The Church the Dread of Satan

Song 1:9 ESV “I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.”

Christ views his Church as a danger to Satan’s domain; as something that will indeed bring Satan’s false kingdom down! Provan writes:

“In common with chariots throughout the ancient Near East, Pharaoh’s chariots were typically drawn by stallions hitched in pairs; a mare placed among them would have caused great disruption and distraction, as her scent or mere presence was detected.”

The Apostle Paul concurs saying,

2 Corinthians 2:14–17 ESV “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.”