The Secret of the Stairs
Wade E Taylor.
The message of the Song of Solomon begins with those who
are already saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and have been
used of God. It applies to those who have a burning hunger
for the Lord and have touched Him in some measure in their
lives, and desire to grow spiritually.
The Song of Solomon sets forth and unfolds the development
of a beautiful love relationship between our Heavenly Bridegroom
and His bride in such expressive imagery, that we are quickened,
challenged, and drawn to Him. It not only express the desire
of our Lord to lead us into an abiding, intimate communion
and relationship with Himself, it also presents the method
and means to accomplish it.
We may have a wonderful testimony: "The Lord told me
to go ..., or the Lord said to do ... etc." But, there
is something beyond this that the Lord greatly desires. This
was shown to me in a very special way. The Lord had quickened
a country in South America to me. I was praying about this,
and holding it before the Lord. I felt that I had completely
consecrated my life on this point, and was willing to go.
All that was needed was for the Lord to confirm that I was
to go. I said, "Lord, why don't You speak and tell me,
then I will know what to do?" Then, the Lord unfolded
the following understanding to me through a very clear impression
in my spirit: "If I were to speak and tell you to go,
it would wreck the very thing that I desire to do in your
life. If I continually speak to you and say, "go, or
"do this or that," our relationship would become
that of an employer and employee. For, what employee does
not respond when his employer tells him, "I want you
to do this, or that today" and then says to him, "yes
sir, I will do it." Then, at the end of the week, after
he has done all these things, he comes to his employer with
his hand out, "I have done all that you asked me to do,
I am ready for my pay check."
After I saw this, the Lord spoke very clearly and said:
"I desire an intimate love relationship; that of a bridegroom
with His bride, rather than that of an employer and employee."
He is our head, we are the members of His body; thus, we are
to flow together as one. Jesus prayed for this oneness in
John 17:21 that we would become one with Him, even as He is
one with His Father.
We are to become one with Him in intent, and in experience;
even as Jesus exhibited, or manifested the Father on earth.
Jesus said, "He that hath seen Me hath seen my Father."
He was saying, "I so perfectly do the will of My Father,
and I am so completely in accord with Him, that all I say
or do reflects Him. Therefore, if you have seen me, you have
In Acts 1:8, Jesus said, "... ye shall BE witnesses
...". This means that we are to come into such an intimate
unity with our Lord Jesus Christ that our lives set forth
and reflect His nature and character. Our lives should witness,
or reveal Him in such completion and fullness that we could
say, "If you have seen me, you have seen Jesus."
This was what the Lord meant when He said to me, "I do
not want our relationship to be that of an employer and an
employee, but rather a marital relationship; a oneness and
unity where I can reveal Myself through you."
Paul said in Galatians 2:20; "I am crucified with Christ."
This word "crucified" expresses the fact that the
"I" has been put to death. In the beginning, there
was only one will, the will of God. All creation was submitted
to this, and resounded to the Glory of God, in obedience and
harmony. Then, Lucifer rose up and said, "I will ascend
... I will be like the most High." "I will."
Now, there were two wills, "Thy will" and "I
These two wills are contrary the one to the other, making
a cross in heaven before there was ever one on earth. The
one crosses the other. Taking up our cross is simply crossing
out "I will" to make "Thy will" singular.
The "I" has been crucified in all who are one with
Him. This means that my will must merge into His will. Then,
my will becomes one with His.
When the Scripture says that we crucify Christ afresh, it
means that my will rises up against the will of God. I am
pressing to have my own way, grieving and breaking the heart
of the Lord. He died that we might become one with Him. He
gave His Spirit to us that we might come forth into the victory
and fullness of His body completed, our being in perfect communion
The Lord desires to bring us into the place where our will
is merged into His will, and we are no longer working for
Him, but together with Him in union and communion. "Who
is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her
beloved?" SS 8:5a. This is the desire of the Lord, as
it unfolds in the Song of Solomon, leading us into this union
with our Heavenly Bridegroom.
"Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field;
let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards;
let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grapes
appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give
thee my love." SS 7:11-12.
This is being one with Him.