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Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon Chapter 8: The Great Multitude Renew Their Love for the Lord, The Bride’s Concern for Her Sister

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Ostensibly the Bride seems to be speaking, but since the Church is already glorified and the Song of Solomon has been sequential for the last few chapters, the Great Company would be speaking here for several reasons. One reason is that a new chapter is properly indicated in Song 8:1 with a change of cadence. Another reason is that the glorified Church beyond the veil would not utter the words in verse 4. Chapter 8 is a sequel to the story in the Song of Solomon, in which the Bride class is now complete and attention is being focused on the Great Company class. At this point in time, the Great Company will have renewed zeal that will be just as fervent and at just as high a level as that of the true Church—but belatedly. They will get the equal portion of the Spirit and the oil and be enthusiastic. They would have made their calling and election sure if they had awakened to this fact in sufficient time.

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Song of Solomon Chapter 7: The Bride and Bridegroom

Jan 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

This description is given just before the marriage. Other activities must take place first when the feet members go beyond the veil. For example, each saint will hear Jesus say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant,” meet the other saints, and be acquainted with the duties of office (Matt. 25:21). In other words, even though the Bride class will be fit for the office, they must undergo an “orientation” process and be acquainted with the “rules and regulations.”

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Song of Solomon Chapter 6: The Bride’s Love for Christ and His Love for Them

Jan 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The Church are collectively considered to be “one.” “She is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her.” The “mother … that bare her” is the Sarah Covenant, the “Jerusalem … above, … which is the mother of us all” (Gal. 4:26).

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Song of Solomon Chapter 5: The Great Multitude or Foolish Virgins

Jan 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The King James Version properly has a new paragraph here. Song 3:1,2 and 5:2-6 tell of two bedroom scenes. Chapter 3 gives the Little Flock’s attitude when they are awakened, and Chapter 5 contrasts the Great Company’s attitude when they are awakened. The Pastor’s writings furnish many clues and ideas, which, when collated, result in pictures that are tenfold clearer. Details and other truths are revealed in the collation.

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Song of Solomon Chapter 4: Jesus describes his Bride

Nov 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Verse 7 means the prospective Bride is without blame on this side of the veil. A “spot” is a particular fault, a flaw. We must wash our robes on a daily basis, asking each day for forgiveness. Those who do not apply for mercy and forgiveness each day develop both wrinkles in their garments (through inactivity and a sleeping condition) and spots. The Great Company have long-term spots that need to be washed. Ephesians 5:26,27 describes the Little Flock: “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

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Song of Solomon Chapter 2 Christ and the Church, Little Foxes

Oct 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The time setting cannot be proven. However, this “Song” was written from the perspective of a finished picture, and it contains some movement that will be seen in later chapters. The Song progresses all down the age, and everything is viewed as having happened. For instance, the Little Flock is seen getting out of bed, the Great Company is reluctant to arise, a witness is given to Israel, etc. These events are all future, yet they are written as having happened. It is as though we are transferred to the very end of the age and are looking back at the feelings, reverence, devotion, and attitudes of the class who will be faithful, as well as the attitudes of the nominal Church, the Great Company, and others.

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The Song Of Solomon Chapter 1: The Bride of Christ

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

In some Bibles, this book is called Canticles, which means “Song.” An English derivative is “cantor,” a singer. “The song of songs” is the special song of the calling of the Church.

Many have had difficulty accepting this book as part of Scripture because of the wording, but it is in the Bible. The problem is that such individuals take the wording literally and do not see the spiritual aspect. This book was providentially included in the Scriptures, and the fact that it is called “THE Song” indicates there is an important need to understand the contents.

Solomon represents Jesus as King, but after he ascended; that is, Solomon represents Jesus as the risen Lord. Written during Solomon’s reign, the Song of Solomon has been in the Bible for almost 3,000 years.

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Song of Solomon Chapter 3: The Church’s Love for Christ

Aug 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Song of Solomon, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Chapter 3 shows that the Church class do not need to be prodded to seek the Lord. They are resting comfortably in their bed, thinking about the Master the way David used to think about God while out in the fields as a shepherd. This bed is one of comfort and rest.

The prospective Bride is not satisfied but is ever seeking to come closer to the Lord. While searching for him, she has some discomforting experiences. “I sought him [but did not find him]” (verse 1). Again, “I sought him, but I found him not” (verse 1). And a third time, “I sought him, but I found him not” (verse 2). When she goes beyond the watchmen but a little way, she finds him “whom my soul loveth” (verse 4).

The third chapter is contrasted with the fifth chapter, which describes the attitude of the Great Company class.

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