Queens, Concubines and Virgins Without Number

Song of Solomon 6:1
“Where has your beloved gone,
O fairest among women?
Where has your beloved turned aside,

That we may seek him with you?”

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This wonderful book, this “Song of Songs,” describes our beautiful Jesus, first and foremost.  It also describes His love for us and His loving relationship with His bride, The Church.  It is a picture of two so enamored one with the other that neither could ever have eyes for anyone else.  The love they share is deep and abiding.
Bridal Relationship.
Jesus describes us in the kind of intimate terms that we use in describing marital relationships.  He talks of love and intimacy yet He is referring to how He loves and relates to His people.

In chapter 6, the Beloved has gone away just like Our Jesus has gone away, back to His Father in Heaven.  We, His people, who have been left here on earth during His absence, are described in verse 8.  He groups believers into three categories.  They are:  “Queens, Concubines and Virgins without number.”  Why?  Let’s find out!

 

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Song of Songs 6:8
“There are sixty queens
And eighty concubines,
And virgins without number.”
In the verse above, notice that there are fewer queens than there are concubines but “virgins without number.”  The Holy Spirit is drawing pictures for us again!
60 Queens.
A Queen is one who has a bridal relationship with the King, Jesus.  She shares His Name, His love, His throne and she is intimate with Him.  Believers in this category have a burning, deep and abiding love for Jesus.  Why?   Because they know how much they are loved by Him.  That’s  the key.
Born out of such intimacy is a walk that is secure in the knowledge of His perfect provision for her.  She can lean hard on His love and be at rest.  She is not worried as she walks through life and there is a deep and abiding trust for her protection.  She is supply-minded rather than demand-minded.
The Queen freely shares everything with her king in full assurance of His love for her.  There is no fear of retribution or condemnation.  She has full confidence and power that is evident in her “Walk” to those around her.  Because she understand she is enthroned with Jesus, she doesn’t pray FOR victory:  NO!  It is finished!   She prays FROM VICTORY, the place of rest!
There is a verse in Matthew 7 that states, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  It describes this group perfectly.
80 Concubines.
There are slightly more believers in this group than in the Queen category.
Concubines, by definition, share intimacy, but do not share the throne.  They have, in effect, lost their scepter.  What does that mean?
Simply this:  Throne and scepter are depictions of “Power and authority.”  Christians in this category don’t…..yet…..fully know who they are.
A kings scepter was always made of gold.  Gold in the Bible speaks of Divine righteousness.  To lose your scepter means you have a consciousness of your sins as opposed to your righteousness in Christ.
Those who have lost their scepter are more hesitant to approach God.  They tend to beg God for answers to prayer without full assurance that He will answer.
They often believe they must ask forgiveness for their sins each time they fall and be made right again and again in order to come into His presence. This false conception breeds a fear and hesitance, creating a perceived distance between them and God.  As a result, though they come before the throne (in prayer), they don’t sit on it, never feeling quite worthy.
Sitting speaks of “Rest.”  They are not at ease or at rest in God’s presence.  If they approach Him with confidence, it is generally based on their estimate of their own performance.
Sadly, they have little or no power as they walk through life.  They have a tendency to fall prey much more easily to sicknesses and troubles and struggle to try to live holy lives.
Why?  These beloved brethren don’t fully understand how much they are loved by God!  This understanding is key.
The “way” to this group and the next one is progressively broader, in comparison to the Queens.
Virgins Without Number.
Who are these people?  “Virgins” are Christians who are just  happy to be saved and washed in the blood.  They do not really know Jesus well.  They don’t share either intimacy with the Kingd or His throne, yet they are still saved.
It is often difficult to tell them apart from the rest of the world.  At least, when they die, they’ll go to heaven or, if they’re still here when the rapture hits, they’ll be going up with the rest of us!
There so many Christians in this category as to be without number.   The so-called, “Worldly Christan,” is in this category.
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Like Queen Esther.
The common denominator of the last two groups is this: They don’t know how much they are loved by Jesus!  Are you sensing a pattern here?
You.  See, Jesus wants queens like Esther; to know who they are.  He want us to share the throne with Him, knowing how to use our power and authority in His Name.  Church,  don’t you know we share our Husband’s Name?!  We wear His signet ring!  We carry His scepter of power!
What Does The Devil Fear.
As Haman was, who is a type of the devil, was afraid of Queen Esther, in these last days before His return, the devil is beginning to be just as afraid of the Queen, US Church, as he is already afraid of THE KING:  JESUS!!!
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So stand up, Church!  Come on into the Holy of Holies!  Know who you are in Christ and what power you wield in His Name!  Don’t be afraid of “the dark” any longer…..the “dark” is afraid of you for you have within you THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD:  JESUS!
So, who are you?  A queen, a concubine, or one of the virgins without number?

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