T’Was The Week Before Christmas

Posted: 12/18/2013 in Uncategorized

T’WAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS

 

‘Twas the week before Christmas, incurring indebtedness

Tongues were a-stirring, some with discord and pettiness;

The Bibles were stacked between chimney and chair,

Oblivious to the fact that Christ soon would be there;

The children were nestled all distracted in bed;

While visions of touch-screens helped make them brain-dead;

And mamma in kitchen, and I in garage,

Had anxiety-filled minds from the Christmas barrage,

From up in the air there then came such a sound,

I sprang from my man-cave, tripping over the hound.

Away to the window the wife flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up on the sash.

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

The event I had not thought could be oh-so near,

When a little old driver ran her car up my lawn,

I knew in a moment that some would be gone.

More rapid than eagles the angels they came,

One trumpeted, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Now, Mark them! now, harvest! Hear Gabriel, Michael!

On, Foreheads! See Christ’s name! This Judgment Day cycle!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now catch away! catch away! catch away all!”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

Those belonging to Christ met Him up in the sky;

So on past the housetop, Christ’s people, they flew

With shock and thanksgiving, I saw many I knew—

And then, in a twinkling, of an eye, was The Lord

Surrounded by saints and His heavenly horde.

As I bowed down my head, and was turning around,

Down came The Lord Jesus to judge those on the ground.

He was dressed all in white, a bright heavenly flood,

And his robe was all tarnished, being covered in blood;

A sword came from His mouth to strike down each nation,

Prophetic fulfillment of John’s Revelation.

His eyes—how they burned!  Like His fierce iron rod!

His title, His judgment, said “The Word of God”!

Moments ago were consumed with trivial things;

Now we all saw His robe with the words, “King of Kings”;

An angel then stood in the sun shouting high,

Directing the vultures toward those who would die;

Drunks now sober, and those who lived for career,

They all trembled in terror knowing the end was now here.

Those lusting for romance, or parties, or friends,

Could not laugh when they saw Him, aware of their ends.

A gleam of His eye and a twist of his head

He went straight to His work – raised the living and dead,

As this short, painful chapter of history did close,

All those in the grave who were Christ’s, they arose;

Satan, the Beast, and all of Christ’s foes,

Were cast away, far away to well-deserved woes.

But I heard Christ exclaim, final victory now won—

“I make everything new, and to My saints… ‘Well Done!’”

 

Revelation 19:9-20 NASB – Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ ” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” 10 Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” 17  Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.” 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

 

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