The God-Possessed Soul
We see a description of the vehicle the King travels, rather than of the King, himself. It is pointing to the believer who is now a “habitation of God through the Spirit” (Ephesian 2:22).
The Daughters of Jerusalem have seen the Glory of the Lord on the Maiden as she is united with him in his resurrection and seated with him in heavenly places. They see that she is entirely his workmanship. Having spoken of his royal litter, they now describe this car of state, made my the Lord, himself. It is a palanquin for his own personal use, prefiguring the believer who the Lord has transformed for his own habitation.
The wood of Lebanon speaks of her humanity — “the earthly house of our bodily frame” (II Corinthians 5:1); the “pillars of silver” of her redemption at Calvary — redeemed by the blood of Christ; the “gold” of the Divine Life of her indwelling Lord; the “purple seat” of his throne as King. He rejoices in making the place of his feet glorious, so his temple is paved with the love of the daughters of Jerusalem.
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As you know, I send these Morning Messages out free of charge, and there is one very simple reason. As the late Keith Green taught, no one should be left out of hearing God’s Word due to a lack of funds.
To echo something Keith said, “I only want to build God’s Kingdom and see it increase, not my own. If someone writes a great poem no one praises the pencil they used, they praise the one who created the poem. Well, I’m just a pencil in the hands of the Lord. Don’t praise me, praise Him!”
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