Advent #9

12 days until Christmas….

“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Children whisper “12 days till Christmas. ” ….

They whisper it in secret languages packed with tones of wonder. They cannot hold back the excitement and often interrupt those with authority by their zeal for the gifts of Christmas.

Long ago, in the 16th century, a certain group of children of God did the same . But instead of coded whispers they sang a certain song. It was a song of all the gifts they were given in Jesus . And it was sung in code so that none in authority, who knew not the Giver , would hear, lest they be imprisoned , hung and quartered. They sang the song to one another to teach one another and to worship the Lord of all perfect gifts.

I too , had listened to this song many times before and could not hear it. I only heard silly rhymes. But now , now as His child, I hear the great gifts we are Given in The Son of God , our Savior Jesus. And I sing this , not as if it is nonsense ,but as it is ,a secret tongue, a poem of Spirit and Truth. I sing ….

come oh Jesus

Oh Come my true Love

Be to me a partridge …like a hen gathering chicks

… in me your pear TREE

Come with your

2 Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments your letters of Love.

oh Come Jesus with

3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and LOVE and you and the Father and the precious Holy Spirit.

oh Come Jesus with

4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels that sing the New song in my ear.

Oh Come Jesus with

5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, which remind me of my fall from your Love and the manna manifested to save me !!

oh Come Jesus with

6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation

Oh Come Jesus with

7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

Oh Come Jesus with

8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes that align and nourish my attitude to be like yours.

oh Come Jesus with

9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit I see so beautifully dancing in your body !

oh Come Jesus with

10 Lords A-leaping = the Ten Commandments that leap within me into obedience to you!

oh Come Jesus with

11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles who lived LIFE to the fullest even unto death!

oh Come Jesus with

12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of the My Creed, The apostles Creed that Centers me before , behind and beneath your cross.

oh Come Jesus with

All your gifts !

And put them in me your TREE!

Advent #8

Isaiah 44, Genesis 3

Come oh Come oh Foot of Jesus to the ground beneath THIS TREE. . .

Does your foot still come to corrupt gardens , does it come crushing bud and head?

Does it come crush double faced flowers and snakes long ago dead?

Come oh Come oh Foot of Jesus to the ground beneath my feet. . .

Does your foot still come in snowy fields , does it come where limbs stiffly pray?

Could it come pick me amidst trees that bend and break and sway?

Come oh Come oh Foot of Jesus to the ground beneath the dirt. ..

Does your foot still bleed into these roots, does it come where sin and doubt do rot?

Could it soak this evergreen right here and uproot me for your pot?

Come oh Come of Foot of Jesus , please dig me out from this ground. . .

Does your foot still move across the barren, does it move through filth with snow?

Could it bring me to your home of Lights and from your light  would  I glow?

Come oh Come oh Foot of Jesus, lift me to the beauty of your arms . .

And carry me carry me to the house of Our Father where I will be a TREE dressed in heavens charms!

“And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:8, 14-15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/gen.3.8,14-15.kjv

“For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭44:3, 23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/isa.44.3,23.kjv

Advent #6

Last time YOU CAME you left a light so , I will now keep it on!

And around its table I’ll put bright stars

And ornaments to sing my song !

I count the days til we can dance

And YOU COME to hold me in your arms !!

When all these sparkles and spangles of light will be but dim and dusty charms.

And this table where my dough is rolled will be a threshing floor.

Where all the manna that ever was will be risen and restored .

When YOU COME , oh Light of Light,

my light will seem so dim!

But still it will be a light to you ,

because you have lit it here within!

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

John 1:3-5 KJV

http://bible.com/1/jhn.1.3-5.kjv

“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/isa.60.19.kjv

Advent #3

Advent # 3

Isaiah 11

When YOU COME with your smarts oh brother To cover all this town

I won’t have to Wonder bout all the grown ups who look at me and frown

When YOU COME back to get me right here in the field and in the park

I won’t need no plows or laterns cause Ill never be digging in the dark

When YOU COME to get me you’ll find me with the kids dressed up and waiting

we will be Playing with lions and lambs all who ain’t wastin time hating

When YOU COME oh brother Jesus with all of your knowledge and smarts

Daddy’s glory will show like He wanted all along from The very start !

Caught

A prayerful poem for a ” certain” sister and ,all “certain “sisters, who have been ” caught” impure .(1)

my sister, my sister, I see the mud in your eyes

Were you caught luring the brothers with Satan’s hot lies?

Were you tricked with the trick devils told you to turn?

Did you bend with the lie because your ears itch and burn?(2)

like Judas for change you gambled our Father was not looking!

As you played Jesus a prayer pimp for a later booking!

oh sister oh sister, surely they now gather around(3)

they sling mud on your name all over this town!

I cry when they  tell of how you turned for a dime!

I rage as they pretend their DNA not on this crime.!(4)

Oh sister ,These fools will be shamed and you will be scorned.

And no one sees your muddy bridal dress so ragged and torn!

My sister, dear sister, I see you weep in this night

oh sister You reach for a Word to make it all right!

But sister ,dear sister , did you not see Who was bending low there?

Did you not hear His Spirit rustle between you and the affair?

did you not see how He knew you in these sinfilled crimes?

did you not see how he paid your judges for all owed times?

Did you not see my sister , this True Lover untangle your hair?

Did you not see my sister, this Knight who caught you so bare?

Oh sister Oh sister He hears you cry  for Him tonight!

you grope in the dark for relief from the shaming fright!

Take not the hand of the Liar who points  with crooked fingers!

Though mud still slings and stinging sin still lingers.

Do not let this Liar bury your dress and call you a “Ho”.

Your Husband comes to tell you what you forgot to know.(5)

See how He draws lines in this dirt lifts and lets you “go!”

See how the eyes of Your Husband invite you to dance!

Seek your Jesus , Hear Him propose a perfect romance!

Feel Him undo your heart in a word , not a grope or shove!

Feel Him Loose you Free to be lured and caught by His Love!!

 

1.And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/luk.8.2.kjv

2.“For the time is coming when’s people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/2ti.4.3.esv

3.“When the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. They made her stand in the middle of the court and put the case before Him.”

‭‭John‬ ‭8:3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

http://bible.com/8/jhn.8.3.ampc

4.“However, when they persisted with their question, He raised Himself up and said, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her. Then He bent down and went on writing on the ground with His finger.”

‭‭John‬ ‭8:7-8‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

http://bible.com/8/jhn.8.7-8.ampc

5.Now I passed by you again and looked upon you; behold, you were maturing and at the time for love, and I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I plighted My troth to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord, and you became Mine.”

‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

http://bible.com/8/ezk.16.8.ampc

Reformation Day 

Reformation is Revival. And so , now in these “last days”when The Holy Spirit yearns to make The Bride the One Pure reflection of the Bridegroom, we press in prayer for Revival . We need no longer to be “formed” and “transformed “and “re-formed” , we need to be regenerated Alive !!! I repost this poem to burn the two most hideous cancers in the Bride of Today, PRIDE and HYPOCRISY. I repost that we may … that I may …agree with the Father to be purified and Revived!

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.  Who among us shall dwell with the DEVOURING FIRE? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Isaiah 33:14 And the Lord answered me; and said  . . Behold His Soul is puffed up and not upright , BUT THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH. Habakkuk 2:4

Pride and Hypocrisy dressed for church  one day. 

Pride put on swagger and hypocrisy put on sway .

Both went to church  and both  were invited to stay.

Early one morning they rose from their bed

Hypocrisy and pride shook their sleepy head.

They looked at each other, no need for a mirror.

There is nothing to see when you are without error.

Emotionless  they spoke, the princess and the knight.

“we must be in love because we look so right”

Pride and hypocrisy dressed for church one day 

Pride put on swagger and hypocrisy put on sway 

Both went to church  and were invited to stay.

No need to rinse the white wash face of last week

One splashed on “bold “and the other splashed on “meek”.

Buttoned  and blinged in the finest of coat,

one dressed as sheep the other as goat.

He ,with Pocket full of bills ;Her ,with purse and phone

Morning Offerings were  made ready  to the god called “unknown”

Tithes were first  to be paid to their Facebook and text.

Then God given affections were  paid to seculars and sects.

 Pride and hypocrisy dressed for church  one day .

Pride put on swagger and hypocrisy put on sway .

Both went to church  and were invited to stay.

Into the church , how  their ears itched and burned

Their lips greeted the “whole” but, the “broken” they spurned .

From their  pleasantries they chose only a few.

like “halleluiah  ” and “amen” and “may the lord bless you”.

Then, they hurried to sit  near the altar before the curtain most thick

Intending to not be “too cold or  too hot ” lest Jesus get sick.

 Pride and hypocrisy dressed for church one day 

Pride put on swagger and hypocrisy put on sway 

Both went to church and were invited to stay.

Each Song they sang  with right pitch and key

 as their Hands  raised ready for everyone to see.

The Words they sang  their mind soon forgot.

The Words they sang  their heart knew not.

For Pride and Hypocrisy were dressed with a grin

allowing no pain or tear to move from  within.

 for  Pride and Hypocrisy had forgotten they sinned.

Pride and Hypocrisy dressed for church one day

Pride put on swagger and hypocrisy put on sway

Both went to church and were invited to stay. 

Now, everything was the same as of Sunday before.

Except for a Holy gentleman who  walked through the door.

He stealthily walked by every person and pew.

Looking intently for a likeminded soul or two.

None could be found from the door to the altar,

Except one or two who cried from the psalter.

In fury His feet marched forward  and His eyes burned Fire.

Till he came to hypocrisy and pride and shouted “Liar!”

He saw Pride and hypocrisy in church on that day

Pride with his swagger and hypocrisy with her sway 

Both were in church and were held hostage to stay.

A flame released from The Holy man’s eyes like a torch.

And the flame soon caught the thick  curtain to  scorch.

The curtain became like a track and the fire like a train.

Flames kindling clothes while the “few”  cried  for rain.

Yet hypocrisy curled inward  and clung to her  cape.

And pride shouted loudly  while looking for  an escape.

While the fire glistened like mirrors showing death all around.

Hypocrisy and Pride  could only look up as they fell to the ground.

Flames quickly burned every garment and burned every door.

And left hypocrisy and pride as a heap of ashes on the floor.

Pride and hypocrisy dressed for church one day.

Pride put on swagger and hypocrisy put on sway.

Both went to church and were invited to stay.

REFERENCE :

“So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/mat.23.28.esv

“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/mat.7.5.esv

““Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/mat.6.1.esv

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/mat.23.25.kjv

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/mat.23.23.kjv

“In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.”

‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/zep.3.11.kjv

“This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the Lord of hosts.”

‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/zep.2.10.kjv

“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭50:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/jer.50.32.kjv

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;”

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/rev.1.14.kjv
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/2ti.4.3.kV
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.”

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

http://bible.com/1/rev.3.16.kjv

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/2co.3.18.esv

Dying for Mercy

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭

Father of Mercy

See his twisted slumber.

Thin and wanton

Time throws him asunder .

Father of Mercy

I hear the howl of hounds(1)

Distant dark dogs

Bellow trumpet- like sounds (2)

Father of mercy

Now Bend down from on high.(3)

a kiss of your spirit

Now a breath from your sigh.

Father of Mercy

Your hounds bear their teeth

While pain and weakness

Snarl back “no relief”

Father of mercy

See how he lacks so much.

HIs image self sculpted(4)

Too fragile to touch.

Father of mercy

Stretch forth your hand .(5)

Send your dogs to shepherd

Chase him to a promised land.

Father of Mercy

See how His window’s dim.(6)

Scales are like curtains

The lid lips like a rim.

Father of mercy

Send troops of every hound.

To Chase him tonight

Chase him whom you found .(7)

Oh Father of mercy

This decay denies your making .(8)

The dust of this bed

Hides the spirit of your taking.

Oh Father of mercy ,

oh Father most kind !!

Will the dogs find that

What eeks eternal is only thine ?

Oh Father of Mercy ,

Oh Father Divine

You promised promises true

To this daughter most small!(9)

You promised Oh Father

To be ruler of all!

I SEE now not this body

BUT your promise most true!

No hounds from heaven !

I will not leave till I see you !

Till I see Jesus buy these caskets

of bones and skin..

Drawing this eeeking soul to Behold the Forever and Amen.

Oh Father of Mercy,

oh Father most kind

Let Jesus Hold my Daddy,

Let Jesus have whats thine !

1.  The Hound of Heaven poem

By Francis Thompson  (1859–1907)

239. The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson. Nicholson & Lee, eds. 1917. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

2. “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last shofar. For the shofar will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:52‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/1co.15.52.wmbbe

3.“He sent from on high and he took me. He drew me out of many waters.”

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:17‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/2sa.22.17.wmbbe

4.“For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn’t subject themselves to the righteousness of God.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:3‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/rom.10.3.wmbbe

5.“with a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm; for his loving kindness endures forever:”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:12‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/psa.136.12.wmbbe

6.“when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;”

‭‭Eccles.‬ ‭12:3‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

http://bible.com/113/ecc.12.3.nivuk

7.“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/luk.19.10.wmbbe

8.“This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Yeshua the Messiah.”

‭‭Yochanan‬ ‭17:3‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/jhn.17.3.wmbbe

He created me in eternity, before time began, and I will exist for all eternity to come.”

‭‭Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)‬ ‭24:9‬ ‭GNBDK‬‬

http://bible.com/431/sir.24.9.gnbdk

9.”when you cannot see His hand , Trust His Heart” a brother

“But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don’t delay, my God.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:17‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/psa.40.17.wmbbe

10.“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.

Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him.””

‭‭Yochanan‬ ‭14:3, 6-7‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/jhn.14.3,6-7.wmbbe

A Sunday Shooting

This poem was written Sunday Oct 2 before I heard of the Las Vegas shooter. It is not about the shooting in Las Vegas but about what happens in spiritual space when we gather in our churches to WORSHIP on Sunday. Satan becomes an indiscriminate destroyer of a distracted crowd.

Sunday Shooting ( a poem)

No need for guns no need for missiles

Raise the Sickle to harvest the wheat and thistles!

Oh Lord , Our Lord

sharpen Your knife ,draw Your sword!

Cauterize our culture

kill what we horde

Sunday morn we enter in the precious door

holding free tickets as we hope with hope for more

Maybe something will lift our loud silence

a Song, a Shout, a Word without violence….

A peace from breaking pieces, a gathering for the Son

A place from the places where Satan steals our fun

No need for guns no need for missiles

Raise the Sickle to harvest the wheat and thistles!

Oh Lord , Our Lord

sharpen Your knife ,draw Your sword!

Cauterize our culture

kill dreams we horde

Surely here we have no need for missles and guns

As our band prepares to kill all our bored humdrums.

Empty yet rich we always offer change from our jar

and dream days not as now, but brilliantly afar

our jeans and leggings dance both free and tight.

hands hallowed raise our waving rite.

No need for guns no need for missiles

Raise the Sickle to harvest the wheat and thistles!

Oh Lord , Our Lord

sharpen Your knife ,draw Your sword!

Cauterize our culture

kill sins we horde

Your bishop ,he warned us to not be unaware.

Yet ,distracted ,our gaze goes here and there

Till one so small slithers invited on our scene.

Trailing grass from A garden where he first did glean.

Hell without hands he cocks missle and gun.

Loading venge filled bullet for both dead and undone.

No need for guns no need for missiles

Raise the Sickle to harvest the wheat and thistles!

Oh Lord , Our Lord

sharpen Your knife ,draw Your sword!

Cauterize our culture

kill self we horde

Who crouches in the windows above the scene?

And rapid fires these bullets to destroy God’s redeemed?

While one shoots back with a word from above

And minstrels sing a muted song about Everlasting Love.

Likewise the door of heaven swings to receive this earths Cry

Of those few and bended singing

Mercy! Mercy from the Most High”!

As He ,the One of the One, saddles Donkey and Horse

With Wind and Water, We feel the move of His Force

boldly He barrels to the certain and few

commanding “NOW bread  NOW wine to all Satan slew!

He Speaks:

There is no need for guns or for these missals
I AM the sickle and harvest both wheat and thistles
I AM  sharper than any of your knives or sword
And I pull angel armies from on high downward

I lift every soul as it drops to the floor . . .

And I quicken , I gather , saying mine and mine ,forevermore’!”

Post note:

Every Sunday If our eyes are not on Him and Him alone , we become a casualty…….

Even in church . In essence we are a casualty  whenever we take our worship casually. In these moments, we are a wide target for Satan. He takes opportunity to shoot  at  our faith leaving us weak wounded  unbelieving hypocrits.

It has happened to us all. Parched wounded dying from thirst we can barely pray.

Strangely, after reading this a week later, I could see that the shooter in Las Vegas and the Enemy have much in common …the same way of operating. The tragedy felt ,in my soul ,like a picture of an invisible spiritual reality.

In as much as we recognize that there are evil people, we must recognize there is an Evil One, the Devil. And , in as much as we recognize that an evil person can invade an area without our knowing so, we must recognize that the Father of Evil tries to get into every good place. Even church.  

It may seem we are as helpless as the victims in Las Vegas. And were it not for Jesus in us  and the Holy Spirit for us we are victims!.

But true Worship is the rise of the voice of the Son in Us by the power of the Holy Spirit. He who is Our Praise is  Jesus and the Joy of our praise is the Spirit.Together, United with Chist in us , the Spirit moving us,  is the FAthers Greatest Praise!  May The Bride , The Church , Take time before Sunday to see how this Beautiful Saviour Stands ready to release all of Heaven to purify us as we worship.

Behold, How He comes when we stand at His door singing of Him to Him for Him and through Him !In this moment …..

Sunday worship , despite the Enemy attacks, there remains the greatest concert of our worship. God delights to send His Spirit and all of heaven to join a church looking to its Head ! While our hearts and hands and heads are up , the Father releases armies upon armies of angels.

These angels not only sing but fight to fight for us to sing with them ! Perhaps they are singing our songs as they fight for Jesus’s Bride.

And without ceasing,in prayer and worship may we be one in praying for the victims in Vegas . May we pray and praise our Father in Heaven as He works against this tragedy that interrupted a concert. May we be certain the Perfect concert awaits In heaven through His Son Jesus.

So He explained. “The farmer who sows the pure seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the pure seeds are subjects of the kingdom, the thistles are subjects of the Devil, and the enemy who sows them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, the curtain of history. The harvest hands are angels.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:37-39‬ ‭MSG‬‬

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“in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”

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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from Godʼs sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

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The Cup Within


I worked so hard to wash  this cup

This vessel The Father might use

I worked to make it right and clean

Readying it to go receive and glean

Full ,  I wrote and rote all your Word

So my lips might pour out all I heard

And all my doing might put me in places

Where I might see all their turning faces

But Woe to me when you came in the room

Your glory has shattered all that I presume

And you have broken  me down from heart to knee

Till I see nothing clean but you IN Me.

1.Matthew 23:25 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.”

2, Collosians 1:26-27 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

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Eclipse 

Photo by Rita Atkinson

How bright the morning behind the moon..

How darkness drenced death will vanish soon

As You  hover like a halo around all that’s crying

Encircling  Your LOVE around the quick and dying 

Oh Sun of Moon 

OH SON OF MAN 

With every orbiting  evil 

Your Glory shines forth Gods Plan 

1. “For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.” Psalm 18:28

2.“And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, ‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬