This body grows weary, weakened

As first love, as any new enthusiasm,

Strength of youth begins to fade

New pains come forth

Needs before unheard of

Grip tightly, don’t let go,

Struggles, troubles abound, feet must walk softly

Afflictions that multiply like seeds

Nerves are sharpened, put on edge,

Tear at the very soul where spirit is joined.

What strength can now carry us all, carry us through?

What discipline of mind and emotions and will must rise up?

New strength unknown, need cries out to Heaven!

Eyes look far beyond the world

See past the hands of self, human vanity, any human effort

They turn to the most ancient place

And the Ancient One,

To the Throne of Mount Zion,

To the God of Israel

To the place where Abraham once stood in humility

Where the temples once stood,

Where the Holy Presence was revealed, rested in divine glory.

From here as Isaiah said clearly

A rich feast, a fine banquet would be set before us,

Before all mankind with rarest, aged wine

The impossible heavy veil suddenly removed

Dark covering over all peoples lifted

Shroud torn away,

Death swallowed up for all time.

The Holy Resurrected Body of Messiah trumpets this truth,

Voice roars as a river’s torrent.

And this Body, this flock of sheep reminds of heaven’s reality,

Even the Body of Messiah on earth.

With countless others this man looks to Jerusalem as well

Like the generations of so many others, I wait, my generation waits

We stand patiently before the Holy King,

Soon my body, our bodies to be changed as a simple robe.



About Gary Bertnick

I was a Minnesota teenager in the late 1960's. I was drafted into the military after an intense time at an engineering school. As a graduate chemical engineer and former athlete, I became a Marine Corps private. The Lord spoke to me through a friend while visiting Rapid City,S.D. My true discipleship began in Southern California and was boosted through association with Morris Cerullo Ministry and others. I fed upon the Scriptures and have learned to be led by the Holy Spirit. I know what the fear of the Lord is. What I write is done to honor the Lord and to touch the lives of those who know Him as well as those who should.
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1 Response to THIS BODY

  1. This depicts the beauty of our God. I enjoyed reading this so much! Thanks for writing with such beauty that glorifies our Lord and Savior.

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