Truth by the finger of God
Knowledge spoken within of the love that purchased,
The blood and water and testimony
Words pure and true Holy and perfect action
The rescue, the separation.
Kiss on the cold, cold forehead
Wakes one soul to secret kingdom life
Free from the death sleep of self.
"Eternal life--that they may know You..."
Amazed, thrilled at knowing the reality-
Yeshua who loves; Father who foreknows;
Spirit of wisdom and revelation.
How wonderful is the knowing
That becomes delight that grows,
A new creation in Him.
You and I now created within Himself
Words spoken, words heard deep within
An intimate knowing that passes through the outer gate
Flows through the courts,
Enters within the hidden, secret temple place of eternal rest;
To behold the radiant emerald beauty
Brilliant splendor of consuming light.
The King on His golden throne,
The entire earth merely His footstool!
Eyes fully opened
spirit and soul as well
Heart clear and crisp,
Spirit painfully sensitive.
"Behold the hand of the Lord, the Lord speaks!"
...Ends of the earth draw lazy breaths,
minds anchored and thickly
clouded, fat and lazy eyes...
But those royal eyes that hold eternity in an intimate glance,
Deepest crystal pools always invite tender warmth
Sacred trust of caring, gentle eyes.
A delicate embrace of your past, your present and future;
Powerful eyes of the lion
Red as blood, commanding obedience at the slightest look
Blazing fire eyes once self-restrained, now unleashed beyond
And the Holy Spirit whispers
The voices of many servants beneath the throne cry out,
Groan for justice;
Told to wait and watch a little longer...
Yes! we all look to Yeshua and wait
We fix our thoughts on Messiah and wait
The longing, the heart pain of yearning
Hope nearly drawn out
And yet, we watch, we obey, we wait
For we know him!
Groanings of a soul in prayer
In ways more than a woman in labor
Mourning hearts, sick with yearning,
Image of the "ten virgins" in mind.
Who but the Father knew
Who but the Father understood the cup,
All Messiah had to drink
To the very last droplet of bittersweet droplets
The eternal separated from the eternal
In death, separation from the Father.
Oh, the waiting in eternity to come, to die;
And now waiting once more to come,
to rejoice and to be marveled at;
To see his smile bursting with pleasures beyond a thousand
thousands of starbursts!
To be seen by those who truly know Him,
Even through small measures of like suffering
Because they know His love
And forever love this ancient Holy One,
This true Messiah who keeps his unchanging word.
Gary Bertnick Silver Cord N8726 50th St. Spring Valley,WI.54767
Separated from time
Joined to obedience
Now listening to the voice within
Once unknown and without
Voice separate from time
Eternal Word indwelling
Voice that speaks
A heart that hears,
An enabling to obey.
Enter freely the timeless place of trust and rest
Patience learned through doing
Quiet being always before the Throne
Separate from time
Endures forever, eternal;
Patience a timeless practice.
Gary Bertnick Silver Cord
The shadow of a hand
A presence now sensed drawing near,
Without any fear the head turns
And the eyes gaze as the touch moves ever near
Kindness radiates and gentleness surrounds
A warmth surges
The heart flutters like a small excited sparrow,
Until the hand of love touches,
And eyes meet those eyes...
An unearthly fire floods within
From the blazing eyes on the brilliant face set off by majestic
white flowing hair,
And a voice rushes within saying:
"Awake my beloved, in whom I delight!"
Warmth of the Holy Spirit
Healing power moves from row to row,
Up and down each and every aisle,
Settling upon every chair.
Compassion and mercy reign supreme
In this place of wonder,
In this place of awe.
Songs of praise thunder
Waves of power surge back and forth,
The servant of the Lord speaks
And more waves sweep the audience.
Human understanding is set aside
Every sort of personal and collective pride withers away
As the Name above every name is spoken again.
His Presence flashes forth with absolute authority,
With absolute power over every circumstance of every person there,
Every person humble before the invisible Throne,
King Yeshua enthroned upon the praises,
The shouts and songs of thanksgiving that now flood this fellowship,
this place of joy!
A NEW SONG
A new song of the Lamb
A new song to the Lamb
Unspeakable joys, bliss of the heart
Swept up in the arms of love
Spirit-###### aroma of life
Fragrance of delight before the Mercy Seat;
Celebration of Father's love!
The lion roars and the earth melts.
Gratefulness soars in thunderous praise.
Thanksgiving-the holiest worship,
A most beautiful melody surrounds all.
Suddenly new words in Heaven's language,
Purist Hebrew tongue, in one voice proclaiming-
Love for Yeshua,
Our unending love for Messiah,
Our new song of love for our Lord.
IF YOU LOOK
Things of beauty
At every hand
If you look you will find some.
Past the pain,
Past the sorrow,
Past all the cold hearts that would deaden;
Past the foolish and all the deception.
If you look you will find some.
Take an inner look; take a deeper, holy breath
Open to revelation wonder...
Bow on earth
Bow at the footstool;
If you look for His beauty you will find some.
The eyes of the Spirit
Awaken the dawn
The brilliance of new light in a place without a sun;
Brightness radiant, streams rush from a far distance
So many fields of fields of flowers;
Multi-colored beauty at every hand!
Speechless. Deep laughter bubbles up and smiles burst at the goodness
The perfect wonder prepared for the servants of love.
Eyes drink in the splendor and then begin to search,
As a greater drawing nurtures, stirs the heart.
Up the vast plains they move, carried by swift and gentle winds;
The eyes are raised in ever-increasing delight.
Ever-increasing brightness envelops them
Yet, the view is always clearer and more distinct.
The heart begins to race, yearning, longing
Hoping until the brilliance of ten thousand suns towers ahead;
Raised high above the endless fields, a glowing mountain stands
Mountain source of this light, mountain of Glory
City of Zion, of Messiah our King!
EASY ROCKING CHAIR
Sitting by a fire,
Easy rocking chair
The quiet of evening calling.
Thoughts travel about-
Of things to do,
Things half done,
Things finished without satisfaction,
And more in a merry-go-round
Until suddenly the moment settles.
Stillness falls as time surrenders
And greater things fill the mind.
Like knowing Yeshua's presence;
And holding his purpose for you...
Seeing wonder and simple pleasures
In resting and trusting,
Quiet confident strength.
Peace nestling peace,
Savoring such a moment!
Path of ultimate cost
Road with a heavy price
The "Everything Road" of total and complete cost
Everything laid down; nothing held back
Nothing taken up except the Cross of Messiah
And rejection, hatred and shame from the world,
Maybe also persecution from family and friends.
Faith from above- the Heavenly calling
Chosen from the earth to know
Separated, plucked out of the fire
Carried suddenly into the heart of the greatest, Eternal Mystery...
What the world can never give or understand
A new light beyond the natural
Discovery of Heaven beyond the Universe
Revelation life out of common earthly death.
Fear of physical death removed.
Narrow road of perseverance, of selfless endurance.
Small, small gate and ever narrowing road of His cross/our cross;
Now thrown wide open
Free for all to enter
To believe, to receive, to live and walk-
The escape with no earthly excuse remaining.
Lips form a smile
The heart quietly sings
As a Godly melody rises up,
The spirit grows a little brighter
Sweet honey about the mouth
The pleasure of delight, confidence and contentment
A beauty beyond the sensuous
Above the earthly
Settled as dew upon an earthly head.
Grateful to the Lord of creation
Who loved and spoke and loves today
One from above who walked as a man,
Yet humble and obedient...
Who gives and gives and gives again!
Knowledge too great, secrets of the Heavenly Kingdom
Treasure and wealth the world cannot give.
A rich man walks a golden path,
The light of jewels sparkles about;
A rich woman sees stars as pure kisses, flowers that seem very near
Pearls of gladness drip at every hand;
They stand "mature and fully assured".
An honest look within a mirror
Reflects a look,
A mirror within a mirror
Within the within
The master image meant within
Reflected in the eyes
The soul's within;
The eyes that search the heart
Reflection from a pool
Still waters that rest within,
A calm about, mirrors a true image in his likeness
The eyes that see
The look that creates, that reflects,
The image born within
Fully expressed, fully seen
From the secret place
The seed within
Bursting life without
The knowing, the seeing, the eternal reflection
The light in the eyes, in the heart
In the beautiful face
Perfection reflected and seen
Mirrored and overflowing light of light
Joy of life seen and suddenly known
Revealed and given
Image repeated over and over and over
In the numberless priceless, searching ones,
A longing for light and life and all that aches within...
To be seen in His Holy Light
In his true image
In his eternal Shabat Spirit rest!
Bowed before the Jerusalem throne
King Yeshua the only Messiah
Who reigns majestically over his earth,
All his enemies destroyed.
Gary Josef Bertnick Silver Cord