Song of Songs 1 – 4

Introduction

The Song of Songs is a dialogue of mutual love between Jesus Christ and His faithful Bride!

God created mankind male and female and he said that all he had made was GOOD. Then he commanded them to come together and multiply. Marriage is a Holy Estate ordained by God; and marital love, making one flesh of two persons is a Holy Action, as long as it is done within the boundaries commanded by God.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Those boundaries being; that all sexual activity is reserved for one man with one woman inside the sanctity of marriage for life; and that all things are done in mutual respect and love. To go outside of these boundaries is to cheapen the holiness of marriage and defile marriage, reducing sex from a Holy Thing to pure carnal lust.

God created sex, and ordained marriage and family to teach us about him!

When we defile the Holiness of Marriage; we lose sight of God in the allegory and cannot learn the intended lesson; being focused on the lust and not on godly love: Which lesson is that God intends that we be in eternal godly love and complete eternal unity and oneness with God.

This is what we have forgotten today as we love organizations and idols of men more than we love and keep the Word of God.

Built into most of us is a strong desire for sex; that is, for physical union. This is to teach us that we should have an extremely strong desire for a spiritual union with God.

The scriptures are full of statements about the Bride of Christ, the marriage of the Lamb; about the Creator as the Husband of physical and later spiritual Israel; and about the unity that God wants with his beloved. Our love for our mates is to be an object lesson of the love that we are to have for our spiritual Husband, who has given his life for us.

The Passover is a remembrance of the passionate love of God who gave his Son, and of the Son who gave himself for us and bought us with the bride price of his life, and delivered us from bondage to Satan and sin.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is about a love for God so great that we will FOLLOW our espoused Husband “whithersoever he goeth,” and internalize his very nature to be in full complete spiritual unity and at one with our Husband for Eternity!

Jesus Christ married physical Israel, and that marriage was a fore-type of his coming marriage to spiritual Israel.

The capital of physical Israel was the city of Jerusalem which by virtue of being the capital represented the whole nation.

Jerusalem had within it, the temple of God. The temple was the HEART of the Theocracy, and was meant as a place to proclaim the Word of God, which is the way of LIFE.

The High Priest of Israel was a fore-type of Jesus Christ as the High Priest of spiritual Israel.

The high priest of physical Israel interceded for the people by entering the Most Holy Place, symbolic of the Throne Room of God the Father, once a year as a fore-type of Jesus Christ, who is now our spiritual High Priest and now mediates between the Father and Spiritual Israel.

The veil hiding the Most Holy Place, was representative of the sin which separates us from God the Father; being torn in two at the death of the sacrificial Lamb of God, symbolized that repentant man may now have access to the Father through the sacrifice and mediation of our High Priest, Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the ONLY Intercessor between humanity and the Father, sitting with God the Father on his throne, and mediating daily for spiritual Israel.

In scripture the history of physical Israel is full of lessons for Spiritual Israel. Even Jerusalem itself is a fore-type of a spiritual Jerusalem (Rev 21); descending from the heaven of the Father, with the Father coming to dwell on the earth forever, symbolized by the Eighth Day Holy Day.

Physical Israel was the physical bride / wife of Christ: and was an allegory of a spiritual bride of Christ!

Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you:

Physical Israel became a widow at the death of Jesus Christ her husband. Now it is the called out of spiritual Israel who are espoused to become  the collective espoused bride of the Lamb of God. Physical Israel [and all nations] shall yet be grafted into spiritual Israel during the millennial Sabbath of Rest, and the main harvest!

At the end of six thousand years, our Mighty One shall come WITH his saints, and enter the city of Jerusalem as King of kings and Lord of lords; as he entered the city WITH his disciples on that sixth day [Friday] of the week in 31 A.D., to be crucified on the following Wednesday.

At this time many have stumbled at Christ, but when he comes in glory, he will be recognized and all Israel shall mourn in repentance and shall be saved.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.

Isaiah 54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy  Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

When Christ died, his marriage to physical Israel ended and he was then free to marry a new bride, who shall be a spiritual body of faithful believers, [physical Israel was a faithless adulterous rebellious bride] called to Christ by the Father; who have proved their passionate love, over a lifetime of espousal of internalizing the spirit, mind, attitude, deeds and the deep love of their espoused Husband, Jesus Christ.

Ultimately ALL physical Israel [and all humanity] will have the opportunity to be grafted into the spiritual bride of Christ.

Jesus Christ loved his Called Out bride so much that he gave up his life for her; and we should love him so very much that we would be willing to give up our physical lives for HIM. The faithful to their beloved would rather die, than to offend their espoused Husband, Jesus Christ; in any way.

What is this talk about not wanting to eat the unleavened bread which pictures internalizing  our Lord each day of the Feast? He has given his life for us!

If we truly loved him, we would be excited and rushing to please him. If we were zealous for our Master, there would not even be a second thought about doing this, or about spending time in faithful diligent study into the teachings and commandments of our espoused Husband.

Many of those who speak of love, are blind to the reality of what true love really is. It should never even enter our minds to offend our God! For example by polluting His Sabbath, in paying others to serve us, instead of encouraging them to serve God and also keep God’s Sabbath holy.

Offending our beloved, by being faithless or displeasing to him, should be abhorrent to the faithful lover of Christ.

When we truly love someone we seek to please them and not ourselves. This is what Passover is all about; that our Lord serves the Father with all his heart, and has bought us with the price of his life because he loves us with a deep passionate unreserved love that has no limits nor end!

Yes our collective espoused Husband LOVES us! He loves us enough to give himself totally for us! He loves us enough to teach us the way to eternal life; which is the keeping of all his teachings and commandments!

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Brethren there are many HYPOCRITICAL leaders and elders among us; who say “keep the commandments” and then do NOT keep the commandments and teachings of Christ themselves!

2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

We know that we are in Christ if we obey God the Father as Jesus Christ obeyed and obeys God the Father without any hint of turning aside, or compromise, or tolerance for sin!

2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk [live], even as he walked [lived] .

Brethren there are many liars in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia who claim to be filled with the love of Christ and have no zeal to live by every Word of God!

If we truly love someone we would seek their best interests above our own, to the point of being willing to die for our loved one.

Physical love as an example of spiritual love

When we find a lover, do we not seek to please them with all our hearts? Do we not avoid offenses and seek their good with all our hearts?

Today, Satan has managed to destroy true physical love and marriage because he does not want us to learn the lessons that God is seeking to teach us through loving godly marriages.

The Creator made people male and female and he said that this was very good. He intended for married couples to be passionate in uniting together in the fullness of mutual love; to be of one body and from there to learn to become of one mind and attitude together.

Jesus Christ wants a total unity of mind and spirit with his bride, which is motivated by true deep passionate unending mutual dedication and love! Therefore he used marriage as an allegory of his love for his bride, his people!

Jesus Christ has loved us with an unconditional unending love; giving his all for his bride and for all who would be grafted into his bride [yes even physical Israel his wayward widow] in future. Is it so wrong for him to want to be loved, in kind, in return?

Brethren, the Passover is about the love of the Father for his children, and the love of Christ for his Called Out bride!

We focus on being called out of Egypt; we need to also focus on being called TO Jesus Christ as his espoused bride!

The Song of Songs is about a passionate mutual love between a king and his bride; and is a type of the marriage of the King of kings with his bride the faithful called out Ekklesia.

Corporate churches are NOT the Spiritual Ekklesia, although they may have a few of the Ekklesia among them.

 

The Song of Songs 1

Song of Songs 1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.

The bride [Ekklesia] longs to be accepted, embraced, kissed lovingly and to be one in complete unity of spirit [as a physical bride longs to be united in the flesh] with her Husband [Jesus Christ].

1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments [righteousness, good works, being a sweet savor, like incense] thy name [reputation is a sweet smelling perfume to all] is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins [the faithful of the bride Rev 14:4] love thee.

1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee [those who are called and chosen to be a part of the bride will RUN to him in great joy to be ONE in complete unity with Jesus Christ]: the king hath brought me into his chambers [to become one spirit with him] : we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love [spiritual UNITY with Christ is better than any intoxicant; it is joyously uplifting beyond any other pleasure] more than wine: the upright [obedient to God] love thee.

1:5 I am black [at that time this term a euphemism for a slave or servant, a lowly, poor and humble person burned by the sun], but comely [beautiful of spirit for she dotes on her Lord] O ye daughters [descendants] of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

1:6 Look not upon me, [do not despise me because I am humble meek and poor of the spirit of the worldly] because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me [sunburned because of many labours]: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Tell me, my Lord; where I can meet with you to partake of your loving [spiritually; of your commandments and teachings] and become ONE in complete unity with you; that I may NOT BE TURNED ASIDE from you.

1:7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?

You fair lady [the Ekklesia; 2 John 1;1], feed as the sheep of God’s flock; on the words of your Husband.

1:8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds’ tents.

At the time that this was written, Egypt was again powerful and an ally of Solomon. The true Ekklesia is like great horses, strong, willing and powerful to do the bidding of their Master.

1:9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots.

The true Spiritual Ekklesia is adorned with righteousness like a Queen with her jewels

1:10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold. 1:11 We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.

The true faithful Ekklesia is adorned with the beautiful goodness of the precious Word of God pleasing and obeying our Husband; which is a sweet perfume well pleasing to our Husband and God our Father; while the deeds of disobedience and compromise are a stench in their nostrils.

As a physical bride on her wedding night desires to be one with her husband; the spiritual bride [the Ekklesia] desires to be ONE spiritually with her Lord.

The true called out long to be spiritually ONE in complete unity with Jesus Christ in all things; in thoughts, deeds and in spirit.  Totally ONE with him, with not even a shadow of separation or difference; with absolutely NOTHING coming between them!

1:12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. 1:13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

The Ekklesia see Jesus Christ as the most pleasant of things; like a sweet scent in the shadows of a fruitful vineyard on a sunny day.

1:14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.

To the Ekklesia [the true and faithful bride], Jesus Christ is the fairest and most beloved of men, a wonderful and beloved Husband

1:15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes.

1:16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green [green as the fields in fruitfulness].

The house of Christ the espoused husband of the Ekklesia, is a great house filled with good and beautiful things. He is King of kings and his house is the possession of the entire earth and all that is in it, under God the Father! 

1:17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

The love of Christ and his Ekklesia for one another is as pleasant and beautiful as any flower.

 

The Song of Songs 2

Song of Songs 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

The bride [Ekklesia] is a pleasant and beautiful flower among the thorns of the faithless and disobedient and the spiritually compromising!

2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters [of worldliness].

Christ the King is a fruitful tree amongst the wild and fruitless trees [false religions of men] of the forest. Christ is like the fruit and shade of a fruitful tree, and his fruit is the righteousness of his teachings and commandments. (John 15)

2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Jesus Christ feeds his bride with the righteousness of every Word of God the Father. The Eternal loves his bride passionately and gave himself for his bride so that he might redeem her from death and bring her to the house of banqueting [rejoicing, eating, internalizing] on the whole Word and nature of God.

2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

In the next verse the word “sick” is a poor translation and should be “overwhelmed’, or “made weak; awed by”.

Jesus Christ gives to his bride the wine of his life [the Passover wine representing his life’s blood, poured out for his bride] and the apples of his wisdom.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken [God’s Word of Wisdom] is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

In this case wine as an intoxicant pictures being intoxicated and overwhelmed by love.

Song of Songs 2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick [overwhelmed by love] of love.

Christ embraces his faithful Ekklesia with all his heart and loves his beloved with the passionate love that is not subject to compromise or fading away! He takes her in his loving and protective arms, and embraces us with his love!

2:6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

The bride [Ekklesia] charges the people not to offend or awaken her loving jealousy. The bride is possessive of her Husband!

2:7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

The hills will skip and tremble at the presence of the coming Christ:

Psalm 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

114:5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

114:6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Messiah the Christ is now in heaven at the right hand of God the Father and is known only by those who the Father calls, and those the Father calls must search out godliness in dedicated study. When he comes the hills will skip like lambs in massive earthquakes at his presence!

Song of Songs 2:8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.

Jesus Christ calls to his beloved; “rise up and follow me,” to the wedding feast.

2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation [in which these signs appear] shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

The following is about the signs of the coming of spring and the word turtle refers to the turtle dove.

This use of turtle instead of turtle dove is used in Lev 12;8 [cross check with Lev 12:6], Lev 15:29 [cross check with Lev 15:14] and Num 6:10 That would of course be a reference to turtledoves; and a translation or printing error as the turtle is unclean.

Song of Songs 2:11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Christ and his beloved long to hear each other’s voices; the Ekklesia hear and follow the call of his spirit.

2:14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Deliver the Ekklesia from the foxes wise in worldliness [Luk 13:32], who seek to despoil the bride and steal her crown.

2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

The called out faithful belong to Messiah the Christ and he to them! They bond together and come into a full UNITY with each other.

2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

 

The Song of Songs 3

The bride diligently seeks after her beloved and studies his ways in passionate dedication.

Song of Songs 3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

The faithful will take hold of Christ and WILL NOT let him go; they will cleave to him with all their might and all the strength that God gives them for eternity!. They are distressed to be separated from Christ for even a moment; they would NEVER compromise their love by compromising with any part of the Word of God and saying; “He knows I am weak and he will blink at my sin”.

No, NO, NO, NEVER! they would rather die than take a chance of offending their beloved!

3:3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

3:4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

The faithful bride is protective of her Lord and he is her chief delight; she will proclaim him and will NOT be ashamed to speak of him!

3:5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Solomon and his greatness as an allegory of Messiah, during the time that Solomon was still faithful.

3:6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

3:7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

3:8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

The wonderful works of Solomon are an allegory of the far more wonderful works of Messiah the King of kings.

3:9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

3:10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

3:11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon [Spiritual Israel will go forth to meet the coming King of Kings, Jesus Christ] with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

There have been certain difficulties in understanding due to translation issues and changing language use over time: For example the phrase “sick of love” actually means “lovesick, overwhelmed with love, or filled with passion. It most certainly DOES NOT refer to a love that has subsided and gone cold.

Many hours have been spent trying to identify the Shulamite when the word means “princess,” or “perfection”, which refers to the spiritual nature of the bride; and is not really a common name or place of origin;. It is the pet name for the bride by her Husband.

Another term “my sister my spouse” is also faulty translating and should be rendered “My beloved my spouse [bride]”, [See Strong’s 269, bride, beloved; and 3618 betrothed, or bride.

Hopefully these issues and the view of the story as an allegory of the love between Jesus Christ and his called out bride will help provide a good understanding of the awesome mutual love between Jesus Christ and the bride that was called out to him by the Father.

Brethren, WE are to be this loving bride of our espoused Husband, totally consumed with love and dedication to HIM; passionately living by every Word of God in whole hearted faithfulness and enthusiastic zeal for our espoused Husband and God the Father!

There is no room for compromise or toleration of the sin that separates us from HIM! We are to RUN after and pursue the righteousness of Christ the perfect Lamb of God, never even thinking of standing on false personal traditions instead of on God’s Word!

 

The Song of Songs 4

Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

4:2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.

The physical assets of the bride are comparable to a spiritual being without spot or blemish of any uncleanness, imperfection, or sin before her Husband.

The faithful bride is: Spiritually faithful and morally beautiful; meek, peaceable and innocent like the dove; and of comely speech, speaking the truth of God in his wisdom.

And how do we attain such perfection? Only through diligently seeking to keep the whole Word of God and through the power of he who overcame the world!

4:3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

The bride is like a high tower of strength through the power of her Lord and the keeping of the whole Word of God.

4:4 Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.

As the breasts are a source of comfort and consolation for a husband and nourishment and consolation for children; this speaks of nourishing and consoling the nations with the Word of God in the Kingdom after the marriage of the Lamb.

4:5 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

The government of God will rise above and replace all other governments, and will be called the mountain of myrrh and frankincense for its sweet perfume of righteousness.

4:6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

The chosen bride will be made ready for the marriage of the Lamb, having removed every spot and wrinkle of uncleanness and sin; removing even the tiniest spot of the pollution and imperfection of sin. Those who wink at and tolerate sin will NOT be there.

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Song of Songs 4:7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

The mountains of Lebanon were the highest known in Israel at that time and were a figure of the highest of governments. The resurrected Spiritual Ekklesia will be exalted as high as the mountains of Lebanon above all other mountains of government.

4:8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

The term “my sister my spouse” is faulty translating and should be rendered “My beloved my spouse [bride]”, [See Strong’s 269, bride, beloved; and 3618 betrothed, or bride.

Christ loves his bride as she loves him; wholeheartedly and passionately, without even a hint of compromise.

4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister [Beloved], my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

The love of the bride is as intoxicating as wine; and her loyalty to the righteousness of God is a sweet perfume to her espoused Husband.

The lips of the true faithful Spiritual Ekklesia,the bride of the Lamb,  speak the sweet words of repentance and salvation, teaching the milk and meat of the Word of God faithfully.

Her faithful KEEPING of every Word of her Husband and his Father in heaven, cloaks her with the garments of righteousness and is a sweet perfume to God.

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Songs of Songs 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister [properly, my beloved], my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

4:11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

The faithful Spiritual Ekklesia is like a defended garden, fruitful behind the walls of her Lord. She is like a fountain of waters and a pool of the righteousness God’s Spirit.

4:12 A garden inclosed is my sister [read “beloved”], my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

The faithful Spiritual Ekklesia, the bride of the Lamb, is like a walled and defended garden [protected by the Almighty] that brings forth much pleasant sweet smelling fruit of godliness; and like a well of  the living waters of God’s Holy Spirit, as God pours his Spirit into and through his collective bride so that they might be fruitful and that their light might shine forth like a bright beacon on a hilltop!

4:13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,

4:14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

Let the winds [the Holy Spirit] blow upon the bride in the garden of the Eternal, which is the whole earth.

Let the sweet perfume of her loyal faithfulness bring the full marriage union between the Husband and the bride; and spread the pleasant teachings of salvation throughout all nations.

After the marriage of the Lamb in heaven (Rev 15,19) when the Husband comes with his bride; the righteousness of God will be spread throughout the whole earth.

Let the Holy Spirit fill the bride so that the sweet perfume of her righteous deeds in living by every Word of God might spread out across the whole earth. Let all the earth become the garden of our Husband and be filled with the righteousness of every Word of God.

4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

Christ looks on the earth and the sweetness of the faithful Ekklesia savoring the perfume of her righteous obedience to him and his heavenly Father, enjoying the wine of her love. He will soon come to gather her up in a resurrection to life eternal, as his collective spiritual Bride

The Husband is satisfied with the faithful pleasant perfume of the spiritual beauty of the bride, and calls all the earth to be grafted into the bride and partake of the of the love of God and the Word of Salvation.

 

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