Priscilla Van Sutphin
During Patti Liu playing piano, and Gail Marinello 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...
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, and there is a bed of grass .
He has prepared for her to rest in, and they lie down together
necks enfolded together .
Later I see Him going and getting grasses and other plants
for her to eat, 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
during this time that I was aware of, and through the 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 may even stand for the antiChrist.
It was so beautiful being lost in this vision that 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 now
...to 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.
I also thought it might be representing the hidden place in Rev.12
where the woman hides when satan pours out his wrath.
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.
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.