THE LOVE OF MONEY
CONT., page 12
SONG OF SOLOMON
The river of truth that we have found continues its endless flow, the well that satisfies our thirst continues to bring forth its deep waters, and the seamless inner garment of truth continues to reveal an unending unbroken thread of harmony with all of Scripture.
Song of Solomon is unquestionably the story of the Bride and her Groom, Yahshua. This book is filled with wonderful Remnant truths and testimonies; and thus it would seem that within its Bride message, there would surely be the testimony regarding this matter of riches; and indeed there is. First we find the Elijah message of not dying, then immediately following is the account regarding riches.
In Song of Solomon 8:6 we read:
"For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy is as stubborn as Sheol."
Do you see the beautiful and hope-filled message here? The love that Yahshua has for His Remnant Bride is as strong as death, and death will not be able to overcome her. Likewise, His jealousy is as stubborn as Sheol, which is similarly death or sleep, once again telling us that our Groom is just as stubborn as Sheol, and will not let it overtake us. These verses afford wonderful hope. Then as we continue to verse seven, we read further regarding this Bride:
"Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor will rivers overflow it;
If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love,
It would be utterly despised."
Oh what an incredible statement we have here regarding this love that overcomes death, love that would cause one to despise "all the riches of his house" in order to obtain it! And this is precisely what must happen for anyone to receive this love that is stronger than death and more stubborn than Sheol - they must despise, even utterly despise, all the riches of their house and their life. They must count the love of Yahshua of greater value than all their worldly possessions, not keeping any of them in order to receive Love. This is the required choice for the Bride, proving our longing for Him by demonstrating it in all obedience - utterly despising our riches to receive Love.
And may we point out here as well that the verses that follow this are appropriately the oft-quoted passage regarding the little sister who had no breasts (the first Remnant) and could not be the door that brings the return of Yahshua, and the sister whose breasts were towering (the second Remnant). Once again we see a continuing string of Remnant testimony, and right in its midst, this account about despising/giving up all of one's riches in exchange for death-conquering Love.
And thus Son of Songs closes this chapter and even the entire book with these hope-filled words:
"O you who sit in the gardens (the kingdom),
My companions (the first Remnant) are listening for your voice (the voice of the second Remnant) -
Let Me hear it (not allowing the rocks to cry out, but preparing His way)!
Then answers the Bride:
Hurry, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle or a young stag
On the mountains of spices."
Continue to page 13 of The Love of Money forTHE PLAN AND GOVERNMENT OF THE REMNANT, PART 1
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