COMPLETE SPIRITUAL UNION May 22, 2006 15:13:53 GMT -5
Post by tomdurst on May 22, 2006 15:13:53 GMT -5
COMPLETE SPIRITUAL UNION
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth.” Song of Solomon 1:1
What is this kiss? It is complete spiritual union: a real, permanent, and lasting experience of God’s nature. The kiss is the union of God’s spirit to your spirit.
When a person is converted, he is united to God but he has not yet come to experience Him deeply. There is a deep and abiding union with Christ that you can come to know. The height and breadth and depth of God will take an eternity to know. Here is what this woman, the bride of Christ, cries out to know.
There are two kinds of union with God. One is to feel a sense of His presence for a few moments or hours. Deep and lasting union, however, continues in the midst of any circumstance. Let me try to explain. When you first come to experience the Lord you do not know Him very well. There is much in you that is not like Him and you do not understand the purpose of your Lord. This time is like an engagement period. God stirs up your love for Him, you present each other with tokens of your mutual affection, but you will not fully know or enjoy your Beloved.
But there is a deeper union with God that can be thought of in terms of a spiritual marriage. Your spirit is fully united to Him. You are His without reservation. There is a communication of substance: God unites Himself with your spirit, and you are able to begin to explore the fullness of God.
The journey toward this complete union is what is being described in the Song of Songs: It is a place where your spirit is completely possessed by God. Barrenness and unfruitfulness are not known here. The “kiss of His mouth” is nothing less than the vital communication of the Word of God to you.
Consider that God is called “the Word.” His touch to the spirit is the perfect enjoyment and consummation of spiritual union. God communicates Himself, and His Word, to your spirit.
The Song of the Bride by Jeanne Guyon, pp. 1, 2.
For writing this commentary on Song of Songs, Madame Guyon went to prison in the infamous Bastille; yet this book has remained, for over 300 years, one of the outstanding works on The Song of Songs.
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