City of New Hope

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City of New Hope

Celestial spires

Rise high

As angel choirs

Sound, rejoice

Holy saints walk,

Rub elbows

Side by side

 

In a city so rare

Where golden is the air

Encircling every face

Settling, leaving a trace

Of its shining glory

 

Walls there

Sheer, translucent

Rainbowed in ever

Changing colors

Saints live, worship

In joy with each other

 

The nearness, life of

Their God

Filling every crevice

Perfection’s glory

Fulfilling every wish

 

Throne room of

Grace

Three working as one

Joy lifts each face

To see their God

Forever

 

My human words

Are inadequate to say

Express the glory

Of even just one day

Within this place

Where perfection holds

Its complete sway

 

The world’s divine God

Lives here

Abolishes every care

Hungry, yearning

For you to dare

To aim for such a place

Reach higher

While you still have the time

He sits enthroned,

Waiting

For you to reach for

Him & His home transcendent,

This Heaven’s light sublime!

 

 

Perfume

 

Perfume

Jasmine, Lilac
Honeysuckle in
Full bloom
Scents of earth
Created by You
Bringing Your Face
Into a closer view

And so, this
Essence
Scent of your
Glory, Beauty
Power
Follows, surrounds
Your Presence

Evidence of this
On Moses’ face
Descending from
The mountain
bearing the mark
Of your Holy Grace

It took a veil
to hide
This Perfume, Glory
That resides,
Surrounds each step
& at Your side

Today let us remove
The veil
Look fully on Your
Glory
Gaze
with deeper longing
Into this cloud

Of your perfume
Sweet scent of
Your Very Self
As we achingly await
To pass through
heaven’s gates
Enveloped by
Your love,
& alive again
in your embrace.

Obedience

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Obedience

Loving Savior
On a throne
Promising me
A forever home
With you

At the end of time
When I see your return
Of obedience by then
For me to learn
will be too late

On that fateful night
Hours before your death
You intertwined within
Your last breath
Love and obedience

For my sake
You stated if I love you
I would obey you
This was done always
To recreate, make me anew

A sign of my love
until Time’s end will be
To follow and obey
You and your Father’s
Words if a final victory
I desire to see

At that last hour
Before your Holy Throne
I will be granted
A new heaven and earth
Eternity will be shown

In a new life, new world
With no pain
But only through
My love for you
And with obedience
May I obtain
The glorious experience
of a walk within your Beauty
forever

The Trickle Down Effect

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The Trickle-Down Effect

Life it seems
Does not flow
From Down
Not of the ground
Life’s love flows from
Up above

It is the
Trickle Down Effect
Giving, leaving us
With no reason to regret
Following its
Lovely siren call

God speaks, I listen
Trying to articulate
A few certain words
An effort to follow
His greatest Passion
For His voice to sweetly
And simply be heard

The deceiver may come
Try To intrude
But let me most assuredly say
Satan’s voice with
Love for man
Is never imbued

So, if from Heaven’s
Throne
You hear you name called
Or perhaps whispered,
Listen close with both ears
His voice will always save
From many of life’s falls

Fiery Steeds

 

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Fiery Steeds

Fiery steeds
Hard hooves thundering
Through the ethers of
the unknown infinities of
Dark skies surrounding
Our small home

They neigh, shake their
Heads
Impatient to be about
Their task, this
Mission, assignment
Falling to them
Through the fingers
Of power

With a blazing inferno
For each wing
Aroused by your passions
They fly, soaring toward
Your recreations
Tearing through the darkness
On burning winds

With each movement
Winds roar
Stirred by their powerful
Wings
Planets, stars, galactic bodies
Whirl, spin out of control
As they pass

The old is burnt up
Passed away
Seen no more
For one brief moment
Heaven’s business stops
Silence reigns
You pause

One shining crystal tear
rolls down your cheek
falling into the now empty
blackness
it hardens, becomes solid
icy at first, soon it
softens

forms a rounded ball
your new earth now
sits solidified in the place
you have just chosen
to begin afresh

placing your obedient
children
on the face of their
new home
they rejoice, singing with
shouts of Joy!

The old order is out
The New is In!
No more death, pain,
Suffering
No more evil!
Satan is gone, defeated
Eternally!

Praise God for His Love
Rejoice in your New Place
An earth recreated in
Fresh newness!

But do not forget the
Warning
Heed the heated winds
of destruction
surrounding the arrival
of God’s fiery steeds.

Battleground

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Battleground

Battle trumpets blare
Blasting out the warning
He is coming, He is coming
The LORD is here,
HE is here!

His world obeys his call
Rejoicing in his presence
Trees sing, the lion pauses
In his hunt
Rocks leap from the ground
In joy!

Mighty angels
Fall to earth
Shaking the ground
at each step
GOD has arrived
Our Warrior is here!

The ancient enemy
Of man
Satan
Will be defeated for
All infinity!

The battle rages on
And on
It still rages even
Today
Will you not join
God’s army?

Abounding in love,
Mercy, forgiveness
His POWER
Protects even today!

Do not sway,
Do not fear
GOD is
Always near
Closer than any brother.

Strange it may seem
That it may be
Possible to fight and
Enter GOD’s rest
As you struggle.

HE will always be
At your side
To teach, encourage
And guide
Never leaving all HE
LOVES!

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

Listen!

 

Listen

Listen, in the air
Angel wings move
Beat
Winds roar
To their rhythm

Wait, Wait
Not yet time
But it will be
Change is in the air

Heavens will roar
Earth melts from
The fire
In your breath

For now your
Patience
Is all we know of
Your salvation

Do not harden
Your hearts
As other did in
The past

Angels await to
Do His bidding
Held back for now
Only by His love