“Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree; there your mother brought you forth; there she that bore you was in travail. Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death’ desire as cruel as Shoel; its flashes are flashes of fire and flame” (Song of Songs 8:5-6 Aramaic).
The Hebrew Sages say that the Song of Songs is the song that all other songs sing. Or in other words, it is the underlying song to all rejoicing, high praise and worship. Song of Songs 8:5 is significant during this Kingdom day and hour.
It speaks of a soul that cleaves to its Beloved. This bridal lover of God has been through the trials and tribulations that the wilderness brings and is coming up out of it with a deep knowledge that she only stands by leaning on her Beloved.
The Hebrew Sages report that the apple tree is synonymous with the duality of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It is here where we are trying to discern both good and evil that our Beloved awakens us to the realities of the higher order of the Tree of Life.
Now is the time to be awaken or aroused spiritually in order to be inspired from the oneness above. It’s going to be a fruitful year, for this is the year of redemption. It’s the fullness of time when the Jewish people will be redeemed:
• “And if their rejection has resulted in reconciliation of the world, how much more will their restoration be? Indeed it will be life from the dead” (Romans 11:15 Aramaic).
• “For this corruption must put on incorruption and this moral must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:53 Aramaic).
• “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15b Aramaic).
~ Robin Main
For more on the “fullness of time,” check out https://santatizing.wordpress.com/20…/…/23/fullness-of-time/. This article contains major portions of Chapter 8 “Fullness of Time” from the book “SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up,” which is available via Amazon http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong…/…/1607911159.
ART by Delores DeVelde