We all like… a good story, however sad at times, especially when it has a happy ending. The above tale really blossoms into the greatest love story that has ever been told. When it is seen as a prophetic type of the courtship, the departing, eventual return and finally the marriage of the King Yawhúshúa Mawshee’akh the greater Solomon to a beautiful young maiden (the complete Redeemed Assembly of believers His Bride)

Our story spans… over a period of six thousand years, when the King first set up a vineyard (spiritually speaking), on a very fruitful hill and named it Eden and later Yawrusalem
Isa 5; 1  Now let me sing to my Well-beloved A Song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard: My Well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill.(or mount in prophetic language is a capitol city)
Mat 21; 33 There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.

The King, … after a while came to his vineyard which he had hired out, to inspect it, when his eyes caught a glimpse of a beautiful young maiden working there.

Her corrupt step brothers… made her work so hard in the vineyard that she was darkly tanned and had no time to tend to her own appearance. (The unrighteous, abused the prophets and righteous minority, which “this maiden” symbolizes).

Song of Solomon 1;6  Do not stare at me because I am dark,  because I am darkened by the sun.  My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I have neglected.

So taken in by… her beauty was he the King that at his first opportunity he returned, disguised as a shepherd, to win her love and thereafter he asked for her hand in marriage.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His realm…..
John 1:14 And the Word (King) became flesh and dwelt among us…

Having accepted … his proposal she asked him to tell her about his home and where it was.

Song of 1:7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday.  Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?

The tents of… the shepherds is the house of Yawhú and we are to follow in the tracks of the spiritual sheep, “the assembly” that graze there, to find pasture and rest for their souls.

Song of 1:8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds.(he answered her .)

I must go away… to settle unfinished business he told her, but when I am done I will return to fetch you, to my home which is like the most beautiful garden you have ever seen to be my bride, so that “where I am you may always be”, please wait for me.

Joh 14:2 I go to prepare a place for you.
 3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

After a long… absence she became restless and went out to look for him.

Her friends asked her?
Song of 6:1 Where has your lover gone, most beautiful of women?  Which way did your lover turn, that we may look for him with you?

 She answers them.
6;2  My lover has gone down to his garden,  to the beds of spices,  to browse in the gardens  and to gather lilies.(she answered.)
She seeks in desperation
Song of 5 ; 6 I opened for my lover,  but my lover had left; he was gone.  My heart sank at his departure.   I looked for him but did not find him.  I called him but he did not answer.

The watchmen ill-treated her
Song of 5: 7 The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city.  They beat me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls!
8 O daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you..  if you find my lover what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love.

Mat 23:34 "Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and impale, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city,
35 "that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
36 "Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
38 "See! Your house is left to you desolate;

They ridiculed her.
Song of 5; 9  How is your beloved better than others,  most beautiful of women?  How is your beloved better than others, that you charge us so?

No one can replace him she replied!
Song of 5; 10  My lover is radiant and ruddy,  outstanding among ten thousand. (to me she replied)

Then came the great news of his coming.
Song of 2; 8 Listen! My lover!  Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.

How great her astonishment… when she sees who he really is.
Song of 3:6 Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?

It is (the greater) Solomon's carriage…is her surprise!
Song of 3;7 Look! It is Solomon's carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel,
3; 8 all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night

PS 68;17  The chariots of Yawhú (the Son) are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The King is among them as in Sinai,

It’s the creator the King…she replies!
Song of 3;9  King Solomon made for himself the carriage;  he made it of wood from Lebanon.
3;10  Its posts he made of silver,  its base of gold.  Its seat was upholstered with purple, its interior lovingly inlaid by the daughters of Jerusalem.

He has… returned for their wedding.
3; 11 Come out, you daughters of Zion, and look at King Solomon wearing the crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, the day his heart rejoiced.

Mat 25:31 "When the Son of Man comes in His splendor, and all the Angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His honor.
34 "Then the King will say to those on His right hand (His bride to be), 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the realm prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

I cannot go… with you   I don’t fit she cries. You are the King and I a lowly maid
Song of 2;10  My lover spoke and said to me,  "Arise, my darling,  my beautiful one, and come with me.
Song of 4;7  All beautiful you are, my darling;  there is no flaw in you

He in turn… reassures her of His unwavering devotion to her.
4; 9  You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride;  you have stolen my heart  with one glance of your eyes,  with one jewel of your necklace.

She had chosen.. Him above others when she thought he had nothing to offer. Even the fact that he was absent for a long time, did not cause her to stray. Thru hardship and abuse, her love kept her true to Him. This lowly maiden that expected nothing more from him than his love, by her actions had more than proved herself worthy of being His Queen.

Song of 4;10  How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride!  How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!

Gone were the days… of her hardship at the hands of her brothers. Her cruel abuse at the hands of strangers. Her loneliness and longing would now be something of the past. At last her joy had come to stay.

Song of 2:11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."

Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
2  I saw the Great City, the new Yawrusalem (is a city of people namely the redeemed), coming down out of heaven from the Almighty, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband
3  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of the Almighty is with men, and he will live with them. They will be His people, and He will be with them and be their King.
4  He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
5 He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
6 He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his King (Husband) and he will be my son (The son body of people is His bride)

Finally In conclusion
Ps 45:9 At His right hand stands His queen in gold from Ophir. (The redeemed Assembly, His bride)
 10  Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father's house;
 11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Husband, follow Him.
 12 And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.
 13 The royal daughter is all beautiful within the palace; Her clothing is woven with gold.
 14 She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
 15 With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the King's palace.

May Yaw-Eternal the Father of love and peace be with you and guide you. May His richest blessings be upon all who revere and call on His blessed Name, thru His Son Yawhúshúa ourMawshee’akh.
Shalom - Br. Harold.

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