THE SONG OF SOLOMON AS AN END-TIMES REVELATION
Seven Prophetic Truths for the Last Generation
by Randy Jones
Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of spices. – Song of Solomon 8:14
The theme of the Song of Solomon is First Love – the first of all spiritual experiences with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Song of Songs is a spiritual allegory of the spiritual love between Jesus, the Heavenly Bridegroom / King of Humility / Shepherd, and His Bride / Shulamite. Much of this story centers around the “coming”, or “return” of the Bridegroom for His Bride – and her excited expectancy for Him, and how she “loves His appearing!”
The last verse of the Song sums it up, “Make Haste My Beloved!” Hurry and appear. The next-to-last verse of the Bible says, “He who testifies to these things says, ““Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
The Song of Songs is an end-time revelation for an end-time people! The Signs of the Times in the news every day show that the return of the Bridegroom is very near. The “Rapture” of the wedding party (the overcoming church) is at hand. “Behold the Bridegroom is Here!”
A well-known preacher from the past, Charles Spurgeon, said that many of God’s best and choicest saints down through the centuries, have claimed the Song of Solomon as their favorite book of the Bible. He called the Song the, “Holy of Holies” of the Bible.
We as the end-time people of God, MUST have the revelation of this Song.
As Abraham sent his faithful servant, Eliezer, back to his home country to find a bride for his son, Isaac, in Genesis 24 – the Heavenly Father has sent His Holy Spirit into this world to seek and prepare a Bride for His Beloved Son.
The Holy Spirit is the only one who can call us and invite us to the wedding – He has to reveal Jesus to us. He’s the only one who can. The Holy Spirit is right now calling out the Bride of Jesus – getting her ready and adorning her for the Marriage. Can you feel His Call?
It is so easy to become preoccupied and distracted by working for God – doing things for God – that we can lose the Lord HIMSELF. There are many end-time callings of the Holy Spirit to the Bride of Jesus in this Song – but we will look at seven of them.
1. THE CALL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO OUR FIRST LOVE! The first prophetic truth is getting back (or keeping) our first love for Jesus! The best definition of spiritual love that I have found is: “Love is that self-sacrificial feeling, called forth from the heart, by the preciousness of the object loved.”
Jesus predicted in Matthew 24 that in the last days, the love of the majority would grow cold. WE ARE THERE NOW! Almost gone is the fiery, deep love for Jesus that we had when we first got saved. The love of the majority of the modern church has grown cold. Our greatest sin is our lack of, or weak love for Jesus.
We’ve almost lost our vision of Jesus. We’re going through the motions. We know the Lord very casually. The love of pleasure has almost eradicated our love for Jesus. “You’ve lost (left) your first love!” We must fast and pray, and cry out to God, to give our First Love for His Son back to us. The Song of Solomon is THE Song of Songs.
The Bible speaks of the Song of Moses, the Song of Redemption, the Song of Salvation, the Song to the Holy Spirit – but THIS is THE SONG OF SONGS. It’s the Song of Songs because it’s the Song of Love. It’s a LOVE SONG!
It’s the personal, spiritual love of the Heavenly Bridegroom for His Bride – and her love for her Beloved – Jesus. As the Holy Spirit reveals more and more of Jesus to us, as we begin to have the revelation and quickening of the message of Jesus the Bridegroom – the revelation of His Preciousness – HE will call forth that deep, spiritual love from our hearts!
The Shulamite calls the Bridegroom her “Beloved”. This word means in the Hebrew, “to boil!” A fiery love! To overflow with love! One translation translates this word, “Darling”. Our love for Jesus in this generation is so tepid, so insipid, so lukewarm and half-hearted.
The Father in heaven cried out – when Jesus came up out of the water at His baptism – “You Are My Beloved Son – In Whom I Always Delight!” If an Almighty, Creator, All-Knowing God feels that way about His Son, His Beloved – hadn’t we better feel the same way? Is Jesus daily your Delight? Do you Delight in Him?
2. THE CALL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THE EXALTATION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF! Many of us speak constantly about the things of God, but very little of the PERSON of our Lord. We should be constantly seeking (in the Word) and pursuing the glories of Jesus Himself. We should cry out to know the Unsearchable Riches of Christ.
Too many times, everything BUT Jesus Himself, is exalted. We are called to know a Person. The word know in the Bible means: “to know by observation, investigation, reflection or firsthand experience.” Jesus told several parables where the Lord told people, “I never KNEW you!” The Apostle Paul cried out,
“But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as one combined] loss for Christ’s sake.
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly].
For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ …
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]” … Phil. 3:7,8,10a AMP
Not long before his death, this great Christian, this mighty Apostle who was known and feared in hell – is still crying out to KNOW JESUS! If anyone could have said, “I’ve arrived.” “I can rest on my laurels.” “I’m done” – it would have been the Apostle Paul – and yet we see him crying out to know Jesus in a greater
way! He devoted his life to exalting Jesus!
Only the Holy Spirit can reveal and exalt Jesus in our spirits. The very last move of God will be a “Jesus” movement!
3. THE CALL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THE SECRET PLACE WITH JESUS – TO THE “CLEFTS OF THE ROCK” – TO THE “SECRET PLACES OF THE STAIRS”! Jesus is calling us, through the Holy Spirit, to commune with Him in the secret place, the prayer closet. He promises to meet us there and be with us. The Heavenly Bridegroom longs to be with His Bride, to fellowship with her, to reveal His love and heart to her. How much time do you spend alone and still at the feet of Jesus? Mary of Bethany is our example in the Word of spending time with Jesus, of loving Him, of sitting at His feet. Every time we see Mary in the New Testament – she is at Jesus’ feet!
After Jesus raised her brother from the dead, He had supper at her house. She went and got her greatest treasure, an alabaster box of pure spikenard. While Jesus was eating, she broke the box and poured the spikenard over His head. The whole house was filled with the fragrance of her spikenard.
Did you know that this was prophesied in the Song of Solomon? “While the King sits at His table, my spikenard gives forth it’s fragrance.” Love is original. She didn’t care what anyone else thought, whether they liked it or not – moved by a deep and powerful love for her Lord, she poured her spikenard on Him – anointing Him – blessing Him.
All of the disciples got mad and rebuked her. They yelled at her. They said that pouring her spikenard on Jesus was a waste! “Why this waste!” Her love for Jesus rebuked and convicted them, even John the Beloved disciple. This is the incident that angered Judas so much that he went out to betray Jesus for money. I’ve read that Jesus would have been able to smell the spikenard in His hair when He was dying on the Cross a few days later. What a ministry! Jesus rebuked His disciples and told them that what Mary had done was the VERY GOAL OF THE GOSPEL! REAL MINISTRY IS TO MINISTER TO THE LORD HIMSELF – TO HIS PLEASURE! Jesus told His disciples that wherever they went later – all over the world – that they were going to have to tell what Mary had done that day!
4. THE CALL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LOVE HIS APPEARING!
(to be continued)