Set me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm…Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. SOS 8:6
As I was reading Song of Solomon this morning and came to the verse above, the Lord quickened to me the picture of the solar eclipse this past weekend…the moon encircled by the sun was called “ring of fire.” He showed me this is the prophetic picture of the “seal” of marriage to Jesus…the completeness of this season, the Bride (moon) equally yoked to Jesus (Sun) in voluntary love. Jesus the Son, perfectly aligned with His Bride. His fire seals us because we have chosen to submit to Him completely.
It is symbolic of this Pentecost when Jesus is baptizing His Bride with the Holy Spirit and with fire (Luke 3:16). “When the day of Pentecost had fully come…and there appeared to them tongues as of fire…and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4
The fullness of time has come for the first wave of the Bride to be unveiled, Jesus is placing His ring of fire on Her finger, and the Holy Spirit is releasing a fresh baptism that will fill our mouths with a new sound. We will speak what the Father speaks, when we open our mouths He will fill it.
Jesus declaring the maturity of His Bride to those that have gone through this wilderness season with Him. It is His declaration that we have completed our season and have gained our identity. Our cry for the First Commandment to be reality in our hearts has been answered. We have withstood the temptations, we have thrown away other gods, we have surrendered our rights to Him and given Him our all. We now carry the fullness of His heart in us and He is releasing new assignments to minister to the rest of the Bride, those that have not yet been awakened as well as the unbelievers, out of the Holy love of God. It takes God to love God and that fullness is in us. It takes God in us for us to love the Church and Israel and that fullness is in us. We have become the nurturers, the spiritual mothers and fathers for the next generation (not by age, but by their maturity in the Kingdom).
We now possess a confidence and boldness that we have not had before. We have been tested and tried and found true. Our hearts have been purified by His grace. We are truly One with our Beloved and He entrusts us with this ministry knowing that no longer will we pursue our own agendas, but we will listen to the voice of the Bridegroom and minister from the intimacy of our relationship with Him.
Oh, let us celebrate this Pentecost with great expectation and confidence in our Beloved, let us love as we have been loved. Let the harvest begin!