Prose – What Does Your Glory Mean to us

1- You came one day, and saw how we’re suffering. You saw this endless rotating wheel, forever rotating, crashing our body parts in its vicious cycle. You saw how there was no escape for the souls that are entangled in this vicious machine of death. You watched as the cycles of torment gave way to cycles of death and rebirth, and how they were followed by other hellish cycles of torment, forever more.
This frantic, unconscious and dark movement of energy and matter travelled through waves that resonated through a giant kingdom, called the kingdom of death.

2- Through your conscious presence, you shed light over this merciless machine and its endless craving to inflict suffering, without pity.
In your perfect wisdom, you looked at this path of suffering, understood all its twists and turns, and knew how to put an end to it.

3- This, though, could only come at a cost to you. Only you can put an end to this vicious cycle, this merciless soul grinding machine.

Only dividing yourself to an infinite number of parts, and feeding your body to hungry, miserable souls, that you may get to work through them, through the cycles of their time, and finally, may help them to find the way.

4- You knew how much it was going to cost you, but you didn’t hesitate.
You threw yourself into the vicious grinding machine. Your blood splattered everywhere, absorbed by every single cell, and your flesh torn to infinite pieces and devoured by wolves.

5- Yet, your consciousness remained intact. Your love remained triumphant. Your suffering was more than what any soul could ever bear, yet you were never concerned about yourself. Your compassion for your enemy is endless.

6- You became part of everything and made yourself available to every soul. You lived with each soul like a dedicated, faithful husband to his frivolous, ignorant and insane wife; loving and nurturing. Through you and thanks to you, real life begun. A new generation of offspring were born, with a seed of wisdom and a seed of freedom.

7- Generations later, your initial sacrifice seemed to you like it wasn’t enough to break the oak of slavery. Your offspring became oblivious to both the sacrifice you have made for them, and to your existence within them. No matter how much you whispered, moved within them, or shook their internal world, they were completely deaf and utterly senseless.

8- The insane wife couldn’t recognise her faithful husband anymore.
She threw him in a deep well, locked him in, and forgot all about him. When she needed him again, she missed him and longed for his return. She went out bear foot, with her hair wild and her scarf brushing the streets, looking for him in every single passerby. Her insanity left her vulnerable to be raped and tormented an endless amount of times. But who would free the faithful husband? Who would remind the insane wife of his whereabouts?

9- You gathered whatever possible of yourself into one man, into one perfect soul, who understood wonderfully well who you are, and the size of the cost you have already paid. This soul was to be your image and the reflection of your beauty in this hellish realm. Through this man, you wanted to reconcile the world to you, risking it all again. You hoped to remind the insane bride of the whereabouts of her groom. You sent this man; your offspring, to this woman to take her by the hand and bring her back to you, but fearful and betrayed as she was, she shook him off her, and cried for help. She screamed and screamed holding on to his cloak, until the guards came and took him away to be slain. Had she known that this young man was the transfiguration of her own lost husband, she would have embraced him, hugged him and asked for his forgiveness. But while he was carried away by the guards and was being slain by the executer, you were in him, suffering for the sake of humanity, once more; shedding your own precious blood and giving away your body to be devoured by wolves once more.

10- Your concern was not over yourself, but still over your insane wife. While you were there on the cross, you were still sending her messages to explain to her who you are, and where she can find you.

11- Tell me; how can I describe you?

Shall I call you “Good?” What a silly word this is! Isn’t ‘good’ a word used to describe anyone who is righteous and has qualities to be desired and approved?

Shall I, then, call you perfect? But aren’t those who have all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; and have them to the full, are also  called perfect?

How can I describe you using words that can apply to others, if what you did and what you’re still doing, no one has ever done, or will ever be able to do?

Thus, how can I describe you using human words if your characteristics cannot be weighed or measured by a human scale, for it is not a matter of better or worse but it’s a question of being intrinsically different.

You are incredible, indescribable and unimaginable.

12- Will we ever comprehend who you are?

Our language is not equipped to show your glory because we never understood you or knew who you really are.

Our language is inapt, silly, loathsome,  and simply incapable of doing you justice; exactly like our intellect.

 

13- Oh God of light, oh, King of life, why did you want to get involved with death and with the realm of darkness?

Oh God of love, oh king of grace, what does it mean to you to love and to be compelled to sacrifice everything for someone else outside of yourself? How does it feel to render yourself a part of a suffering soul, in order to feel her own pain, and to try to save her?

14- In this reality of in-between, which used to be the realm of utter death before you came, shed light and sown life… in this hellish reality, we don’t know how to love or what it means to wear our hearts on our sleeves.

We don’t really understand you at all, and this is why we can neither be truly grateful for the sacrifices you’re making, nor find them credible.

We find it easier and more natural to hate, grab and serve our own selfish desires.

Sacrifices in this realm are called stupidity, and are considered to be a sign of weakness.

15-No one understands how a great entity like you, is able to love so deeply, and so unconditionally.

And for those who managed somehow to sense your existence, they run wild to publish the good news for others, only to hear them after a while, telling the story of this great human-like-king whose ambition is to reign, collect taxes and send the unbelieving souls to eternal torment.

They too, found what you did for us extremely hard to understand or believe. So they changed the story line, and they dressed you up with familiar human emotions and reactions.

16- They used you to control each other and justify the cycle of pain and torment even further.  They tarnished your reputation in order for them to wear spotless, silky garments. They charged the masses for information about you, and built their greedy kingdoms upon your scattered bones.

17-Your insane wife remains insane, still giving herself away to brutal passerby’s. But I know that you will never give up on her. I know that you will never give up on us. Because that is who you are. You never give up.

-And the story goes on.

Friday 2nd December 2016 at 17:19

Relevant Bible Verses

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1- You came one day, and saw how we’re suffering. You saw this endless rotating wheel, forever rotating, crashing our body parts in its vicious cycle. You saw how there was no escape for the souls that are entangled in this vicious machine of death. You watched as the cycles of torment gave way to cycles of death and rebirth, and how they were followed by other hellish cycles of torment, forever more.
This frantic, unconscious and dark movement of energy and matter travelled through waves that resonated through a giant kingdom, called the kingdom of death.

Supporting Scripture:

Genesis 1: “2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”

John 8:44: “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

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2- Through your conscious presence, you shed light over this merciless machine and its endless craving to inflict suffering, without pity.
In your perfect wisdom, you looked at this path of suffering, understood all its twists and turns, and knew how to put an end to it.

Supporting Scripture:

Genesis 1: “2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”

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3- This, though, could only come at a cost to you. Only you can put an end to this vicious cycle, this merciless soul grinding machine.  Only dividing yourself to an infinite number of parts, and feeding your body to hungry, miserable souls, that you may get to work through them, through the cycles of their time, and finally, may help them to find the way.

Supporting Scripture:

Genesis 2:  then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

John 6:53 “Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”

John 5:19 “Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”

Luke 23:34 “33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.”

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4- You knew how much it was going to cost you, but you didn’t hesitate.
You threw yourself into the vicious grinding machine. Your blood splattered everywhere, absorbed by every single cell, and your flesh torn to infinite pieces and devoured by wolves.

Supporting Scripture

John 10: “17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

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5- Yet, your consciousness remained intact. Your love remained triumphant. Your suffering was more than what any soul could ever bear, yet you were never concerned about yourself. Your compassion for your enemy is endless.

Supporting Scripture

Luke 23:34 “33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.”

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6- You became part of everything and made yourself available to every soul. You lived with each soul like a dedicated, faithful husband to his frivolous, ignorant and insane wife; loving and nurturing. Through you and thanks to you, real life begun. A new generation of offspring were born, with a seed of wisdom and a seed of freedom.

Supporting Scripture

Genesis 4: “25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.”

Genesis 5:24: “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”

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7- Generations later, your initial sacrifice seemed to you like it wasn’t enough to break the oak of slavery. Your offspring became oblivious to both the sacrifice you have made for them, and to your existence within them. No matter how much you whispered, moved within them, or shook their internal world, they were completely deaf and utterly senseless.

 

Supporting Scripture

Genesis 6: “2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh…”

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8- The insane wife couldn’t recognise her faithful husband anymore.
She threw him in a deep well, locked him in, and forgot all about him. When she needed him again, she missed him and longed for his return. She went out bear foot, with her hair wild and her scarf brushing the streets, looking for him in every single passerby. Her insanity left her vulnerable to be raped and tormented an endless amount of times. But who would free the faithful husband? Who would remind the insane wife of his whereabouts?

 

Supporting Scripture

Genesis 4: 26″ Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.”

Romans 1:21-25 ESV- “21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

 

Hosea 2 (ESV)

2“Plead with your mother, plead—
for she is not my wife,
and I am not her husband—
that she put away her whoring from her face,
and her adultery from between her breasts;
3lest I strip her naked
and make her as in the day she was born,
and make her like a wilderness,
and make her like a parched land,
and kill her with thirst.
4Upon her children also I will have no mercy,
because they are children of whoredom.
5For their mother has played the whore;
she who conceived them has acted shamefully.
For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,
who give me my bread and my water,
my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’
6Therefore I will hedge up herd way with thorns,
and I will build a wall against her,
so that she cannot find her paths.

7She shall pursue her lovers
but not overtake them,
and she shall seek them
but shall not find them.
Then she shall say,
‘I will go and return to my first husband,
for it was better for me then than now.’
8And she did not know
that it was I who gave her
the grain, the wine, and the oil,
and who lavished on her silver and gold,
which they used for Baal.

9Therefore I will take back
my grain in its time,
and my wine in its season,
and I will take away my wool and my flax,
which were to cover her nakedness.
10Now I will uncover her lewdness
in the sight of her lovers,
and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.
11And I will put an end to all her mirth,
her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths,
and all her appointed feasts.
12And I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees,
of which she said,
‘These are my wages,
which my lovers have given me.’
I will make them a forest,
and the beasts of the field shall devour them.
13And I will punish her for the feast days of the Baals
when she burned offerings to them
and adorned herself with her ring and jewelry,
and went after her lovers
and forgot me, declares the LORD.

 

 

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9- You gathered whatever possible of yourself into one man, into one perfect soul, who understood wonderfully well who you are, and the size of the cost you have already paid. This soul was to be your image and the reflection of your beauty in this hellish realm. Through this man, you wanted to reconcile the world to you, risking it all again. You hoped to remind the insane bride of the whereabouts of her groom. You sent this man; your offspring, to this woman to take her by the hand and bring her back to you, but fearful and betrayed as she was, she shook him off her, and cried for help. She screamed and screamed holding on to his cloak, until the guards came and took him away to be slain. Had she known that this young man was the transfiguration of her own lost husband, she would have embraced him, hugged him and asked for his forgiveness. But while he was carried away by the guards and was being slain by the executer, you were in him, suffering for the sake of humanity, once more; shedding your own precious blood and giving away your body to be devoured by wolves once more.

Supporting Scripture

Hosea 2: 1a Say to your brothers, “You are my people,”b and to your sisters, “You have received mercy.”

 2“Plead with your mother, plead—
for she is not my wife,
and I am not her husband—
that she put away her whoring from her face,
and her adultery from between her breasts;

 

John 5:19 “Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”

 

 

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10- Your concern was not over yourself, but still over your insane wife. While you were there on the cross, you were still sending her messages to explain to her who you are, and where she can find you.

Supporting Scripture

 

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11- Tell me; how can I describe you?

Shall I call you “Good?” What a silly word this is! Isn’t ‘good’ a word used to describe anyone who is righteous and has qualities to be desired and approved?

Shall I, then, call you perfect? But aren’t those who have all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; and have them to the full, are also called perfect?

How can I describe you using words that can apply to others, if what you did and what you’re still doing, no one has ever done, or will ever be able to do?

Thus, how can I describe you using human words if your characteristics cannot be weighed or measured by a human scale, for it is not a matter of better or worse but it’s a question of being intrinsically different.

You are incredible, indescribable and unimaginable.

Supporting Scripture

 

 

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12- Will we ever comprehend who you are?

Our language is not equipped to show your glory because we never understood you or knew who you really are.

Our language is inapt, silly, loathsome, and simply incapable of doing you justice; exactly like our intellect.

Supporting Scripture

 

 

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13- Oh God of light, oh, King of life, why did you want to get involved with death and with the realm of darkness?

Oh God of love, oh king of grace, what does it mean to you to love and to be compelled to sacrifice everything for someone else outside of yourself? How does it feel to render yourself a part of a suffering soul, in order to feel her own pain, and to try to save her?

Supporting Scripture

 

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14- In this reality of in-between, which used to be the realm of utter death before you came, shed light and sown life… in this hellish reality, we don’t know how to love or what it means to wear our hearts on our sleeves.

We don’t really understand you at all, and this is why we can neither be truly grateful for the sacrifices you’re making, nor find them credible.

We find it easier and more natural to hate, grab and serve our own selfish desires.

Sacrifices in this realm are called stupidity, and are considered to be a sign of weakness.

Supporting Scripture

 

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15-No one understands how a great entity like you, is able to love so deeply, and so unconditionally.

And for those who managed somehow to sense your existence, they run wild to publish the good news for others, only to hear them after a while, telling the story of this great human-like-king whose ambition is to reign, collect taxes and send the unbelieving souls to eternal torment.

They too, found what you did for us extremely hard to understand or believe. So they changed the story line, and they dressed you up with familiar human emotions and reactions.

Supporting Scripture

 

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16- They used you to control each other and justify the cycle of pain and torment even further. They tarnished your reputation in order for them to wear spotless, silky garments. They charged the masses for information about you, and built their greedy kingdoms upon your scattered bones.

Supporting Scripture

 

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17-Your insane wife remains insane, still giving herself away to brutal passerby’s. But I know that you will never give up on her. I know that you will never give up on us. Because that is who you are. You never give up.

-And the story goes on.

 

Supporting Scripture

 

 

 

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“14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,

and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.
15 And there I will give her her vineyards
and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth,
as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.”

16 “And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. 18 And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety. 19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.

KJ21

21 “And it shall come to pass in that day I will hear,” saith the Lord, “I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth.
22 And the earth shall hear the corn and the wine and the oil, and they shall hear Jezreel.
23 And I will sow her unto Me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to those who were not My people, ‘Thou art My people’; and they shall say, ‘Thou art my God.’”