The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”

Series 5

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic for Treasures for the Soul is “The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “‘Eyes’”. Beholding is very important; it can transform us, and change us to be more glorious. The Lord also desires to see our face and to hear our voice. To behold is to give Him our attention of love and have fellowship with Him. In the Book of Song of Solomon, “eyes” are often mentioned. Chapter 1 says that the eyes of his darling are like doves. Chapter 4 says that the eyes of his darling have captivated His heart. Chapter 6 says that the eyes of his darling even overwhelm Him. All these tell us our eyes are very important, able to give the Lord enjoyment. So, we really need to look at Him more, to behold His glory and His beauty.

Message

Let’s read the Song of Solomon. “Eyes” are very important. You can see from the praises there – they usually start from the “eyes.” The “eyes” must therefore be important. It’s very important that we behold and be transformed into His likeness, not simply change into a mighty brother or a spiritual leader, but we change into His likeness. Beholding is the key. Without beholding, you won’t be able to accomplish much else, because when you don’t turn to Him, your heart is not toward Him. Then you would not see His glory, and you would not experience transformation. When we look at Him, we are not simply looking at Him, but we give Him our attention of love. We have fellowship with Him, and we live to Him. Our spirits and hearts need to turn to Him.

When we turn to someone, we can see that person. Our hearts also need to turn to Him. His gaze is always on us. He asks to see our faces. It’s so wonderful when you think about it. He can see us already, but He still asks us to let Him see our faces. That’s because your face may be turned to another direction; your heart may be turned to other things. Your attention may be drawn by “your father’s house”, “your people”, or other things (ref. Psalm 45). Your attention is about what your spiritual eyes can see, and what your heart pays attention to. That’s why the Lord asks for your attention, “Let me see your face, let me hear your voice.” And then you will give Him your response.

Again, “eyes” are very important. How can you be helped if you don’t turn to Him or acknowledge Him? At the very least, you need to look at Him and listen to Him. How can you get His help if you don’t look at Him or listen to Him? And what should we behold? His glory and beauty.

Song of Solomon 1:15 reads, “Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.” This is written in the first chapter, indicating the beginning of our pursuit. Beholding is not only important from the beginning, but no matter how long we’ve been pursuing Him, we can still enter more deeply, and our eyes can see more clearly. That’s my own experience.

Let’s read Chapter 4 verse 1, “Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful!” We really need to listen to Him more, listen to the voice of our Beloved. Too often, we listen to other voices instead, voices of criticism. At work, were you ever praised in such a manner? But the Lord repeats it again and again. Actually, if it was just this one verse, I wouldn’t feel as satisfied. But with verse 7, I can feel so satisfied: “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” It’s so precious that we are a new creation, the great work of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s go back to verse 1: “Your eyes are doves behind your veil.” Again, it talks about “eyes.” I’ll adopt the translation here: the veil can mean hair. The eyes are covered by the hair and are especially given to the Lord Himself. For horses, no matter how fast they can run, if they don’t wear blinkers to keep them from getting distracted, they cannot accomplish their mission. “Your cheeks are…behind your veil” (verse 3). This verse means our mind is set on Him.
Let’s look at verse 9, which talks about “eyes” again. “You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.” “One jewel of your necklace” represents our faith. “One glance of your eyes”—What your spiritual eyes see and pay attention to is super important, not only to your spirit, but also to your whole person.

The problem of the “mind” is the problem of our “eyes”. The eyes lead to the problem of our mind. If your eyes are pure, your mind will have fewer problems. So it’s important what we pay attention to, especially in this generation where there is so much information, so many things that pull away our attention. What do you gain from those things? Nothing. On the contrary, they can harm you. It’s not that we can’t think about anything else, but we need to be in harmony with the Lord, letting Him guide us. We have the freedom, but we should get His approval. He won’t restrict us, but He doesn’t want us to waste our time or to suffer.

If you cannot enjoy Him, your heart will not be satisfied, nor have strength, nor be joyous. “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Neh 8:10) If you cannot see the Lord and His glory, and how He loves you, you will not have much strength, nor can your heart be attracted to Him. In this generation, what your spiritual eyes see is very important. The Lord treasures our “eyes.” When we look at Him and give Him our attention of love, we show that we treasure Him, and that we want to connect with Him and develop a deeper relationship with Him. He knows you love Him when you pay attention to Him rather than other things. And this captures His heart.

Let’s read Chapter 6 verse 5: “Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me—Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.” “Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me.” Now we should do what the Lord tells us to do, except for this verse. I believe you won’t misunderstand it. It’s the Lord’s way of expressing how much your attention means to Him. Does He really mean for us to turn away our eyes from Him? Quite the contrary, it shows how important your eyes are–they overwhelm Him. When you turn your eyes to Him, it’s very precious and important, and it gives Him enjoyment. People nowadays style their hair, wear trendy clothes, and do so much to get others’ attention. Isn’t this verse so precious? Shouldn’t we turn to Him? We should do contrary to what the Lord asks here, and that is to pay more attention to Him. This affects His heart. Our eyes captivate His heart. Our eyes make His heart beat faster. We affect the heart of the Infinite One.

Your eyes are very important, and you need to know how to use them, and what to look at. It’s important to look at what He wants us to look at.

Series 5

Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

Our spirit can indeed worship God deeply. When we experience having love interflow with Him, we will realize His preciousness more. Our spirit will overflow and will never be empty. How should we worship God? We must do so with spirit and truth. The Bible mentions many times about the spiritual eyes. We must use our inner eyes to behold the Lord, His beauty and glory; and learn to behold that the Lord is in glory, everywhere, and living in our hearts at the same time. It’s important for us to be able to enjoy the Lord and be drawn by Him. For example, when we sing and worship, we should sing with our hearts. Also, through the truth in the hymn, we should enjoy the Lord’s beauty and glory, and His love towards us. It is very nourishing to just enjoy the plain truth in the hymn; there’s no need to forcefully think deeper of the content. Just respond to the Lord with the feelings in your heart, and when you do so, you are also enjoying Him. It’s most precious to be attracted by the Lord. The Song of Solomon mentions three times “That you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.” That means in worship, when we are attracted by the Lord, and when our spirit is enjoying the Lord’s embrace, we should not let anything disturb us, even ourselves. Stay longer and enjoy quietly. This will affect us tremendously. We will love the Lord more from enjoying Him and His love more.
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Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him

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How to Worship God with Our Spirit

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Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes

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Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself

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The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”

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Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

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Enjoy Embracing with the Lord

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Introduction

01 Introduction of Treasures for the Soul

Series 1: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord

1.1 The Most Blessed Generation
1.2 Message from John the Baptist
1.3 Abide in the Lord Always
1.4 Abide in the Lord’s Love at All Times
1.5 The Lord Speaks to Us and Helps Us in Our Hearts

Series 2: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

2.1 God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts
2.2 To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year
2.3 Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him
2.4 The Importance of Peace
2.5 Our Spirits Need the Words of God
2.6 Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 3: Let Our Hearts be Influenced

3.1 The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God
3.2 Just as His Anointing 
Has Taught You, 
Abide in the Lord
3.3 Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 4: The Importance of Peace

4.1 Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart
4.2 Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.
4.3 How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 5: Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

5.1 Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him
5.2 How to Worship God with Our Spirit
5.3 Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes
5.4 Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself
5.5 The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”
5.6 Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 6: Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

6.1 Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day
6.2 Enjoying the Lord and not being disturbed
6.3 The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 7

7.1 Learn to Protect Our Spirits From Virus Prevention
7.2 Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See
7.3 How to Live a Life of Faith
7.4 The Importance of the Mind
7.5 David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 8: During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

8.1 The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood
8.2 The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most
8.3 Love Encounters
8.4 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing
8.5 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)
8.6 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

Series 16: We Have Come to Mount Zion and the Heavenly Jerusalem

16.1 See that the Lord is at the right hand of the Father
16.2 Coming to Mount Zion (1): the meaning of Mount Sinai
16.3 Coming to Mount Zion (2): the difficulty in forgiveness of sins
16.4 Coming to Mount Zion (3): to Live in Grace
16.5 Having Come to the Heavenly Jerusalem
16.6 What is in the heavenly Jerusalem (1)?

Series 9: Being Heart to Heart with the Father

9.1 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 1)
9.2 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 2)

Series 10

10.1 The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts
10.2 Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life
10.3 The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name
10.4 The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son
10.5 Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father
10.6 The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast

Series 11

11.1 The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon
11.2 The most profitable; the most accepted.
11.3 Charge That to My Account
11.4 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)
11.5 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)
11.6 We are the Lord’s darling love

Series 12

12.1 The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper
12.2 Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.
12.3 What is true faith?
12.4 Look upon the Lord in glory
11.5 Trust and Peace (1)
12.6 Trust and Peace (2)

Series 13: The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility

13.3 The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 2)

Series 14: Manifold evidence

14.1 How does the infinite Lord see us?
14.2 We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord
14.3 The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us
14.4 The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)
14.5 The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 15: Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

15.1 We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith
15.2 His Words Abide In Us
15.3 Live With The Lord
15.4 Seek The Things That Are Above
15.5 Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings
15.6 Guard And Uplift Our Mind

Series 17: Know that the Church is the Firstborn

17.1 Know that the church is the firstborn
17.2 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 1)
17.3 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 2)
17.4 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 1)
17.5 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 2)

Series 18: The Blessings to be the First Born

18.1 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 1)
18.2 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 2)
18.3 To be united with the Lord and become the Firstborn
18.4 The Lord is the Firstborn
18.5 The Blessing of the Firstborn: Kingship
18.6 The Blessing of the Firstborn: a Double Portion of the Blessings

Series 19: Coming to Mount Zion to Appear Before God

19.1 The Lord is the way, and the truth, and the life
19.2 Live in Grace. Enjoy the Father and the Lord
19.3 Mind the things that are above (1)
19.4 Mind the things that are above (2)
19.5 Appear before God in Mount Zion

Series 20: The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

20.1 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)
20.2 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)
20.3 The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence
20.4 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)
20.5 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 21: Live Out the Life of the Firstborn: Be A Priest

21.1 The Father made the Lord the High Priest
21.2 Priesthood: One of the Blessings of the Firstborn
21.4 The Precedents of Priests in the Bible (2)

Series 22: When Believers Die, They Will Go to the Heavenly Jerusalem

22.1 The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (1)
The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (2)
The Spirits of the Righteous Made Perfect

Series 23: New Jerusalem is a real city

God has prepared a heavenly home for us
Is the heavenly new Jerusalem a real city?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)