Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Night Approaches


Blogging has been put on the back burner as school and work have overtaken my life. But lately, the burning has been in my spirit...a fire shut up in my bones. This was written on another sleepless night as I pondered the fate of this fallen world...it poured out from the depths and I pray that it ministers life to those who are perishing.

Night Approaches
6-9-09

Wheels of lightening carry the Lord God upon His chariot of Thunder.
He rattles the heavens as He searches the souls of men -
Seeking from among them those whom He considers faithful.

Who among you will be faithful to the God who creates or destroys at His command?
And yet, in His very presence, the people eat, drink and are merry,
Living their lives and saying, “But there is no God!”
Fools who wait upon nothing, buying and selling at every whim,
As though this is the foundation of their salvation and
They risk their children’s souls upon it.

You fill your pleasures daily in futile and vain attempts to fill your empty hearts
Your pockets are lined with greed and self-intent while the poor go hungry
And the widow’s needs are unmet.

Who will stand in the wrath to come-or who will hear the coming of the Lord?
He who speaks the truth without wavering-
Who does not sit idle wondering when another will fill the needs upon the earth.

For surely as He rattles the heavens, He will rattle men’s hearts with fear
On that great and terrible day when the trumpet overtakes the air
And the multitudes of the earth fall to their knees
Declaring the glory of the Lord.

Who will be able to stand in His presence?
On that day, the earth will tremble and the hearts of the ones
Who were thought to be mighty will be humbled and shaken?

And there you stand in the darkness, proclaiming, “Look, it is day!”
And you bring the young ones with you
Who, like city tourists, look up into the night
And yet agree with you in their unknowing.

They use the Master’s Plan to line their bird’s cages
Or sit like a forgotten trophy upon the shelf that
No more reminds them of the victories in the midst of battle
Or triumph over the enemies they now gratefully serve.

How long will you chose to be feeble-minded?
Filling yourselves with tales of deception
Spoken by false teachers whose words are like honey?
You lick your lips to drink their poison
Until you fall down dead from it
Or you stumble in a drunken stupor from the liquor
Of lies and compromise.

Fools that you are! Where is the wisdom you know saved you
From the pit or how is it that you have yet to get understanding?
You puff yourselves up with knowledge that bears no fruit
While the world suffers from your lack.

You study and yet do not believe.
You divide the Word among yourselves-
Taking only what soothes and discarding reproof or correction that brings life.

You are like a tree refusing the pruning knife
Or wheat that holds onto its chaff.
You are like a garden whose weeds overtake the vine
And when the gardener returns to it, he sees the unfruitful vine
And cuts it down with the weeds
Destroying it together because it refused to be separated.

How long can I deny the fire shut up within me?
Men have convinced me to douse it with their muddied waters
And yet it has burned on until I can no longer turn away.
I can no longer be among those who convince themselves
That the muddied waters bring life
Like the Dead Sea, they hoard for themselves priceless treasures
Which are useless in the pool of their selfish desires.
Although they are filled, there is never enough to restore life.

Exhort one another in the light of the day-
While the sun still rises and sets in its course.
For a day is coming and approaching in increasing measure
When it shall rise no more and only His lightening will fill and shake the skies.

Hesitate no more and see that your souls
and the souls of your neighbor find salvation.
For night approaches and the sun will refuse to rise
And the light of the moon will grow dim.
Then will His lightening break through the darkness
And His thunder crash through the heavens
Declaring His glory to all the earth-
Declaring His might and His power.

And still the sons of men deny Him and turn to their own devices-
Like spoiled children seeking nothing but their own
When their end is everlasting darkness
And their children with them.

4 comments:

  1. You are a psalmist & prophet Kathy.

    This reminds me of Old Testament poetry. Thank you for sharing it with us, and I join you in praying that it ministers light and life to those who are in darkness.

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  2. Thanks kathy :) glad you messaged me..I love your blog, and look forward reading more..:)
    kiomaris

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  3. It is apparent to me that Lord is coming sooner than many of us think. It also makes me reflect on the body of Christ that has gone astray from the Word and how might the Lord hold them accountable. In the same breath, it is the body that must work to overcome now. The time is short and as Terry Mize said, the only thing I regret in my life is that I have but only one life give to the Lord. I think raising up youth is key as well. I will post something that comes from Hillsong about children.

    Your blog is of great value in the eyes of the Lord. So many have fire shut up in their bones but don't let it out to change the world. Be encouraged that you ARE letting it out to change the world. You are stirring hearts and planting seeds. God is searching for those living unprecedented lives for Him, and that is you. He is and will use you in a mighty capacity.

    This blog just slapped some people "up side the head"! It may have also just saved some lives.

    I can tell you this. You are in better company than you might think but there is lots of work to still be done. I have received many e-mails from what we would call non-saved Christians...rising up and sending letters to their newspapers etc about the injustice, the president etc...... We listen and participate in conservatives talk radio and God is building an army out there, ready to stand up for the United State and the Lord. Both Christian and non-Christian.

    My heart is this, my people perish for lack of knowledge. We have to get the Word out. We have to ask the Lord how He wants us to do it on an ever larger scale. We are asking Him to also bring us the army, the harvest, the pillars in the church to raise up the flock, those who want to be sent.

    I have not met many yet who have such a great passion for getting out the truth WITHOUT compromise as my husband. I would count you in with those that I have found.

    Jennifer

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  4. Moses cried, "I wish that all of you would prophesy!" That was the cry then, and it must be a deeper cry in the Lord's bowels now - being that all believers with His Spirit have the power to do so and are called to do so.
    What Jennifer has written is so on point. I'm telling you, this is a NEW day; The Lord is redeeming His Church! He's taking it back to the essence - dividing the soul and spirit and separating our ideas from His.
    Speak as the Lord would have you to speak. You only have one life on earth to do so and His Word spoken through you will not return to Him void. No approval from man is needed. Some believe and some believe not, some take heed and some don't - but there will be no "blood on your head".

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