SONG OF SOLOMON 1:1
THE SONG OF SONGS WHICH IS SOLOMON'S...
SONG OF SOLOMON sets forth a type of Christ in His victorious life, resurrection and Ascension. Solomon received the fruit of David's victory and came to the throne as a King of Peace, pointing toward Jesus seated in power and authority in heaven. (Solomon being a type of Jesus Christ).
The royal fellowship into which we are directed, and which is typified by the Shulamite maiden, is in the exalted realm where our Lord, on His throne and His kingdom of peace is prefigured by Solomon.
The Shulamite loved her Lord for Himself alone. There are some believers who love the Lord Jesus because of the great victory He won on the cross over evil powers. Others appreciate Him for His victory on the cross and also for all that He now is in heaven.
The cross represents Christ's battle to establish His kingly authority. His heavenly life shows Him as triumphant and reigning.
The purpose of the Song of Solomon is to lead us to know Him as reigning king, to be by His side, the object of His affection.
The longings of the Shulamite throughout the book indicate a single believer's exercise of the Spirit instead of the exercise of the total church. It describes the beginning of a deeper seeking after the Lord until the fullest fellowship with Him is experienced in the believer's life.
The heart of the book speaks of spiritual fellowship and addresses itself to those who are already regenerated by God's Spirit and are longing for a fuller, closer experience with Christ.
The Song of Solomon and those state two different aspects of relationships of the believer to the Lord Jesus Christ. In Matthew, it's the relationship of a Sovereign God. In Song of Solomon it's a relationship of communion, as husband to wife.
Solomon composed a thousand and five songs:
I KINGS 4:32
AND HE SPAKE THREE THOUSAND PROVERBS: AND HIS SONGS WERE A THOUSAND AND FIVE.
Song of Solomon speaks of a rest from wandering and tells us that a man can reach satisfaction only through love. In contrast, Ecclesiastes, the book before Song of Solomon, speaks of a life of wondering and tells us that a man cannot find satisfaction through knowledge alone.
The Song of Songs is the love song between the Messiah, and His Bride. It is the Song of Songs in the same manner that the most holy place in the tabernacle, is called the Holy of Holies, and in the same manner that Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
In the Song of Solomon, the King is set forth before us as a type of the Lord Jesus Christ; the Shulamite is a type of the believer, longing for a deeper relationship with the Lord, pursuing Him. The King speaks of the Shulamite seeking a deeper experience in:
SONG OF SOLOMON 6:8,9
8. THERE ARE SIXTY QUEENS, AND EIGHTY CONCUBINES, AND VIRGINS WITHOUT NUMBER;
9. BUT MY DOVE, MY UNDEFILED AND PERFECT ONE, STANDS ALONE ABOVE THEM ALL, SHE IS THE ONLY ONE OF HER MOTHER, SHE IS THE CHOICE OF HER WHO BORE HER. THE DAUGHTERS SAW HER, CALLED HER BLESSED AND HAPPY. YES, THE QUEENS AND THE CONCUBINES, THEY PRAISED HER.
The concubines and queens represent those who have varying degrees of relationship with the Lord. The maidens or virgins represent the children of grace who are born again but have not developed an intimate relationship with the Lord. But the dove, the undefiled one, the Shulamite maiden, represents those believers who have sought after the Lord in an appreciation and love for Him as a person and a desire to be close to His heart. The believers who satisfy the Lord's heart are those who are regarded as the "only daughter." This company of believers, represented by this love maiden, live in the Spirit. They are as a dove in the singleness of their eye for Christ, completely separated unto Him. This Bride and her company have progressed to the fullness of love for Christ.
The Song of Solomon is the path of all those who have the Bride spirit, who desire to be wholly and fully identified with Him. God is more than willing to accomplish much in the life of the believer who allow His grace to be complete in their life.
HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS, AND KEEPETH THEM, HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER, AND I WILL LOVE HIM, AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM.
14. YE ARE MY FRIENDS, IF YE DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU.
15. HENCEFORTH I CALL YOU NOT SERVANTS; FOR THE SERVANT KNOWETH NOT WHAT HIS LORD DOETH: BUT I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS; FOR ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE HEARD OF MY FATHER I HAVE MADE KNOWN TO YOU.
Within these scriptures lie the heartbeat of Jesus, for within them is revealed the desire on the part of Jesus to make Himself known to those who love Him and obey Him, those whom He calls His friends.
Jesus Christ is seeking those with whom He can share His heart, His purpose, His plans, His desires, and those that He can enter into a mature relationship with. Those that will share His life, His power, His throne. He is seeking a Bride, those who will become one Spirit with Him.
He must be convinced of our diligence in seeking Him; the sincerity of our heart must be revealed to Him. The Shulamite maid is a diligent seeker after the heart of God.
The Song of Solomon paints a word picture for us of the desire and love between Jesus and His bride that goes beyond just words.