I really like reading the book of Song of Songs, it is so prophetic, representing the relationship between the King (Solomon/Yeshua) and his Beloved (Shulamit/ Bride – Israel/Church).
There is a passage where we see the special moment of the coming of the King to marry His Beloved Bride:
“What is that coming up from the wilderness, like columns of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all the fragrant powders of a merchant? Behold, it is the litter of Solomon! Around it are sixty mighty men, some of the mighty men of Israel, all of them wearing swords and expert in war, each with his sword at his thigh, against terror by night.King Solomon made himself a carriage from the wood of Lebanon. He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat of purple; its interior was inlaid with love by the daughters of Jerusalem. Go out, O daughters of Zion, and look upon King Solomon, with the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, on the day of the gladness of his heart.” (Song of Songs 3.6-11)
It is so beautiful to gaze at the splendor of the King. We read that He is perfumed, His fragrance is so pleasant!! We also read that there are some preparations made in order to welcome the King. The daughters of Jerusalem prepared the interior of His carriage with love. They prepared a place for Him to seat, with all the honor He deserves. The King is escorted by sixty mighty men of Israel, wearing their swords, and prepared for the war. Who are the daughters of Jerusalem and the mighty men of Israel?
We don’t know exactly when the King will come for His wedding but we should always be expecting and prepared.
In the book of Luke 1.17 speaking about John the Baptist we read:
“and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”
At the same time we are His Beloved Bride we are like John the Baptist, with a calling to prepare His people.
We as “fathers” (physical and spiritual) should care about the next generation, preparing them for the coming of the King.