A Garden Enclosed

Psalm 45:

Leave your father’s house and the King will be greatly enthralled with your beauty.

(Comparing this to God telling Abraham “Leave all that is familar to you and go to a place that I will show you)

Song of Solomon 4:
9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck. 10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

My heart gets so excited when I read any portion of this book from heaven. There is absolutely no greater love story and it is for all who have set their hearts and minds on following on to know the Lord and return His love.

We wonder, how can we ever come to a right and complete understanding of the depth of the love of the Lord for His beloved? I’ve discovered that it’s a long journey through process. The process of his disciplines are set to make us wiser. We lean in real close. We learn. We listen. We understand that we need the watchful eye of the Lord. We need the loving authority of the appointed shepherds. We need deep heart respect for the anoinitng.

We meet him in the garden of prayer. The Song of Solomon is a teaching about the experience of divine romance.  A love song to be listened for and then sung to others. The book is about our passionate love life with the King and his people.

I know the book is often applied to the marriage of man and wife. On one level. However, in reality there is a much deeper level of truth. It’s about our union with him. One with the Lord. That deep revelation knowledge has to to become a part of us. The true fullness and beauty of the book is only found through the ever increasing supply of the Holy Spirit in us. We need our Lover to take us into the deeper level, the reality of the bride focused on getting herself ready.

Through the indwelling Spirit we are wooed and delighted in wonderful ways by our communion with our Beloved. The bridegroom loves his church. As we keep our hearts open to Him, through His passionate love we finally come to the blissful place of sweet surrender.

Song Of Solomon 4:
12 A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

The heart surrendered to the Father is the garden sealed, the safe and secret place where we are well guarded by our jealous Beloved. Here we are privileged to share in the mysteries that few understand

We are placed with loving care under his covering and our hearts are his garden. Our heart is good soil, the seedbed of our heart is fertile, green and productive. Though our trust and obedience we are clothed in Christ Jesus.  Jesus said that those who walk in His ways will release from their bellies rivers of living waters. Through the fountains of our heart the Holy Spirit pours out the living waters which flow from the throne of God. This is the Balm of Gilead which is able to heal the wounds of God’s people.

As we are submissive through faith and patience we will inherit every sweet promise.There is no higher calling than to be one with our Beloved!

Author: rita sue

The love of Jesus invites us to come and drink of new life.

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