The Song of Solomon – Introduction

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The Song of Solomon


[Study Aired October 8, 2022]

This introduction is somewhat symbolic, and, in type, extended foreplay of the spiritual arousal designed to prepare our minds for the staggering plan the Lord has for those who love him. It is a type of John’s experience in Revelation that we are being carried forward in the spirit, and our astonishment for what our Lord is showing is happening in us today if we are given to hear His voice in this very age.

It is not my intent in the introductory study to consistently interpret all the accompanying scriptures; I shall leave that until the main study. In keeping with that consideration, I wish to point out that this Introduction is a kind of lovemaking to build up the righteous suspense of the same Bride, the Body of Christ, speaking in the Song of Solomon for exciting discussions! The primary purpose is to identify the speakers, particularly their ambitions for their spiritual associations.

The Song of Solomon is the Bride of Christ, preparing her mind with righteous desires for how her marriage will blossom through her total commitment to glorifying her Lord, her husband. Every detail of her aspirations are shadows of the physical coming before the spiritual. The nature of her intimate planning for her marriage gives rise to sensual arousals that are righteously restrained and beautifully prepare her mind and body for her wedding day.

Rev 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.

No book in the Bible has drawn so much esoteric speculation from its profusion of prenuptial innuendos of anticipatory intimacies and their symbolic embodiments by this young woman in her season of love as the Song of Solomon.

Solomon wrote not only the Song of Solomon but also Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Since Solomon wrote three thousand proverbs and one thousand and five songs, far fewer are documented in those recorded books and books not published. Likewise, Christ’s great works, which Solomon typifies, are far more than what is registered.

1Ki 4:32 And he [Solomon] spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.  [Of course, the number three is spiritual completion and the process of judgment. For this exercise, Solomon’s proverbs were pearls of complete wisdom and judgment during the Bride’s journey of overcoming through grace, that is, her chastisement that ultimately glorifies the Lord for what He is doing in her for the collective sons of men.]

Joh 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

In the Song of Solomon, the Body of Christ and our brothers and sisters of the rejected anointed in Babylon plainly see the impassioned musings of a young and beautiful woman in love. She is mysteriously referred to once in its verses as the Shulamite.

Son 6:13 Return, return, O Shulamite; [H7759] return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

The entire world will be astonished and in awe of the Shulamite, the Bride of Christ, and how she was a treasure hidden in their midst for two thousand years. She is the New Jerusalem above the peaceful city.

Rev 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, [2419] descending out of heaven from God.

Many secular inclusions accompany the meaning of the city of Jerusalem; however, my primary point is that the holy New Jerusalem is a city of peace, just as the Shulamite means peaceful, anointed, and holy, set apart to be the Lord’s wife.

Many classic writers, such as Shakespeare, were profoundly inspired by the Bible to likewise write with cryptic and titillating intrigue through indirect expression that strokes the mind for many kinds of captivating arousals. This, in part, is significantly why their compositions were explicitly deemed “classics”; they touch the very heart and soul for anticipatory, seductive lust, mankind’s most powerful motivation.

Even though this study will, from time to time, juxtapose the filth of Babylon, that is, Old Jerusalem within, all of that filth is behind us, and the study’s purpose is to focus on the Bride since she is coming fully into spirit in her Lord. She is about to be married and will not be sullied by her past! She is focusing on glorifying her Lord, who first glorified her.

Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

By God’s design, mankind is well-tuned to the anticipatory build-up of romantic emotions conclusively known to be more potent than the consummation the Bride uses to her and her fiancé’s profound bonding.

Two relevant and supporting quotes:

Pro 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Mankind feverishly and endlessly searches for the colloquially speaking ‘holy grail’ to prolong his sensory ravishing to withhold climax. He is constantly searching for a higher spiritual plane expressed in his sexuality for what Buddha, tantra, a guru in a monastery in Nepal, and Sodom or a hundred other mysterious enlightenments yet to be discovered ‘out there’ somewhere, to be found if he just keeps searching. All along, the epitome of all physical joy that culminates in perfect spiritual joy is in Christ and is no more profoundly hidden and seen than in the Song of Solomon, to the poetic delight of His Bride. She has quietly bought that field containing the Pearl of great price in incredible anticipatory excitement.

Mat 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 
Mat 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

The Song of Solomon is not preached by an Apostle of God, though, by its consistent endorsement of sound doctrine, it is the word of God spoken through Solomon, who represents Christ. Every word in the Bible is the Lord’s song for her, and the Song of Solomon is the perfect consummate response of the Bride of Christ in love to her God-given and breathtaking realisation at the end of the ages that Christ’s focus was entirely on her! Our earthly marriages are intended to be the physical representation of our Lord’s love for His Bride. If He gives us to keep all His commandments, we do not half-step into His courtship as did His former wife in the wilderness.

The Lord’s spirit in Him and His wife being one in everything is God, the Father, the dynamic spirit of God. She is physically and spiritually fulfilling God’s word that it will not return to Him void. That same spirit is now intrinsically in her forever. The Song of Solomon is a perfect example of a Bride with unabashed enthusiasm preparing her mind to give her God-given spirit entirely in return to her husband in constant harmony of truth in everything. We shall see by her enthusiasm that she is disgusted with half-measures of intimacy in the physical that points to the spiritual.

Her Lord’s thoughts are now her thoughts and will not return to Him void.

Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 
Isa 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing [his Bride and Wife to be] whereto I sent it.
Isa 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Notice that when the strength of the holy spirit blows powerfully through the tops of the trees, that is, the heavens of the entire earth of mankind, they will raise their hands and appear as trees moving vigorously in the spiritual wind for the absolute reality and identity of the Bride.

Isa 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 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.
Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church:
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.

1Co 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. [So, too, is Christendom’s foolishness in trying to understand the Song of Solomon unwittingly taken in their craftiness]
1Co 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 
1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 
1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
1Co 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

The Bride of Christ had no say in her making and her steadily growing beauty that even Solomon, who typifies Christ, was physically, yet outstandingly outstripped in spiritual resplendence. She dwells secretly among her sisters in Babylon who have no whit of her budding excellency; the Lily taken out of Babylon’s field and about to come into spiritual glorification. Because she was given to keep all the commandments of Christ, that “great mystery” is solved. She was, from before the foundations of the world, the apple of His eye.

Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: [Son 6:3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he (Christ) feedeth among the lilies.]
Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

Pro 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. 

Zec 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, [the Bride of Christ] that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 
Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Not a soul in the entire world understands the Song of Solomon except the End time Bride of Christ. Babylonian Christians know the book is about Christ and the Church, yet unwittingly on a different Jesus. This end time generation has plenty of experience with illicit sexual intimacies outside marriage. Their focus is on the physical, and, by the Lord’s design, they fail miserably to see that it points to the spiritual. If they knew the spiritual nuances of their over-eroticised physical, they would have discovered that “holy grail”, their esoteric nirvana for which they eternally and vainly search! The Bride of Christ has found that dream in her Lord’s perfect arousing in her heart and soul.

Mainstream Christian preachers dare not touch the Song of Solomon because they unwittingly only see physically voluptuary writings that make the most secular wince and shift their stance. To them, it all is still a mystery.

Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, [the Apostles and Body of Christ] Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

Right off the bat, the Song of Solomon is about the duality of daydreamed marital intimacies by the Bride of Christ and the coming reality of her marriage to Christ. The book is first in the physical dreams of a young Bride’s pre-marriage dreams, as any young woman has before her wedding day. She dreams of building her house and is well versed by her mother and older female counsel on how to physically please, yet ultimately spiritually, please a husband.

Pro 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. 

Son 8:7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned [despised]. ~ such is the immense love the Bride has for her Lord that he first imbued in her.

Since Christ is our example and perfect counsel, all earthly husbands imagine that they know the Lord’s word to righteously wash their wives with the word but don’t. Only the husbands in the Body of Christ are given the honour to righteously understand how to love their wives.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it; 
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 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.

Christ and his Wife do not display their marital intimacies before the ogling world and defile their spiritual marriage bed. No man can lie between his fiancée’s breasts all night and not give at least the appearance of evil, not to mention giving the Devil an opportunity for the man to transgress. Only the Body of Christ, the anticipatory Bride, is anointed to know her Lord’s intimacies that are a shadow of the spiritual; and will be excitedly examined in the main study for their spiritual nuances. In the meantime, our minds are being prepared for that time.

Clearly, the Bride is delighted at the prospect of building her house, that is, her marriage with her fiancé and is imagining how her love life will be. Notice that she says, “… he shall lie…”, and not he is lying between her breasts all night ~ she is not a harlot or fornicator! She dreams of how her marriage shall be.

We don’t become unequally yoked with our nearest kin, a Babylonian Christian, or uncover our Father and Mother’s marital intimacies. The Song of Solomon is the Bride fantasising about the reality of how her devotion to her husband will be and is not a detailed account of coital intimacies or overt instruction on how to perform them.

Son 1:13 A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

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

Lev 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. [and she does keep his statutes and judgments!!]
Lev 18:6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
Lev 18:7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Lev 18:8 The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.

The Song of Solomon is the typified Bride’s soliloquy for her fiancé, Solomon, and everything about her Lord’s grandeur is the epitome of perfection that enflames her arousal. Her constant colourful and poetic thoughts saturate her mind to being sick with love. She is in a vigilant and highly aroused state of mind that parallels the Bride of Christ’s bright-eyed spiritual arousal for Him, and yet, she is very much in control of her emotions.

The Song of Solomon is the Bride’s response to Solomon, who represents Christ. In the Bible, every word is the Lord’s Song of Songs for his Bride.

Until this end-time age, nobody except the Bride of Christ herself is given eyes to see and understand her phenomenal, gifted inheritance. Likewise, nobody in the history of mankind can clarify the grand finale of the Bride’s jubilant physical arousal responses in the Song of Solomon that depict her spiritual ravishing, but her! The door is about to be shut to her fellow sleepy virgins.

From the days of Him choosing her in her blood to the bright young girl without breasts and her daily spiritual growing pains to her realisation and stunning presentation to her Lord, she was slowly becoming awake to her forthcoming glory and honour. Now, she is trembling and so fully spiritually aroused to be “sick of love”. (Son 2:5)

The Song of Solomon is saturated with righteous lustful desire. It is a shadow of spiritual foreplay and espousal between Christ and his Bride, fantasised by the Shulamite, the New Jerusalem above imagining how her forthcoming marriage will be. The Bride’s understanding of her inheritance and her master’s plan for her makes the strongest of men weak at the knees and faint in the presence of the Lord. In the knowledge of her inheritance, she is “sick” with a seeming disease that love induces by that devastating and glorious assurance.

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 

The Bride, symbolised by the Shulamite, says,

Son 2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick [H2470] of love.

The effect of being sick, righteously, or unrighteous in love, is the same as Amnon’s unbridled lust for Tamar, his sister, and subsequent rape.

2Sa 13:2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick [H2470] for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her. 

In the forthcoming study, more exciting light will be shone on the meanings of “disease” and “ravishing” in the context of love.

A significant understanding of the Song of Solomon can be discovered at its end. It is uncertain who the spokesperson is, yet it appears to be a soliloquy of the elder who always in scripture ultimately serves the younger; in this case, it is all of Leah’s children, the ten tribes of rejected anointed who marvel by the Lord’s voice what will become of their little sister (Joseph) who to them, doesn’t seem to have an inheritance; a husband. The Lord is speaking for her, the little sister without breasts who shall grow into a magnificently beautiful woman for himself at his hand.

Son 8:8 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

The Biblical pattern of the elder always serving the younger is classically notable, with Isaac and Rebekah’s twin sons in Esau, the elder serving Jacob./p>

Rachel, Jacob’s much-loved wife, the younger to her sister Leah, figuratively was the little sister without breasts since, and to her immense despair, Rachel never ‘gave suck’ until the after Leah had given birth to several children. Indeed, Rachel, who represents the Bride of Christ, was immeasurably blessed by her paps, never giving suck until the Lord miraculously caused her to have children she never knew but were as the sand of the seashore.

Gen 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, [Rebekah] Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 
Gal 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren [Rachel] that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Rachel’s elder sister, Leah, is spiritually desolate yet has all the physical children of Israel whom Rachel inherits as the sand of the seashore of all humanity. Ultimately, the elder sister Leah and the entire world serve the younger Rachel and bow down at her feet.

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, [all of Leah’s children, including Rachel’s handmaid’s children] which say they are Jews, [the Elect] and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. ~ loved the younger whom the elder always serves.

The little sister, the younger one without breasts, is unwittingly given a phenomenal future as the Bride and Wife of Christ.

Our Lord willing, next week, we hope to understand more of the Bride’s physical arousals characteristics to prepare our minds for their spiritual correlations. Our heightened state of spiritual awakening for that occasion IS the nature of the Bride’s mind for her Lord.

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