading again.
I had sinful things in my apartment and I rounded everything evil up and threw it in the garbage. It was weird I was thinking but it felt good so I left it all in the garbage. I called my girlfriend to break it up and she thought I had another girl, I said no, I just think this is wrong we shouldn't be sleeping together. She didn't understand so I told her I was a Christian now and she still thought I had another girlfriend. She said "Im glad your a Christian, so am I" I thought to myself, "I have a strong conviction that sleeping together is wrong and she thought it was okay" I wondered how she could think that. Anyway we broke up.
I kept reading my bible and repenting, there was so much to repent of and I had lived a very sinful life. I was a thief for some part of my life and all the people I stole from kept coming to mind. I owed so much money. I was instantly in debt about $80,000. As I could I paid them back. As of 7-18-2016 I still owe about $25,000 but it sure is a joy to be paying them back.
The first week of being saved a car just about ran me over, they hit me but I wasn't hurt at all. The guy in the car felt so bad. I just looked at him and said "God bless you and have a great day, I am okay" smiled at him and moved on. Now I was really wondering what was going on because I normally would have cussed him out left and right and instead of cussing I blessed him. That was so weird. But again it felt good. I learned to do good by what my conscience told me was good and that it felt good. I got hooked on this feeling good by doing good and did it more often.
About two weeks after being saved I thought of Bob. I immediately prayed for him, something like "Lord help him.." then I stopped praying and said out loud "What am I doing?" I'm praying for a man that I hated my whole life, but it feels good and right, so I did it again. I stopped again midway in the prayer and started pacing around. I was trying to make sense of what was going on and couldn't figure it out. But again it made me happy to pray for him so I did. Bob would often come to mind when I went to the bathroom and each time I would pray for Him. The more I did this the less weird it got. And the greater my love grew for him.
I started memorizing large portions of scripture and this was wonderful because it felt like the words were cleaning my mind and as Proverbs 2:10 "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul." I wanted more and more of this pleasantness. So I memorized even more and the joy got more and more.
Then this life changing advice came:
A friend from church told me to find a book of the Bible and really understand it. Read through the Bible and pick one and read it over and over and study it and really get it. So I started in Genesis and read through. When I got to Proverbs I really liked it so I thought that would be the book. I started by memorizing all of Proverbs chapter 3. After that I thought maybe there is a better book than Proverbs. So I read on. Then I came to Song of Solomon. I read it with quite some confusion. It wasn't as good as the other books, I didn't know why. So I bought a commentary on it. George Burrowes commentary on the Song of Solomon.
In the commentary I found that George and other saw the book as illustrating God's love to the Church. And not only illustrating it but displaying the Love of Christ better than any other book. This caught my attention big time, because I was having a burning desire for a closer relationship with God and desperately learning about His Love so that I could Love God. You see I had hated Him for so long that God used that old hard heart to spur me on in loving Him. I so much did not want to hate God anymore that I was on fire to learn to Love Him as much and as fast as possible. So here was a book that would help me do that. So I landed on the Song of Solomon. I committed to learning as much of this book as possible.
I memorized the first chapter and would repeat it often throughout the day. I didn't know much of what I was repeating but it sure made me happier and on fire for God. I grew so fast repeating the first chapter over and over again all day, like a dozen times a day at least. It felt so good and I never found any other book that caused me to weep so much. I would often weep everyday just reading it. I was to immature to know what was going on. Even though it hurt to weep so much, I felt like my heart was being cleansed from the filth that was in it by repeating it over and over again so I did. As I read the commentary I understood more and more. What God was doing in me through the Song was greater and faster than any other portion of Scripture so I tended to stay there often. I was so excited about God that I thought it funny that other's in church weren't the same way. Some where happy but it seemed most of them didn't seem to care much about God. They would talk about work, football the weather. The only thing I wanted to talk about was Jesus and God and how can I grow closer to Him.
About this time there was a mission trip to Ireland.
I started to have convictions that I should try to find Bob and witness to him. I kept praying for him but how could he be saved if he hadn't heard the Gospel that has power unto salvation. So I asked family if they had any information. Like me before, my family hated him and thought he deserved hell. After some time I got his name but no location or phone number. Either they didn't know where he was or didn't want to tell me. I prayed some more and then started to get stronger convictions to do something about finding Bob.
So I went on the internet and typed in "his name and child molestation sex offender court" thinking that some court record would have some info leading to where I may find him" I even talked to a private eye and he couldn't help. So I googled some key words and spent hours each day looking through each page. I believed it was God's will for me to witness to Bob. I wanted him to be saved. Really bad. So much so that I thought God would save Bob if I were to witness to him. So I didn't stop searching for him. I kept my computer on each day and went page by page. It took two years to go through about 15,000 pages but I found someone who matched his name in a prison for molesting his grandchildren. I wrote the prison and he wrote back. All kinds of emotions went through my body when I saw his letter from the jail. I didn't open it right away but two hours later God gave me enough courage to face my fears again and I opened the letter. He admitted to being the one who molested me. We wrote back and forth I told him I was angry before but now I was saved and that I loved him and believed God wanted me to talk to him. He read my letters over and over again. I shared the gospel in each one.
I got mad at Bob 2x. Once he said that he love me. I got really angry with him. He didn't love me. That night it was hard to love Bob, I had to call a friend to pray for me to repent, after he prayed I felt greater love for Bob. Then I wrote him back saying "I'm sorry but you can't say that you loved me. You did not love me you lusted after me." He admitted he didn't love as he should have and admitted that it was lust and sinful. Finally some conviction. Yet I only thought he was saying that because I was being nice to him. All his family had left him and he said I was the only "friend" he had.
Wether or not it was true Bob said that he had cancer in his arm and that the help the prison gives was not enough and if he had money he could see a different doctor and get help. I sent him some money and since I was in jail before I knew what it was like to be in there without money, so I sent him money.
About 4-5 months in the economy went down, it was 2008. Work was hard. I still sent him money and I had to work harder. This was a really good lesson for me because I had to "work hard for the benefit of someone who did not deserve it." This was one of the greatest blessing ever because I realized with great certainty that Jesus was in me. This is what Jesus did. Jesus worked his whole life for me and I didn't deserve it!! Christ was in me! This was one of the best feelings ever and it put me in worship for months.
Then a mission trip to Croatia.
Each time I had to leave my business and amazing as it is I was completely okay each time. I am a self employed personal trainer and it is normally absurd to just leave and start over, but each time I had enough work within 2 weeks of coming back. This is a flat out miracle. I trusted God to provide and he did. How many people can start up a business in 2 weeks. Only with the help of God. God was teaching me early on in my walk that as long as I did what He wanted me to do then I had nothing to worry about.
About 3 years saved now.
I Taught the 4 year old's at church Sunday morning for 10 years.
Left my business 2x for mission trips and God miraculously provided when I came back.
I taught 5 x a week plus held a job.
Sunday morning to the kids.
Sunday night with the 5th graders
Friday afternoons at Good News Clubs. Sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Friday Nights with the Kids teaching through Pilgrims Progress, I did this 2x
Teaching Monday afternoons at a nursing home. I taught through the Song of Songs once then John, then Romans then back to the Song again! I love the Song of Songs.
I grew up hating God for what happened to me, and now I love Him because He first loved me. My passion is for children to grow up loving God and not hating Him.
My other passion which has become ever greater is to help others see the Love of Christ to His Church in the Song of Songs!!
I would love to help you, just let me know and I will lead you and pray for you.
God demonstrates His love to us in sending His one and only Son to suffer in our place, taking our sins upon Himself so that whoever believes they get to heaven because of what He did for us will not perish but have everlasting life.