Posts Tagged ‘ Song of Solomon ’

2 Kings Chapter 2: Elijah’s Journey and Translation

Dec 27th, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Kings, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The sons of the prophets who were in a school at Bethel came forth to Elisha and said, “Don’t you know that God will take away Elijah, your master, from off your head today?” How unusual that all the sons of the prophets had been informed of the expectation, as well as Elisha, who said, “Yes, I know it.” The details are not supplied as to how the expectation was known.

What in the antitype indicates that they would be aware of the imminence of the departure of the Elijah class? Current events will become so conspicuous that they will know the time is drawing close for the completion of the Elijah class, the Church, the Little Flock. As Jesus said, “When [you see] these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption [deliverance] draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

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Psalm Chapter 45: The Bride of Christ and the Marriage

Dec 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Psalms, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The beginning of Psalm 45 pictures Jesus as a King. When David wrote, “Thou [Jesus] art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips,” this accolade did not necessarily apply only during Jesus’ earthly ministry, although the examples were numerous. The praetorian guard was sent out to hear Jesus speak at Galilee and apprehend him if he said anything against Pilate or the priesthood, but they returned without him. When questioned by the Pharisees, those of the guard said, “We could not arrest him, for no man has ever spoken like this man. We could not catch him on any word.” An example is his saying, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:21). How could the guard apprehend someone who spoke like that? Certainly they could not accuse Jesus of being a traitor when he said yes to both Caesar and God, with each in his respective place. Another example of grace being poured into Jesus’ lips was his Sermon on the Mount, with the ten “blesseds”: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” “Blessed are they that mourn,” “Blessed are the meek,” “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness,” “Blessed are the merciful,” etc. (Matt. 5:3-11,16). In addition, he gave beautiful parables.

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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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The Book of Ruth Chapter1: Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah in Moab

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Ruth, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The name Elimelech means “God is King.” His wife’s name, Naomi, signifies “pleasantness,” “pleasant one.” Mahlon and Chilion were their two sons. Mahlon means “sickly,” “one having an infirmity,” and the thought of Chilion is “pining” or “wasting.” Both of the sons’ names suggest a process of illness, a sickly condition. In antitype they represent the Jewish people, the ten-tribe and the two-tribe kingdoms, who rejected Jesus. Jesus said, “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate” (Matt. 23:38).

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Ruth Chapter 2: Naomi sends Ruth to Boaz’s field

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Ruth, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Ruth ended up in “a part of the field” that belonged to Boaz. At first glance, her being there seemed to be by chance, but she was providentially guided. The “field” was actually a valley or a plain, so the thought is that Ruth went to Boaz’s portion of the plain.

The Law required that corners of the field not be reaped in order to leave them for the poor. Therefore, the poor were at liberty to enter the corners and glean there. However, Ruth “gleaned … after the reapers”; that is, she gathered the “crumbs,” the residue, after the reapers had gone through. Whatever fell to the ground when the grain was bound in bundles was also to be left for the poor.

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Ruth Chapter 3: Ruth Uncovers Boaz’s Feet

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Ruth, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The Book of Ruth is a beautiful story of the Gospel Age from the standpoint of principle and the things that endear the Ruth class to Boaz (Jesus), but when Ruth and Naomi came back to Israel, it was the time of harvest. Hence, at that point, the picture shifts down to the end of the Gospel Age. Ruth 2:23 says that Ruth gleaned through both the barley and the wheat harvests. In gathering the wheat, she threshed only for her private use. Regarding the end of the age, the collective standpoint is also significant. Ruth gleaned to the end of the barley and wheat harvests and dwelled with her mother-in-law.

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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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The Book of Ruth

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Miscellanious Topics, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name), Tabernacle or Temple

The book of Ruth is a love story much in the way Song of Solomon is a love story with very deep significance. Br. Frank very adeptly goes into the nuances of this love story and its spiritual significance. Ruth is a picture of the church, who embraces the Sarah Covenant (Naomi) and who is redeemed by Boaz. Its a very touching story which we don’t want to give too much of it away in the this description, but encourage all to listen and you will come away with a greater appreciation of the Word of God.

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