PERSECUTION- AN ANTHEM
The persecuted ones in a lifting, powerful anthem
Their lives shine more brightly
As Holy Waters poured out freely
Abundantly upon a massive, ancient altar Rock
Place of sacrificial love, place of lasting honor;
Each name as a banner held up high
Beautiful names written in silver and gold
Stars as jewels by each name pulse with vibrant life
Winds of the Spirit catch each banner like a gust on a sail
The sky ships carry the names very high indeed,
Even many souls from unknown places on Earth-
Villages and farmlands easily forgotten
Jungles and grasslands from far off nations
Mountains and deserts rarely seen,
Tiny corners of huge sprawling cities
Even those where Satan lives and rules,
Where darkness pretends to reign as light.
Wickedness covers itself with religious robes
Trample the gentle ones as “Nicolaitans” did
They crush the tender souls of the willing
As seeds forced into the hard ground
Stiff boots that press down and kick dirt while spitting and worse.
But a new creation, a new world rests within each one
“Seed of Promise” within the body just sown,
Heavenly hands have worked the difficult soil
Scraped and tilled the ground
They water the precious seed;
A fresh breath of Holy Fire upon them all
“Love stronger than death” a holy angelic chant!
Eventually songs of worship rise from he earth
Meet the countless angels high above
Together in a chorus, a dance in eternal celebration
Triumph in life that is True Life.
Loud thunder roars as a river that moves deeply through the earth
Leaps and gushes from broad valleys, then out above highest mountains
Up into the very heavens,
High above both heaven and earth.
The moments of persecution forgotten
All suffering and painful thoughts removed
As the kind Hand of Eternity wipes away every trace of every tear,
Every trace of every priceless drop of human blood shed,
For they remained faithful
“Even to the point of death”.