Christ Calling His Bride to Arise and Come Away
Song of Solomon 2:9-13 "My beloved [Christ] ... stands ... He looks forth at the windows, showing Himself through the lattice. My beloved [Christ] spoke, and said to me [the Bride], Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle [dove] is heard in our land; The fig tree [Israel] puts forth her green figs ... Arise, My love, My fair one, and come away."
This is the call to the Bride and the Wise Virgins at the Rapture to come away with Him. It appears to be Springtime and Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost the same season as when Christ ascended into Heaven.
Christ was the first of the Firstfruits, and perhaps during the season between Passover and Pentecost this might be perfect timing for the remaining Firstfruits to be gathered from the Earth. Could there possibly be a "Springtime Rapture" revealed in the “Song of Solomon”?
Notice that Christ does not come down to get the Bride, rather He calls her to “rise up” and “come away” with Him which is very similar to these verses.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
Revelation 4:1 “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.”
Take notice that in the following verses the Bride and the Virgins are all Christians but they are not the same group.
Song of Solomon 4:7 & 6:3, 8, 9 "You are fair, My love [the Bride]; there is no spot in you. I am my Beloved's, and my Beloved is mine ... There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and Virgins [Christians] without number ... My undefiled [the Bride] is but one ... The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her."
The following verse portrays another beautiful picture of the Bride.
Song of Solomon 6:10 “Who is she that looks forth as the Morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?”
Song of Solomon 6:10 “Who is she (She is the Bride of Christ) that looks forth as the Morning, (She is like the sunrise in all of its glory) Fair as the moon (She reflects the Righteousness of Christ) Clear as the sun, (She is clothed with the sun with pure spotless beauty) and terrible (majestic) as an army with banners?” (She is set as an army in spiritual warfare against the powers of evil)
Each year as Spring arrives, with the appearance of flowers and the birds singing, we see the season the "Song of Solomon" appears to specify as the time period when Christ might call His Bride to arise and come away with him.
Song of Solomon 2:8 “The voice of my beloved! behold, He cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills."
Song of Solomon 2:9 "My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, He stands behind our wall, He looks forth at the windows, showing Himself through the lattice.”
He is veiled to the rest of the world, but visible to us.
The Rapture should offer hope, comfort, and encouragement to all those that love His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8 “ Henceforth there is laid up for me (Paul) a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”
The Seven Main Feasts of YHWH are a road map. Jesus/Yeshua was crucified and died as our Passover lamb on Passover, was in the grave on the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread, and Rose from the grave on the Feast of First Fruits, and the Holy Spirit came to be with us on the Feast of Weeks, Pentecost. Christ will make His Triumphant Return on a white horse with His Saints behind Him to overthrow the Anti-Christ and False Prophet during the time of the Fall Feasts.
King Jesus with His Queen
After the Wedding
The Wise Virgins, Her Companions,
Follow Her Into the King's palace
Psalm 45:6-7 “Thy throne, O God [God the Son], is forever and ever: the Scepter [Royal Rod] of Your kingdom is a right Scepter [Scepter of Righteousness]. You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: Therefore God, Thy God [Your Father], has anointed You [King Jesus] with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.”
Psalm 45:8-9 “All Your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made You glad. Kings' daughters were among Your honorable women: upon Your right hand did stand The Queen in Gold of Ophir.”
The Wedding is over and The Bride is now The Queen standing at the Right Hand of Jesus.
Psalm 45:10-11 “Hearken [listen], O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house; So shall the King [Jesus] greatly desire your beauty: because He is Your Lord; and worship thou Him.”
This is the call to all Christians to leave all behind and win the prize of being a part of the Bride.
Psalm 45:13-17 "The King's daughter (God is our Father) is all glorious within: her Clothing is of Wrought Gold. She [The Bride is now The Queen] shall be brought unto the King [Jesus] in raiment of needlework: the Virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto Thee (also). With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the King's Palace." [They, the Saints] shall be Your children, whom You [God] may [shall] make Princes [Rulers] in all the Earth. I [God] will make Your name [Jesus] to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise You forever.”
The Bride now as the Queen is brought to King Jesus, and the other Virgins, the Saints who did not hearken to the “Call for the Bride”, follow the Bride who is now the Queen into the palace with gladness and rejoicing.
Psalm 45:9,13 Reveals
The "Queen" arrayed in
Wrought Gold in Raiment of Needlework
King Jesus with His Bride
At The Wedding
Revelation 19:7-9 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the Marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Wife has made Herself ready. (With the Holy Spirit's guidance, the Bride shares in the responsibility for making herself ready.) And to Her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness (acts) of Saints ... Blessed are they who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb."
2 Corinthians 7:1 "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
The Bride's Fine Linen is not something given to her during the marriage feast but it is something she has made herself during her time on earth by Walking in Righteousness. When God is speaking about the marriage or the Marriage Supper of the Lamb there is one word that keeps repeating itself over and over again and that is the word "Ready".
Our page entitled "The Bride of Christ" by Rev. Lance Lambert, will give you an understanding of the "Bride of Christ" and what it means to "Be Ready" and impact you with the greatest motivational factors to wake up, take your walk seriously, and get real with God.
For the Wedding
Revelation 19:8 Reveals
The "Bride" arrayed in
Brilliant Fine White Linen
Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen
Ephesians 5:25, 27 "Christ ... loved the church, and gave himself for it; That He might present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."
2 Peter 3:14 "Be diligent[make every effort] that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless."
These next verses reveal that many are called to become God's Children, but few are chosen to become Christ's Bride.
Matthew 20:16 "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, butfew [are] chosen."
Matthew 22:14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."
Revelation 14:4 "These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed [chosen] from among men [mankind, male and female], being the Firstfruits to God and to the Lamb."
Revelation 17:14 "He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful."