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Dustin Kensrue – This Is War

Thought provoking song and video. 

 

“This Is War,”  Allen Swoope and Dustin Kensrue:

“This is war like you ain’t seen.
This winter’s long, it’s cold and mean.
With hangdog hearts we stood condemned,
But the tide turns now at Bethlehem.

This is war and born tonight,
The Word as flesh, the Lord of Light,
The Son of God, the low-born king;
Who demons fear, of whom angels sing.

This is war on sin and death;
The dark will take it’s final breath.
It shakes the earth, confounds all plans;
The mystery of God as man.”

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”     

~Revelation 21:4

Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus, Come! 

This is Christmas

The holy babe in the manger looked not to riches
Nor to fame
But to the cross
To that which He came
This His one purpose
And this His delight
This is what He ever had in His sight
This greatest gift He did bring
Not to the nice who thought they kept the law
But to the naughty
To the wretched that on Him did call
He gave the gift of eternal glory where He’d ever be by their side
This is the Gospel
This is Christmas
The Good News of a Savior for sinful man

Incarnation to New Creation

Just a word and all wonders wrought,
God announced, and behold, it was all good.

Creation had communion with the Creator,
God walked in the Garden.

Yet with Adam the serpent did conspire,
and brought the world into mire.

Beckoned to the grave,
everything disarranged.

The curse burst upon the scene,
but in the midst a seed of hope was seen.

Yes, long of told
,
the Scriptures told
,
of a King who’d come.


In His wake,

death shall quake
,
and the deserts they shall bloom.

Yet, many men came and went,
was the hope of promise spent?

Many lambs, prophets, priests and kings,
yet none with true salvation in their wings.

Darkness for a time,
no prophet’s voice was heard.

Yet in the darkness,
I light it shone,
and it would overcome the darkness.

Behold, O’ world, your Prophet, Priest, and King,
Jesus the Promised seed and Lamb.

The curse brought in shall be expunged;
yes, replunged upon the Son.

Christ was crushed as promised,
but in His crushing, crushed Satan, sin, and death.

Yes, He was cursed to reverse the curse.
He felt our plight to set all things right.

Yes, creation Creator collided 

yet we did not hide

for God He brought no wrath,

there was no blood bath,

the world did not implode or explode into non-being.

Instead, angelic greeting:

“Peace on the earth,

goodwill to men”
 because the Great I AM is come.

Our Lord, Messiah, Savior in a crib.

Wonderful Counselor,

Prince of Peace,

Bright and Morning Star,

born.

He who lay the foundations of the earth,

laid in a manger.


The Infinite born,

a swaddled babe.


Yes, He that holds the nations in His hand,

grasps His mother’s hand. 


He that calls the stars by name,

spoke no name,
nor word.

He formed Himself 
in His mother’s womb. 

He upheld the nails

that held His hands.

He died for you,

for me.


He became poor

to restore our riches.


Yes, He felt our plight

to set all things right.


He was born to die,
that we might live.

The Deity 
incarnate brings

salvation in His wings.

Man once again will be in the Garden

because God’s Son walked from Gethsemane to Golgotha.
No more brier prick or thorn to stick.
All shall be made new.

When our King all subdue,
all shall be made new.

All foes to be forgotten.
Forever banished now.

Satan’s role will be revoked,

the Lord Messiah come.


The demons tremble in His wake;

the blind see,

creation glimmers,

soon the groaning’s cease.


This is the time in between,

the already and not yet.

The Kingdom has come, but not consummated;

it shall be slightly belated.

Peace on the earth,

goodwill to man,

God’s eternal plan in fruition.


The Kingdom has come in God’s Son,

the lion to lay down with the lamb.


No tent or temple,

for the LORD tabernacled.

Yahweh is Messiah.


Immanuel,

born the balm,

for the vacuum of our souls.

Yes, the myth came true in the manger.
God is no longer a stranger,

but makes Himself known in His Son.

Jesus, Joshua’s namesake, true!

The LORD our Savior come!

He was, and is, and is to come.

All things consummate(d) in Him.

Amen.

(click here for audio)

Cosmic Christmas

Long of old
the Scriptures told
of a King who’d come.
In His wake
death shall quake
and the deserts they shall bloom.

Yes, creation creator collide
yet we did not hide
for God He brought no wrath,
there was no blood bath,
the world did not implode or explode into non-being.
Instead, angelic greeting:
“Peace on the earth,
goodwill to men”
because the Great I AM is come.
Our Lord, Messiah, Savior in a crib.

Wonderful Counselor,
Prince of Peace,
Bright and Morning Star,
born.

He who lay the foundations of the earth,
laid in a manger.
The Infinite born,
a swaddled babe.
He that holds the nations in His hand,
grasps His mother’s hand. 

He that calls the stars by name,
spoke no name, nor word.
Wonder see! 
the Omnipresent crawl!

He formed Himself
in His mother’s womb. 

He upheld the nails
that held His hands.
He died for you,
for me.
He became poor 
to restore our riches.
Yes, He felt our plight 
to set all things right.
He was born to die,
that we might live.

The Deity 
incarnate brings
salvation in His wings.

From incarnation,
liberation;
new life has been set free!
The hypostatic union
brings communion;
the LORD walks with man. 

Man once again will be in the Garden
because God’s Son walked from Gethsemane.

Satan’s role has been revoked,
the Lord Messiah come.
The demons tremble in His wake;
the blind see,
creation glimmers,
soon the groaning’s seize.
This is the time in between,
the already and not yet.
The Kingdom has come, but not consummated;
it shall be slightly belated.

Peace on the earth,
goodwill to man,
God’s eternal plan in fruition.
The Kingdom has come in God’s Son,
the lion to lay down with the lamb.
Satan and his host defeated,
all their power to be depleted,
they won’t sleep, but feel the wrath of the Lamb.

The immaterial 
infused material; 

God in the flesh behold! 
No tent or temple,
for the LORD tabernacled.
Yahweh is Messiah.

The Offspring Madonna bears
shall wipe all tears
and crush the serpent’s head. 

Every fear and tear to be forgotten
in the splendor of our joy.

The beatific vision brings
life and joy in its wings;
for when we see Him, we shall be like Him.
Immanuel,
born the balm,
for the vacuum of our souls.

The myth came true in the manger.[1]
God is no longer a stranger,
but makes Himself known in His Son.

Jesus, Joshua’s namesake, true!
The LORD our Savior come!

He was, and is, and is to come.
All things consummate(d) in Him.
Amen.

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I use myth in the sense that C. S. Lewis used it.

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