Song of Solomon 8:14 (The Passion Translation)
THE BRIDEGROOM AND THE BRIDE IN DIVINE DUET
Arise, my darling! Come quickly, my beloved. Come and be the graceful gazelle with
Come be like a dancing deer with me.
We will dance in the high place of the sky, yes, on the mountains of fragrant spice.
Forever we shall be united as one!
The Lord likes to speak to me mostly in visions. On several occasions He has shown me short clips of me dancing around the world with Him. But when I read “We will dance in the high place of the sky, yes, on the mountains of fragrant spice,” today I know He is speaking to me about my beloved Brittany, my first-born granddaughter. I know she is in heaven, that high place in the sky, because she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ weeks before her death. Just to be sure, I asked the Lord the day after she died, where was she right at that moment. He responded, “She’s dancing with me.” Then He expanded the vision not only to show His face speaking to me, but to show me the two of them dancing together.
Song of Solomon 8:10–13 (The Passion Translation)
THE SHULAMITE BRIDE
10 But now I have grown and become a bride, and my love for him has made me a
tower of passion and contentment for my beloved. I am now a firm wall of pro-
tection for others, guarding them from harm.
This is how he sees me – I am the one who brings him bliss, finding favor in his eyes.
11 My bridegroom-king has a vineyard of love made from a multitude of followers. His
caretakers of this vineyard have given my beloved their best.
12 But as for my own vineyard of love, I give it all to you forever. And I will give double
honor to those who serve my beloved and have watched over my soul.
13 My beloved, one with me in my garden, how marvelous that my friends, the brides-
to-be, now hear your voice and song. Let me now hear it again.
Song of Solomon 8:8, 9 (The Passion Translation)
THE SHULAMITE’S BROTHERS
8 My brothers said to me when I was young, “Our sister is so immature.
What will we do to guard her for her wedding day?”
9 We will build a tower of redemption to protect her.
Since she is vulnerable, we will enclose her with a wall of cedar boards.
Oh, how I wish girls were protected today. God made us to have absolute bliss, joy and yes, even fun for our wedding day and forever after. But by the time most girls marry, they have lost their virginity and have had a variety of partners. The joy of discovery with their husbands has been ruined.