“Arise my love, my fair one, and come away….” Song of Songs 2:13.
Our appointed time has come, Bride of Christ, Arise and Seek His Presence.
We learned in Songs 2:14, “let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice.” The Father wants to hear an expression of our love towards Him with our voice.
Let’s begin in a place of thanksgiving and sweet worship with our voices.
Quietly singing, “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Praise God, Almighty, Hallelujah” (over and over) building our voice until Hallelujah is a high octave. As we sing, our words form deep within our soul making our sound so sweet to The Father…. holding our hands up high, swaying ourselves back and forth. We sing with all our love and strength 💜 (even with tears)
Oh God You’re An Awesome God,
Who Reigns from Heaven Above
with Wisdom, Power and Love.
Our God is an Awesome God. (on repeat until you feel His Presence or any words of praise that come to mind 😊)
then continue ….
We praise your Son Yahshua (Jesus)
Our Bridegroom – Holy is thy Name
King Above All Kings
Holy, Holy, Holy, what a glorious King
O’ God, you are our chosen portion and we thirst for you
Let us Arise to you….
Let us dwell on your holy mountain
We are your righteous sons and daughters
We desire more of you, impart to us Father
Make our path known
Fill us with our Joy in your presence… Let us Arise to you!
Here in our sweet worship, no music just our voices lifted-up in praise to The Father — we Arise.
We ascend to Him in His Holy Place.
In this place He reveals the holy entrance leading to His intimate presence. We receive directly from Him entering with an open and cleansed heart. This is the miracle of redemption. We believe and then we become.
We are told in Song of Solomon 2, He has brought His Bride into the wilderness for a time, but somewhere along her journey she realizes there are limits to abiding in His Shadow.
This isn’t enough — she is dissatisfied, wanting more than a mere shadow of her Beloved Bridegroom….
A deep yearning begins forming in her belly, rising up to her heart. Her deep longing takes her to all these people and places looking for Him.
In Song of Solomon 3, the Bride has come to the end of her abilities and confesses her need for Him.
He accomplished this by His Presence. He had placed her in the security of the clefts of the rock so her love could be expanded through His glorious blessings, kingdom knowledge and revelations.
This is a time for great spiritual growth where She begins to understand that this path is taken with Him alone. She is ready to go further with Him, but not yet ready to answer His Call.
“By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not,” Song of Solomon 3:1.
The blessings The Father previously provided are gone and she is unable to find her way in the night [darkness] that has come upon her.
Her past methods for seeking The LORD no longer work and she can’t sense His presence, and she begins to panic.
“I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not,” Song of Solomon 3:2-3.
The Father has asked her twice now to “rise up” with him in His Chambers, but she is not ready to answer Him. Due to her disobedience, He has no choice, but to discipline her and the only way he sees fit by “night”.
A period of darkness in which it was crucial that she not become discouraged and fall-away.
Because she can no longer hear His Voice, she becomes upset, her hunger to hear from Him has become intense. She goes looking to others who receive from The Father.
This had worked well for her in the past, but this frustrates her. However, The Father who is always working, would not permit the watchman [spiritual advisor] to minister to her for The LORD was drawing her to Himself.
How many of us are here in this place? Is God drawing you?
Do you sit down immediately and listen (or write) to what He has to say? Or answer, when He knocks with a question for you?
“The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?” Song of Solomon 3:3.
She says to the watchman, Saw ye him whom my soul loves but the watchman is only allowed to tell her to pray.
The LORD wanted her to come to Him in His Chambers where he would renew her according to her potential.
I will be honest, I was here in this spiritual place a longtime [years]. After a while, all the YouTube videos and Pastors I was listening to began to annoy me.
It wasn’t because they weren’t doing a good job, but the answers I was looking for could only be found by seeking The Father. I didn’t know at the time, The Father was drawing me to himself.
In obedience, the Bride does what she is told, but nothing happens because The LORD did not permit it, “the rain is over and gone”. In her distress, she sought Him all the more. I did this too!
Her intensity of seeking Him without receiving any satisfaction caused her to cry out in desperation and greater fervency for The LORD Himself.
She cried out in song…. we need to do this too! In my beginning, The Father told me to sing Psalm 15.
If you have been following me, I can’t sing a lick! It was very uncomfortable for me! However, The Spirit of The LORD came when I was singing because He found my voice sweet!
Now, the very thing The Father had been patiently waiting for in His Bride… begins to form deep within her.
“It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me,” Song of Solomon 3:4.
Now, she intensely desired her Bridegroom to personally come to her. Just like in Revelation 3:20, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
She is beginning to realize that only The Father Himself is able to meet her every need and has asked where she can find Him. The LORD heard her prayers and begins step by step to draw her upward to Himself.
“Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel,” Song of Solomon 3:6-7.
I love love love Song of Solomon so much! If only someone would have shared the mystery of this book with me long ago.
It matches my journey and most likely yours!! Maybe our paths to our Bridegroom would have been quicker! But GOD knows doesn’t He… He lets our passion for Him rise within so deeply that our minds are full of nothing but Him.
This is when He can truly use us! We have a Glorious King and I am so thankful to finally be abiding under His Wing throughout my day and ascending to His Chambers through my worship of Him.
I hope you feel the love of our Bridegroom today and are able to sit in His Glorious Chambers.
“….but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to The LORD,” Ephesians 5:18-19.
~ Angela Reese
Angela is the owner of “Springs of Zion” website, to encourage and equip those still in wandering, or in captivity, to find our Savior in His Holy Tabernacle.