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Reference: Shalamite


(See CANTICLES.) Feminine of Solomon, "prince of peace." His bride, "daughter of peace," accepting and proclaiming peace (Isa 52:7; Eph 2:17). Caught up in chariot like flight by her Lord to sit with Him in heavenly places (Eph 2:6), she is entreated by the daughters of Jerusalem "Return, return, O Shulamite" (Song 6:13). Compare as to the future rapture of the saints, 1Th 4:17; Elijah, 2Ki 2:11-12,16. There is a beautiful reciprocity of character, name, and blessedness between the heavenly Solomon and His Shulamite the redeemed church. "As He is, so are we in this world" (1Jo 4:17); He "the living Stone," they "lively stones" (1Pe 2:4-5); He the Bridegroom, she the bride; He "a crowner glory and diadem of beauty" to her (Isa 28:5; Mal 3:17), she "a crown of glory and a royal diadem" in His hand (Isa 62:3).

The company of two armies. (Mahanaim, "two camps") to be seen in the Shulamite (Song 6:13) are Christ's family in heaven and that on earth conjoined in Him, the one militant the other at rest. Mahanaim was where the angels met Jacob (Genesis 32), the scene of his victorious wrestling in prayer with the Angel of the covenant. Though she is "peace" yet she has warfare here with the flesh within and foes without. Her strength and peace are Christ and His double hosts, in heaven and on earth, enlisted on her side by prayer. Hence flow the graces in her which attract the daughters of Jerusalem. Not until toward the close does the bride receive her name Shulamite (Song 6:13), "the peace receiver." In Song 8:10 margin she explains her name, "one that, found peace." Not until her union with Solomon did site find it and received her name accordingly (Ro 5:1). The reconciled one (2Co 5:19-20; Eph 2:14).

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