Abundant Fruit depicts the King appreciating His beloved. She is a tree planted by rivers of living water bearing much fruit surrounded by life and promise.
“My darling bride, My private paradise fastened to My heart. A secret spring are you that no one else can have – My bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to Me, now that I have you! Your inward life is now sprouting, bringing forth fruit. What a beautiful paradise unfolds within you! When I’m near you I smell aromas of the finest spice. I find many clusters of My exquisite fruit growing within your inner garden…” Song of Solomon 4:12-14
The bride – a secret spring – rests under a fig tree, which is “a symbol of prosperity, wellbeing, and security. Along with the vine, to sit under the plentiful shade of your own fig tree is the epitome of safety, peace and wellbeing in many places in the bible. They don’t grow overnight, and it takes time to [cultivate] and nurture them. Their maturity indicates that the gardener has been continuously and steadfastly working there, tending to their growth over the years” much like our King does with us (from One for Israel’s “The Symbolism of Figs in the Bible”).
“I will honor those who honor Me, says the LORD. I will elevate those who elevate My name. I will make mention of your name before the Father as you confess My name before others and make Me the Lord of your life. I will beautify you with holiness and you will be royalty, says the LORD. For all those who come to Me will be accepted of Me, and I will give you a vital place in My kingdom. My light will be seen on you, and you will be a beacon of light, says the LORD” (from “Those Who Honor Me” by June Reinke of Prophetic Light).
Beloved, you are so lovely to Me. My countenance rests upon you and My glory upon your face. You glow with it. And you do not veil your face or hide the effects of your intimacy with Me, you wear it proudly. As scripture says, if one will boast, boast in Me (1 Corinthians 1:31). And you do! I love the way you’ve woven Me throughout your life. You abide. You’ve yielded to My pruning. And now your fruit is plentiful and sweet.
The name of the silk hidden in this image is Blessings of Bethany. The colors in it are lavender representing the beauty of being known, blackberry representing richness and bearing fruit after pruning, wisteria representing gentleness, cream representing milk and honey, soft gold representing blessings and honor, electric blue representing release, and dark teal representing fertile and prosperous.
Father thank You for tending to us, for taking time to prune us, and for loving us enough to do so. You are so good to us! May we always find our identity in You. Even as You move through us in increasingly awe-inspiring ways, to You be all the glory. We want none; we want only You, and that You would be glorified and made known. We love You, Lord.