Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“ ‘Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with POWER and GREAT GLORY’ ” (Matt 24:30).

“ ‘For the Son of Man is to come WITH HIS ANGELS in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay everyone for what has been done’ ” (Matt 16:27).

“Look! He is coming with the clouds [angels]; EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM, even those who pierced Him; and on His account all the tribes of the earth will wail [the remorse of the wicked]. So it is to be. Amen” (Rev 1:7).

“ ‘So, if they say to you, ‘Look! He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look! He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the LIGHTNING COMES FROM THE EAST AND FLASHES AS FAR AS THE WEST, so will be the coming of the Son of Man’ ” (Matt 24:26,27).

“For the Lord Himself, with a CRY OF COMMAND, with the ARCHANGEL’S CALL and with the SOUND OF GOD’S TRUMPET, will descend from heaven, and [then] the dead in Christ will rise [upwards to heaven] first [out of fairness]. Then we who are alive [the righteous living at the time of Christ’s second coming], who are left [because the dead at that time are already rising upward], will be CAUGHT UP IN THE CLOUDS together with them [the righteous dead] to meet the Lord IN THE AIR [Christ does not touch the defiled earth]; and so we will be with the Lord [are then taken to heaven] forever [never to be parted again]” (1 Thess 4:16,17).

Why is Christ returning?

“ ‘In My FATHER’S HOUSE [in Heaven] are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I AM GOING THERE TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU [referring to when Christ ascended to Heaven after the cross]? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will COME BACK [the Second Coming] and [then] take you to be with Me THAT YOU ALSO MAY BE WHERE I AM ’ ” (John 14:2,3, NIV).

An Angel Of Light

“...Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is not strange if his
ministers also disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness [hypocrites,
imposters, deceivers]. Their end will match their deeds” (2 Cor 11:14,15).

You know — I got to thinking that regarding our Saviour’s return,
Satan might try to get in first, pretending he’s Christ — a concern!
After all, if he can disguise himself as an angel of light,
Then pretending he’s Christ now back here on earth, is something he might.

Wouldn’t you, if you were Satan? I certainly would, believe me,
For such a scandalous plan would undoubtedly deceive many.
Such skullduggery and blasphemy would suit Satan perfectly,
Hence why I’m putting this scenario to you via poetry.

Forewarned is forearmed, you see, as I don’t think this is a maybe,
But rather, a wickedly devilish likelihood, reality.
After all, what has he got to lose given he’s going down soon,
Thus, I’m sure he’ll give it his best shot before he meets his high noon.

Hence why we need to note the manner of Christ’s return, study deeply,
Lest we be fooled by Satan in disguise, acting deceitfully.
Imagine it, Satan appearing on earth pretending he’s Christ,
When in actual fact he’s the enemy, clearly anti Christ.

I’m sure he’ll try it, and what really concerns me, and greatly so,
Is that he’ll be very successful, very convincing, you know.
And that those in power who believe he’s Christ, will do his bidding,
And the world of those Satan hates most, legislatively ridding.

That is, they’ll attempt to liquidate them, which has been his desire,
For he absolutely hates all upholders of truth, as he’s a liar.
Yes, he’s cunning, clever, and wants to slay those who’re truly faithful,
Because they’re onto him, keep God’s Law — in Satan’s eyes, contemptible.

Can’t you see it? Such would be a masterstroke, his last ditch attempt,
One that Christ’s return to earth he would be hoping would pre-empt.
And should he be successful for a while — oh, what else might he do?
So let’s keep watch, Bible in hand, and over this scenario chew.

By Lance Landall

“Then the dragon [Satan] was enraged at the woman [the Christian church] and went off to
make war against the rest of her offspring — those who obey God’s commandments
[the Ten Commandments] and hold to the testimony of Jesus [Rev 19:10]” (Rev 12:17, NIV).

“And it [the world wide power] was allowed to give breath to the image [copy] of the beast [past power]
so that the image of the beast could even speak [through its laws and enactment’s] and cause those
who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed” (Rev 13:15).