Saturday, July 15, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: Believe It ... Or Not!





You May Choose
To Believe It ... Or Not
BUT
Unobtrusive Humble Poor
Was The Savior Of Mankind
The Lord Of Life
The King Of Creation
BUT
He Was Not Given To
Self-indulgent Displays
Of Great Pomp As A Usual Circumstance!

He Was Despised By Carnality's Clan
AND
By The Religious Glitterati
Hated
To His Very Core! -
It Was Not For Show!

You Would Not Believe
That He Was The Creator Of Man
God
Infinitely Kind
For
His Divinity Was Wrapped Up
Cloaked, If You Will
In The Sodden Garment Of Humanity
Prone To Sin - But Sinless
Prone To Temptation - But Guiltless
Hunted By Satan - But Not Caught
Tormented - But Not Terminated
For
As He Said Of Himself:


I Lay Down My Life -
No One Takes It From Me! 
I Shall Rise Again!



They All Thought It Was An Idle Boast
Because They Knew
- Of A Surety -
That A Once-Dead Man
Could Only Ever Be Known Again
As A ... Ghost!
They Were Clear On The Fact
That The Dead Cannot Live Again!
Or So They Thought!

Unobtrusive Human Poor
Before He Attired Himself
In Mankind's Robe
AND
Descended Into
Mankind's Veil Of Tears
Was Known
AND
Enthusiastically Worshipped
In The Heavenly Realm
As The Only Begotten Son Of The Father
The Ancient Of Days
AND
He Was Also There Known As King Glorious
The Pet Of Heaven!
He Was Greatly Beloved!
He Is Love!

Would It Surprise You To Know
That Unobtrusive Humble Poor Came To The Earth
To Return Man To His Father
BUT
He, Himself 
Arrived As A Defenseless Baby
In Need Of Earthly Parents
To Nurture Him
AND
Of Him To Take Care?!

As An Obviously Helpless
Apparently Defenseless Baby
He Had Enemies
In The Form Of Herod The Great
- A Murderously Vile And Godless Man -
Who Was A Tenant King Of The Roman Pagans
The Jewish Nation's Overlords
AND
The One Who Is
The Ultimate In Reprobates
AND
Who Was
The Most Beautiful 
The Most Musical
Creature
Ever Expressed From The Creator's Hands
Named Lucifer - The Covering Cherub
Now Called Satan
- The Adversary -
Who Was Cast Out Of Heaven
AND
Fallen To The Earth
With No Fixed Place Of Abode
- He Is A Free-Ranging Spirit -
Who Hated Him Like Poison
AND
Wanted Him Dead, Dead, DEAD!

Battle Lines Were Irrevocably Drawn!
Thing Will Come
To An Explosive Head!

With The Passage Of Time
Unobtrusive Humble Poor
Became A Gentle And Kind 
Man
In The Favor Of The Father God!

He Was Baptised In The River Jordan
By The Man Called
The Voice That Cried
In The Wilderness:

Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord!


Who Was Likened Unto The Prophet Elijah!

The Godhead Three
Were All Present
All In Agreement
Each Filling His Own Position
At The Baptism!

Unobtrusive Humble Poor
Became The Christ
- The Anointed One -
On That Very Day Of His Baptism
AND
Started Out On His Mission
- As The Seed Of Eve
The Mother Of All Living -
To Crush The Head Of The Serpent
Aka Satan
Fka Lucifer!

In The Fulfillment Of The Mission
He Would
- Ultimately -
Have His Heel Bruised!
It Did Hurt!

He Was Roundly Despised
AND
Rejected
By Vile Men
AND
One Of His Closest Friends
- Who Ate His Blessed Bread -
Sold Him Out For Silver
When He Could Have Had Eternal Gold
In Heaven!

His Betrayer's Unfair Gain
Did Not Prosper Him
For
He Committed Suicide
AND
His 30 Pieces Of Illgotten Silver
Purchased A Field Of Blood -
A Burying Ground!

Unobtrusive Humble Poor
Was A Man Of Sorrows
AND
Well-Acquainted With Grief
Who Healed The Sick
Fed The Poor
AND
- No Surprise Here -
Asked Man To Believe On Him
IFThey Willed To Walk Through
Heaven's Pearly-Gate Door!

Another Close Friend
- Talkative Boastful Peter -
Denied Him!
The Sanhedrin Decried Him
BUT
The Heavenly Father Succored Him
AND
He 
- Ever Always Obedient -
Did The Will Of The One Who Sent Him -
His Life Was Not Even
34 Years Long!

From Teacher
Healer
Master
Prophet
To
Condemned
Sacrificed
Dead
Risen
To
To Heaven Returned
To
High Priest
Advocate
Savior
To
King
Judge
Returning Soon
Is Christ Jesus - My Savior
Not Some Vain Man
Who Died Too Soon!


I Shall Follow You, My Savior
I Know Not What My Lot Shall Be
But
I Know You
And
That Is Enough!


Please, Lord
Bless Keep And Save Me
To Do Your Bidding
To Walk In Your Light
To Live Right
To Stay In The Faith Fight
And
In The Great Day
See You In Delight!
AMEN.



I Believe Him!
Won't You?
Please Walk With Him!
I Do!
Take The Hand Extended From
The Son Of God
The Hope Of Man
AND
At The Appointed Time
You Shall
Range Around Glory Land!

The Promise Of God
Is Given
To Those Who Choose To Believe!