The Apostolic Church and Abomination of Desolation
leaping on the mountains – The beginning of love. Christ as the Bridegroom pursues His bride, which is the Church. The mountain upon which He leaped, is best described as the Hill of Golgotha – “for the joy set before Him, He endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2).
the rain is over – the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, that began the Church, is described as rain in Hosea 6:3. The latter spring rain brings “life” into the world.
the little foxes that spoil the vineyards – the vine is the Church, Christ’s saints, “I am the vine” (John 15:1). The little foxes are the small deceptions of Satan that would eventually destroy the Church. This is spoken by the Shulamite’s brothers, who in Song 8:8, describe the false “Church,” as another sister, “with no breasts,” not having the milk of the word to nourish the saints.
I didn’t find him – Christ has disappeared from “the Great City” (Revelation 11:8) the corrupted Church, the mystery Babylon that John described. The Abomination of desolation has been set up, that Daniel and Jesus prophesied (Daniel 8:11; 11:31; 12:11; Matthew 24:15).
I had scarcely passed from them when I found Him – the saints, the woman, finds Christ, supposedly just outside the City – as suggested by the phrase, “I had scarcely passed from them.”
The ending of this section. The love of the saints for Christ will continue in the Wilderness. The Woman will fly into the wilderness.