I’m Destined for Glory Because of that Tree

What a sweet morning with the Trinity underneath the “Tree of Life”!  I can come to you with full assurance that what I share with you today is for your benefit, not mine.  That Hope isn’t trying to market her new book or gain a following, but she’s heard from the Master of the Universe, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and the hero of our hearts, Jesus Christ.  Oh, how He loves us!   Come quickly, Lord Jesus!  The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.”   (You may want to click to the blog site so you can see the pictures.) Remember, this is YOUR poem, YOUR blog. Enter in . . .

The “me” that you see

Is not what will be

I’m destined for glory

Because of that tree.

 

My body perfected,

My face full of light,

Dressed in His glory,

Oh, wonderful sight!

 

O heart, dark and fearful

Consider that tree,

Its message its power

But don’t look at me!

 

For I shall be changed

When my soul leaves this earth

To join heaven’s family,

A glorious re-birth.

 

O, Look to the cross!

See your sins nailed up there.

Deprived of their power,

Deprived of their snare.

 

There you are pardoned,

Your sins thrown away.

Your enemies vanquished,

Disarmed, and dismayed!

 

My Lord, in his triumph,

His blood, and His name

Finished my faith

Despising the shame.

 

Enduring the cross

For sinners like me,

Surrounded by mockers

And hostility.

 

The voice of the wicked

Cried out for His pain,

Refused to be quiet

Until He was slain.

 

And when others scatter

Or hide in their fear

I pray now for courage

To ever stay near

 

The cross, for its power

Forever will be

Messiah who suffered

Obediently.

 

Jesus, my Savior,

I pledge allegiance to the cross . . .

My love and my friend,

I pledge my allegiance

To You to the end.

 

We’ll join as one nation

In anticipation

With all of creation,

A glorious rebirth.

 

Descending that hour

Jerusalem’s flower

Messiah in power

Will reign on the earth.

 

Though wars rage about me

Wherever I am

I will overcome

By the blood of the Lamb

 

And my testimony

Forever will be

That I am for Jesus

And HE is for ME.

 

 

 

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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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7 Responses to I’m Destined for Glory Because of that Tree

  1. Keep sharing the words of the Master! I was reading in Ezekiel this morning and that is what God called him to do…and I think each of us. What a joy to hear from Him…what a responsibility to keep on speaking it even when it feels as if no one hears. Your sharing blesses more than you know!

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  2. BillieJo, that’s a great encouragement–to keep on sharing when it feels as if no one hears. Thank you for that. And it’s good to hear from you again! Please–tell us what you were reading in Ezekiel? I’d like to see that. Just leave it here in a reply so we can all share in that.

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  3. Jean Oathout says:

    Wow, girl, that poem is a good one! May I use it for a post sometime?

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  4. Sure, Jean. I tell people my poems and songs are free of charge, please use them. I just ask that folks don’t add to or delete from what’s there. Go for it! I’m so glad it ministered to you!

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  5. Julia says:

    Hope,
    Theses words remind me of a song by Casting Crowns. Isn’t it amazing how many different ways He will weave these same words into our lives just so that we will understand? Truly, the Father cares. We just have to open our eyes and stop being stubbornly blind.
    Love,
    Julia

    Here is a link to the song on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_F-zHnm1Lw
    Here is a link to the lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/casting_crowns/blessed_redeemer.html

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