Before florescent formations ever
Fomented the foundations of your firmament.
Before the stars in your sky ever entered existence.
Before the light knew what bright meant.
Before the sky had a clue where up went.
Before either were ever invented:
Before terrestrial perennials
Terraced your planets territorial terrain.
Before the plants in your ground were ever ordained.
Before roots were ever arranged.
Before fruit had a taste.
Before either had a name:
Before the ocean had a bowl.
Before the surf discovered its roll.
Before the grave was made Sheol.
Before man had a soul:
Before Eden was installed.
Before the Garden serpent crawled.
Before the tree, before the fall:
For I am truth before there ever could be false.
I am perfection before there ever could be faults.
I am by all, In all, through all, All In All,
And I am to be called:
Before the curse usurped the ground,
And drove you away from the divine.
Before you felt that separation between who you are,
And the intention of your design.
Before you tried to abide in sources of death
In order to find life.
Before you combined yourself with
Any form of pleasure you could find.
Before you felt so alone.
Before you felt so dry.
Before you tried to run away
From my side:
I am the vine.
Before the cherubim ever guarded The garden.
Before the flaming sword was ever sharpened.
Before that chasm between God and man was ever widened.
Before you lost all hope in becoming a citizen of Heaven.
Before all you earned was endless flame.
Before all you deserved was righteous pain.
Before you were a sheep
Hoping just not to be some Lion's prey.
Before you were a lost lamb longing for a pen,
Longing to escape your fate:
I am the gate
Before sustenance turned to gluttony,
And food became an enemy.
Before attraction was based on anatomy,
And sex was removed from matrimony.
Before money became morality,
And greed grew into your only casualty.
Before you were empty without me.
Before you tried to satisfy your appetite with anything.
Before you strived to feel alive by filling your strife
With the fleeting vices of your fleshly devices.
Before your hunger for relief left pangs in your side:
I am the bread of life.
Before you became acquainted with pain and death.
Before you ever tasted loneliness.
Before disease destroyed what you possess.
Before eyes could go blind.
before ears could go deaf.
Before you lost the one you love
To the grave's unyielding cleft:
For before mankind stopped living
So that they might just survive:
I am the resurrection and the life.
Before that sadness that grips your mind
Led you to darkness and thoughts of suicide.
Before that distortion of man hurt you
So that you now hurt yourself.
Before you knew razors and wrists could create a new Hell.
Before those wounds turned to scars
And those scars became a way of life:
I am the light.
For before you even knew how to sin,
I am where your salvation begins.
For before you withdrew from the path of My way.
Before you willfully and joyously disobeyed.
Before you betrayed the gift that I gave
Of that breath in your lungs, that life in your airways
By saying no to My love and yes to your heresy.
Before you engaged with the enemy
Waged in sin with intensity.
Before you de-reigned My supremacy,
Inflamed My jealousy.
Before you chose greed over My adequacy,
Lies over My accuracy,
Pride over My advocacy.
Before you chose your sinful self over Me:
I am still the good shepherd
Who lays down His life for His sheep.
For before you were a spotted lamb:
For I am the way
Before you could ever run away from My call.
I am the truth
Before you could ever walk away from My law.
I am the life
Before you could ever turn away
From My cross at Golgotha's skull,
And so I beg you now to withdraw.
Withdraw from your sin
For I am your only temptation.
Withdraw from your self
For I am making you a new creation.
Withdraw from your pride
For I am ruining your reputation.
Withdraw from your self-righteousness
For I am your only mediation.
Withdraw from your hopes and dreams
For I am your only expectation.
Withdraw from your life
For I am your crucifixion.
For before all time I am all sufficient.
Before all titles and designations,
to My name alone did the cosmos listen.
For I am Jesus, I am The Word,
I am Elohim, I am the Lord,
I am The Christ, I am Messiah,
I am The Creator, I am Jehovah Jireh,
I am The Lamb of God, I am Immanuel,
I am The Begotten Son, I am The Holy One of Israel,
I am The First Fruits, I am The Prince of Peace,
I am The Bridegroom, I am The King of Kings,
I am The God of Abraham, I am The God of Jacob,
I am The Alpha, I am The Omega,
I am The Holy One worthy of praise.
So Withdraw into My side.
Withdraw and be made Mine.
Withdraw and with Me and stay.
Withdraw into My way.
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