Fairest of Ten Thousand

2002/07/07

When Jesus becomes the Fairest of Ten Thousands for us, when He is the altogether lovely One, when has become the Lover of our soul ? He will give us the capacity to reach ten thousand people for Him. There are tens of thousands of people in this city that need the Lord. We can reach them.Fairest of Ten Thousand
2002/07/06
Song of Solomon 5:10
10 My beloved is white and ruddy,
Chief among ten thousand.
NKJV

Chief:
1713 dagal { daw-gal?}
1a) (Qal) looked at, conspicuous (participle)
2) to carry a banner or standard, set up banner or standard
2a) (Qal) to set up standard (in battle)
2b) (Niphal) supplied with banners, bannered

Ten Thousand
7233 r^ebabah { reb-aw-baw?}
AV - ten thousand 13, million 1, many 1, multiply; 16

GK - 8047
1) multitude, myriad, ten thousand

7231 rabab { raw-bab?}

AV - are many 6, are multiplied 3, increased 3, are more 2, manifold 1, ten thousands 1, multiply 1; 17

GK - 8045
1) to be or become many, be or become much, be or become great
2) (Pual) ten thousands

3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

When Jesus becomes the Fairest of Ten Thousands for us, when He is the altogether lovely One, when has become the Lover of our soul ? He will give us the capacity to reach ten thousand people for Him. There are tens of thousands of people in this city that need the Lord. We can reach them.

Song of Solomon 5:2-16
2 I sleep, but my heart is awake;
It is the voice of my beloved!
He knocks, saying,
?Open for me, my sister, my love,
My dove, my perfect one;
For my head is covered with dew,
My locks with the drops of the night.?
3 I have taken off my robe;
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet;
How can I defile them?
4 My beloved put his hand
By the latch of the door,
And my heart yearned for him.
5 I arose to open for my beloved,
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
My fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the lock.
6 I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and was gone.
My heart leaped up when he spoke.
I sought him, but I could not find him;
I called him, but he gave me no answer.
7 The watchmen who went about the city found me.
They struck me, they wounded me;
The keepers of the walls
Took my veil away from me.
8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
That you tell him I am lovesick!
The Daughters of Jerusalem
9 What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
O fairest among women?
What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
That you so charge us?
The Shulamite
10 My beloved is white and ruddy,
Chief among ten thousand.
11 His head is like the finest gold;
His locks are wavy,
And black as a raven.
12 His eyes are like doves
By the rivers of waters,
Washed with milk,
And fitly set.
13 His cheeks are like a bed of spices,
Banks of scented herbs.
His lips are lilies,
Dripping liquid myrrh.
14 His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl.
His body is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.
15 His legs are pillars of marble
Set on bases of fine gold.
His countenance is like Lebanon,
Excellent as the cedars.
16 His mouth is most sweet,
Yes, he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved,
And this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem!
The Daughters of Jerusalem
NKJV

The Divine Intruder
Oh how many times has He come to us as a divine intruder! He intrudes into our personal life, He intrudes into our thoughts, He interferes in our situation and in our relationships and we shun Him and push Him aside ? and yet, we know it is the voice of our beloved!
We long for Him and when He comes we ignore Him
Isaiah 53: 3-5
3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

How many times does He come to us in the form of someone we despise? We had hoped that He would come in some form that we would approve of and yet, He comes in ones we esteem the least.
He comes to us in the little girl with the thick glasses, rather than the attractive little princess; the stuttering prophet rather than the eloquent speaker. He provides for His prophet through a widow that has no faith, only obedience. He turns the jaw-bone of an ass into a mighty instrument of victory that slays 1 000 Philistines!

How easily we overlook His presence in the ones we despise and reject because they do not live up to our expectations! How easily we ignore His inner voice pleading with us as we face the temptations of the devil because He does not roar at us but gently tries to nudge us away from the snares of the enemy.

We despise His call because it is not dramatic; we fail to see the visions He gives, because they seem so ordinary. We refuse to prophecy because we think we will make a fool of ourselves if we really say what He has prompted us to say.

We despise suffering ? so naturally we will despise the suffering Messiah. It does not suit our sensibilities.
And yet He knocks and keeps on knocking at our hearts door?

Revelation 3:20
20 ?Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
NKJV

The Divine Plea
He fiddles with the latch on the door of our heart. He wants to come in.
Listen to the divine plea: Open for me, my love, my dove, my perfect one?
God sees you already perfected in Christ. That is how He sees you and I. He does not see your shortcoming and your sin, he looks beyond your faults and sees your need.
He took His royal robe off to give you a robe of righteousness!
He has washed his feet with the nail-scars in them?do you want to see them defiled again?
We think we do not deserve His presence just as we are. So we look to unnatural fragrances to beautify ourselves before we allow Him into our lives. We reach for the perfumes, the man-made fragrances to impress Him?and all He wants is us!

Yes, our hearts yearn for Him and we even rise up to open for Him?but because we tarry too long, He is gone!

The Divine Voice

My heart went out to Him when He spoke?
Oh, when we hear the voice of the Master speaking to us, it makes our heart beat faster!
Luke 24: 32
32And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
When God speaks to us it touches our hearts.

Acts 2:37-39