Up until now, the Bride has been on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual maturity. She is now at a place where she can serve alongside her Beloved unashamed, with boldness and humility. She knows who she is, and she trusts the One who loves her.
His left hand is under my head, and His right hand embraces me. 4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases. (Song 8:3-4)
Jesus answers her prayer to be close to her (8:1) and fulfills His promise to lay hold of her (7:8).
The left hand of God speaks of the activity of God that we cannot see with our natural eyes. The Lord does many things for us that we do not see. He withholds and releases many things to bless, provide and protect us. He spares us from troubles that we are not ever aware of in this age.
The right hand of God speaks of the visible or discernable activity of God. The idea is that Solomon stood in front of the Bride to embrace her. She can see and feel it. This speaks of the “sweet” manifest presence of God that can be felt and discerned. At times, God tenderizes our heart by the working of His right hand. A physical embrace is easy to discern and speaks of the manifest activity of God.
The Holy Spirit guards us in strategic spiritual seasons (Song 8:4). It is the Spirit that is speaking here. There are seasons where He desires to establish His Beloved in new and deep revelations of His heart. The Spirit’s agenda for the Bride in this season was to impart boldness and humility in her (Song 8:1-2).
The daughters of Jerusalem represent spiritually immature believers who lack discernment. The Spirit charges these believers to not disturb the devoted ones with the Bride’s heart in this season by their opinions and judgments.
Immature believers can disturb our season of love with the Lord when they do not understand this love. Because they have not yet had their own revelation of love, they are quick to cast judgments and for opinions based on how they think our relationship with the Lord should be. Only you and the Lord know where He has been able to take you on your journey. Do not allow immature believers to speak against you and cause you to retreat from your season of love.
Next week, we will talk about the Bridal seal of mature love.
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