Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


1) Christ will soon appear — James 5:8; Rev 22:12; 2 Peter 3:9.
Signs show that Christ’s coming is near — 2 Tim 3:1-5; Matt 24:3,6,7,8,12,21,23-27; 2 Thess 2:3,4,9-11.
Repent, etc, — Rev 14:6-12; Dan 7:9,10; James 2:12; 4:12; Heb 10:26,27; John 5:27.
God’s ‘judgment’ precedes His coming — Rev 14:7; 22:12; Acts 17:31; 24:25; 2 Cor 5:10; Heb 9:27; 1 Peter 4:5; Matt 12:36,37.
Note: ‘7 plagues’ also precede Christ’s second coming — Rev chap 16, see verse 15.

2) False Messiahs, false prophets occur — Matt 24:23-27; 2 Cor 11:14,15; 1 John 4:1.

3) The time of Christ’s coming is unknown — Matt 24:36,42; Acts 1:17; 2 Peter 3:10; Rev 3:3; Acts 1:7; 1 Thess 5:2,3.
Every eye will see Him come — Rev 1:7.
Great power and glory will surround Him as He returns — Matt 24:30.

4) Shaking occurs — Matt 24:29; Rev 16:18.
Lightning flashes — Luke 17:24.
Those not in the Book of Life are slain — Rev 6:15-17; 3:5; Matt 25:31,32.

5) Christ’s trumpet blast — Matt 24:31.
Christ’s commanding cry — 1 Thess 4:16; John 5:28,29; Rev 14:2.
The sleeping [metaphor] saints raised — John 6:40; 1 Thess 4:13,16,17; Job 14:12; Dan 12:2; Acts 2:29,34; Ps 17:15; 115:17.
Christ has promised to return — John 14:2,3; Acts 1:9-11; 2 Peter 3:9; Heb 9:28.

6) Angels come with Christ — Matt 16:27.
The dead and living saints are gathered, and taken to heaven — 1 Thess 4:16,17; 5:9,10; Heb 9:28; Matt 24:31.
The reward of eternal life/immortality received at Christ’s second coming
Heb 11:39,40; Rev 22:12; Matt 16:27; 25:31,32; 2 Tim 4:8; 1 Peter 5:4; Luke 14:14.
He will not touch the earth — 1 Thess 4:17.

7) Prepared homes in heaven — John 14:2,3.
The harvest — Rev 14:15; Matt 13:30.
Faithful of all the ages — Heb 11:39,40
Wedding table — Rev 19:9; Matt 22:8,9.

8) Christ promised to return — 2 Peter 3:9.
Christ is the Rock — Deut 32:4; Ps 95:1.
The earth will be renewed — Rev 21:1.
Saints later return to earth — Rev 21:1-4.

9) The earth passes away as it currently exists — 2 Peter 3:10; Rev 21:1.
Saints spend a thousand years in heaven going through the records — Rev 20:6.

10) The unsaved resurrected at the end of the thousand years — Rev 20:5; Acts 24:15.

11) Christ and the saints descend from heaven — Rev 21:1,2.
Satan and the unsaved try to attack them as they descend — Rev 20:7-9.
Christ’s destroys Satan and the unsaved with fire — Rev 20:9,10,14,15.
The saints forever live with Christ on earth — Rev 21:3.

12) The Bridegroom’s celebration, wedding invitation — Rev 19:7-9.
Christ’s End-time revelation — Rev 1:1; 22:7; 14:6,7.


He's Coming!

He’s coming! Yes! He’s coming! Jesus Christ will soon appear,
The groanings of creation show His coming’s very near.
Tumultuous signs surround us, and Heaven and earth declare --
Christ’s coming! And He’s pleading, “Please repent, respond, prepare.”

Before His actual coming some will say He’s here or there,
And it may be -- that Satan as Christ -- will try to appear.
But Scripture of such warns us, providing a picture that's clear,
Lest there be some who mistake when and how Christ will appear.

As Christ returns triumphant, (at a time nobody knows),
Every eye on earth shall see Him, Revelation clearly shows.
As the other worlds look on, Christ’s glory and great power
Are clearly manifested at His second coming hour.

The heavens and earth are shaken, sounds of His coming reach the ears,
Lightning flashes east to west as Christ in glory appears.
That brightness of His coming, those who’ve spurned Him cannot bear,
And soon their lifeless bodies just lie scattered everywhere.

Suddenly Christ’s trumpet blast throughout the earth is heard,
And His loud commanding cry, that sees saints in graves soon stirred.
Oh, what joy, as they all behold their Saviour’s loving face,
Knowing He has kept His promise, saved them via His gift of grace.

The angels by the thousands who’ve descended with their Lord
Gather risen and those waiting, wing them back to their reward.
On their journey homeward, what a sight beholds their eyes,
As scenes beyond description bring forth awe-inspired cries.

Soon homes prepared in Heaven, (that the Saviour meant for all),
Echo with praises, that come from the Master’s harvest haul.
All, throughout earth’s history, who’ve been faithful to Christ’s call,
Sup at the wedding table in the Master’s banquet hall.

Yes, He’s coming, He’s promised, love won’t let Him stay away;
Those homes prepared in Heaven, rest upon the "Rock," not clay.
This old earth as it exists, He’ll renew one future day,
But first He wants to save us -- later, here with Him we’ll stay.

This earth and all its treasure will very soon pass away,
For sin has marred its beauty, filled it with death and decay.
No wonder Christ is coming, for He knows it soon must end,
And then a thousand years in Heaven we’ll with Him spend.

This time that’s spent in Heaven will allow each one to see
Why there are many missing, and why saved they could not be.
Then Christ, (thus vindicated), will finally put an end
To the unsaved resurrected at the millennium’s end.

As Christ and all the righteous then descend to earth below,
Satan tells the resurrected, “We’ll attack when I say go.”
But Christ (the Mighty Warrior) devours them with fire,
And then on earth, the righteous forever live with their Messiah.

Will it be that you’ll be there at the Bridegroom’s celebration?
Will it be that you’ll accept Christ’s wedding invitation?
Will you heed Christ’s final call, His End-time revelation?
Love’s attempt to try and save the End-time generation.

By Lance Landall

(refer to diagram at the bottom of the page, you may have to wait for it to appear)

How Much Longer?

Why has Christ delayed His coming? Well, essentially, it’s grace,
Or to put it another way, He LOVES the human race.
He’s wanting to take all He can back home with Him, you see,
Courtesy of His sacrificial death on Calvary.

Had He come sooner we mightn’t have been born -- thus, we’d miss out,
So I praise His name -- that due to His delay -- we’ll hear His shout.
That is, if we don’t forsake Him, but rather, remain true,
And willingly -- out of gratitude -- His wishes pursue.

Because His love’s so awesome, He’s warning humanity
Via woes afflicting earth He’s allowing reluctantly.
He knows that most are sleeping, or doubting His soon return,
And that too late, their unfortunate fate, may sadly learn.

He knows that earth’s seductions, ignorance and unbelief
Will ultimately see most suffering from untold grief.
When people discover they’re lost, how tragic that will be,
Hence why Christ has delayed His coming very mercifully.

Wow! What love.

By Lance Landall