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Song of Songs 2:14 My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see your countenance, Let me hear your voice

Song of Songs 2:14 My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see your countenance, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your countenance is lovely.

Song of Songs 2:14 My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see your countenance, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your countenance is lovely.

Christ wants His seeker to remain in the cross, in a crucified condition, continually (Galatians 2:20a; 1 Corinthians 15:31; 2 Corinthians 4:10-11). However, to remain in the cross is a difficult matter, like entering into the clefts of the rock and the covert of the precipice high in the mountains by a rugged road. In order to empower and encourage His lover to rise up and come away from her low situation in her introspection of the self, Christ empowers her by showing her the power of His resurrection (vv. 8-9a), and He encourages her by the flourishing riches of His resurrection (vv. 11-13). It is by the power of Christ’s resurrection, not by our natural life, that we, the lovers of Christ, determine to take the cross by denying our self (Matthew 16:24). It is also by the power of Christ’s resurrection that we are enabled to be conformed to His death by being one with His cross (Philippians 3:10). The reality of resurrection is the pneumatic Christ (John 11:25), who as the consummated Spirit indwells and is mingled with our regenerated spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17 and notes). It is in such a mingled spirit that we participate in and experience the resurrection of Christ, which enables us to be one with the cross to be delivered from the self and to be transformed into a new man in God’s new creation for the fulfillment of God’s economy in the building up of the organic Body of Christ. (Song of Songs 2:14, Footnote 1, Holy Bible Recovery Version)

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  • Susanne Schuberth (Germany)
    July 11, 2014 - 11:27 am | Permalink

    I hope you don’t mind me having taken – only now – one of these beautiful pics you posted on here for a poem on one of my own blog sites (cf. http://susanneschuberth.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/the-grace-rap-may-31-2012/ ).

    If you don’t like that – although I revealed the source I had tapped in the caption so that everyone can see it – please, let me know.

    Thank you! 😉

    Every blessing to you,
    Susanne from Bavaria

    • August 8, 2014 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

      Hello Susanne, we don’t mind if you use these pictures as long as you provide a link back to the source of the picture, that is, the link of this page.

      I hope these pictures help you enjoy Christ more!

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