“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine…” (Song of Solomon 6:3)
The Song of Songs, written by King Solomon, describes the relationship of the Beloved and the Bride. Obviously, the physical is used in highly figurative language to describe how the Bride views her Beloved and how the Beloved views his Bride.
There is no other book in the Bible that describes the love and intimacy of a Godly marriage as King Solomon’s Song of Songs.
This book was written to bring out the spiritual truth, by physical types, of Christ and His Bride; as to their view of each other; as to their fellowship; and as to their relationship to each other.
It reveals Christ’s Appearance and His Approach to His Bride to bring her to where He is; to Behold His Glory; and to become One in His Glory as described in John 17:
“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.” (John 17:21)
“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:” (John 17:22)
“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.” (John 17:23)
“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.” (John 17:24)
This book also reveals the development of the Bride’s knowledge of her position to her Beloved (Christ) through several things:
First, He reveals to her His View of her beauty; which of course, is Himself living in her; for without Him living in the bride, she has no beauty.
Second, He reveals her responsibility to Him; that is, a total and a complete surrender to Him as her Head.
Third, He strips her of her veil; and brings her to humility and complete desire for Him and Him alone.
Fourth, He gives her assurance and complete confidence that “My beloved is mine, and I am his…” (Song of Solomon 2:16a).
This process of bringing His Bride unto Himself, to be where He is (John 17:21-24), is called Sanctification. What is sanctification? It is:
A process of Christ being “formed” in you (read Galatians 3, 4, 5, 6);
A putting off the old man and a putting on the new man (Ephesians 4:22-24; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 5:17; Colossians 3:1-25; etc.);
A partaking of the great and exceeding promises (2 Peter 1:1-4);
Growing and maturing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18a); whereby you bear fruit, more fruit, and much fruit (2 Peter 1:5-10; John 15:1-10).
This process does not come to maturity overnight. But the Spirit leads His Children into study; prayer; enlightenment of their calling and its responsibilities; daily confession of sins; a separating from this world; tests, trials, tribulations, chastisements, etc.; by being still and patient; by waiting upon the movement (the guidance) of the Holy Spirit in every situation; and by learning to rest in Him.
In fact, this process goes on throughout the life of the Child of God, until he is transferred from this world to the heavenly world.
Reader, do not get lost in the physical typology of the Song of Songs. But read and pray that God will open your eyes to the sweetest communion with Him; as you learn of your position of His Bride, His Love, even His Body, the Church; that you have ever experienced.
Once you have tasted His fruit in His Banqueting House, you will desire more and more of Him.