by Wayne C Anderson
Shir HaShirim means, Song of Songs in Hebrew. It is the title to that greatly misunderstood book in the bible that the Greek/Roman culture called the “Song of Solomon.” Song of Songs is an allegory and God’s words in this book can never be understood if read/translated “literally.” Let me give you a few powerful instances:
A Jewish theologian by the name of, Harav David Feinstein, wrote that the Second Temple had been destroyed because of “causeless hatred, of which evil speech, gossip and slander is a form. The temple will not be rebuilt, nor redemption achieved while this sin is still rampant among us.”
The Talmud denotes that a spice, or incense, (which amounts to true intercessions) atones for evil speech.
Numerous rabbis have come to teach, that the “mountains of spices” in the Song of Songs refers to, or is a symbolism of our intercession or plea (in the judicial sense of the word) asking God to remove the obstacles to our redemption and build the Temple where we wish to attain the place of eternal atonement for (or from) our sins so that we will not coddle them any longer. This is a cry for Messiah – Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God!
Thus, the allegorical translation of the Songs is, “My beloved flee from exile and speed my redemption so that I may find atonement for my sins on your mountain where incense is offered!”
Now herein is the strategic offering of prayer as an incense and intercession with a pointed purpose: To say with the prophets, “Our fathers have sinned; we have sinned. Forgive our sins because of Your infinite mercy and not by any acts that we have committed!”
Yet, this kind of praying has no effect unless the intercessor is standing in the eternal place, in the Kings chamber, in the throne room and the atoning prayer has the authority to cleanse the land of the strongholds that have been established by the sins committed. Let the intercessors arise to this appointed place at this appointed hour.