Perseverance precisely folded into endurance
Steadfastness stands in confident assurance,
Victory embraced in triumph
Celebrated to the very end.
When earth and sky fade away
Lost in the brilliant Light of the Holy One,
Judge upon His Throne,
To stand in the freedom of eternal pleasure
Delight in the Splendor seen
Powerful awe at the Majesty experienced,
The King, our Creator
Source of all goodness in life tasted!
To always stand in Spirit strength
Reflecting the joy of His salvation
The royal smile that bursts more than a thousand sunrises,
Vibrant hope of many thousands of sunsets
Radiant beauty in His eyes,
The Lord’s laughter as thunder throughout the Heavens and beyond.
To stand in merciful embrace as a humble work of Love
Faithful, obedient, truly full of the wonder of gladness
Most intimate fulfillment of the finished work of the Cross.
The Father now seen, the Father made known
In His Son, His Gift of our Lord;
We stand free in eternal judgment
The freedom I’ve already long enjoyed
In this body of flesh
Soon to be a new spiritual body…
To stand strong till the end,
Through the fire and flood of the “last seven years” still to come;
As the prophet Daniel, to stand faithful in obedience to the Voice we hear,
To the Words we’ve read, memorized and meditated upon,
The Cup of the Kingdom completely emptied
Every drop of His will drank in confident foreknowledge
Just as we are predestined to confidently stand in eternity.