The Time of Love (Song 1:2)

“His lovemaking is better than wine”, Song 1:2
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Have you ever had a rich, spiritual conversation that increased Christ to you and left you glowing? The memory alone of which makes you feel like you could throw out wings and fly? This ‘kissing’ has a long, lasting effect that surpasses any wine glow I’ve ever experienced. There’s no greater joy than being in love.  “For the joy set before Him, He endured the Cross.”
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A sister in Christ, Hope Martin, expressed something deep the other day. She said, “the desire for Him is so great that all I can do is cry.”
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People cry for all sorts of reasons, but the tears of longing must be the most precious of all.  Psalm 56:8 says the Lord bottles up our tears. According to the Hebrew definition in Strong’s, this is a “skin or leather bag” that can hold wine. Knowing the fierceness of Christ’s passion for us, the faster this flask is filled with these tears the more He must be driven to come back for us. Yes, He wants to sweep you into that place of intimacy, ”where every tear will be wiped away.”
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What comes to mind is the desolate woman in Ezekiel 16. The Lord looks upon her and sees that her “time of love” had come.  Lovingly He covers her nakedness with Himself and enters into a covenant with her.  I’d like to stress the added word “lovingly” for a moment.
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“The fulness of time” is dry doctrine without it also being, ”the time of love-making.”  Coming together simply by the clock (law) without the build up and sharing of passion is reprehensible to us from a first creation standpoint. It happens all the time in what’s calling itself church, however.  Without the Spirit, fellowship and intimacy is dangerous in the flesh, and impossible without bursting and destroying the wine skins. God is Love – not law, and not human agenda.
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Last weekend I was struck with the revelation that we aren’t really listening to each others’ words. We are listening to hearts. The more we tune our hearts together in a submitted, listening manner, the faster the Lord will visit us in a powerful implantation of Life.
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In the upper room where those “waiting” were filled with the Spirit and accused of being drunk with wine, both male and female were said to be “in one accord in prayer and supplication.”  It was their time of love. Christ came and filled them. They were thirsting for Him.
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Rev 22:17, “And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come.  And let him that is thirsty come.”
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The last words of Jesus in the bible is, “Behold I come quickly,” Revelation 22:20a.  But I just discovered something interesting. The Bride actually has the last word in the bible. Following Jesus’ statement is a response of the Bride, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 20:20b
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Interestingly, “Come quickly, my Beloved” are the last words of a Bride in the Song of Songs too! :-)
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I don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle, but am just struck with the connection between these two books, and between His coming for us and a corporate thirst for Him.
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In Love,
Pamela
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  1. Pam,

    That is the cry of the bride that brings the Groom to her, not the cry from persecution, but cry of Love. The cry of longing for only Him, “Come quickly, come now, my Beloved! I want you right now always. Your love burns in me; I am a captured heart!”

  2. Curious to know if you have read Watchman Nee’s teaching on the Song of Songs?

    1. No, I did not know he wrote something on the subject! Nee’s writings are rich, I will definitely look it up. Thanks :)

    2. Ordered!

    3. http://www.livingstreambooks.com/servlet/Categories?keyword=song+of+songs&x=47&y=6

      http://www.ministrybooks.org/SearchMinBooksDtl.cfm?id=3B07 This is the book in eform.

      The copy I have is from CLC, 1965.

      While I am at it, I will send you a link to a treasure trove of T. Austin-Sparks with a link to a church that sends his material out free of charge and I seem to recall they have some Nee too, but I could be mistaken.

      http://austin-sparks.net/bkcatalog.html

      Enjoy and be blessed!

  3. Sounds to me like you’re one of the five virgins being filled with that oily ointment that comes from mentioning His Name. Spring up oh well within my soul!! Lovingly Judy Trumpet

  4. Wow!

    1. WOW from God’s perspective is MOM. :)

  5. This Love cannot be taught, only experienced, and once it is experienced it cannot be contained, it must be expressed so others, can experience this Love

  6. My heart is simply overflowing with His love. I cannot restrain or contain it. It is a little scary because it seems so out of control, but I can’t deny it. I am so in love with Jesus and the Spirit has anointed me to share the Good News. I do not know how long this season will last in my life, but I am just holding on to Him for dear life as He races before me preparing hearts to receive His love, truth, mercy and grace.

    • Millie on 08/31/2013 at 5:22 pm
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    WOW ! Beautiful words of life and love spoken here .I find my heart is opening more and more to His Love ,grace and mercy every breath I take and all I can do is cry out in the song of songs , “come quickly my beloved “

    1. In reading all these encouraging comments a thought passed my mind – That there just isn’t any advice to give anyone truly in love with Christ. :-)

    • Shelby Shock-Marsh on 09/02/2013 at 5:24 pm
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    I’m so excited that you are going thru this book. This will be my 1st in-depth look at it & I’m so excited that I get to do it with my new eyes that see & my new ears that hear! I’m so grateful that He has opened my understanding to His marvelous grace! His timing is of course impeccable. Thank you Pamela for taking this on, you have such a sweet, humble, loving grace-filled spirit!

    • Vinny0 on 09/14/2013 at 5:25 pm
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    :-O I am in awe

    • CatherineS on 09/16/2013 at 5:25 pm
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    Beautiful, Pam! To be in the arms of our lover, our Bridegroom, our Christ is beyond compare and beyond words….

  7. How great I found this Blog today :-)! What a delight to share into this all important theme :-)!
    Since many years the Lord showed me more and more truth about the importance of love – why love is
    the only thing He will look after in our lives.
    This year finally I got the “Go!” and so a little booklet was written: The Mystery of Love
    Here the link: http://www.seven–stars.de/en/articles/sss-en/TheMysteryofLove.pdf
    I’m very glad to share it with you.

    Blessings and love

    Markus

  8. Welcome Markus! Frances shared this article with me that the two of you worked on together. I got a lot out of it and sent her a few comments I had on it, particularly another take on the supposed loneliness of Adam. One thing we know… God had in mind “many sons”, and for that He needed a woman.

    What an amazing love story plan He set in motion :)

  9. “I don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle, but am just struck with the connection between these two books, and between His coming for us and a corporate thirst for Him”

    This phrase resonates within me, for it does seem that The Song is the last letter to be opened. It seems plausible that it takes ‘Revelation’ to hear “Song of Songs”.

    “The revelation from [of] Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.”
    Rev. 1:1

    To have new eyes to ‘see’ the intent of Revelation, is to see Jesus as our all, a all consuming fire, a fire kindled, and maintained in Love.

    As we begin to see Him for who He is, our Bridegroom, our Lover King, or The King of Love, we are literally consumed by…Love. The next place He takes us is to His bedchamber, to express within us the intimacy and depth of His Love, here The Song sings to our heart, here The Song becomes our song, a true love-song.

    The two letters, Revelation and The Song of Songs fit together seamlessly, intricately, and Lovingly.

    Our Lover King…Maranatha

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