“I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.” (Song of Solomon 5:1)
In Song of Solomon 4:16b, the Bride had made her request, “Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.” This first shows her submission, brought about by the blowing of the north wind and the south wind upon his garden. Second, these words show that she acknowledges it is “his” garden; that is, she belongs to him. Third, this shows that all of this was for him to come and enjoy “his pleasant fruits.”
Now in Song of Solomon 5:1, the writer brings to light four past tense verbs of the actions of the Beloved (of Christ):
A. I Am Come
The first past tense action, “I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse.” Here the Beloved announces that he has come into his garden. He also defines the “Who” his garden is, “my sister, my spouse”; which leaves no doubt that his garden is his wife, his Bride.
The phrase “I am come into” indicates that the Beloved has arrived; the time of preparation is over and now the Beloved’s will is fully revealed; which is to come into His Bride for full communion, even consummation.
Now, the Bride’s prepared desire has come to fruition. The Beloved’s appearance and approach are now a reality. All the preparation by the Beloved of his Bride for this very moment is now a fact; all of the Bride’s anticipation has now come to be an experience, not just a hope.
In a spiritual sense, this phrase, “I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse,” first is indicative of Christ fulfilling His Promise of John 14:16-18:
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (verse 18)
And at that day, there will be a revelation:
“At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you” (verse 20)
This happened on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-), when the Gift of the Holy Spirit was given to the 120 Believers waiting on His Coming (Acts 1:8, 15). On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit did come and indwell the 120 Believers; the Church as Christ’s Temple was manifested that day. (See Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:21; Acts 2:1-47.)
The Gift of the Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit Himself. The Gift of the Holy Spirit is indicative of all that receive the New Birth; those who are made a new creation in Christ; those born from above (John 3:3-8; Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 4:1-7).
Secondly, this phrase indicates Christ fulfilling His Promise of John 14:3:
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
This “place” for those alive on earth and who receive the New Birth is described in John 17:21-24:
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (verse 21)
“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:” (verse 22)
“I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” (verse 23)
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (verse 24)
This is only a forecast of our full position in Christ in Eternity after our physical death, which is called “Glorification.”
Therefore, the Church is His Garden, or His Bride; and now Christ says, “I am come into my garden.” That is, in Power (on the Day of Pentecost and at regeneration) and in Knowledge of His Glory as One in Christ; realized in part now in this life and in fullness in Eternity.