My Beloved Is Mine? – Song Of The Songs

My beloved is mine, woman's role, role of a womanSong of the songs is a beautiful six act play, an allegory about a man coming out of the kingdoms of men and joining himself to Yehovah in order to serve only Him. It is treated like a love story in which the husbandman (our protagonist, who represents Yehovah) woos the young woman (a man) to wake up and leave her comfortable place and work beside him in his field. In the beginning of this play the woman says, “My beloved is mine.” Is he?

The young woman (the almah, a young female at the prime age for work) in this play matures gradually as she hears the husbandman’s voice many times; but every time, except the last, she falls back asleep in the comfort of her “seemingly” secure world. This is a story of her journey from the king (our antagonist, who represents the governments of men) and the daughters of Jerusalem (the servants of the king and the kingdoms of men).

As the young woman begins to come out, she meets opposition; first in words and then through injury as the watchmen of the city strike her and wound her.

My Beloved Is Mine, And I Am His

Three times in her journey, from eating at the king’s table, to serving at the husbandman’s, she makes a comment that sounds similar to the last but which demonstrates a growth in her understanding. Here is the first time it is spoken by her.

My beloved is mine, and I am his. (Son 2:16)

This comment demonstrates her profound immaturity. It is all about her, she is first in this relationship! She has taken ownership of him and puts herself before him; she has a long way to go before she comes to the knowledge of the truth as to how the relationship between the husbandman and his rayah [his love, or really, his lover] must operate.

I Am My Beloved’s, And My Beloved Is Mine

The next time the young woman says this phrase is just after she has tried to come after the husbandman but was hurt by the watchmen of the city and turned back.  This time she says,

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. (Son 6:3)

The young woman sees now that it is about His garden, not hers and that he is only going to be with his flock. She is maturing and beginning to understand who she is, related to who he is. But she is still making claims on him. What claim does a servant have on his or her master?

I Am My Beloved’s, And Upon Me Is His Desire!

Finally in chapter seven the young woman leaves the kingdom of her birth and her desires for the future and joins herself to the husbandman, to work only in his field. She is now 100% his. As evidenced in her final comment.

I am my beloved’s, and upon me is his desire. [His desire will be done in me!] (Son 7:10)

She now makes no claims on Him and acknowledges His complete claim on her. This is maturity and this is the song that surpasses all songs. The man who will leave the kingdom of his birth and leave his desires, his goals, his dreams behind and make Yehovah his only master is living this song; for this is the song of righteousness and it is a beautiful melody to Yehovah.

Right now Yehovah is looking for called-out men who will learn this song and be chosen and sealed by Him. They will be the great ones, just like Moses and Aaron, who will lead His people through the wilderness, of the tribulation, and into the millennial kingdom.

They sang, as it were, a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. (Rev 14:3)

But this song is not new, it is the same song that Enoch, Methuselah, Noah, Shem, Eber, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and countless others have learned and lived throughout the ages.

Just before the sleepy young woman came to her final understanding, she said this about the husbandman.

And the roof of thy mouth [the words of the mouth], like the best wine for my beloved, that goes down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak. (Son 7:9)

Yehovah’s words cause the sleepers of this world to wake up.

Yet I heard the sound of his words; and while I heard the sound of his words I was in a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground. Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” (Dan 10:9-11)

Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. (Isa 52:1)

The garments that we (men) are to  put on, are the garments of righteousness, by them we stand upright! But these garments look different on a man than they do on a woman. As a man follows Yehovah’s statutes, judgments and ordinances; so a woman follows only her man.

This play is really not about a man and a woman; it is about a man leaving the elohim (the lawmakers and judges) of his birth in order to serve only THE Elohim of all creation. There is, however, some cross-over. As a man loses himself in Yehovah’s will for his life, so a woman (who is bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh) is to lose herself in her man’s will for her life.

I am my beloved’s, and upon me is his desire. [His desire will be done in me!] (Son 7:10)

It has been quite a journey from “my beloved is mine, and I am his” to this new and very unselfish understanding, but this is exactly what Yehovah is looking for in His men and what a man is looking for in his women. I think it requires great humility to grasp this understanding. “I belong to someone else, and His/his desire will be done in me.

For those who are interested in learning more about this wonderful play, please listen to my video called The Song of Songs (Introduction).