THIS SERIES: A HEALTHY HEART
Here is the passage in the Passion Translation:
Who is this one? Look at her now!
She arises out of her desert, clinging to her beloved.
When I awakened you under the apple tree,
as you were feasting upon me,
I awakened your innermost being with the travail of birth
as you longed for more of me.
Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore.
This living, consuming flame will seal you as my prisoner of love.
My passion is stronger than the chains of death and the grave,
all consuming as the very flashes of fire from the burning heart of God.
Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being…..
Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you….
The ancient Hebrew word for “seal” can also be translated “prison cell.” He longs for his bride to be his love prisoner, in the prison cell of his eternal love.(TPT)
My note: I think I prefer the word ‘captive’; a prison has negative connotations!
The word also means a signet ring, which was worn by a chord over the heart ,
or attached to the arm, which signified strength.
It was the personal seal of an individual, his symbol of power & authority,
and was often used to show a marriage or family relationship.
‘The burning heart of God’: The phrase in Hebrew is “a most vehement flame”
and is actually two Hebrew words.
The first is “a mighty flash of fire,” and the second is “Yah,”
which is the sacred name of God himself. The Hebrew shalhebet-yah could be translated
“The Mighty Flame of the Lord Most Passionate!”(TPT)
Why not set aside some time to go into the secret place to meet with Jesus, our Heavenly Bridegroom?
Put off the pressures of the day, and get really quiet inside. Turn your heart’s gaze towards the Lord, and ask Him to come close.
Read all of the Song of Solomon in the Passion Translation.
Then continue to sit quietly in His presence, and play the worship video.
Our human relationship status is immaterial;
we have a Heavenly Bridegroom waiting to woo us.
Let’s make it a date.
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