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“The Song of Solomon”

Chapter 2

Work by S.Y. Kharchenko


“I Am the rose of Sharon, and the lillie of the valleys” (Song.2:1)


Scripture compares beloved to beautiful flowers. Jesus Christ is “the rose of Sharon”. Sharon is an area in Israel. His Church, assembled from the converted Gentiles of the whole world, is “the lillie of the valleys”.


“As the lillie among thornes, so is my loue among the daughters” (Song.2:2)


“Daughters” are members of local churches of various denominations in which false doctrines are preached. Scripture compares them to growing thorns, which are unsafe for others, and shows their rejection by the Lord - thorns are a sure sign of desolation and abandonment.

The division into lilies and thorns is shown to us in the first chapter of the book of Ruth. When Naomi, widowed in a foreign land, decided to return to the land of the fathers, her daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah, expressed their desire to go with her. They went out together - Naomi and her two daughters-in-law (Ruth.1:7). As they walked along the road, Orpah decided to return “vnto her people, and vnto her gods” (Ruth.1:15). But Ruth neglected her family - she left her father and her mother, neglected belonging to her people and her gods in order to stay with her mother-in-law. And “they came to Bethlehem, in the beginning of barley haruest” (Ruth.1:22).

For 2000 years the people of Israel were scattered among the nations. And so, in 1948, Israel gained independence, and people gradually began to return “from all nations whither they had bene driuen, to dwell in the land of Iudah” (Jer.43:5). The Christian world saw that the prophecies of the Bible are being fulfilled before their eyes; this contributed to the spiritual awakening of people. The Christians, looking at Naomi, went the same road with her. Ruth said to Naomi:

“Intreate mee not to leaue thee, or to returne from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will goe; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” (Ruth.1:16)

But then time passed and it turned out that the vast majority of the daughters returned to their people and their gods (Ruth.1:15). There was apostasy. Both “daughters-in-law” walked the same path - they studied the same Book, but it turned out that their paths went their separate ways. One “daughter-in-law” in the eyes of the Beloved became like a fragrant lily, and the other turned into a thorn. Moreover, their quantitative ratio is not in our favor - one lily is shown, and there are many religious people around it.

Jesus Christ will soon bless His beloved, and God's wrath will be kindled against the apostate. He will tell the Church of the firstborn: “The Lord recompense thy worke, and a full reward be giuen thee of the Lord God of Israel, vnder whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth.2:12)


“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloued among the sonnes. I sate downe vnder his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweete to my taste” (Song.2:3)


In the second chapter of Genesis, Scripture speaks of the tree of life in the middle of the garden: “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow euery tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food: the tree of life also in the midst of the garden ...” (Gen.2:9).

The “apple tree among the trees of the wood” is the same type of the Son of God (the only one begotten of the Father) among the other sons of God (Job.38:7) in the Garden of Eden. They watched the creation process and rejoiced when the Son of God “layd the foundations of the earth” (Job.38:4). He created the entire material world (Col.1:15,16).


“I sate downe vnder his shadow with great delight” (Song.2:3)


Sitting under the shade of this “apple tree” means receiving eternal security in Christ, receiving “promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come” (1Tim.4:8).

David prayed: “Keepe me as the apple of the eye: hide mee vnder the shadowe of thy wings” (Ps.17:8).

We know that “shall the dust returne to the earth as it was” (Eccl.12:7), but “wee haue a building of God, an house not made with hand, eternall in the heauens” (2Cor.5:1)


“and his fruit was sweete to my taste” (Song.2:3)


Every person who trusts the Word of God already eats “of the tree of life” (Rev.2:7), because he does not live by bread alone, “but by euery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt.4:4)  David said: “How sweet are thy words vnto my taste! yea, sweeter then hony to my mouth” (Psalm.119:103). One of the types of the Word of God is food: bread (Matt.4:4); honey (Psalm.19:11); milk (1Pet.2:2); apples (Prov.25:11), meat (1Cor.3:2). Every person who eats the fruit “of the tree of life” is called he “that ouercommeth”, and therefore he “shall not be hurt of the second death” (Rev.2:11).


“Hee brought me to the banketting house ...” (Song.2:4)


Church of the first born will be brought to the heavenly Tabernacle. On this day, all participants in the rapture, being freed from the sinful nature, from the leaven of “malice and wickednesse”, will keep the Feast with the new nature of “sinceritie and trueth” (1Cor.5:8). For this reason, a festive meal will take place in The Feast House (in the Tabernacle of heaven). Jesus will eat the Passover with His disciples (Luke.22:8-13). The ceremonial Law calls this Feast The Feast of Unleavened Bread.


“... and his banner ouer mee, was loue” (Song.2:4)


A person who is ready to give his life for the sake of his neighbor always receives the highest assessment of the Lord God. “Greater loue hath no man then this, that a man lay downe his life for his friends” (John.15:13).

His banner over his beloved means that she, together with Him, is ready to give her life in battle for the salvation of many people, for the Great Victory, when the barrier between God and man is destroyed.


“Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples, for I am sicke of loue” (Song.2:5)


Her phrase: “I am sicke of loue” speaks of her readiness to stand in the breach of the wall, which the enemy will be destroying, and to give her life in the battle for the believers in the Word of God who remain on earth. Scripture calls them: “your yongest brother” (Gen.42:15), a man child (Rev.12:5), “a man childe” (1Sam.1:11), “my mothers children” (Song.1:6).

The beloved in the heavenly Tabernacle will turn into a vanguard, which will be at the very spearhead of the attack. But first, she will rejoice at The Feast of Unleavened Bread. It is said, “Stay me with flagons”. After that, she will eat the fruits “of the tree of life.” Jesus Christ will talk with His firstborns for a long time, “euen till breake of day”. It is said: “comfort me with apples”. And then He will come out (Acts.20:11). From that time on, she will be ready for joint ministry with Prince Michael.

The ministry of Church of the first born in the Tabernacle of heaven is figuratively shown to us in the first chapter of the book of 1 Samuel. Anna was in the Temple and, in the bitterness of her soul, she asked the Lord for a man child:

“And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hostes, if thou wilt indeed looke on the affliction of thine handmayd, and remember me, and not forget thine handmayd, but wilt giue vnto thine handmayd a man childe, then I will giue him vnto the Lord all the dayes of his life, and there shall no rasor come vpon his head” (1Sam.1:11)

Further, we are shown that the beloved, who poured out her soul before the Lord, is no longer awake, but “asleep”. The firstborns, in the battle with the devil and his angels, will not love “their liues vnto the death” (Rev.12:11). Mental stress will be so transcendental that they will dispaire “euen of life” (2Cor.1:8). Considering that the firstborns in the Tabernacle of heaven will be bodiless spirits, their death can only be the second death when the soul dies. But God will not allow it. Scripture says that they will be delivered from “so great a death” (2Cor.1:10). Scripture in the words of Paul tells us about this event in the first chapter of the book of 2 Corinthians: “For we would not, brethren, haue you ignorant of our trouble which came to vs in Asia” (2Cor.1:8).


“His left hand is vnder my head, and his right hand doeth imbrace me” (Song.2:6)


The beloved of Christ, embraced by the Spirit of God, will come to life. The prototype of this event is the resurrection of Tabitha in the upper room (Acts.9:36-41).

Called, & chosen, and faithfull will receive new glorious bodies, when comes “the first resurrection” (Rev.20:5), and Christ “being made perfect” becomes “the authour of eternall saluation vnto all them that obey him” (Heb.5:9).


“I charge you, O ye daughters of Ierusalem, by the Roes, and by the hindes of the field, that ye stirre not vp, nor awake my loue, till she please” (Song.2:7)


This charge indicates sacrificial death, and it is repeated four times in this love song! We are shown four renouncing for the sake of love and the salvation of others. This is complete trusting of themselves to God and His Love.

The new paragraph (Song.2:8‑13) changes the theme of the story, and takes us back in time, just like it was in the 12th verse of the first chapter. Now we are shown a future event - the rapture of Church of the first born.


“¶ The voice of my beloued! behold! hee commeth leaping vpon the mountaines, skipping vpon the hils” (Song.2:8)


The Beloved’s voice about the imminent rapture of Church of the first born spreads everywhere, but not everyone hears Him. The firstborns, as soon as they will hear that Jesus is comming, (John.11:20), will go to meet Him.


“My beloued is like a Roe, or a yong Hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh foorth at the windowe, shewing himselfe through the lattesse” (Song.2:9)


Jesus Christ not alone will come for His first-borns, he will be helped by “a little ladde”. The prototype of the rapture of the Church of the first born is the coming out of Jonathan with a young lad into the field. Jonathan shot arrows, and he sought and collected them (1Sam.20:35‑40). Each participant in the rapture will fly off the earth. It will be like an arrow shot from a bow. A “little ladde” will hastily collect them, not stopping for a second (1Sam.20:38). In this type we are shown that the rapture cannot happen overnight. The collection of the “arrows” released will take the entire first day of the week (1Cor.16:1-4). Jesus Christ is shown to us in the image of Jonathan. Evangelist is shown to us in the image of a little lad, about his ministry will be told further.

Roe and a yong Hart are the same type as Jonathan and “a little ladde with him”. By the way, if anyone does not know, a roe is not a goat, but a small and very graceful hart with a short body. Roe is a small species of the deer family.

Pay attention, when a little lad collected all the arrows fired by his master, Jonathan gave him his weapon and sent him to the city (1Sam.20:40).


“My beloued spake, and said vnto me, Rise vp, my Loue, my faire one, and come away” (Song.2:10)


Jesus Christ awoke after a long “sleep” - “My beloued spake”. The harvest began on September 18, 2020. Estimating of the firstborns, which began in August (Luke.2:1), was completed on September 20, 2020 (2Sam.24:8).


“For loe, the winter is past, the raine is ouer, and gone” (Song.2:11)


In this verse, Scripture compares the past two thousand years with winter (the dark ages - the era of fear, ignorance and stagnation) and the subsequent spring rains (the revival of culture).


“The flowers appeare on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land” (Song.2:12)


Just as plants suddenly awaken with the onset of spring, so those who have died in the Lord, like sleeping flowers in the earth, hearing the voice of the Beloved, will begin to awaken from sleep. They will come to life through faith (Col.2:12).

To the Angel, who will proclaim great joy, will gather “a multitude of the heauenly hoste praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good wil towards men” (Luke.2:13,14). This prototype complements the other - “the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land”. Turtle-dove is Church of the first born.

The resurrected and living ones will be His firstborns. Jesus said: “I am the resurrection, and the life: hee that beleeueth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he liue. And whosoeuer liueth, and beleeueth in mee, shall neuer die” (John.11:25,26). The Scripture likens the first death to a sleep, it is not terrible.

In the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, signs of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ are indicated, and signs of the end of the Millennium. Jesus spoke a parable to his disciples:

“Now learne a parable of the figtree: when his branch is yet tender, and putteth foorth leaues, yee know that Summer is nigh:

So likewise yee, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is neere, euen at the doores” (Matt.24:32,33)

The rapture of Church of the first born also has its own signs, and “the figtree” is directly related to them.


“The fig tree putteth foorth her greene figs, and the vines with the tender grape giue a good smell. Arise, my loue, my faire one, and come away” (Song.2:13)


Scripture again brings us back to the Garden of Eden, but this time it shows us the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and its fruits - figs. The fig tree is a prototype of the enemy of man, his name is Lucifer.

The abundant mellowing of green “fig tree” fruit began in early 2020, and since then negative news has been incessant.

The most significant fruit of this “tree” is the sudden transformation of the entire population of the Earth into a large prison camp (lockdown). Strict isolation of citizens from each other, forced vaccination and mask regime are only the first steps aimed at suppressing human free will on a global scale. People are now treated like cattle, not allowing them to make their choice. And this is only the beginning, subsequent events can be expressed in the words of the proverb: “These are still flowers, and the berries will be ahead.” After such events, many people become scared to live in this world. People who are spiritually awakened at the beginning of the harvest are compared to the tender grapes on the vines.

Well, for us, this sudden abundance of unripe fruit on the fig tree is a sign that the time has come and we come away. The parable of the fig tree says: “when ye shall see all these things, know that it is neere, euen at the doores”. We have already seen the first signs of the beginning of the harvest, and now the Beloved for the second time calls on the Church of the first born to stand up and go with Him: “Arise, my loue, my faire one, and come away”. The first call was last year, September 20. The next call (the rapture) is in the spring.

Throughout the harvest time, this “tree” will bear fruit abundantly. One can imagine what will happen on earth when all these fruits ripen, because the devil will fully manifest all his abilities during the harvest season. Horror movies will come true.

I must say that the very phrase “greene figs” is perceived negatively. A fig is a rude gesture denoting ridicule, contempt and a desire to humiliate an opponent. Even Word swears, pointing out the crude meaning of the word.

In chapter 21 of the Gospel of Matthew, we are shown the solemn entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matt.21:5), which is a type of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will cleanse the temple, resume the ministry (Matt.21:12), and along the way will give some instructions regarding the “fig tree”.

“And when he saw a figge tree in the way, hee came to it, and found nothing thereon but leaues only, and said vnto it, Let no fruite growe on thee hence forward for euer. And presently the figge tree withered away” (Matt.21:19)

The absence of fruit on the fig tree that Jesus approached means that the devil has completely exhausted his fantasies and possibilities. The battle of Armageddon, for which he will gather the kings of the earth and their armies, will be the last fruit of his activity. The fig tree withered according to the word of Jesus is a type of the end of the devil’s life. It is said: “Let no fruite growe on thee hence forward for euer”. Scripture tells us about a great chain in a bottomless pit, which, like death, will firmly hold the ancient serpent. In this pit, all life activity ceases, so he will no longer be able to deceive the nations (Rev.20:13). In this confinement he will stay for a thousand years - “for euer”.

Peoples will forge “their swords into plow-shares, and their speares into pruning hookes: nation shall not lift vp sword against nation, neither shall they learne warre any more” (Is.2:4)

Further, with a new paragraph, begins the appeal of the Evangelist to the Church of the first born. He calls her “my doue!” From the beginning of his ministry to his execution, all this time it will be hidden from him.


“¶ O my doue! that art in the clefts of the rocke, in the secret places of the staires: let me see thy countenance, let me heare thy voice, for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely” (Song.2:14)


Showing the taking of Church of the first born from the earth, Scripture uses the image of a bird flying over the earth into the open window of heaven. This event is shown in the first chapter of the book of Genesis: the bird will fly “aboue the earth in the open firmament of heauen” (Gen.1:20).

When the Church of the first born is taken, it will fly over the earth, overcome the atmosphere of the earth, outer space, the waters of the great deep, and, like a dove, will settle at the edge of the heaven. In nature, pigeons nest between rocks or in caves. The Scripture calls the heavenly Tabernacle: “the caue” (Gen.23:20), clefts of the rock, the secret places of the staires (Song.2:14).

If we imagine the way to heaven in the form of a ladder set on the earth and the top of which touches the heaven (Gen.28:12), then the heavenly Tabernacle will be located somewhere on its steps, because the passage to heaven is currently closed. It is said: “in the secret places of the staires”.


“Take vs the foxes, the litle foxes, that spoile the vines: for our vines haue tender grapes” (Song.2:15)


Foxes and the litle foxes are false prophets, and deceiving spirits. They, using the devil teachings, will be harming the ministry of the Evangelist, pervert the Word of God. Their work is shown to us in the book of Nehemiah. Neighbors hostile to the Jews harmed them in every possible way and prevented the construction of the city wall. I want to remind you that the city wall in the building of the new Jerusalem denotes chosen (Rev.21). In order to repel the attacks of the enemy (false prophets), each “builder of the wall” will have “his sword girded by his side” (Neh.4:18). The sword is a type of the Word of God.

Returning us to the Garden of Eden, Scripture draws a parallel between future events and events in the Garden of Eden, this allows us to anticipate the enemy’s tactics and take action adequately . During the harvest season, opposition to evil will turn into open confrontation with them. The harvest period is the time of warfare with the devil and his angels, where every believer is a soldier on the battlefield, ready to give his life for the Word of God (Rev.6:9). Therefore, in order to achieve Victory, in addition to the feat of Jesus Christ, it will also require the ministry of the Evangelist, the Church of the first born and all believers on earth. Victory cannot be achieved without suffering and shedding blood. But the Christian world, having accepted the false teaching, decided that the Victory had already been won and granted to them.

Victory will be granted through the Lord Jesus Christ only to believers of the future Millennium (1Cor.15:57), but they will also have the opportunity to learn to overcome evil.

The next paragraph shows the response of the Church of the first born to the call of the Evangelist. From this moment we see their joint minisnry, he belongs to her, and she belongs to him. But where is Jesus Christ? Why is nothing said about Him? During this period of time, the Heir is compared to a child who “differeth nothing from a seruant, though hee bee Lord of all” (Gal.4:1).


“¶ My beloued is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lillies” (Song.2:16)

“Untill the day breake, and the shadowes flee away: turne my beloued and be thou like a Roe, or a yong Hart, vpon the mountaines of Bether” (Song.2:17)


So why does the Church speak of her beloved, comparing him to two animals: Roe and a young Hart?

The Roe and the young Hart are a type of the two Anointed ones, “that stand by the Lord of the whole earth” (Zech.4:14). The young Hart is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Roe  is a type of Prince Michael. They are like the twins Phares and Zara (Gen.38:27-30). Two Anointed Ones are shown to us in the form of two olive trees (Zech.4), which feed the Church of God, they are her beloved. These are its two builders who serve and give their souls for the redemption of many. Scripture shows them to us in the first two chapters of Genesis.

“¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an helpe meet for him” (Gen.2:18)

LORD God took a rib from a man, made a woman out of it and brought her to him.

“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shalbe called woman, because shee was taken out of man” (Gen.2:23)

The rib taken out of man is the same type as a fruitfull bough (Gen.49:22), as a righteous branch (Jer.23:5). God gave man a kind of complementary helper. In verse (Song.2:17) we see a similar type. The young Hart is complemented by the Roe, which has a typical Hart appearance. God the Father also has His helper, His “complement” befitting Him - the holy Ghost.

But why in the verse the Roe is named the first, and the young Hart is named the second, and so in all the other verses like this? In this order, we are shown which of the two Anointed Ones will retain the birthright. Scripture says:

“For Iudah preuailed aboue his brethren, and of him came the chiefe rulers, but the birthright was Iosephs” (1Chron.5:2)

In the 38th chapter of the book of Genesis, we are shown a prototype, which shows the transfer of the birthright from Jesus Christ to the Evangelist, he will become Prince Michael later.

During Tamar’s childbirth it turned out that “twinnes were in her wombe” (Gen.38:27). And when she was giving birth, the hand of a child appeared. Believing that this child should be born first, a midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread. But the hand disappeared into the womb, and other child was born first.

Fulfilling the command of the Father, The Son of God came out of His kinship, from the house of His Father, and went to the land that He showed Him, “made himselfe of no reputation, and tooke vpon him the forme of a seruant, and was made in the likenesse of men. And being found in fashion as a man” (Phil.2:7,8). This period of the life of Jesus Christ in this type (Gen.38:27-30) is marked by the words: “the one put out his hand, and the midwife tooke and bound vpon his hand a skarlet threed, saying, This came out first” (Gen.38:28). But, “he drewe backe his hand” (Gen.38:29)

Two thousand years have passed. And soon the words will be fulfilled: “As it is written in the Prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee” (Mark.1:2). He is the one about whom it is said: “behold, his brother came out” (Gen.38:29). His brother will be the eldest in the house of God (the Church of God), managing everything in the house that God has (Gen.24:1,2). His task is to take a wife to the Son of God. Abraham said to the elder servant of his house: “thou shalt go vnto my countrey, and to my kinred, and take a wife vnto my sonne Isaac” (Gen.24:4).

God speaks of the servant of His house:

“Also I will make him my first borne: higher then the kings of the earth.

My mercy will I keepe for him for euermore: and my couenant shall stand fast with him” (Ps.89:27,28)

Performing his hard work, he will pour out “his soule vnto death”, will be numbered “with the transgressours”, will bear “sinne of many”, and he will be made intercession for the transgressours (Is.53:12). He will become “a father of many nations” (Gen.17:5). This is what the Church of the first born says about him: “My beloued is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lillies”. The lillies in this type, is his offspring: called, & chosen.

In the three synoptic Gospels, if taken as the Word of God, and not as the word of men, we are shown the ministry of the Evangelist.

The harvest will over. And on the first day, after its completion, the brother, “that had the skarlet threed vpon his hand” (Gen.38:30), will be hastily prepared for the wedding. The wedding of the Son of God with His Bride will take place. From that time on, He will increase, and his brother, “the friend of the bridegrome,” will decrease (John.3:29,30).

The ministry of the Evangelist is described in detail in the work “A righteous branch”.

The events described in the second chapter will take place untill “the day breake”. Our time is the beginning of the harvest - early morning, but still dark.



1611 King James Version (KJV) https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org

Translated from the Russian by Konstantin Samsonov


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