The Engagement Year of Song of Songs

The Song of Songs, written by Solomon is the oldest prophecy of New Jerusalem.

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

The Song of Songs describes the relationship of Christ with his Bride. It begins in Chapter 1 with the Engagement Ceremony, which may represent the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in the Book of Revelation. It is common for prophesies to begin with their ending. In Revelation 19, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb precedes the appearance of the Rider on the White Horse, the end time Sanctified Church,

The Latter Rain

In Song 2:11-13, we read that the rains have ended. This begins the story. In Israel there are two periods of rain. The October/November rains are called “former rains,” and the March/April rains are called the “latter rains.” The latter rain is in the first month on the Jewish calendar. It coincides with the Passover when Christ was crucified. This is the beginning of Christ’s relationship with His Bride, New Jerusalem.

In the Wilderness

In Song 3:6, Christ went into the Wilderness to be with His Chosen Bride. In 193 AD, “the place of His Sanctuary was cast to the ground,” (Daniel 8:11). The Spirit of God was taken from the Church. The Woman, New Jerusalem, fled into the wilderness to be “nourished for time, times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent” (Revelation 12:15). She is described as “a garden enclosed…a spring shut up, a fountain sealed” (Song 4:5). In other words, New Jerusalem no longer had the visible evidence of the Holy Spirit. Those who were sanctified were known only to God.

The Former Rain

In Song 8:5, the Bride, New Jerusalem came out of the Wilderness. This is the appearance of the Rider on the White Horse in Revelation 19, which began when the Angel (Christ) “took the censor; filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth” (Revelation 8:5). This is the “former rain” of the Holy Spirit prophesied in Hosea 6:2-3, “after two days He will revive us, on the third day, He will raise us up that we may live in His sight . . . He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain.” We know that “a day is as a thousand years” (2 Peter 3:8-9), and the Holy Spirit was poured out again after two thousand years. This “former rain,” is a rain of לִצְדָקָ֑ה righteousness (Joel 2:23). The Spirit of truth is given to remove the lawlessness from the kingdom of heaven.

When the Fig Tree puts forth her Branches

Hosea said that He will raise us up on the “third day.” Then we shall have the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb.” When “the vine has budded . . . then I will give you my love” (Song 6:11; 7:12). Jesus said, “when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is nigh” (Matthew 24:32). When is this Day? Daniel told us that there would be 2,300 days (years) from the time of the abomination of desolation until the sanctuary is cleansed (Daniel 8:13-14). After the sanctuary is cleansed, Satan will be released for “5 months,” 150 days/years (Revelation 9:5; 20:7).   But of course, Peter reminded us that the Lord is not slack in His promises, and “a day with the Lord is as a thousand years.”