“The song of songs, which is Solomons”
Scripture names the author of The Song of Solomon in the
first verse of the book. But the editor of the synodal translation
decided that he understood the matter better and deleted the first
verse, correcting the “mistake.” Apparently he did not realize what kind
of punishment he would be for this.
“And if any man shall take away from the wordes of the
booke of this prophesie, God shal take away his part out of the booke of
life, and out of the holy citie, and from the things which are written
in this booke”
The Author of Scripture calls by the name ”Solomon” the
One who will be named in eternity: “Wonderfull, Counseller, The
mightie God, The euerlasting Father, The Prince of peace” (Is.9:6)
In the first chapter, the action occurs over a period of
two thousand years and comprises the time of the harvest. We are shown:
God the Father, the holy Ghost, Jesus Christ, the Church of the first
born and chosen.
“Let him kisse mee with the kisses of his mouth: for thy
Loue is better then wine”
Heavenly Father lets us know “the loue of Christ,
which passeth knowledge” (Eph.3:19). The word that proceeds from the
mouth of the LORD touches the heart of man. And he, realizing the
exploit of Christ, is confirmed in His love.
We are shown the desire of the beloved to feel the love
of Christ without ceasing, all the time. She renounces everything that
she previously considered an advantage, for the sake of gaining Christ.
She sacrifices her passions, habits and sinful attachments for His sake.
Scripture says on her behalf: “for thy Loue is
better then wine.”
“Because of the sauour of thy good ointments, thy name is
as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the virgins loue thee”
Jesus was born physically of the Spirit. His name is
preached in the world by the holy Ghost. The holy Ghost preserves the
number of years from His birth, He inspired men to write the holy
Scriptures, and now He is the keeper and interpreter of the Words of
God. Scripture compares the work of the Holy Spirit to the scent of
pleasant ointments. The holy Ghost is in the world, “as ointment
powred forth” because the whole world is renewed according to the
word of God by the power of the Spirit (Psalm.104:30).
“Draw me, we will runne after thee: the king hath brought
me into his chambers: we will be glad and reioyce in thee, we wil
remember thy loue more then wine: the vpright loue thee”
“Draw me, we will runne after thee”
- the phrase describes the passionate desire of people who remained
before the rapture of the Church of the first born, to enter the
heavenly Tabernacle. In the heavenly tabernacle, a festive meal will
take place - the feast of unleavened bread, “we will be glad and
reioyce in thee”.
Scripture describes the people who will enter the
heavenly Tabernacle in one precise word: “the vpright” These
people are open, truthful, frank, sincere and honest, at least they
strive for this. These are people who are pure in heart. The Lord God
highly values man's ASPIRATION for righteousness and truth. Scripture
gives instruction: “¶ Keepe thy heart with all diligence: for out of
it are the issues of life” (Prov.4:23). Because only a person who
loves righteousness and thirsts for righteousness will receive eternal
“I am blacke, but comely, (O ye daughters of Ierusalem)
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtaines of Solomon”
The heavenly Tabernacle will serve as a refuge for Christ
and His firstborn, because they will be surrounded by the enemy. The
prototype of Christ and His firstborns is David, who fled to the Adullam
cave with his brothers. The word “Adullam” means a closed place, a
“Dauid therefore departed thence, and escaped to the caue
Adullam: and when his brethren, and all his fathers house heard it, they
went downe thither to him”
It will be dark in the heavenly Tabernacle before the
service begins, so many lights will be required to illuminate it
(Acts.20:8). But, during the ministry, it will be very beautiful there.
It is said, “I am blacke, but comely”. The heavenly Tabernacle in
its shape will be like a tent. The barrier within, “the curtaine of
Solomon”, will divide the heavenly Tabernacle in two. The second part is
called þe Holiest of all. There will be an unapproachable light,
“which no man can approch vnto” (1Tim.6:16) there.
“Looke not vpon me because I am blacke, because the Sunne
hath looked vpon me: my mothers children were angry with me, they made
me the keeper of the vineyards, but mine owne vineyard haue I not kept”
On behalf of the Church of the first born, the Scriptures
call the Christians remaining on earth: “my mothers children”.
The phrase: “were angry with me”, shows their
state of mind, because the rapture has already passed for them. The
Church of the first born will be tasked with bringing the remaining
Christians on earth (believers in the Word of God) to the heavenly
Tabernacle. This is evidenced by the phrase: “they made me the keeper
of the vineyards” But without self-sacrifice, this service cannot be
fulfilled. This is evidenced by the following phrase: “but mine owne
vineyard haue I not kept”.
No one from the Church of the first born will leave the
heavenly Tabernacle until their “yongest brother” comes there
Scripture often compares the Son of God to the Sun. The
phrase: “the Sunne hath looked vpon me” means that Christ will
preach to the congregation in the heavenly Tabernacle. Scripture speaks
of a long preaching (Acts.20:8,9), it will last until 2050.
“Tell me, (O thou whom my soule loueth) where thou
feedest, where thou makest thy flocke to rest at noone: for why should I
be as one that turneth aside by the flockes of thy companions?”
We are shown how the Christians who remained on earth,
after the rapture of the Church of the first born, ask Christ a question
in bewilderment: “Tell us where are You with Your flock?” There will be
pain, excitement and fear in their voice. Not understanding the reason
why they stayed on earth, they will cry and weep. Scripture gives the
reason: they left their first love (Rev.2:4).
The Ephesian Church (Rev.2:1) will be born with the
beginning of the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark.1:1). Its
time is limited by the time of existence of the “kingdom”, which is
presented as the “head of gold” (Dan.2). In the book of Revelation, we
are shown seven churches: four Churches are before Pentecost and three
Churches are after it. Thus, the time of the harvest (49 years) is
divided by Scripture into four periods of time.
A person who trusts the Word of God, as a rule, avoids
“the flockes” of companions, by which all Christian denominations
should be understood. It is said, “one that turneth aside,”
because Jesus is absent there. At present, the perversion of the Word of
God in Christendom has reached such a degree that it can be compared
with fornication, “as is not so much as named amongst the Gentiles”
(1Cor.5:1). Therefore, the Scripture, saying to each of them, says: “Get
out from them, leaving false teaching, and follow the beaten path, which
was followed by the Church of the first born, and then you will find
Christ.” It is said: “goe thy way forth by the footsteps of the
flocke” (Song.1:8). The Church of the first born will remain
faithful to Him.
“¶ If thou know not (O thou fairest among women) goe thy
way forth by the footsteps of the flocke, and feede thy kiddes beside
the shepheards tents”
Scripture calls Christians, remaining on earth, seeking
Christ: “O thou fairest among women”.
A person who trusts the Word of God should be in the
field, “beside the shepheards tents”, and not in the tents
themselves, and guard his flock (Luke.2:8). Tents here mean all
religious buildings: houses of worship, cathedrals, monasteries,
“I haue compared thee, O my loue, to a company of horses
in Pharaohs chariots”
Scripture calls the firstborn -- faithfull, and
their place in the heavenly chariot is shown to us already in the first
chapter of the book. Scripture uses numerous types to show the greatness
of the reigning Lord Jesus Christ. This is a chariot of fire
(2Kings.2:11), this is an Angel sitting on a stone (Matt.28:3), this is
an Angel descending from heaven (Rev.10:1), this is a certain man
clothed in linen (Dan.10:5), this is a rainbow in a cloud (Gen.9:13),
this is an image of the splendor of the Lord (Ezek.1).
This book presents the main types: the chariot and the
bed (bier). Naming the main elements of the chariot, Scripture shows us
called, & chosen, and faithfull, as well the throne of the Lord
The Scripture compares the Church of the first born
“to a company of horses in Pharaohs chariots” by the words of
beloved . In Ezekiel’s vision, the Church of the first born is
represented by four living creatures (Ezek.1:5-14).
“Thy cheekes are comely with rowes of iewels, thy necke
with chaines of golde.
Wee will make thee borders of golde, with studdes of
And now, the Scripture shows us the whole Temple not made
with hands (John.2:19). The New Jerusalem is used as a type. His
description in the 21st chapter of the book of Revelation took up an
entire chapter, but here it is given one verse. The New Jerusalem itself
(twelve foundations, a high wall and twelve gates) is a type of the
Church of God, but together with the city streets and double
illumination (Rev.21:23) it is already a Temple not made with hands.
This Temple has the wall -- these are chosen; the gate -- these are
called. The firstborn in this Majesty are designated by the twelve
foundations of the city wall. It is said: “Thy cheekes are comely
with rowes of iewels”:
“The first foundation was Iasper, the second Saphir, the
third a Chalcedony, the fourth an Emerald,
The fift Sardonix, the sixt Sardius, the seuenth
Chrysolite, the eight Beryl, the ninth a Topas, the tenth a
Chrysoprasus, the eleuenth a Iacinct, the twelfth an Amethyst”
The walls of the city are “Thy cheekes”.
The gates of the city, as a narrow part, are “thy
The people of Israel and the saved Jantiles of the future
1000 years of the peace are designated as a city and its streets made of
pure gold (Rev.21:18). It is said: “with chaines of golde”.
“studdes of siluer”
are those that will be judged at the great white throne according to
their deeds and are found written in the book of life. There will be
thousands of thousands of them (Rev.5:11).
Highlighting a part of the text with a paragraph mark ¶,
Scripture enhances its semantic unity or marks the beginning of a new
topic. Beginning with verse 12, the theme of the story changes so
dramatically that if the paragraph mark ¶ is missing, the reader will
misinterpret the text. The deletion of the paragraph marks in the books
of the Bible is a mistake. It is impossible to rightly divide the word
of truth, and therefore to understand the prophetic meaning of the
verses, if the paragraph marks ¶ are removed. So, for example, the
synodal translation, due to numerous translation errors and the absence
of paragraph marks ¶, is entirely unsuitable for the interpretation of
the book The Song of Solomon.
“¶ While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard
sendeth foorth the smell thereof”
The first verse of the paragraph shows the preparation of
Jesus for the day of burial, and speaks of His imminent death. This
event is shown in The Gospel according S.John (John.12:19). “Then
Iesus, sixe dayes before the Passouer, came to Bethanie”
(John.12:1). There had been prepared a supper for Him, and the disciples
sat with Him at the table.
“Then tooke Mary a pound of ointment, of Spikenard, very
costly, and anointed the feet of Iesus, & wiped his feet with her haire:
and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment”
Jesus said, “against the day of my burying hath she
kept this” (John.12:7). We will not consider the prophetic meaning
of verses (John.12:19) here, what is said in plain text is enough for
us. The same event is described in other Gospels, but in those verses
(Matt.26:6-13), (Mark.14:3-9) the Evangelist is shown to us. Note that
the first three Gospels describe Jesus Christ as a man.
The further verses of this paragraph (Song.1:12-17) show
us that not only Jesus Christ is preparing for burial, but also His
beloved does. We hear her confession before she dies. She says who He is
“A bundle of myrrhe is my welbeloued vnto me; he shall
lie all night betwixt my breasts”
The fragrant resin of myrrh was used as a burial incense.
We are shown the funeral of everyone who believes in Him. These are the
ones who have died for two thousand years with faith in their Redeemer.
They have calmed down from their labors.
Scripture shows us that none of the people who died in
the Lord are forgotten or forsaken by Him. If they died with Him, they
will certainly come to life with Him. For two thousand years now,
“all night” they have been together, together they will be both in
the resurrection and in the heavenly Tabernacle.
“My beloued is vnto me, as a cluster of Camphire in the
vineyards of Engedi”
Jesus expresses His love for His beloved in the last
verses of the chapter:
“Behold, thou art faire, my loue: behold, thou art faire,
thou hast doues eyes”
Pigeons mate for life and throughout life they are
faithful to each other. There is the concept of “pigeon fidelity”.
“Behold, thou art faire, my beloued; yea pleasant: also
our bedde is greene”
Following the established customs, the deceased is buried
surrounded by flowers.
“The beames of our house are Cedar, and our rafters of
In the last verse, Scripture speaks of a ritual item that
is used for burial. The ”dwelling” of the deceased is usually made of
coniferous wood: pine, spruce, fir and cedar. The tombstone, symbolizing
the house of a deceased person, is manufactured as a cross with a gable
Note that there is no Church till beginning of ministry
of Evangelist. Jesus Christ and His beloved are buried. Scripture says:
“our bedde”; “The beames of our house”; “our rafters”.
People who live in the Lord and remain before the rapture are also dead
to this world. The only difference is that Jesus Christ was “buried” not
on earth, but in the third heaven near a “rich”, about whom it is said,
read prophetically: He is “an honourable counseller, which also
waited for the kingdome of God” (Mark.15:43); He is “a good man,
and a iust. (The same had not consented to the counsell and deede of
Time, as it were, stopped with the death of Jesus Christ.
It is said: “the night commeth when no man can worke” (John.9:4).
And from the point of view of the ceremonial Law, two thousand years are
hidden. The countdown will continue only with His resurrection and the
rapture of the Church of the firstborn.
In chapter 15 of 1 Corinthians, we are shown how The
Gospel is proclaimed to believers living in the future 1000 years of
peace. It says that Jesus was buried and He would resurrected again at
the beginning of the third thousand years.
“he was buried... he rose againe the third day”