Beginning with Song of Solomon 5:2, the Beloved is implementing his Plan of the Recovery of his Bride’s communion. In verse 2, the Bride uses the phrase “I sleep”; which speaks figuratively of her leaving her assigned post of her diligent efforts to maintain her fellowship with her Beloved. It is not that she stops loving her Beloved; no, never.
But because of the cares of this life, she grows weary in feeding their love. She makes the decision to take a break, to take a vacation. She pulls within herself and goes to sleep.
However, the Beloved, carrying out his God-ordained position of head, realizes her problem and places his Plan of Recovery into action. His first step was three-fold. He knocked on her spirit with his voice; he reminded her of who she was, and is, to him; and then he showed her of his patience to see her open up to him (Song of Solomon 5:2).
Then the Beloved records the excuses of his Bride (Song of Solomon 5:3). Beginning with this next verse (Song of Solomon 5:4), the Beloved enacts his second step in his Plan of Recovery.
The Beloved’s Second Step
“My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.” (Song of Solomon 5:4)
“My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door…” This is related to us by the Bride. What does this mean, to “put in his hand by the hole of the door”? In the physical sense, the Beloved found a hole, maybe the keyhole. As verse 5 indicates, the Beloved placed a strong smelling fragrance in the hole of the door, which spread a perfume into the room where the Bride had enclosed herself.
In the spiritual sense, this action of the Beloved (Christ) to put His Hand “by the hole of the door” has reference to the movement of the Spirit of God in the spirit of His Bride. This is Christ’s second step. First, He commanded her to open, as His Voice awakened her spirit. This allowed her to know that Christ was aware that she was trying to quit. She knew there was no hiding her condition from Him. Now, He makes the second step of His Plan of Recovery of His Bride’s condition of giving up. Now, He starts to work in her spirit.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
This reveals the Sovereign Plan of God to keep His Bride; now, today, tomorrow, forever, and always. “For it is God which worketh…” Praise God, He never leaves us nor forsakes us (Hebrews 13:5); nor does He that keepeth Israel slumber or sleep (Psalms 121:4-8). God’s Eye is ever going to and fro, searching out the heart and thoughts of His Bride (2 Chronicles 16:9).
The reason God is always watching, protecting, and providing for His Bride is because of His Eternal Purpose in Christ Jesus. (Please read Romans 8:29-39.)
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” (Romans 8:29-30)
God always had, and still has, an Eternal Plan to bring us to Glory; to Perfection; to be One in Him (Ephesians 1:3-6; John 17:21-24). There is nothing able to separate us from the Love of God (Romans 8:35-39).
The ones born from above, the regenerated people, are Christ’s Bride; and He has purposed to bring them to be One in Him; heirs of God and joint-heirs of Christ. (See Romans 8:14-17; John 17:21-24; Ephesians 5:22-33.)
John, in the Book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22, styles us, the Bride, as “…new Jerusalem…. the Lamb’s wife… that great city, the holy Jerusalem… Having the glory of God” (Revelation 21:2, 9, 10, 11).
Therefore, Christ (her Beloved) knows how, when, where, and what to work in His Bride to keep her; to cause her to repent and to turn back to Him in times of depression, fear, and doubt. In fact, God is the Cause of the tests and trials and tribulations that produce patience, experience, and hope. All this proves to the Bride herself that she indeed does love her Beloved above all others; and she must not sleep, but work and stay on the wall at all times, tending to her Beloved. (Read Deuteronomy 8:1-8; Romans 5:3-5; James 1:2-4; Hebrews 12:5-11.)
So, every regenerated Child of God needs to praise His Holy Name for His Plan of Recovery, and for Him performing the necessary actions in our spirits to cause us to stay focused and single-eyed and faithful to our calling to Him and for Him.