Christ calling His Bride to Arise and Come Away
Revealed in the “Song of Solomon”
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, His Saints], 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 shows the Rapture, the ingathering of the First Fruits to be in the Springtime around God's appointed Day of "First Fruits". Christ is calling to the Bride and the Wise Virgins to come away with Him. This is the season of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits. Christ was the first of the Firstfruits, and during the season between Passover and Pentecost would be perfect timing for the remaining Firstfruits to be gathered from the Earth.
Notice that He 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 (She is 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 the flowers and the birds singing, we clearly see the season the Song of Solomon specified as the time period when Christ would 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.