Posts Tagged ‘song 8:14’

Upon the Mountain of Spices

September 26, 2010

Song 4:6 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

The hill of frankincense is Calvary, where, “through the eternal Spirit He offered Himself”{a fragrant offering (Eph 5:2)}; the mountain of myrrh is His embalmment & burial in the garden(Jn 19:39-42) till the resurrection “daybreak.” (Jameison-Fausset-Brown)

a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil{usually made from myrrh}, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table . -Mt 26:7

Many commentaries think the mountain of myrrh – Heb mor, points to Mt Moriah- the place of myrrh(referring to the spices burnt as incense) where the temple was built(2 Chr 3:1) and where Abraham offered up his son Isaac, foreshadowing Christ’s sacrifice. (Matthew Henry, Wikipedia) Abraham called this place ‘The LORD Will Provide’. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided” (Gen 22:2,14).

Song 4:16 Awake, O north wind, and come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into His garden and eat its choice fruits!

Song 6:2 My beloved is gone down into His garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Song 8:14 Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

Until the Day Breaks

As the Deer

January 30, 2009

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth — For your love is better than wine. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you. Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. The upright love you.”–Song 1:2-4 


*The verb (mashakh, “draw”) is a figurative expression 
(hypocatastasis) which draws an implied comparison between the physical acting of leading a person with the romantic action of leading a person in love. Elsewhere it is used figuratively of a master gently leading an animal with leather cords (Hos 11:4) and of a military victor leading his captives (Jer 31:3). The point of comparison might be that the woman wants to be the willing captive of the love of her beloved, that is, a willing prisoner of his love.

The heart cry of an awakened heart desparately longing to be drawn away by her beloved in His cords of love. 

[Joyfully the radiant bride turned to him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices! –Song 8:14 AMP 


Establish your hearts on the Rock –Ja 5:8
For the coming of the Lord draws nigh. 
Surrender in complete abandonment 
Fervently sing in the shadow of His wings 
Rejoice and be glad 
Set the Lord always before
Follow hard
Upheld in His presence taste fullness of joy
Drink deeply of His love
Let Him flood your dry ground –Ps 44:3
The path of life made known
At His right hand are pleasures forevermore. –Ps 16:11


My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Better is one day in your courts than 1000 elsewhere! –Ps 84:2,10 

As the deer pants for the streams of living water
So my soul pants for you, O God. –Ps 42:1

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast.
I will sing and make melody.
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. –Ps 57:7-8

Make Haste, My Beloved!

January 29, 2009

James 5:7-8    Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draws nigh.

Song 8:14    Make haste, my beloved! Be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices. 


The Bride longs for the Bridegroom’s return, yet waits patiently,
clinging to and enjoying the promise

“the coming of the Lord draws nigh”


The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” –Rev 22:17 

Hear His voice calling “Come Today”! –Heb 4:7 

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; 
Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 
Let us come before Him {into His presence} with thanksgiving 
and extol Him with music and song.
 –Ps 95:1-2

Come! Drink the living water, water flowing from the Rock –1 Cor 10:4 
Be filled, for in His presence is fullness of joy, eternal joy! –Ps 16:11 

Oh, how the Bride longs to be drawn away, swept up into His presence 

Draw me away! — Song 1:3-4 

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. –Ja 4:8 

Establish your hearts! 
Establish your hearts on the Rock of His word –Mt 7:25 
Be firm, stable, constant, unwavering 
Be steadfast, immovable,
Always abounding in the work of the Lord. –1 Cor 15:58

For the Bridegroom’s answer to the Bride’s cry 
“Make haste, my beloved” is: 

“Surely I am coming quickly.” 

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. –Rev 22:20-21

My Beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. 
Behold, He is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering through the lattice. –Song 2:9

Make haste, my Beloved! –Song 8:14