J'ai l'espoir du retour prochain de notre Seigneur et Sauveur JESUS-CHRIST et ça me remplit d'un Bonheur indescriptible.
La vie est pièce de théâtre: ce qui compte,
ce n'est pas qu'elle dure longtemps,
mais qu'elle soit bien jouée. (Sénèque)
Née de nouveau attendant la venue prochaine
de mon Sauveur et Seigneur: Jésus-Christ
I'm a Christian and I'm proud to say it
Optimiste, Idéaliste et Positive,J'ai l'espoir du retour prochain de notre Seigneur et Sauveur JESUS-CHRIST et cette espérance me remplit d'un Bonheur indescriptible.
Everyone, whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, small or great, has a place in history. Every one has a play that portrays them as hero or heroine in the stage production of the Right Man - Right Woman relationship. Those who never respond to their Right Man or Right Woman never fulfill their purpose in history. God's plan of history does not cheat anyone out of a wonderful life. He even provides the play of life for unbelievers, who can enjoy playing their roles of hero and heroine in the marriage relationship.
The Shulamite Woman in the reign of Solomon is the shining example of the woman heroine on the Stage of Life. This woman was a professional. She handled her role magnificently, and she is recorded in the Word of God so that the drama of life can be clearly understood in the history of the world - before the cross and after. The story of the Shulamite Woman happened to Sarah a thousand years before. It happened to Adam and the 'Ishah in the Garden of Eden approximately 3,000 years before. And it happened to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11:3-15) in the first century A.D. Furthermore, it is happening today. The play of life is so important that the Song of Solomon musical is recorded in the canon of scripture to emphasize its significance.
The Right Man - Right Woman relationship may be divided into three phases:1- Attraction Phase - Physical Identification of Right Man and Right Woman.2- Compatibility Testing - Stress testing of the Integrity Envelope to prove capacity for virtue love.3- Spiritual Rapport - Spiritual harmony of marriage in execution of the Plan of God; divine blessing from grace.
I'm a Christian and I'm proud to say it
Compatibility testing is a very intense form of suffering because it requires that the individual lose the most intimate connection in this life. Only when the compatibility tests have been passed by executing the Plan of God, will the individual receive back the intimate connection along with the blessing of Marriage Intimacy Love in Spiritual Rapport. After David demonstrated battlefield royalty but failed in his marriages, the Shulamite Woman of the Solomon Dynasty arose as the great heroine who would provide the most powerful demonstration of Marriage Grace in the history of Israel. She would forsake fame and fortune for love and grace and consequently be relegated to the fate of unsung heroes. Although she was the real star of the Solomon era, history forgot her and left her with the other servants of humility in favor of the glitter and gloss of the rich and famous.
As the musical opens, the Shulamite sings about wanting her Shepherd Lover to kiss her as lovers do in the deep kisses of the mouth (as the French kiss). The Shulamite Woman is the only one in Song of Solomon who refers to kissing (SOS 1:2; 8:1). Solomon is preoccupied with other forms of sensuality. The kiss is usually an expression of love, and the Shulamite Woman is in love. Solomon has the next line as he sings about the Shulamite Woman's love being better than wine. The word for love here is (Hebrew doDdod), which is the term for intimate, sensual (or sexual) love. He is not referring to romantic love. He is talking about sexual love, which he compares to quenching his desire for wine. As the wine intoxicates, so Solomon desires to be intoxicated by sexual arrogance in his desire for the sexual pleasures of the Shulamite Woman. So, in his first line, Solomon already has sex on his mind. Then he follows up with the line about her "oils" having "a pleasing fragrance." In other words, she smells good because of her perfume.Next, the chorus, the Daughters of Jerusalem, sing about the fragrance of the Shulamite Woman's name being like "oil poured forth" - i.e. like perfume sprinkled out in the palace. The Daughters of Jerusalem are probably professional singers or a chorus composed of girls from the harem who have received musical training. The other references in the book indicate that girls from the harem could have formed the chorus. At any rate, these girls are impressed with the Shulamite Woman. Everyone loved her. She was named harem princess of the year in SOS 6:9 and undoubtedly reigned as harem queen in Solomon's court.This brief introduction sets the intimate tone for the rest of the musical. The Shulamite Woman is occupied with love for her Shepherd Lover. She wants his kisses, which she got in the Attraction Phase but suffers without in Compatibility Testing. Solomon is preoccupied with having sex with the Shulamite Woman. At this stage, she is still a virgin and the marriage to Solomon has not been consummated. So the Shulamite Woman must face the suffering of having the wrong man craftily trying to seduce her. Whereas, a woman with no virtue might easily succumb, the Shulamite Woman has integrity and is being tested. Then the Daughters of Jerusalem are the typical cheerleaders, who are full of worldliness and human viewpoint. They don't harbor any malice toward the Shulamite, but they are the pawns of worldly thinking and illusions.
The Shulamite Woman demonstrated with her life the real love of Right Man - Right Woman. We don't know her name. She was never portrayed as having great wisdom or faith. But she revealed as no other what the grace of God is all about. It provides real love for real people. The real love from grace is not bestowed due to the merit of the recipient. It is bestowed from the divine love of the Giver.In the real world, the domain of the truth of God, the Shulamite Woman rose to the highest status in the Solomon era. She demonstrated what Solomon denounced. By her life she demonstrated the highest standard of love in this life, the love for Right Man. She demonstrated with her life faithfulness to her Right Man, who, though only a Shepherd boy, in her eyes surpassed the glory of Solomon. By the singular testimony of her life, without noble birth or academic degree, she became the real heroine of her day and made a villain out of Solomon, the camel who in self absorption squandered the Davidic Dynasty. The Shulamite Woman was breathtakingly beautiful in her peasant's garb out on the farm. She was given the worst job assignment by her brothers of chasing the foxes away from the vineyard. She became the most beautiful woman in Solomon's harem when she was arrayed in royal finery. Yet, she was not corrupted by harem life. She passed the identification test of her Right Man - Phase I, Attraction Phase. She passed Compatibility Testing of Phase II when she was sold into the harem of Solomon and was married by him. And she entered Spiritual Rapport, Phase III when she was delivered from the harem and united with her Right Man. The Shulamite Woman stands out as real. She had a real life with real love. She stood out as the most beautiful reigning queen of Solomon's harem. She could have had the world and all of its glory. She could have reigned with Solomon as Semiramis with Nimrod. She could have been the personification of the goddess of love. She could have been famous in the history of the world. But no history books record her beauty and her might because she chose instead to accept her real calling to be the Right Woman of her Shepherd Lover. She traded worldly fame for real love. She gave up the position of first lady for a real life with real love.She wasn't a prophet like Isaiah or Jeremiah, but she left behind a Bible verse that exemplifies the highest standard of real love in this life.Many waters are unable to quench real love; nor rivers overflow it. If a man were to give all the wealth of his estate for love, he would be utterly despised." (Song of Sol. 8:7)She demonstrated with her life her love.
Contentment in the love of a woman eluded him. He forever sought the ultimate love relationship of his Right Woman, but he never found her. Perhaps the closest that he ever came to Right Woman was the Shulamite Woman, who is the heroine of Song of Solomon. Song of Solomon appears to be a musical based upon the historical fact of Solomon's harem. Like an historical novel, the musical is based on historical reality, but the plot contains fiction. Thus, the Shulamite woman may have indeed existed; but she obviously didn't sing her lines as they are written in the Song of Solomon.
This beautiful young woman (the Shulamite) is a unnamed love of Solomon described in the Song of Solomon. Some believe that this term is the equivalent of "Shunammite," meaning from "Shunem." (If not, the meaning is unknown.) The word “Shulamite” appears in only one Bible verse, Song of Songs 6:13.
The Shulamite Woman married King Solomon. She was a young virgin, probably about 16 years old, whom Solomon found when he was out in the country touring his vineyards. Anyway, after the marriage, she could never get over the love for her Right Man, her Shepherd Lover.Solomon is the villain; and the Shulamite Woman is the heroine. In the plot, Solomon marries the Shulamite Woman and adds her to his harem. She is the most beautiful woman that Solomon ever saw (SOS 6:8-9). She was the closest to a Right Woman that he ever found. She had a Shepherd Lover, who was her Right Man. And she was black (SOS 1:5). Now, many of the commentators dance around this issue with all the nuances. Some say she was shady. Others say that she just had a suntan. Others say that she was not an Ethiopian black. No, the Bible does not say that she was an Ethiopian, but it does say she was as a black as the tents of Kedar, which are usually made of black goats hair. She was black (Hebrew word, rj)v*shachor) and she was alluringly beautiful (Hebrew hw@#an* , na'veh).