Song of Solomon

Chapter 7

"The Shepherd Renews His Flatteries."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org

Song of Solomon 7:1 "How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman."

The King and the Shepherd speak, they fill one and the same office. The term, "How beautiful are thy feet with shoes." is quite contaminated in the translation, but is is saying here, "How beautiful are thy footsteps when you walk." Your thighs are very well rounded, a steady hand brought you forth, for this is speaking of the beauty of this Shulamite girl as she walks and presents herself.

Song of Solomon 7:2 "Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies."

In the Hebrew Massorah text, this means that "she is pure to only one". She can not be mixed, and deceived. The "belly" should read "body", and the king is saying to her, "your body is like a field of rich golden grain flowing in the wind," in reference to her tan that enhances her beauty.

Song of Solomon 7:3 "Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins."

Song of Solomon 7:4 "Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus."

The word "Heshbon" means "stronghold" in the Hebrew, and all three of these phrases refer to her as a person of strength, in the features of her eyes from the depths inside; "The fishpools, and without on the watchtower", shows the strength in her character. The Shepherd, which is the King is paying His respects for His love for Her.

In the spiritual sense, it is saying that when you love our Savior, and hasten after Him, He in turn has a special love for you, and all He sees in you is beauty. The ugliness of sin is taken from you, and you stand before Him just as this beautiful Shulamite girl, beautiful in every manner.

Song of Solomon 7:5 "Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries."

"Carmel" in the Hebrew text reads "red". "Thy hair of thine head like purple," would be better translated; "Thy head is fit for a crown". This is saying that the King is spell-bound by the beauty and brightness of your hair that is so majestic, it is fit for a crown. The very King is taken by your very appearance and beauty; God loves those that love Him.

Note the King role within this, but beware of the deception.

Song of Solomon 7:6 "How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!"

A hidden thought is here, for Solomon was the wisest of all; The words of Antichrist will be exactly as the words of that King. In the analogy of love, he will make great captivating statements exactly as you would expect the true Shepherd Christ to give. Those statements will be so strong that it will turn the hearts and eyes of the daughters of man. In the spiritual sense it means that many Christians will be deceived. The message of this deceiver, who is the Antichrist [Satan] will be the same message that the True Messiah, which is Christ, will give. This is why we must be aware of the fake king.

Song of Solomon 7:7 "This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to cluster of grapes."

He says, I see this in a very natural and pleasant sense.

Song of Solomon 7:8 "I said, "I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof:" now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the wine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;"

The King is applying an aroma around His Shulamite love. That aroma is as that which comes from the apples, and nature itself in the dew of the early morning hours. It is the delight of man.

In this analogy, the sense is that the King truly loves His wife [the elect], and His bride to be [those that by their own free will come to Him in repentance].

Song of Solomon 7:9 "And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak."

There is much that is said within this. In Ezekiel 3:26 it speaks of a time when the tongue would cleave to the roof our the mouth, until a time when God would release that tongue, and it would speak of the wine which is symbolic of the blood of Christ.

Ezekiel 3:26; "And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house."

There is a time coming, "time of end" when God will speak through the mouths of His elect, those sealed in their minds, and the Holy Spirit will speak the words that will awaken those that sleep to the truths of the Living God. This is the statement of the King, and how the Shulamite girl will give her answer. Even though She is answering to another king, she will not be deceived into accepting anyone else but her own Shepherd.

Song of Solomon 7:10 "I am my beloved's and his desire is toward me."

She declares her faithfulness to her Shepherd only. Remember that is the Shepherd, only member of the Godhead that returns as King of kings to be here through the Millennium age. The full Godhead with the presence of the Heavenly Father on earth with Jesus Christ does not transpire until the end of the Millennium kingdom age. So the elect will always remain true to the true Shepherd, and not the false shepherd.

She is saying here that she does not want, nor will she have anyone but her True Shepherd. No one will deceive me, nor will I hear the words of the false shepherd. She is being tempted into the love of the false shepherd, when he uses the same words as the True Shepherd, only this Shulamite girl, representing God's elect and His bride, knows the voice of the true Shepherd.

Song of Solomon 7:11 "Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages."

She is talking to the true Shepherd alone here, she wants to remain a true virgin, spiritually to her love until He comes to lodge with her.

Song of Solomon 7:12 "Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves."

At that time she will be one in completeness with her love. The time of budding is the time of spring, and the time of a new age. This time will be on the first day of the Millennium, when Christ the Good Shepherd comes to earth we will all be changed into our new incorruptible bodies, as recorded in I Corinthians 15:50-54.

Song of Solomon 7:13 "The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, o my beloved."

She has reserved herself for Thee and Thee alone. She has not been deceived by the first christ which is the Antichrist, but remained true to the end, whether by physical death in the flesh or at the time of the coming of the Good Shepherd. She knew her love and remained true to Him. Even the identical words spoke by the false one, she knew to be a fake. Paul tells us in Romans 11:4;

Romans 11:4 "But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal."

These seven thousand, which is the number to show spiritual completeness, shows us that God has set aside His elect, from the very foundations of this earth age, that they would stand in the final days of this earth flesh age, and not bow to the image of the Antichrist.

This Shulamite girl in Solomon's love story remained true, and even when another king approached her, using the same words as her True Shepherd, she knew His voice and would not be deceived. Jesus carried this love story into His teaching in Matthew 24:19; "And woe uto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" This is speaking in the spiritual sense, to those that did not know the voice of the true Shepherd, and were taken by the false shepherd, Satan the Antichrist. Jesus Christ expects His own to remain as a chaste virgin, that you remain spiritually true and pure to Him.

2 Corinthians 11:2-4 "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

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