#73 Answers to your questions about the Song of Solomon part 3
1. The Bride says “come” in Song 7:11 but in Revelation it says that the Spirit and the Bride say “come”. Why is there a difference?
There isn’t a difference!
In my earlier blogs I have written about the way the Holy Spirit is poetically portrayed in the Song of Solomon in images like wind or life-giving water.
We wrote about the Bride asking the Bridegroom to set her as a seal upon His heart and that love is as strong as death and jealousy as cruel as the grave and how this verse (Song 8:6) is directly quoted in the New Testament: “do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?” (James 4:5 NKJV).
2. Some writers say that the Song of Solomon shouldn’t be included in the Bible because it doesn’t even mention God. How important is this book?
In effect, the whole Song of Solomon is about the jealous love of God for His Bride. It is the song that Jesus sings over the Bride that He purchased and it is the song that is in every purchased soul when they are united in heart with their Redeemer. It is the song that will be sung for eternity. In fact, it is the only book in the Bible that will be sung for eternity and that makes it a significant contribution to the canon of Scripture!
The Bride can only know the song if she has been purchased and the Holy Spirit dwells in her. This is how Revelation depicts that song being sung:
“Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God” (Rev. 14:1-5 NKJV).
What is significant about the Song of Songs is that it doesn’t offer the history of God’s redemption or the appearance of the Messiah on the earth and His actions amongst those being saved or the outworking of the Holy Spirit with people being saved. The Song of Songs is different because it reveals the heart history of the one who is redeemed. The language can only be understood through the instruction of the Holy Spirit, otherwise it is merely a marriage manual or just Jewish poetry.
The language is obscure, just like the parables of Jesus were obscure to those who weren’t enlightened by the Holy Spirit. This Book alone shows us the heart of our Redeemer and the lengths HE went to, to woo us and draw us in to His chambers, to join with His body and know the oneness of life with Him (Eph. 5:25-32).