Archive for January, 2015


Endless Whens

This poem was submitted by Patricia Owens, …  Jesus’s Body is now the ones in Exile waiting for His return.. This poem is an expression of His Bride longing for Him

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IT IS TIME…..MY LOVE…IT IS TIME…OUR LOVE.

ENDLESS WHENS….

SUNRISE AND SUNSET
DAYS AND NIGHTS
THAT SEEM TO FLOW INTO EACH OTHER
DO I EVEN KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
DO I EVEN CARE?
ALL I ASK IS WHERE, WHERE…
WHERE ARE YOU MY ONLY LOVE?
ISN’T IT TIME YET?
HOW LONG THIS JOURNEY?
HOW LONG THIS LESSON?
HOW LONG THIS WALK?
WHAT MORE MUST I LEARN MY BELOVED?
I HAVE BEEN HERE “TOO” LONG….
THE DAYS GROW WEARY MY LOVE…
IS NOT YOUR HEART CALLING ME
CALLING ME……HOME?
IF NOT NOW, WHEN MY LOVE?
HOW LONGER THIS SOJOURN?
MY TEARS FLOW COPIOUSLY
HOW SOON….
YOUR ARMS?
AHHH, SO I WAIT THE LONGER
AND OUR LOVE GROWS THE STRONGER
SO I’LL  KEEP TELLING MYSELF THE SUCH
WHEN LOVE THOUGH….
YOUR TOUCH?
AND HERE I WANDER, AH, HERE AND THERE…
TRYING TO STILL WONDER
IF I CAN CARE…
BUT I DO…
UNTIL I AM WITH YOU.
AND UNTIL THEN..THE WAITING…
WILL….HAVE….TO …DO!
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The daughters of Jerusalem:
“To where has your Beloved gone
Oh fairest among women?
Where has your Beloved turned,
That we may seek Him with you?”
The Shul’ammite woman:
“My Beloved has gone down to His garden
To the beds of spices so rare;
To pasture His flock in the gardens,
And to gather lilies so fair;
 
I am my Beloved’s
And My Beloved is mine;
He pastures His flock among lilies;
And rarest flowers so fine;
 
He tells me with the morning dew,
“You are all fair-
My love…. My dove!
There is no flaw or spot in you;
You’re the lily of My love..,
daughter’s of Jerusalem…. again:
“Return, return, Oh Shul’ammite!
That we may look upon you!
For we see your Beloved in your face
And in your heart so true…
Fair as the moon,
Bright as the Sun
Upon the morning’s dew!
The Shul’ammite Woman:
“His speech is most sweet,
The most desirable of men:
 
My Beloved and My Friend;
His appearance is like Lebanon,
O Daughter’s of Jerusalem!”
 
Oh You, My Love
Who dwell in the Garden,
The Garden of Mryhh and Spice;
My companions are listening for your voice,
Their hearts for You enticed!”
Make haste My Beloved
Like a stag or gazelle,
Upon Your Holy Mountain!
Return, Return
Our Prince of Love
Our Fathers’ Well Beloved One!
If I met you outside I would kiss You,
and none would ever despise me,
I would lead you and bring You
To my mother’s Home
To the chamber of her who conceived me;
 
Before I was aware My fancy set me
Beside My Prince at last,
Until the days breath and shadows flee,
and the long hard Winter is past;
Both Shul’ammite and Daughter’s of Jerusalem together:
“Let us be Your Heart’s seal
And a seal upon Your arm;
Many waters cannot quench love
Nor Can flood waters bring it harm;
Let us see Your face,
Let us hear Your Voice,
 we are now Yours-
Lord let us come away,
To become Your brides of  choice!

Jesus: The True King of Kings

 

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I added these four pictures of Jesus;  two of Jesus standing before Herod or Pilate and two of Jesus standing before man as the revealed King of Kings.     When Jesus was standing on Trial before Herod and Pilate, little did they know that Who they had standing before them was actually the King of kings!   Here, Herod prided himself in being Isreals’ figurehead king.   Mocking Jesus, He demanded Him to prove Himself by preforming yet another miracle.     Jesus stood their quietly and said not a word..    His demeanor was calm and at peace before the Father’s presence.    Truth and purity glistened in His eyes and true inner Majesty emanated from Him .. even while standing there barefoot in a peasant’s robe, stained with sand.     They didn’t recognize His Royalty because His Royalty is not of this World.  Arrogance and Pride is foreign to that Higher Royalty of the Father’s Son.      Meditating on these two images, we see two kings…   a king of this World and the True King of Kings whom only those with spiritual eyes could see He was more than an ordinary man.

The next two photos reveal Jesus’s true Royalty as the Christ , revealed to the disciples on the Mt. of Transfiguration and Our Judge and King standing before us on the Day of Judgement when every knee shall bow before Him on that Final Day.

The Best for Last

One of the first miracles Jesus did in the beginning of His ministry was turning the water into wine at the Wedding in Cana.    Jesus never called attention to Himself ,  even with this miracle.     It was quietly done so that only the servants knew what occurred, and some of the disciples.  The steward of the wedding feast remarked how they had saved the best wine for last.  You don’t see Jesus raising His hands and saying, “ahem… that was My doing”..   He kept quiet and perhaps smiled a coy smile with a twinkle in His eyes at His mother, Mary , who also knew Jesus was responsible.

At the end of Jesus’s ministry, He tells His disciples, “I will not drink again from the fruit of the Vine until I drink it in My Father’s Kingdom”.    In the Wedding at Cana, the best Wine was saved for last.      When Jesus returns, the best will have been saved for Last..  Himself.    And we can’t wait for that Day!

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Recently I had been working some overtime at my job, and found myself patting myself on the back for giving up some of my coveted time to help another co-worker.    Then the Lord showed me other people who had given up far more than my little amount of over-time for Him, so I realized I needed to stop “patting myself on the back” and see Him in others.

The following day, the Holy Spirit revealed to me just how much Jesus worked overtime-  His “overtime” was 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  He never had time for Himself.   His time was surrendered to the Father for the good of others.   He never turned anyone away who came to Him., and that was all the time.   Many came to Him out curiosity and selfishness..  They didn’t come to Him for Himself, but for what they could gain from Him.  He knew this, but out of compassion for them, He still didn’t turn them away.     Often, He’d rise early in the morning before daybreak, seeking a solitary place to commune with the Father alone in prayer.  It was the only time He actually had to be alone with the Father. (Mark 1:35)     So many demands were placed upon Him, yet He received them all.

In one incident where the Jews wanted to make Him King by force because of the miracle He made of the multiplication of the bread and fish,   He had to constrain His disciples (who also agreed with the crowds) to get in their boat and sail to the opposite shore, while He dismissed the crowds.   The then withdrew to the hills to pray.   The scriptures (John 6:15 , Mathew 14: 22-23) relay how as Evening fell , “He was there alone”

No, time was never something that belonged to Jesus.  He gave up that luxury for love.    Reading “He and I”, I opened that morning right to the following words He spoke to Gabrielle Bossis:     “Lend Me your hand to write,. lend Me your voice to teach the little ones the Living Truth; Lend Me your body too, when you travel, when you toil, when you eat and when you sleep.  I did all these things when I lived among men.”

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Mary’s own Soul Pierced

passion169Recently I was thinking about Mary, Jesus’s mother.. How much she shared in Jesus’s life, and the pain He experienced in His earthly exile for the Father.  Simeon was so right when he told her that a “sword shall pierce your own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed”    (Luke 2:35)

When Mary and Joseph lost sight of Jesus during His first Passover, they spent three days in agony backtracking their footsteps, trying to find their Son..    Three days of anguish until with joy, and a little anger, they found Him in the temple.       The three days is not a coincidence.    Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days until he saw deliverance.   These three Days in the scripture signify death and resurrection, and eleven years later, Jesus also would undergo three days of death , then resurrection.

While Jesus would lay in the tomb for three days, Mary, again, experienced the worst death and resurrection emotionally even worse than what she and Joseph experienced in the beginning of Jesus’ earthly life when they thought they lost Him.    Again, she thought she lost Him forever as well , and it pained her to the core seeing her Son mistreated like garbage on the Cross, disrespected , spat on, ridiculed, tortured.     Jesus died that day but so did Mary.   A sword truly pierced her own soul also when they pierced Jesus’s side with that spear.   For years a sword pierced her side as she stayed true to the calling the Father had given her; never compromising her faith and love for Jesus and the Father.  At Golgotha, it was the Grand Finale of soul wounding, and her soul underwent a death with our Lord that day.  Three days later, tears turned to ecstatic joy when she found her Son was no longer in the tomb.   He had been resurrected.  She was overjoyed when He visited her those 40 days He remained on Earth before ascending to the Father.

After that first three days of darkness when she and Joseph found Him in the Temple, He replied to her, ” How is it that that you sought Me?  Did you not know I would be in My Father’s House?”

Eleven years later, Mary would “find” Jesus alive again, and her tears would be turned to joy.   After meditating on Mary and her three days of darkness experienced in the beginning and at the end of her Son’s exile in this Wolrld, I opened without planning to our Lord’s words to Gabrielle Bossis recorded in her journal, “He and I”.   My eyes fell on the following:  Holy Saturday:  “Rise from the dead.  Rise with Me to a new life, a better one, to a life nearer to Me.  Always nearer to Me.  Beg Me to help you, and be sure that I shall.”

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