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John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Winter 2003
Intimacy With Jesus
Patricia Thomas

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matt 22:14.

There are two groups in the Song of Solomon who are interested in the Bridegroom; the Bride, and the Daughters of Jerusalem. Both are “called,” but only the Bride is “chosen” as there is a noticeable difference in their comments about the one to whom they relate.

The Bride is seen as being intensely in love, and she gave an intimate description of the one she loves. She has a single eye, and seeks only the Bridegroom.

“His mouth is most sweet: yea, He is altogether lovely. This is my
beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” SS 5:16.

The daughters of Jerusalem had been given the same opportunity to respond.

“I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my
beloved, that you tell Him, that I am sick of love.” SS 5:8.

There is a difference between being in love, and just loving someone. The Bride prefers a honeymoon relationship, as she longs be with the Bridegroom. However, when questioned, the Daughters said,

“What is your beloved more than another beloved,
that you so charge us?” SS 5:9b.

They prefer a casual friendship, and considered the Lord to be merely “another beloved.” These daughters are seeking many things, and therefore, they have no desire to be with the Lord. They do not have a “single eye” – “what is He more than another.”

The Bride, therefore, was chosen, because she seeks an intimate relationship with her love, and desires to be alone with Him – “tell Him that I am sick of (deeply in) love.”

“Who is this that comes up from the wilderness,
leaning upon her beloved?” SS 8:5.

For us to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, we must be willing to spend much time alone with Him, and find satisfaction in being in His presence. The daughters of Jerusalem are satisfied with a religious service “about” the Lord, and with all the “things” that He can provide for them, rather than seeking an intimate relationship with the Lord.

Unfortunately, today, all to many “Christians” can be compared to the Daughters of Jerusalem, rather than to the Bride.

For those of us who truly seek the Lord Himself, it is satisfying to know that when we rest in His presence, and commune with Him, we are among the chosen.



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