IMAGINE

Imagine chasing heaven
The futuristic glory of your visualizations
A place named perfect
A space where everything is whiter than snow
Yet brighter than a thousand suns of hope
The ability to live after death
A Shangri-La of the afterlife
Utopia for the righteous walking dead
A series of zombies in halos dressed in splendor
The mighty king sitting on his throne
Judging the dead by their deeds alive
Imagine thinking your deeds is the answer to salvation
A child led astray by the pied piper
Living under grace, functioning in the law
The rigidity of the word to the flesh
A slave to ideologies
A teacher of religious law
Living in constant check
The pretense of a pious bishop among pawns. Check
Squaring as a knight and rebelling against his king. Check
A Pharisee. Checkmate
We missed the bus to our baptism when I was 14
Did we not fulfill all righteousness?
I missed the opportunity to witness the open heavens
To hear the pride filled voice of God concerning me
Did we break scripture?
The voice calling in the wilderness
Did we not hear him?
He came to prepare the way but we got lost
Baptized with water yet we missed him
When my brother and I arrived at the church
The bus had left for Jordan
Imagine Nicodemus
A leader without power
A teacher with no knowledge
A man in the kosmos
Imagine being born again
The impossibilities that accompany that statement
Imagine assuming you know
Yet wallow in despair
Imagine being born again
Thinking you are the body
Imagine assuming you know
An emotional establishment
Imagine being born again
Thinking yourself a sinner
Imagine assuming you know
The redundancy of your prayers
Imagine being born again
Operating from the kosmos
Imagine assuming you know
An aion inhabited by serpents
Imagine being born again
Thinking the devil is a factor
Imagine assuming you know
Giving needless attention to defeat
I pray you find my words
I hope you gain insight
Imagine thinking I am a man
I come to you as God.

Beyond life

Emptiness. A hollow frame
Shame. A naked man
Bare. A plain canvas
From ashes to ashes
And dust to dust
That is the shadow of a man
And it is the ground he walks upon
Cursed is the ground because you reign
You pay each man’s wages for their work
They toil under the sun and wither away
They slave in the rain and are washed away
Some obeyed your decrees and were rewarded
Others rebelled in your kingdom and got punished
But your reward and punishment is one
In the end
Tomorrow is not promised here
And even though they fight
Even though they accept your rule
All men are accused to the ground
That is his constant
That is the only certainty of his life
You are their end
Capturing thoughts and torturing hearts
You are their beginning
Men have been programmed to love the darkness
Their minds are inked to a primeval source of information
In the beginning
Darkness was all over the face of the deep
Sin reigned and death ruled
For all had sinned
And the sting of sin is death
But as it was
Light was called from the darkness
And what was once shapeless had form
The empty became full
As it was in the garden
I sought after the other tree and took a bite from its fruit
Behold I see light
I lift up my eyes and see mountains moving
And lilies dressed in splendour along the valleys
I look to the skies and see multiple rainbows
With rays of sunlight shooting through the clouds
O what a sight to behold
O what glory!
Endless love flowing constantly like rivers of living waters
By the rivers of Babylon I lay down in green pastures
The calmness of my surroundings restores my soul
From victory unto victory
Glory to glory
Rejoice
For I am free.
Once I lived in the land of men
They say nobody knows tomorrow
And every word that came from our lips was controlled
Our minds were subject to death
Our hearts was a den of emotions
In the land of men the flesh rules
I once lived in the land of men
Here we speak what we see
And we are moved by what we see
We were sons of circumstances
Yielding our lives to the control of the material
In the land of men we had one language and a common speech
What if I don’t make it in life?
I’m afraid of what others would think of me
All this thinking and writing is making me stressed
I have a headache
After all we are not perfect. Sometimes we will fall.
In the land of men we exchanged our souls for dust
In the land of men the information given us was fear
Here we learned to fail.
Now I find myself in another realm
And I see transparent looking men
They look like men but their ways are different
Every word from their lips is life
In their mouths are swords
They send their words to do what they say
Their minds fixed on God
And their hearts are pregnant with the word of God
Here the spirit lives
They speak what they want to see
And it is so.
I am writing this to inform you that I have found my home.
In the kingdom of God, Christ is our salvation
And all things are possible
All we do is believe and speak.
We all carry the kingdom in our hearts
Open your hearts and see
Fear not, only believe.

….The Truth Shall Set You Free

Let’s analyze the truth here. Where’s the story for our truth analyses? Well there’s no story but let’s analyze the truth anyway. What’s truth? Honestly I can’t put it in words but I’m sure I know what truth is. We always face decisions every second of our lives and there are only two outcomes to these: truth or other? As humans, most of us weigh up the options and normally take the easiest option we feel available which in most cases isn’t the truth.
Why do we do that? Simple..I just explained it, we feel the need to take the cheapest way out. The phrase “….the truth shall set you free” seems easy to relate to when we aren’t faced with any choices to take but as soon as a decision is to be made that phrase mostly isn’t in consideration. What is truth? Truth is good. Good is such a broad term, but really truth is good. I recently decided to try to live an entire day without lying. Honestly, I don’t know how I fared but it felt really good because it made me happy knowing I’m being straight with my self with everything and not having to try and put on a charade for anyone. I felt light actually. No real problems weighing on me and I found my self smiling a lot. Now the problem with this was I noticed that I was a really good liar that I started believing some of my lies. So when I decided to try and go a whole day without lying I struggled at first because I had to think before giving an answer. I’m not saying the truth is pretty. It could be pretty, bad, nasty but once it’s the truth it’s the truth and it shall set us free. Standing for the truth is supposed to be easy as that’s the right path, but is it? Surely I’m not the only one who feels the truth mostly creates more harm at first than good. That’s the funny aspect and the striking difference between the truth and the lie. The lie really seems sweet in the beginning and everything is alright whiles the truth seems difficult at the onset but lies no matter how good we feel they are never lasts and eventually the truth comes out. So why can’t I just get the truth over with and leave the rest to God. For in everything we do, at the end if the day the truth prevails. This isn’t even rocket science or religion it’s just life and one of its laws. What is truth? Truth is God. In the beginning God created the world and designated mankind in charge of everything in it except one. The fruit of the tree of knowledge. But mankind’s heart was corrupted by the devil (the lie) and we know what happened next. The lie became sin and sin in turn death. But some two thousand years ago Jesus being the way, truth and life came to live among men to show us what truth is like. He died for our lies, conquered it and now the truth is made available to us by believing in Him and giving ourselves whole hearted to Him. “Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14.
Good vs evil, truth vs lie? Deep down we know who always wins, aren’t we winners? Let’s root for the winning team and stick with them forever. Amen

Love Left Undefined

Much has been made and said about the word love. Right from the beginning the world was set in love. Sin tried to come between this eternal bond between man and his creator. Jesus’ mission on earth was made complete by the crucifixion and ascension to heaven.
Surely this isn’t a new topic for us to discuss but then again the attributes and characteristics of this four letter word is rather too much for our brains to ponder on. What is love then? Personally, I don’t believe there’s just a sentence to define love. It is an emotion that cripples and overwhelms the recipient.
I am writing this not attempting to explain anything or unravel any hidden mysteries on the word. Rather this piece is written to just babble over something as amazingly beautiful. Love is a feeling when felt, lights up the darkest of tunnel. Love is light and light is God, for he sent his only begotten son to come and die for sinners and devourers of his holy name. Love is when Abraham, provided with a miracle of a child still listened to and obeyed his Maker when asked to kill this very son.
1Chorinthians 13 doesn’t in my opinion do justice to the word as the simple term ‘agape love’. Imaging ticking all the points made about love in that passage. OH WHAT A FEELING!!! And God our father ticks all these and a trillion times more than we could fathom. Love can’t do wrong; it is a force of nature that is in to stay. And we are encouraged to love thy neighbor as thine selves. What I find interesting is that the bible’s report didn’t say like but instead love. So now let’s make reference to the incomplete list made in Corinthians and see if we project such feelings to our selves. Do we love ourselves or has saying this sacred word already become a cliché. If we don’t agree that we love ourselves that much how could we replicate this(whatever this enigmatic feeling entails) towards others. Have we truly felt love, then why would we not want to share this happiness *another understatement* with our fellows? Let’s fix our selves before we could move to our neighbors. I trust that God open our minds to make us ask for the greater gifts(faith, hope)and the greatest of them all – imagine that – love.