THE CLEFTS OF THE ROCK
All who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death Romans 6:3
Lover: My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
Beloved: Catch for us the foxes. The little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom —Song 2:14-16
The King had just called the maiden to escape from herself and follow him into the resurrection power of the Spirit. Together they would leap upon the mountains, putting all their enemies under their feet; together they would set the captives free and loose men bound by the curse of sin. “Arise, come with me. The rains are over, the flowers appear, the time of pruning is come” (Song 2:10.11.12). Realizing that “man springs up like a flower and withers away, like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure” (Job 14:1,2), and that the Lord “cuts off every branch that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit, he trims back so that it will be even more fruitful” (John 15:2). We can see that in her natural strength there will be no power to endure, because there will be many times of testing and trials, she will have to endure hardship as discipline in order to produce a harvest of righteousness (Hebrews 12:7,11).
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