Song of Solomon/ Song of Songs- Spiritual Intimacy (In-to-Me-you-see) with the Lord
Spiritual Intimacy – Koinonia -meaning community, communion (common union), joint participation, sharing and intimacy.
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(Dance With Me Oh Lover of My Soul to the Song of All Songs) by Paul Wilbur
The Song of Solomon (also titled the Song of Songs or Canticles) was written by King Solomon, who represents Jesus as King, the Bridegroom after his ascent to the Divine realm. Here Christ Jesus, our Bridegroom in (Matthew 25:6), speaks in the form of a melodic song, to his Bride, the Elect (2 Timothy 2:10, Romans 8:33) who answers him as his Love.
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the [a]elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Romans 8:33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Matthew 25:6 And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom [a]is coming; go out to meet him!’
The Elect and the Bride are one and the same. One view is that the 144,000 are the Elect, the Bride.
The Song of Solomon, or Song of Songs (hereafter, the Song) as it is titled in the first verse of the Song (also called Canticles in the Latin), asserts that its author is Solomon: “The song of songs, which is Solomon’s. It is widely recognized that the ending of the first verse could be translated to indicate Solomon’s authorship or that the Song was written for him or dedicated to him. Solomon is heralded in the Bible as a gifted songwriter and a man capable of writing the Song, the Song has similarities to other writings of Solomon, and his authorship gives it credibility.
Not only does that book depict a union between Christ and the Church, which is paramount, but I will teach it as the union and marriage of our new spirit and our individual (heart) awareness. Our spirit which is joined unto the Lord is the masculine principle of our life, and our individual heart awareness is the feminine principle of our life. As the seeds of the Mind of Christ which is in our spirit are deposited into our heart awareness, just as a woman’s womb in the natural, a formation begins to take place there, and then a birthing.
This birthing is fruit that remains rather than ‘here today’ and ‘gone tomorrow. When we live from the inside out, we are living out of the Eternal, Infinite, Immortality and the unlimited realm! The purpose of God for our life is not to merely get from Him (being need conscious) but learning how to allow Him to flow out of us on a continuous basis. Part of that experience happens by realizing that He has already given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, and then living out of that which is within us. This is precisely what we see in the Song of Solomon, a maturing process.
The Song of Songs in the first verse depicts that this book reveals the highest experience that we can have. That highest experience is not merely to be filled but fulfilled. It shows us how we can move beyond what Paul the Apostle called the in-part realm and not merely be filled but fulfilled. That does not mean that we throw away the gift realm, but we can experience that, and more. We can live out of our union in Christ and have Him reproduce Himself in, through and as us.
Just as a woman conceives seed in her womb so we conceive the seed of God’s thoughts in the womb of our heart. As that takes place there is then a formation that happens and then it is projected out into the experience of our life.
Song of Solomon depicts a people that bear the fruit of God, and that fruit is fruit that REMAINS! It is not what we have experienced in the past where we have born fruit that was here today and gone tomorrow, but this book is about the LORD reproducing Himself as PERMANENT fruit in, through and as us!
What a wonderful time we live in when we can experience as much of our Father as we can believe for! There is nothing that we must wait for. The Scripture says that hope deferred makes the heart sick. We do not have to put anything off into our future that Jesus Christ paid for and already placed within us; we merely need to live from the inside, out!
The whole book, Song of Solomon is about the Bride of Christ and Her maturing process.
My opinion–The Bride is being quickened at this present time. Our being a Bride speaks of a submissive relationship to the Lord. Becoming a Bride relates to our having a higher (deeper) walk with our Lord. Our being a Bride speaks of a submissive relationship to the Lord. This Bride is within the present- day Church and is quietly being made ready for her unveiling.
Rev. 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.
As we confess our utter dependence upon the Heavenly Bridegroom (Jesus/Yeshua), and commit our lives to Him, we lose our identity and take on His identity, that in a submissive relationship to Him, we become the witness and expression of His life as was John the Baptist. Some say the whole church is the Bride. Others say the Bride is coming out, rising from the Church.
Rev. 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready.”
That is what the parable of the 10 virgins is all about: And the well -prepared ones went in with him to the wedding means that people with goodness and therefore with truth are taken to be with Him. Heaven is likened to a wedding because of the heavenly marriage, the marriage of goodness and truth. The Lord is likened to a Bridegroom because these people are then united with him. That is why the church is called a Bride.
The Song of Solomon is not what it first appears to be. It is not an historical event. It is actually an account of Christ calling His Bride out of the world, away from the pride and vanity it affords, and His tireless, patient and loving efforts to draw her to Him.
Eph. 4:23-24 to ·become [put on; clothe yourself with] the new ·self [ person; or Man; become like Christ]. That new person is created ·to be like God [or in God’s image; according to and holiness that comes from truth]. Expanded Bible