I AM REDEEMED

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I stand arms stretched out wide
Palms facing upwards, towards the sky
Sun shining down upon me
Tears of joy gleaming, as I cry
From the deep love I feel inside
Of the truth, I can no longer hide
My savior has set me free
I am redeemed

I lift up my voice to the sky
My love I can no longer hide
My spirit leaping from inside
To be close to you
Jesus my savior, it’s true
My savior has set me free
I am redeemed

As I lift my voice in song
My heart opens and longs
To draw closer to you
You are my shepherd, my rock
The door that opened, when I knocked
My savior has set me free
I am redeemed

I now stand in awe, of your grace that falls
Your spirit washes over me, and calls
My heart to receive, as I worship my king
The lover of my soul, who excepts me
As I am, you stand, confirming
My savior has set me free
I am redeemed

THE MOUNTAIN

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I started my journey up the mountain
The purpose was to find the fountain
The testimony of so many, whom searched and found
I was told as I search, to listen for the sounds
Of waters overflowing, a river rushing and pouring
living water, a spring of life, formed by sacrifice
It wasn’t long as I started up the steep ravine
I ran into the person of sin, his darkness was clearly seen
Instantly I began to stumble and fall
Frightened and full of fear, I heard an echo off the wall
Of the mountainside, a voice cried out, walk this way
There I saw the person of grace
He spoke to me about being covered from my stains
He told me to keep climbing, It is soon to rain
He told me of the person I was next to face
He said to climb as to win the race
Not to far up I saw the person of Wisdom
As He told me to come
Then He showed me a book, A map, a guide, directions to the brook
In which I was seeking, It was like a holy meeting
Because He shined like the sun
He told me these words written, is how the battle is won
If I am to overcome the mountain, I must follow the words of the Son
He spoke of truth guiding my way, and warned of one who betrays
Then I saw him, the person of lies, he was in disguise
To trick and deceive, he highlighted all my sin, and looked at me with piercing eyes
He told me to go back, I can’t reach the top, no matter how hard I fought
There was no way I could win, and then again he had me focus on my sin
I remembered the person of grace, and how he said I was covered from my stains
It then began to rain as Wisdom said, I drank and I was ready to climb
To my surprise there it was to find, the peak was in sight
As I reached the top, I was tired from the fight
As I looked out from the mountains top, I could see many valleys and peaks
There in the far distance a river overflowing in my sight and in reach
The beauty was like nothing I have seen
It was then a breeze came, with a voice saying
The peaks and valleys will help you grow
The peaks and valleys will help you come to know
The purpose of the one who created you, so His love will show
On the journey up, The Mountain

MADE TO BE HEALED

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MADE TO BE HEALED

My heart cries out, from the pain I’m in
Wounded from this life, I can’t seem to win
The days grow colder, As I struggle fighting the tide
I’ve come to give and reveal, what’s deep inside
I’ll give you all I have concealed
I was made to be healed

The troubles I face, I know you can relate
You have walked in my shoes, Lord help me choose
To walk like you, help me carry my cross
Help me lay down, all that I have lost
Deep inside my heart, your love instills
I was made to be healed

The tears I cry, cleans me from the inside
The fountain over me, is setting me free
Your spirit washes the pain away
Your still small voice says, I’m here to stay
Your love in me has sealed
I was made to be healed

I feel your love setting me free
I feel your joy coming over me
As I climb this mountain
Bring me to the fountain
So my heart can be filled
I was made to be healed

TO OUR FLAG

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Ruby red, the color of the stripes He bore
Draped across, waving glory, at attention I adored
White Crystal color, were the stripes and stars
Displaying his presence and light
A symbol that lights up the night
Ocean blue the water that cleanses our souls
The back drop to the stars we’ve come to know
His banner over us, flaps in the wind
I hear the words, the little boy said
One nation under God, as his tears fell
For his father he lost, fighting for our freedom
It’s the reason a hero is declared
Prepared for us the life we now live
What one lifes sacrifice can give
I see a symbol of God, laid over his father
As to say you are honored
He gave His life for us, as did Christ
The ultimate sacrifice and glory
Leaving a longing, a pride that pushes us through
What he gave, he knew
A story that will never be forgotten
A symbol representing the only begotten, Son
His banner that blesses our nation
Reminding us of the purpose of our creation
So we might unite as one
In relation to Him, the Son
The hope that carries us through
The true meaning of the red, white, and blue
There it stands, as I listen to the band
Playing the star spangled banner
To Our flag

THE CHERUBIM

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  • Here I was, standing just before the gate
    Trembling, and I would have to say, I was in awe
    It was like nothing I have seen at all
    I was struck by the cloud that hovered over the courtyard
    Just inside the gate
    The glowing metal of the Iron gate
    Was covered with sapphires and rubies
    There could be no mistake of it’s beauty
    On each side of the gate, whirling wheels
    Covered by so many eyes that held me still
    Inside the wheels, coals covered with fire
    Yet they seemed as though they were not burned
    Then my attention was turned, as my eyes looked up from the wheels
    Standing so tall and glorious were Cherubim so magnificent
    Stood as a messenger before the gate, I was covered in chills
    I saw four faces, the face of a human, an eagle, a cherub and a lion
    Then I saw the glory of the Lord appear in the courtyard under the cloud
    It was what appeared to be a rainbow in the clouds
    A voice rang out “Glory to Zion”, from the mouth of the lion
    “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed
    He is worthy to rely upon
    Then from the mouth of the eagle
    Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength
    They will soar on wings like eagles
    They will run and not grow weary
    They will walk and not be faint
    Then what looked to be a human hand stretch out from behind his wings
    In his hands an eagle. He placed it on my back and wings formed to me
    With his other hand, a lion that formed into a sword
    He placed it in my hand and the human face said ” carry this in one accord”
    He placed a belt around my waist, a helmet on my head, a breast plate on my chest
    He then placed a robe of many colors around me and said “rest, you are redeemed”
    Place these sandals on your feet, and this ring on your finger
    So you will always remeber your a son to a king
    Then the face of the Cherub gave a message from the Lord
    “Now go and set the captives free”
    The Cherubim smiled at me and said
    “There is a battle to win, so fight”
    Then the voice of the Lord rang out from the courtyard
    “I am with you”

    In conjunction with my last post (The River Of God) I believe the message of the cherubim is, on the highway to holiness, for my walk to produce the river of God, I must fight to be a better husband, father, friend and servant of God to all those Gods puts on my path! I’m sure if I do, before I enter heaven, every face on the Cherubim will smile at me before I enter!

    Inspired by Ezekiel chapter 10

THE RIVER OF GOD

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I was lifted by the spirit, and taken to a holy place
High above the clouds, surrounded by His grace
Was a river flowing and embraced by so many colors
My mind began to race, from all I was seeing
Fish with wings were hovering and then diving
In and around children splashing and playing in the water
I had to ask myself was I dreaming
As seen once before in A Moment In Heaven
A rainbow criss-crossed another rainbow across the sky
So many of the greenest trees, the Box-tree, cypress, the pine
The Olive, and the Myrtle were planted on the edge of the river and a highway to holiness
Some of the largest turtles were walking around, I think seven
Butterflies, flowers, many different animals, fruit trees
There were sounds from angelic god like figures singing
I saw them at a distance just inside a sparkling Gate
Guarded by two awe inspiring Cherubim, standing in His glory
People lit up like lanterns by the joy on their faces
I saw a homeless man at the edge between the highway and the river
A man standing next to him with his hand on his shoulder praying
His tears were the source of the flowing river
It appeared his healing had triggered a fountain to flow
It all then opened up and I saw thousands of poor in the spirit
Lifted up by the saints of the trees, people like you and me
Serving others and setting them free
The power of this love from these trees planted
Flowed the river of God

A few days after the holy spirit moved me to write this post, God started to speak to me about some of the symbolism in this post. This post is talking about our walks on the highway to holiness. The process as a Christian’s life walking towards heaven. The highway God spoke to me is the source of life. The ground in which Adam was formed. It is where wheat is grown. The ground represents bread! Which bread represents Jesus, Gods word. We are to eat this road, meaning scripture while walking on it.

The river represents water, the holy spirit, healing, washing, cleansing and so as we pray for others the spirit of God has called us to do His work. The holy spirit cleanses and so the tears coming out of the man in the form of the spirit. The source of life, living water forming the river.

So many places in the bible God refers to us as trees, oaks of righteousness!

All of the things on the road, the rainbow, fish, turtles are things unseen by the human eye, they are in the spirit hidden from our flesh.

The turtles were something of curiosity in my heart. I had wondered and asked God why the turtles? So I was led to search their meaning. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that turtles represent longevity of life, wisdom, and protection. Their important in this poem because they speak of Gods protection on this road, they speak of Gods wisdom on this road, and they speak of the end result, eternity. The fact that the spirit led me to write the number seven represents creation, new life, forgiveness 70 x 7.

Click on the red A Moment In Heaven to read the first vision

THE MIRACLE BEGINS

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Like a flower stuck by the pod of its seed
I wonder what I could be, if I could just get free
Squeezed by the pressure holding me in
Is it my sin that keeps me from breaking out
I want to shout, my wings are ready to display
This promise that remains in my heart
I know I am called to be a part of something beautiful
Is this what it feels like to be born
New life breaking the surface of the hard ground
Am I experiencing a life to be found
Breaking through, I hear a voice
Carried by the wind, Lazarus come out
Am I being formed, transformed by this pressure
Is this going to measure the man I will become
Shall I push through this test, when I want to rest
My heart feels so depressed, as so many of Gods best
And most powerful soldiers, who have manifest this process
Elijah awake, let me mend your sick heart
Come drink from the brook, where the Ravens brought you bread
Climb the mountain, eat the scrolls and go to whom I send
The pod falls, and the miracle begins!

LIFE FOUND IN A STUMP

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LIFE FOUND IN A STUMP

Israel has fallen, the tree stands no more
The axe has been swung, and down she comes
Where the tree stood, only a stump remains
Damaged, rotting, broken and stained
And so the song is sung by the Angels tongue
I will make the rivers flow on barren heights
And springs within the valley’s
I will turn the desert into pools of water
And the parched ground into springs
See I am doing a new thing, do you not perceive
And all whom are wise shall see his glory
He set the trees together
“I will put the cedar in the wilderness
The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree
I will place the juniper in the desert
Together with the box tree and the cypress
And though they all get cut down
And only their stumps remain
He made a promise through the ages
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse
From his roots a Branch will bear fruit
Through Jesus hallelujah

I want to give you some insight to this deep poem full of scriptures. At a time when Israel was fallen from God, the scriptures tell us that They were still Gods chosen and our God was about to do something, send Jesus! God describes Israel like a tree cut down and left to be a stump! He speaks of a shoot that will come out of the stump bringing new life and fruit!

He also talks about trees that God, Jesus will put together which speaks of each of us and so the poem is about each of us when we feel like a cut down tree, that a savior Jesus was sent to bring a shoot from our stumps to bring fruit and new life!
The shoot is Jesus, God bless!

DO YOU LOVE ME THREE TIMES

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1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV)

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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels
But have not love
I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal
At times my heart can resemble the hardest stone
How can my heart be known, if covered and unknown
Might I find the courage, out from behind the rock I stand
He calls me out from hiding
Teaching me by His spirit, I’m abiding
In the boat as He sleeps, a storm comes, it creeps
He is not awakened, though my heart frightened and shaken
Out from the boat on the water He stands
From a whisper He calls, commands, Terrified, I step out
And then begin to sink, the storms He quiets, and takes my hand
Now on the rock I stand
I deny Him three times as the cock crows three times
On the beach, on the sand, He asks me my rhyme
Do you love me three times

A PERSPECTIVE OF THE SCALE OF LIFE

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There are so many smart and wise people on this earth. They have a strong inner person to do right and make right choices. People who choose to do the right thing and treat others the way they want to be treated, because of the strong morals that have been either instilled in them or have been a conviction of their own heart.

People who by choosing right have received blessings for their wonderful choices. Not that they haven’t had struggles, because they have, but their strong will to choose right and do good no matter what, has benefited them greatly.

The only problem for a great majority of them is their struggle wrestling with, is there a God? A good majority have a hard time believing in a God because they see no need for God. They have done just fine without Him, or have they?

You see I hope you will be challenged by my perspective and my strong belief. Though unlike you, I didn’t begin with such a strong conviction to do good and choose right. Unfortunate or purposed, I under went many difficulties and poor role models, That tempted me to choose the opposite, I took the wrong course!

Which leads me to this topic (A PERSPECTIVE OF THE SCALE OF LIFE) You see the bible discuses Gods scale of blessing! His words are, you reap what you sow! So regardless if your a believer or not, His scale will never change. If you are sowing character by your great Choices, you will reap the blessing!

What does this mean at the end of your life? Will God remember all of your good even though you never believed in Him?

Romans 3:23 NIV 23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

So even if you do right and choose good you still fall short of the glory of God!

Romans 3:10-18New King James Version (NKJV)

10 As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;

The scripture says none are righteous not one; none who seeks after God.

So is it harder for someone who is broken and chooses wrong or someone who chooses right to seek God?

I believe it is hard for both on the scale of life. I also think it might be easier for someone broken because they have great need which puts them in position to seek for help no matter where, and even last resort, seeking God!

So the challenge or greatest character choice for someone who does and chooses well within themselves is, to seek God regardless if they see their need!

The need might not be now, but what about the end of your life? You spent your whole life choosing right but missed the most important choice which is seeking God! When you do seek and receive Him, you get the greatest blessing of your life, salvation!

Yet if your own ability grows pride so you never do seek Him, find yourself guilty of that sin, and unrepentant leads to eternity in hell!

I pray and hope you will consider my perspective and belief and most importantly the word of God!

God bless you in seeking Him!