"My Beloved spake, and said unto me, 'Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away.'" Song of Solomon 2:10
The Lord has something far better to offer us if we will respond to His call to "rise up" with Him into a higher realm of spiritual reality. To this pressing call, He adds a word of encouragement:
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." - Song of Solomon 2:11-12
We are living in the time of the birthing of a new day. Herein is the cause of our wondering.
What is happening as we feel the birth pains of this new day?
All that Jesus did in a single body during His first coming, He will again do through a corporate Body. Presently, he is preparing us for this purpose.
A NEW REALM OF SPRITUAL LIFE
Winter speaks of a time of barrenness in our spiritual experience. It is a period of time during which the Lord is (seemingly) absent from us, and in which there is little or no moving or quickening of His presence within us, or in our ministry. The "winter being past" speaks of a present occasion for us to be birthed into a new realm of spiritual life and experience.
The "flowers appearing" speaks of our spiritual growth with the resultant fruit of the Spirit. Our repentant response to the withdrawal of His presence from us has produced a spiritual breakthrough within us – the initiative for our life and ministry has passed to Him. We are abiding in Him and He in us. Our lives and ministry are producing results that were never before seen, as we are being lifted into the spirit realm.
The "singing of birds" speaks of worship that flows up to the Lord from deep within us. The "voice of the turtle" speaks of our becoming "prophetic" and speaking forth His Word with substance and power releasing the manifest presence and glory of the Lord.
INVITING THE LORD TO COME WITHIN
This experience will not come through an intellectual comprehension or understanding of His Word alone. It requires the anointed impartation of His life to us, as we fellowship (sup) with Him.
"I will come to him, and will sup with him and he with me." - Revelation 3:20
He is presently without, looking through the window of our spiritual experience, waiting for us. We must quickly respond to His call to "Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away." It is essential that we invite the Lord to come within, and give Him full control over our lives and all that pertains to us.
Nothing that we could obtain, while remaining in a lesser realm, could compare with this.
"Come, My beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. 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." Song of Solomon 7:11-12
You see Him in all circumstances. You have begun to explore the immense freedom of God Himself. You go forth to win many others to Him. You are full of activity. Whatever action you did before from your own strength, you now do perfectly in His strength. Everything you do is toward Him. He is your beginning and your end.
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