Summary: Doves are similar to pigeons, but the dove has a very unusual quality - single eye. A dove doesn’t have side vision... why they are referred to as “love birds.” When it sets it’s gaze upon another dove it sees nothing else - it’s not easily distracted.
Secret of the Stairs Pt 3 A Single Eye Aug. 21, 2013
A In about a week, dove season will come here in Illinois.
1 Doves are similar to pigeons, but the dove has a very unusual quality - single eye.
a A dove doesn’t have side vision... why they are referred to as “love birds.”
b When it sets it’s gaze upon another dove it sees nothing else - it’s not easily distracted.
2 The Bridegroom has seen that His bride has this quality of having a “single eye” for Him.
a She looks at Him differently than the other Daughters of Jerusalem.
b She has His favor, attention & He begins the process of drawing her to Himself.
B I believe there are 2 levels of Relationship in our spiritual development and 2 levels of Experience in our relationship to the Lord.
1 Relationship: Inner chamber in our hearts; Throne Room of our Groom.
a The first chamber is within us that we need to make ready to receive our Bridegroom.
aa Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
bb As He knocks, what will He find when the door is opened?
b The second chamber is the throne chamber we ascend to as “overcomers”
aa Revelation 3:21 (NKJV) 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
bb We don’t get to sit with Him until we’ve prepared what’s behind our door. (Inner chamber)
2 We experience Him, identify with Him in two areas.
a In our inner chamber we have to prepare our hearts through devotion/submission as brides.
aa Cleaning house, organizing some things, de-cluttering.
bb As we prepare, when He arrives He will enlarge our capacity to receive more of the things of the Spirit. -Fellowship, communion with Him.
cc John 3:29 (NKJV) 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice.
b The second is experienced in the “chamber of His throne.”
aa Through the overcoming, obedience, dying to self we are raised up to a place of identification with Him as a “son.”
bb As we experience the “overcomings” outweighing our “shortcomings” we develop spiritual maturity.
cc 2 Timothy 2:12 (NKJV) 12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him.
c For us to be allowed into these chambers we must have the “want to” in our spirit to want to know/obey Him.
aa To be in communion with Him as a bride.
bb In response, He’ll meet us in the chamber of our heart.
cc Other times He’ll lead us as sons/children into His throne chamber. - We participate with Him in the outworking of what He’s doing.
Romans 8:17 (NKJV) 17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
d SOS reveals to us the methods the Lord uses to prepare us to experience these relationships with Him.