ODE ONE of the ODES OF SOLOMON: Vines of the Crown of Truth

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Solomon composed three thousand proverbs, and his songs numbered a thousand and five.

1 Kings 4:32 (BSB)

Ode One

1 The Lord is on my head like a crown, and I shall not be without Him.
2 They wove for me a crown of truth, and it caused thy branches to bud in me.
3 For it is not like a withered crown which buddeth not: but thou livest upon my head, and thou hast blossomed upon my head.
4 Thy fruits are full-grown and perfect, they are full of thy salvation.

As explained in the Introductory Segment of these studies found linked above, understanding the Odes of Solomon to be Messianic End-Time Prophecy, is the key to unlocking their truth and unprecedented validity. As this mere four-lined text is dissected, I’m confident the material will prove itself, in that astounding supernatural and inter-dimensional way only the Inspired scriptures do. This study will tie in Old Testament Judaic prophecy with New Testament Christian theology.

I hope these studies may begin to peel the scales from out the eyes of those yet to receive the revelation of these Last Days: As we lean not on our own understanding and put the man-made religious doctrines and divisions away; seeing that our Bibles can only be properly understood when conceived as one whole book; believing the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ / Yeshua HaMashiach from the Fall of Adam and Eve in which we still are under today; promising the very eternal inheritance much of the Odes of Solomon are centered in.

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Clearly, Ode One is about the crowning of the Messiah; alluding to his divine unity with the Father as the Son of God. We read about this prophecy in Zechariah Chapter 3, but the key in truly understanding the mysteries this ode has to reveal can be found in the instructions of Jesus, John 15:1-8 (note how Zachariah 3:8-10 already validates Jesus’ teaching):

The True Vine

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Once digested, already we can begin to decode Ode One and drink from the spring of hidden wisdom from which it abides; perfectly validating each of the scriptures, despite the three separate schools-of-thought and cultural origins from which they originate through the lens of mainstream conception:  

6aa0fa6842f46c93bbc00cc636de85fcVerse One, in context, validates the divine authority Jesus’ teaching actually possesses as the Son of God; reverting to His eternal sovereignty as the Elohim Trinity Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) as a whole. To no surprise, we also see the theme of this ode confirmed in Isaiah 28:5:

In that day the Lord of hosts will be
For a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty
To the remnant of His people,

Verse Two is where we find the meat of this ode. As stated before, we see Jesus’ teaching serving as the key in understanding the prophetic implications being said here; and all through out verses three and four as well.

If the branches of the vine represent the abiding faithfulness of God’s Word with His Elect or Saints — those sealed and sanctified in the Blood of Christ — then we’re being told this Crown of Truth to be placed on the Messiah, is one contrived of the worthy fruits produced from the Body of Christ. This is clearly what the text is saying; weaving together a unified fabric of Old Testament prophecy and New Testament theology, thus showing indeed the truth can only be found through what Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled 2000 years ago.

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