Deer  Vision          5/13/03
Priscilla Van Sutphin

During Patti Liu playing piano, & 
Gail playing flute at our Songs of 
Solomon study. It was if the music 
itself was telling a story.I saw a 
female doe standing in a brook 
taking a drink of water…and she 
looks up and sees coming out of the 
forest on the left bank of the stream, a very regal looking stag deer. He’s like inviting her to run and play and they romp and leap in and out of the stream and grassy areas…and it is so beautiful there. Then she is looking at His face...staring at Him...and then...

She looks up and there is an eagle flying, and she wants to fly with the eagle…and it’s like for a time she is given wings and the form of an eagle to see what it feels like. And the eagle is flying with her, and they float, and fly, and do turns and go up and down, and fly in the shadow of the sun. Then she is on the ground again near the water with HIM. And another stag comes out of the forest…he is black…not the color of deer normally.

And the regal one spars with him and pins him with his antlers to the ground…and that one retreats…At this point I got a prophetic song…a response to this vision about running with Him.

There was a pause, then as they picked up playing again…it began again…I saw them again romping upstream…then there was a waterfalls…and they go behind the waterfalls, & there is a bed of grass He has prepared for her to rest in…and they lie down together…necks enfolded…Later I see Him going and getting grasses and other plants to eat….for her and I sense it is the things she likes most to eat…and I see that she is pregnant…and time keeps going like that, for a long time. There are other animals going to and fro from the stream and bushes and fields…but the couple is hidden from view behind the waterfalls.

I know that deer stand for overcomers….and the whole scene is about the hidden place of intimacy with the Bridegroom represented by the brown regal stag…

The counterfeit stag that is black is of course the enemy…

It was so beautiful being lost in this vision…I just wanted to stay there…and I believe it speaks of the hidden place in HIM when we have union and communion with Jesus. And that this place is important for us to be in right live and breathe and have our being in HIM. And the place behind the waterfalls is a place of protection while she is growing and pregnant with HIS purposes…and about to bring forth new life.

Song 2:10-17 NKJV

10 My beloved spoke, and said to me:"Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. 13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!
14 "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely."
15 Catch us the foxes,The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.
THE Shulamite
16 My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies.
(TO HER BELOVED) 17 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag upon the mountains of Bether.