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Now? How about Now? ~ SoS Saturday

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Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,
May you come with me from Lebanon.
Journey down from the summit of Amana,
From the summit of Senir and Hermon, |
From the dens of lions,
From the mountains of leopards.

Song of Songs 4:8

From the very start, the maiden’s deepest longing was to run with her heart-throb. At first she asked from a distance in 1:4:

Draw me after you and let us run together! ~ Song of Songs 1:4 NASB

Then she saw Him from afar and longed to an active passionate relationship with Him.

There were then attempts to follow Him into ministry, into the dangerous regions.

She tried on her own and burned out.

He invited her to come with Him and she chickened out.

He has now addressed her burnout with intimacy and her fears with an overwhelming display of strength.

The great thing here is that rather than let her dream die, and leave her feeling like a failure, He keeps coming back and asking her, in each new season, “will you come with Me now?”

Jesus is calling today!

He reiterates His call to her. Come! This call is throughout the Song – Come.

Often we sit in the Church and call on Jesus to come. We invite our friends to church and hope they will come, and when they do, we hope Jesus will come, but the real fact is Jesus has called us from outside the Church and He is calling us to come to Him.

Will you Come?

Today Jesus is calling us into the dangerous world of ministry, with the dangerous task of rescuing the perishing. [Tweet This]

He invites us to run and leap in the mountains and hills with Him. He is calling us to go come out in the face of the roaring liar lion and the stalking demons leopards

This love affair I have been writing about for over a year now is not about the comfort of a love nest, but rather it is a call to partnership with a fearless Savior, one who is willing to lay down everything to rescue those under the spell of our great enemy.

Will you come?

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by today

Let’s join Him today.

Ben

4 thoughts on “Now? How about Now? ~ SoS Saturday

  1. cshowers

    Amen... Hallelujah Ben, you have captured the entire essence this passage. He doesn't call us, woo us, entice us to hide within the four walls of a building that we call church. He calls us to come and run with Him, over the mountains, and into the wilderness (the prisons, the hospitals, the bars, the crack houses, the brothels, the streets), and call others to Him. This is what it is to be His bride, reigning in His kingdom, trusting in His authority... trusting Him to protect us, keep us, and lead us... You've made my heart sing this morning, as I think of this call...

    I'm currently involved in a couple of classes right now (Hebrew and School of the Prophets), and I haven't had time to read or write as much as before, but I never cease to be blessed by your writings for the Lord. Many blessings to you, Ben, and keep up the wonderful work you're doing. I know you're touching more hearts than you could ever imagine... Not just the regulars, or those who click "Like" or comment; you're touching the hearts of those who read your words and feel their conscience pricked as it is awakened. You're touching those who have longed for something more, but they're not sure what that "more" is... As you write, people can hear the Beloved Bridegroom calling them to "Come."

    God bless you brother,
    Cheryl

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    1. Ben Nelson

      Cheryl, thanks so much for your words of encouragement! What a blessing this morning. As you no doubt know it is hard to gauge "reach" in this venue.

      Thanks for the video - it is a good addition. I was toying with adding a link to a youtube of William Booths vision of the lost, which is very striking. But i try to careful walk the line of allowing the Holy Spirit to convict, and not wanting to use emotional pressure that can heap on condemnation. For many this video would probably by fine, but I can see where, it could layer some guilt in, so I left it out.

      Blessings on your weekend Cheryl.

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  2. Lisa

    Amen Ben...and Cheryls post was accurate on how much a blessing you have been. Just believe that regardless if you see many comments here..people are reading, being touched..eyes opening. And Cheryl, thanks for posting that video..calming. Peace 🙂

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