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Song of Solomon 1:3-4   Because of the pleasing fragrance of your good oils, Your name is purified oil poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.
Draw me away!
We (the Beloved) will run after you.

The Lord prompted me to make this picture after I was meditating on the sweet fragrance of Jesus, breathed out by the breath of God.

My impressions while making this were of gentleness, a gentle breeze (the horses head & mane), a sweet sweet fragrance – the kind your just have to breath deeply, and once you do, you hunger for more. There is also peace — a deep glorious rest.

It was surprising because there is also great strength and mighty power — royalty — victory …

The flower is red oleander — some think this is the rose of sharon.

The clouds are also interesting — do you see the wings?

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I’d always thought war came with the white horse — but my pic looks like peace, gentleness, … 
the opposite of war …   

To those with the Lord the white horse brings anointing, power, authority — peace, life… 

To those against the Lord the white horse brings the opposite. 

Interesting how the sweet fragrance is linked with triumph — conquerors, victory … 

Again sweet fragrance doesn’t fit war or battle.

 

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I am so impressed with the gentle strength & power — seems such power wouldn’t be able to be so gentle …. 

It does draw you in though — just like the fragrance …

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Hosanna!

The ‘white horse’ is definitely ready to go. I also felt led to have a palm in the background — it is a symbol of triumphant entry by the ‘head’ and victory. It seems we will soon see the power, royalty and authority of the conquering King visible among us. Remember when John sees heaven opened in Rev 19? The first thing he sees is the white horse — I think this represents the Kings royalty, power, authority — victory!

REJOICE!

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From the NetBible:

3. Palm Branches:

Branches of palms have been symbolically associated with several different ideas. A palm branch is used in Isa 9:14;19:15 to signify the “head,” the highest of the people, as contrasted with the rush, the “tail,” or humblest of the people. Palm branches appear from early times to have been associated with rejoicing. On the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles the Hebrews were commanded to take branches of palms, with other trees, and rejoice before God (Lev 23:40; compare Neh 8:15; 2 Macc 10:7). The palm branch still forms the chief feature of the lulabh carried daily by every pious Jew to the synagogue, during the feast. Later it was connected with the idea of triumph and victory. Simon Maccabeus entered the Akra at Jerusalem after its capture, “with thanksgiving, and branches of palm trees, and with harps, and cymbals, and with viols, and hymns, and songs: because there was destroyed a great enemy out of Israel” (1 Macc 13:51 the King James Version; compare 2 Macc 10:7). The same idea comes out in the use of palm branches by the multitudes who escorted Jesus to Jerusalem (Jn 12:13) and also in the vision of the “great multitude, which no man could number …. standing before the …. Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands” (Rev 7:9). Today palms are carried in every Moslem funeral procession and are laid on the new-made grave.

Abide and Shine

Psalm 57:7-9 
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise. 
Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. 
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Abide

Psalm 34:1-5, 8 
I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the LORD;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
Magnify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together.

I sought the LORD, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant;
Their faces are never covered with shame.

Taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the one who takes refuge(trusts, abides) in Him.

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