Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Friendly Reminder

The Book of Revelation can often be perceived as the most confusing book in the bible. It is and has been a source of division within Christian ranks and many "isms" have developed due to conflicting views. Postmillennialism, Premillennialism, Amillennialism, Pretribulationalism, Posttribulationalism. Most of these would score pretty well on a Scrabble board, but don't detract from the truth about Christ's return. Whether the saints have been raptured first or have to live through the great tribulation remains contentious, but Paul was definitely talking in the first person when he said in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 

"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air ..."

Paul was talking as if he expected it might happen in his own day. It may yet happen in our own.    

A day soon approaches. Let those with ears hear
We know not the day nor the hour nor year
Seated on a white horse, clothed in power and might
When He comes, it will be like a thief in the night

From the ends of the Earth all the mighty convene
The kings and their generals and mighty machines
Countless warships in ocean and jets in the air
Who can stand in the way of such strength and despair?

Aligning themselves with the lord of the dark
People worship his beast and they carry his mark
With blindness and hatred, they spurn all restraint
Their steel dripping red with the blood of God’s saints

Despite Fathers’ plea through His witnesses sent
They endure His full wrath and still fail to repent
He burns the great city and though they all mourn
With their fists raised on high, still they holler their scorn

The trumpets have blown. Heavens gates open wide
Through walks a horse with one sitting astride
His robe dipped in blood and His eyes so ablaze
For Him all creation was born to give praise

Many crowns on His head, He comes forth to wage war
Heavens armies behind Him, the angels all roar
The King of all Kings and The Lord of all Lords
His Word that gave life, now a double edged sword

All the mighty of men and the beast gather nigh
With their weapons of war, STILL they seek to defy
Spurned by the beast and that dragon the traitor
In vain they join battle against their Creator

The beast and his prophet, the liar of liars
Are captured and thrown into Hell’s greatest fire
And Satan, that dragon, though locked up for a time
Will join his companions to pay for his crimes

And what of mankind who wage war in their pride?
Jesus opens His mouth and the lot of ‘em die
All those who stood tall, from the greatest to least
Will be fodder for birds at the greatest of feasts

Will it be in our time? Only God knows the day
So join Him and know Him and love Him and pray
The truth is He loves you, so don’t be unnerved
But His justice is coming and it WILL be served!

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