I stand and look deeply into a mirror of honesty-
What I see,
Who I am;
Transparency comes over the heart and mind,
Self naked, fully exposed
Suddenly I see only my human need,
Need for God.
By myself, within, from myself
Alone I wither on the nearest vine
My hands are calloused, yet empty
The face of a stranger looks back, alone and forgotten, older.
A man or a woman can do no good thing
Save reach out in belief towards heaven,
For faith in the only Son.
In humble prayer, a grasp toward the only True One,
Holy One high above the earth who cares for us
Compassionate One above the heavens who reveals His mercy in kindness,
And makes love and grace known.
A most personal revelation of the Cross of Messiah Yeshua,” Ancient of Days”,
A touch from God and my intimate share as a mere man comes alive
The real enemy – “Self”, begins to wilt
The vision held, the daily reality of Messiah as all in all
Revelation to “carry my own cross daily” makes me alive at last
My taste of heaven
To drink from His cup
Only lasting satisfaction in this life
To draw near and to carry my cross daily,
Dying to self so as to live in my Creator
His Spirit given as inner beauty to me
Gift of love to one sunk low, now raised very high.
Salvation, the divine rescue of humanity
From “Self” and from the dark and powerful “predator”-Satan,
Usurper of the earth, ultimate rebel in creation
Who plays the mind as a most perverse artist
Manipulator, controller, intimidator
Expert of deception, dripping with lies as sweat
Who parades death upon the earth as a celebration in many forms.
Cast out of Heaven
Cast from his pretender’s throne above earth
Cast from false lordship over nations
Cast from his grip upon the human mind and soul
Crushed beneath the Holy heel of Yeshua on that Cross.
Mystery revealed to men and women, as children
Who reach out and take hold of the hem of His garment as He passes by
Alone enthroned above the heavens
Who draws to Himself each one whose heart reaches for Him.