God's secret wisdom,

Wisdom from the Throne of God,

King Messiah, Lord Yeshua

Touches a child of Heaven

To see, to perceive

To hear His Spirit, to suddenly fully understand;

Compassionate love comes alive in a man, a woman

Reaches out to comfort any and all

Whatever the place or time

A touch of Heaven's "Spirit-Love" always ready!

Prayers whispered often

Prayers spoken boldly, freely

No limit in doing good for those in need!

The King has spoken

His Holy Spirit leads and guides, counsels,

And the Kingdom servants rise to work the fields

To harvest the nations as commanded,

God's holy desire to reign in purity

With His own who worship and walk at His side

For they know "to live is Messiah, and to die is gain"


A wave of the Holy Spirit moves gently across the hearts

Flows into the soul

Warms with true spirit enlightenment,

The mind sharpens as a ready sword

Double-edged and radiant!

Things shown early

Now made more fully known;

The King in His Majesty

The High Priest enthroned in Kingdom honor in faithfulness,

All purpose, all meaning in human existence soon to be realized

Joined together forever 

In the Savior

In His salvation poured out

The oil of anointing upon us

As King David wrote, cool drinks of Living Water

From a stream and a river and a glorious fountain,

Disciples as Apostle Paul who boasted only of Messiah's Cross-

"Through which the world was crucified to him  and he to the world".

All the faithful from all generations

Forever His Kingdom children

Who will know as they are known!

   "We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.  We know also that the Son of God has come and given us understanding, so that we may know Him who  is true.  And we are in Him who is true- even in His Son Yeshua Messiah.  He is the true God and Eternal Life."   1John 5:19-20


The sun rises with bold and subtle colors painting the sky in beauty

Eyes are fixed, pleasure wraps about the mind, the soul,

Simple things, as ocean waves wash the shorelines;

A weak yet sincere prayer spoken in humility

Was listened to, heard by the One God above all who cares

Far beyond me, but closer today somehow,

As a search begun

Easy, plain Scriptures to daily read

At first over and over like a novel

Then more precisely as guided,

A pattern of heart prayers spoken

Always "talking to God" in honesty.

His Son truly known to be "the Key"

Certainly the "Door of Heaven" to enter,

The "Gate to the Kingdom" He shared often those years He walked the Earth; 

And the entire Creation along with the earth was shaken!

New life sprouted in Israel

A powerful Vine spread into the nations, all the tribes,

A seed planted taken root deeply

And now the same in me, a good seed taken root

Work done by Divine hands, joined to the One Messiah,

My prayers often- to grow and to bear much good fruit in His honor.

   "Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For everything in the world- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and his pride in possessions does not come from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man(woman) who does the will of God lives forever."  1John2:15-17


Like a sharp bolt of lightning streaks across the dark sky

Followed by thunder that shakes the ground beneath your feet,

I step outside the back door searching for quiet moments alone,

A crescent moon set high above

Numberless stars sprinkled thickly from horizon to horizon;

Thoughts of being alone vanish

Swallowed by the physical presence of such greatness.

"Who I am, what I was and what I can ever be";

All lost completely

In the wonder of standing silent

And just looking at last with an empty heart and with a numbing vacuum

My soul that yearns, longs and begs for a little more

That must be there!

Then, in a moment as a small child once more

I even kneel and gaze as far as I can

I lift a prayer to God somehow who must hear

And groan from within the emptiness I know -

"Dear God, I do believe."  

"Show Yourself to me."

And tears form, deep breaths of night air taken;

And I begin to feel truly free at last,

Something stirs within

A difference that remains,

A difference that I know will grow!

   "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field.

When a man found it, in his joy went and sold everything he had,

and bought it." Mathew 13:44-46


Broken hearts and crushed spirits,

Those forced into new lows during life's long journey;

Daily troubles expected along the way

But things that stop you cold

Nearly dead in your tracks

Simply beyond human understanding;

Inner questions throb with pain

Answers only pierce the heart again and again,

Like an invisible sword thrusts out suddenly

And the delicate breath is gone,

Life thought lost, hangs in the fragile balance

And who can begin to see the true scale before us?

Often the unknown Lord of Mercy will quietly rise up

Stand in kindness hopefully begun to be revealed

Though tears and emotions can somehow resist

And bitterness hold back,

Even while winds rage along in a storm

And waves crash against the shore;

Personal needs will overwhelm

And only God can help us,

Cries and prayers and tears are seen and heard 

And only the Resurrected God of the impossible

Can ever do anything real that lasts forever!

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Golden bowls held full of incense,

Prayers touch those you love

In a moment and in a lifetime,

Kindness that reaches out from the Throne of Majesty

The One who answers our every prayer

As we cry out, as we never give up

And our hearts bow gladly before him;

Our minds, our thoughts fully open

Our human being expressed in clear transparency

Complete honesty, the many sincere needs of others seen and met 

Men and women, children deeply cared for

Neighbors and family known

Old friends from times and places past

Strangers met, strangers passed on the sidewalk

In a store, at the airport or the park

On a bus, at your school or college;

Endless needs that throb with compassion in your heart

Things you see, hear and feel with the Shepherd's sensitivity,

Memories, experiences and changing circumstances;

We are truly present in ways to shine with the Light of God's Spirit

And to work as clean vessels of Truth and Mercy

In step with the Shepherd Lord who carries the infinite details always near,

Our own needs as well as those of countless others!


Always a melody of truth in my heart

His Peace that flows often as a song through my soul

Wonderful pleasing words and sounds

Even as I sleep and then wake up with a song trailing;

As I look upon others each day

I can only love

Though wisdom clearly sees and discerns

Mercy truly triumphs over judgement,

Steadfast love surely covers all!

Each person with one life to live out

Holy Spirit Truth held in the balance of faith given

Freedom rests in an honest hand held out,

Eternal choices of good over evil;

The Spirit of the Lord in constant celebration

Yeshua's Spirit of everlasting freedom,

Empowers and makes able

As the Father draws us closer to His Son

And the Son to His Father, our Father.

The Ruler of all nations, ruler of all Creation

Israel's King and much, much more-

Our Savior who separated each one of us from death

And clothes us in purest garments of life;

In the morning when I awake with a song of morning goodness within

Thoughts quicken to this day's delight to walk in the Spirit,

Hand in hand with my Shepherd Lord

Throughout the day other songs of praise easily continue

With prayers and the Word of God meditated on,

Those creative songs by brothers and sister of anointed talents

Plus a few given only to me!


The singing birds awaken the dawn

As sunlight breaks through

Goodness of another day so openly, simply revealed to all,

Just as You hold my spirit in Your hands, my God

Lord of Truth, sunshine breaks through the darkness streaking with colors

Fills the earth with joy

Nurtures all the trees and plants

Rain falls on the grass for those creatures that feed upon it

And flowers for kisses of beauty

Fruit for all those You love in Words and deeds;

Your kindness flows in the countless streams of water 

Your compassion in many lakes that dot the earth

Your Sovereign Peace in the oceans that cover the horizons,

Spirit beauty and Truth clothe all those You love and who love You,

Forever we will stand in Your Presence

Our Faithful God of Holiness

Of Power and Authority;

We hold hands with one another and lift our voices, Your eternal family

In worship, in another song of praise like David

To awaken this new day of faith in Yeshua

In celebration of our Messiah!


Like a thin cloud settles down upon you

Or a loose garment of clothing unravels from your body

And suddenly the mind and will weaken

Distracted, even scattered about;

Anxiety, fear and anger, raw competition

The fruit of this world-

When to pick it

How and where

By yourself or with help

Ripened on the vine or branch, or off;

Lots of people come and go

Many different things written and spoken

All directions pointed to

Thoughts only become twisted

So many words just fall to the ground,

Very little remembered!

Eyes close at last

Tired hands cover the ears

The head turns upwards in surrender,

All seems lost, nothing found;

Then, a tiny "sparkle" appears

Nearly as a star

Far beyond the moon,

And the small light begins to grow

The heart awakens a little

And seeks to draw closer

As this new light becomes brighter, much brighter

Something calms the soul within

Quiets the mind, clears the thoughts

And this Light only grows into a new path seen

Leads to a "narrow road" discovered

Comes at last to a Gate of Humility;

Another one gladly bows

And enters fully into the Shepherd's arms.

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He staggers into the intense morning sunlight

Hands reach out to touch

Small, careful steps taken

As both far and near are hard to see,

Eyes seem blurred

Just as constant deceit grips the mind

Thoughts are scattered

Confusion races about

While hunger pangs

And thirst burns in the throat,

The mouth screams out finally-

"What is real?"

"What is true?"

At last he stumbles and falls

He crawls and feels his way desperately as groans of others are heard,

So many already given up!

Old thoughts of youthful prayers echo within

To a God who should be

But is not,

Lost forever

As the end has already drawn near

Lies of darkness have swallowed us whole;

Only the gates of Hades now wait! 


As a golden ribbon of prayers

Wraps about the new Heavenly body

Clothed in a robe of whitest white

Embroidered in delicate silver threads,

God's beauty glows forever on display

In another of His "Chosen Ones".

A metallic luster seen on the skin

In radiance from the King's Throne of Holiness;

Kingdom joy has no limits,

Experienced in Heaven and on Earth

While Messiah's Peace moves as a living fragrance

Carries within and without,

Angel wings powerfully lift the winds far beyond

Tenderly caress the waters of streams, of oceans;

Love completely covers the sky above,

Love covers the ground below.

Our Lord's Kingdom patiently waited for this one,

And now waits for many others to be soon gathered

As a bouquet of splendor

Flowers of majestic delight that soar 

Made ready, made known

To be set in the place of honor,

One brother or sister lost to the world

But found in Heaven's gain 

At rest before Eternity's only King,

Before Eternity's very Creator!

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The Eternal Words spoken

Never fade or pass away

As the Spirit of the Lord moves on,

Creative power from the Sovereign Throne of God

Expands and then the Universe expands;

Just as the Holy Spirit moved over the Earth

And the waters that stirred in darkness

Incubated, waited

Lifeless and undefined

Then, suddenly grew more clear when the Father willed

And His Son spoke and acted,

Most Beautiful Creation below the Third Heaven was revealed!

Things too great to fully know

Far beyond all human grasp of understanding,

The natural mind so limited

Set apart from true Wisdom in a weak hold on reality,

By itself, spiritually dead;

But then the Father draws a man, a woman to Himself

Kingdom children through His Son and His Cross

And the Redeemer carries another child before the Throne of Justice,

Lovingkindness flows out freely in Truth

Washes and covers this new creation,

As the Shepherd goes forth

Guides His sheep in Holy Spirit counsel of the Flock

Even remnant Israel His inheritance;

The most powerful Spirit of revelation

Pierces the heart and soul

Enlightens the mind and human spirit,

The Breath of Heaven plucks out another one from death itself

In human spirit rebirth!

These many live out their lives of faith on earth

And are finally lifted up by angels

To appear at last as living sacrifices of worship

In praise and thanksgiving before the God of Love

Our only Trust, the God of our life.

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I stand and watch as darkness flees

Looking out my window in quiet pleasure

The new morning light fills the earth and sky with delight,

Then the iridescent red on the throat of a hummingbird glows

Zooms past and stops at the feeder on our back porch;

The earth continues to rotate

Night turns into day and back again

Simple things become more profound

As a peaceful calm settles into the Rock Solid Presence within;

The God of Creation 

Ruler of all

Stands with arms outstretched

Welcomes all the children Home

Those many reborn by "water and the Spirit"

Kingdom children of the King Most High.

Knowledge that is Life rests within this heart

A humble man who stands and feeds as well

Drinks from the written Words of God read daily and meditated upon

From the Holy Spirit who moved over the earth in the beginning,

Creative power of the Father's will

Expressed infinitely

In greatest artistic delight

Exquisitely more than sublime

Unending pleasure in what He has made

Jealous love for all His own

Zeal that consumes His Son,

Zeal that swallowed up death for all time

And forever conquered darkness

And the "evil presence"

With all powerful, eternal Light!


To stand alone in this dark world

And yet bask in the Light of God's Kingdom,

"Bold and fearless"

A mystery to many others fascinated, drawn near

Who sincerely search and seek

Even try to pray and ask

Then knock on the invisible Door suddenly revealed;

But to others who scoff and look with pity and scorn,

Mock and deride,

Reject and brush off any worth of such a one-

A believer in this Messiah, unseen Yeshua;

They hold little value in a slim view at best

Only a person "who escapes and hides from reality"

And refuses to be part of their world's reality.

Their coming and going

To work, submit and build up their lives in a world of success

And even to become wealthy

To become a strong force in life today,

To be appreciated and seen by many others the same.

But those who separate from this world

Who seek the eternal Kingdom receive enlightened satisfaction

Stand apart from others, reach out with hearts of love and mercy

Minds that can embrace the weak and poor the same

Even those who clutch onto temporary riches

Male and female, young and old held closely in prayer

With Godly compassion,

Yet, often hatred rises and is returned

Disgust turns easily into persecution

By those who reject a Creator

Who will not repent and follow the Shepherd, ever

As they stand on top of a proud and selfish tower

Arrogance the light that brightens who they choose to be

Who they are to themselves.

The "sheep and goats" will stand before the Judge

Even though their eternal judgment is already known.


Clouds of doubt tumble about

As temptations and deception parade with false motives,

Though the Surveyor's line runs straight and true

Still men rationalize Absolute Truth

Women compromise what they know

Even Sovereign and Holy Words written and spoken-

All out of nothing

In he Book of Genesis from the Father's will

Creation through the Hand of His Son, the Ancient of Days;

And the Holy Spirit still moves over the entire Earth

Sky above and depths below

Nothing hidden from God's touch;

A pool of crystal waters set before the Throne

And the Lord humbles Himself to gaze into it.

Falsehood rules and has become more than pandemic

Grounded in the "father of lies"

Rooted deeply in human nature

A man's selfish motives, a woman's base desires,

Even the best fall short as "self consumes self"

And both remain empty, spiritually dead

Lost in "nothingness", forever!

Fog drifts continually across the city

Blocks the early morning sunshine

Carries pollution, chemicals and worse

Darkens the eyes of the soul

Dirties the body, suffocates the human spirit;

But Spirit Truth rises above

Cannot be held back

Stands high above the dark clouds of deceit

And self-destructive poisons of humanity.

A Savior stands True with most powerful deliverance

Always seeks the one who is lost

Who cries out at last with her heart needs laid bare,

His emptiness revealed in Heaven's honesty;

Salvation for them both waits at their door

Yeshua's Voice calls in faithful Truth as He knocks!


The inner glow of Messiah's Holy Spirit

Godly character steadily developed,

The body temple cleansed and bright with Heaven's Light

And the Redeemer's Blood,

The work of the Father, the work of His Son!

Along the narrow road to eternal purity

Human nature always stumbles

But a Hand nearby lifts and returns to the wise path of peace;

The Kingdom Gate waits wide open for us,

What an enlightened mind already perceives

True Hope sees more and more clearly

New life unfolding in each footstep-

"To love You Lord and to know Your love for me!"

While the old life slowly fades away.

Many pretenders try to force their way ahead

Foolishness parades in selfish pride

Deceived and deceiving themselves even more;

A Gate made of a single pearl

Remains far out of reach.

A soap box opera of lies, plays out

Drowns much of America through media deceit

In government, in banking, in business

Too many noses bow down into media cesspools

Daily chew on Internet, television propaganda

Dance along often on a garbage pile of feathered control.

Yet, how blessed are the people near and far

Who hear the "still, small Voice"

The joyful sounds that flow with the Living Word,

The peaceful sounds of the Holy Spirit who indwells them!


The inner glow of Messiah's Holy Spirit

Godly character steadily developed,

The body temple cleansed and bright with Heaven's Light

And the Redeemer's Blood,

The work of the Father, the work of His Son!

Along the narrow road to eternal purity

Human nature always stumbles

But a Hand nearby lifts and returns to the wise path of peace;

The Kingdom Gate waits wide open for us,

What an enlightened mind already perceives

True Hope sees more and more clearly

New life unfolding in each footstep-

"To love You Lord and to know Your love for me!"

While the old life slowly fades away.

Many pretenders try to force their way ahead

Foolishness parades in selfish pride

Deceived and deceiving themselves even more;

A Gate made of a single pearl

Remains far out of reach.

A soap box opera of lies, plays out

Drowns much of America through media deceit

In government, in banking, in business

Too many noses bow down into media cesspools

Daily chew on Internet, television propaganda

Dance along often on a garbage pile of feathered control.

Yet, how blessed are the people near and far

Who hear the "still, small Voice"

The joyful sounds that flow with the Living Word,

The peaceful sounds of the Holy Spirit who indwells them!


   This concerns our Christian spiritual perspective, perception as a true believer of Messiah Yeshua in America, in our present day.  Some write and speak of imminent terrible days coming upon us all.  Very soon, as related to God's judgments and the rise of anti-Christ and the Best Kingdom written about in Apostle John's Book of Revelation.  Clearly at the midpoint of the seven year period prophesied by Daniel that leads up to the Lord Messiah's return to Jerusalem after destroying the Beast Kingdom, "the power of the holy people(Israel) is broken" and anti-Christ seizes Jerusalem and over throws the sovereign Israeli government control.  This reign of darkness then begins a 3 1/2 year worldwide rule and terror for true Christians, for true Jews with circumcised hearts. 

   America has elevated itself above all nations, especially since WWII.  We have aggressively sought to hold the world's economy in our hand.  This is true through our military and intelligence security bodies spread out across the globe.  We have become "Mystery Babylon the Great" riding on the horse of all other countries.  In the Book of Revelation chapters 17 and 18 our country's fate is portrayed.  As we weaken and begin to fall, the Beast Kingdom rises-

   1. First will be our economic ruin which is already beginning to happen.  This will foment much civil unrest met with police state forces.  Living in the wrong location will be a liability.  Basically a Christian must be where the Lord wants him or her to be!

   2. Our military will become more scattered, divided and weakened.  It will grow weaker over the years to come.

   3. Eventually stronger nations will invade and carve up parts of our American land, led by China and Russia, America's sovereignty will fail.  Survival of citizens will be by the hand of the Lord God!

   4. Towards the end of this final seven year period, America will be physically nearly destroyed.  Before that the "Rapture" rescue will have happened.  The end for American Christians will have come in a new beginning. They are the survivors as the Lord Messiah spoke- "Those who stand firm till the end will be saved."  

   5. So, as this very difficult time unfolds, how should we be; What should we do?

    A. We should seek to become real disciples of Yeshua reading His Spirit Word, learning to pray without ceasing and to become completely sensitive to the Holy Spirit within us by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Our own personal, intimate Pentecost!  Then to fellowship with others as we can.

    B. Then His Spirit will guide our footsteps and determine our circumstances.  Messiah will make us awake, alert and watchful.  We will become wiser as well as shrewd and cunning.

    C. We each will become completely dependent upon our Lord and Shepherd for survival till the end,  whether through the "Rapture" or earlier body death.  

    D. Har Megiddo will happen.  The anti-Christ and the False Prophet of Satan will be destroyed along with their armies after nearly 3 1/2 years of forced reign of political, economic and religious tyranny and brutality.

    E. The Lord Messiah Yeshua will walk into His Jerusalem to establish His Temple and His worldwide thousand year Lordship of the earth.  All His faithful ones will be with Him.

   Revelation chapter 3, verse 10-

      "Because you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is about to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the Earth."


Humility before God;

One heartbeat, one breath away,

In a moment, in a lifetime.

The plans of a man's heart soar high

But the secrets of the heart are already known

Nothing hidden from God's sight

Everything clearly laid bare

All thoughts and motives

Ambitions and desires

Dreams of friendship and success,

Wealth in this world

Even a measure of fame in entertained selfish envy.

To walk a path of true peace

In lasting satisfaction

With a good sense of fulfillment,

True wisdom must be blended purely with understanding;

How fragile a life,

How delicate a human existence

Fleeting as the natural beauty of a woman's form

And the strength of a man in youth

Maybe as an athlete

Or even as a simple farmer,

Strong hands that once grasped tools

Now weary and arthritic.

The day passes quickly

Days flow as a rushing stgream

Years sail off into the migrant skies of a large flock of geese;

Human life in the body "as but a breath"

Simply as a breath, a vapor

Inhaled and exhaled, 

Then suddenly the heart stops beating.

"A man in his pomp, without God, without understanding

Is like an animal, a beast that perishes."


The sharpest point of a sword-

A double-edged Sword of God's purposes

For heaven and for earth, for you

The tip of Truth glows as the blade radiates Sovereign Power

Divine Authority with each thrust or swipe,

Every word of a disciple spoken or written

Sharpest meaning in honor of our God!

A life of goodness accelerates

The promised race of faith for life and peace

In zealous fires of love that compel all God's children

To reach out in graciousness, kindness and gentleness

Like Him, to give generously from the thankful heart;

So many doors for hope suddenly open

Harvest revelations are mighty as great ocean waves

That powerfully clean the shorelines

Cleanse the beaches

Wash the endless grains of sand,

Many made pure and ready;

Numbers without count as stars wait their chance to shine

Hunger and thirst for purest Light

In a Living Word, in waters of Living Gospel Truth

Even those destined for Israel

As ancient Prophet Zechariah wrote, chosen for Zion,

Called into the precious closed circle of God's children

Separated from the world

Rescued from all evil;

One flash of Light from Messiah's blade

Shows the Glory to come-

Encouragement for a moment

Encouragement for a lifetime,

For all eternity in the wonders of a new heaven and new earth!

Kingdom priests and ministers go forth in confidence

Courage in prayerful harvest tears

Carrying much good seed

And return just as written with a greater harvest of love.

So much to do; so little time left,

The faithful Sword of the King cuts a wide path of Justice

Through all nations, islands of the seas,

His sons and daughters go forth in renewed zeal

As tireless warriors seek lost sheep, the lost souls

With Holy Spirit precision, sharp and true

Faithful and strong till the end.

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