The air is static with unseen
powers, and fiery darts fly swiftly
seeking to distract all that's good,
Men become twisted and bent.
Pestilence hovers, and joy is
diminished as in the cup of plagues.
Safety in the familiar is crumbling.
Betrayal now becomes common while
integrity seems to flee.
The face of things vanishes.
Structures dissolve as heart bonds'
waver. Truth is seldom spoken.
We are frail creatures, and flesh is
weak. We all like sheep have gone
astray. We long for Him!
Yet we hug to our breast our
humanness, our secret pleasures, our
earthly hopes and dreams.
Dare we cling so tightly to that of
self we cherish and treasure? How
hard to let go, to surrender.
He judges the thoughts and attitudes
of our hearts. Everything must be
laid bare before Him.
The testing of the heart must
shatter our soul. His Word, a
doubled edged sword must pierce us.
For from the mouth of the Word of
God Who became flesh comes a sharp,
doubled edged sword
To penetrates even to divide our
soul and spirit, joints and marrow.
Nothing created is hidden.
His Word resounds as rushing water!
Having done all to stand, stand
therefore! Take His armor.
Take His truth, His righteousness,
His peace, His faithfulness, His
salvation, victory, His Word.
He mounts the cherubim and flies
soaring on the wind. He thunders
from heaven laying all bare.
The earth trembles before Him. Only
He can make the crooked straight and
lift us from the mire.
Mingled with bitterness is His sweet
Presence together crushed between
His Unleavened Bread.
For underneath the turmoil of the
storm about is a quiet voice. Be
still, listen! Know He is God!
He alone is our only peace. He
alone is now our only anchor and
security. He is all that is
Its blood that makes atonement, His
Blood is Atonement. Apply it to the
doorposts of your heart!
His Blood on our hearts is God's
Salvation! When death stalks the
world, He will Passover us!
Exodus 12:7, 12, 13; Levitcus 17:11;
l Kings 19:11-13; Psalms 18:7-15,
46:10, 69:14, 93:3,4; Ecclesiastes
7:13, Isaiah 40:3-5, 53:6; Luke 3:5;
Romans 3:25; Ephesians 6:10-18;
Hebrews 2:17,4:12, 13, 12:1, 27, 28;
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The Nations Assemble
The watchmen cry out. The day of
the Lord is at hand! Faithful,
they be not silent! Though
no man turns.
The proud freely strut.. To
reason cruel, onward they surge
in blind deception. The nation
is rend in twain.
Holy Holy is the Lord God of
Hosts, the whole earth is filled
with His glory. The mighty
Riding the cherubim He flies in
awesome power, darkness His
cover, to rescue Israel from her
As His covenant with the moon
and stars and sun remains, never
will He abandon the apple of His
As mountains surrounds
Jerusalem, them He surrounds. He
Who keeps Israel neither
slumbers or sleeps..
So is written in His Word, His
Word Who created the universe.
This all creation knows.
The wicked have forsaken God's
Word. Yet my comfort in
suffering is this. His promises
preserve my life.
Amidst man's faithlessness,
solid remains His faithfulness.
He judges the wicked while
rescuing His own.
Ours is the way to peace, but
God won't be mocked! Their grand
schemes will crumble, become as
All kings take their stand, Vain
fires they kindle. To this light
they run! Judas's heal has found
Why do nations conspire? At Him
alone they rage, this mad
stampede. God Himself gathers
God is jealous over Zion! A cup
of trembling all nations
assembled shall drink. All
surrounding shall reel..
To them Jerusalem will be an
immovable rock!. All who burden
themselves with it will be cut
Are all men liars? To flesh we
cling? Faith in faith is
worthless. In what dare we hope?
Love waxes cold!
Nail scared hands have won the
victory. On the tree He
hung alone. Alone He treads the
Grapes of wrath He tramples
staining His garments with
blood. On blood of the nations
the earth gorges
Jerusalem is God's portion! Be
silent all flesh before the Him!
For He is arosed from His Holy
Salvation comes from Him alone.
His shed Blood the way. Weary in
faith, feeble hearts He
His Sacrificial Atonement the
only hope! Cold hearts
receive His perfect love that
casts out fear. Fear Not!
The nations trembled at His
wrath. You who tremble at His
Word. look up! See the One you
Genesis 1:3; Leviticus 17:11;
Deuteronomy 32:10; Psalms 2:1,2,
12:8, 18:10,11, 40:2, 116:11,
119:50,51, 121:4, 125:2, Isaiah
6:3, 9:6, 37:29, 50:11,
53:10,11, 56:1, 62:2,6, 63:1-6,
66:5; Jeremiah 33:25,26;
Ezeckiel 33:1-6; Habakkuk 3:6;
Zechariah 1:14, 8:2, 2:12,
1312:2,3,10, 14:2, Romans 3:5;
Galatians 6:7; Ephesians 1:7; ll
Timothy 2:13; ll Peter 2:9; l
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Eternity Wrapped in the Arrival
It was bleak, forlorn, the
winter past, but spring may dawn
fair with hope at last!
A promise of rebirth it be,
coming to break winter's icy
grip harsh, the bitter blast.
Turbulent yet is spring. Battles
between seasons upheavals usher
in on the wing
First the balm then pelts of
hail and sleet with thunder
clapping and violent
Lightning bolts boldly pierce
the darkness snaking across the
sky to zap the earth
With fire from on high! Through
much instability we must pass in
time all the same.
Before arrives a gentle calm of
breezes warm with gain. T'is
ours to learn of the heart.
In the course of time it shall
be no more. Vanish all that is
of present snow and sun,
Bitter trials of forlorn seasons
struggle on with a joy untold to
earthly trembling dim
Through pangs of harshness
pelted with pain and vanity to
peace we journey forward
And darkness shall reign to
those undone, but swallowed up
it is by life yet unfurled.
In the quest eternal we must
pass through death. Choose His
death and rise like He!
The shining of His dawn blots
earth's sorrows, banishing
forever all of trembling frame.
On bended knee behold His glory!
He splits the sky to bring
rebirth forever ours to last!
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watched a band of clouds march
majestically across the great
began rising as a shade up from
the crimson horizon to reveal
red flames blazing.
western sky exclaimed the sun,
swallowed by the earth, could
not be yet silenced.
limitlessness of the heavens
stretched in awesomeness beyond
of the pines behind me glowed
with a light unknown to me
before as if alive!
past my wooded spot towards the
ripening fields that stretch on
advanced eastward, and the dome
above dominated within the
clear eastern sky hung the
rising moon shining brightly,
behind was sunset glow.
cloud, its presence tangible,
moved swiftly. It engulfed the
moon in its power.
cloud sat on the eastern rim of
the earth. Rain fell briefly. I
fingers of the top cloud pierced
into the clear, glowing western
puffy clouds boldly banked upon
the darker cloud. They loomed in
clouds, the deepening sunset,
the gathering night over the
fields was surreal.
I was an
observer, yet I felt detached
from my surroundings. I was awed
lightning streaked through the
clouds north to south across the
speechless. Then the moon rose
above the clouds and broke clear
over my house.
western sky continued to deepen,
and finally darkness enveloped
continued to shine, illuminating
the earth below as it navigating
Dominating the night were moon
shadows from the trees standing
in pools of light.
moon prepared to slide down into
the western horizon, the earth
cast its shadow.
again amid my trees beyond the
fields. Darkness reigned except
for some stars.
also the moon.
In the heavens it stood
blood red. Small and alone was
blood moon descended beyond the
pines, behind me the new day was
red glow began to warm the
eastern horizon. Then burst
forth bright light!
orchestrated all this splendor.
He alone is Creator.
Our frail beings are
heavens declare His truths. They
shout He is the Mighty King, The
Prince of Peace.
ordains and orders all
things.What has been, is being,
and will be He is in control.
7, 8, 2014 The second of the
four blood moons on Passover and
Sukkot 2014 2015
2014 Leelia Carolyn Cornell
The Breath of God
distills into the darkness that
envelops our senses. Night has
prevailed, But now muted dawn!
The shadowy light is ever
stronger than the deepest darkness.
overcome. Its tendrils filter upward
conquering the hour in a new day.
sky be overcast, yet there's hope!
Light's beacon is hidden but by
clouds, But clouds are only mist
that is blown away by God's breath.
Hear His mighty sound!
rustle on their stalks and branches
dancing with breath through sky and
the song of the wind breathing life
into the world as nature goes to
the year's fullness remain, but much
is gone, yet the wind is a promise.
blows where it wills, like the
Spirit Who calmed the chaos and
life never ends, it continues
forever and will be renewed in
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Wild and Roaring
Wild it was
roaring from the heavens plucking at
all the strings of the pines Filling
my world with seething, thrashing
trees wailing loud, ferocious sighs.
The cloak of
sky scowled close to the heaving
mass allowing no glimmer of light.
engulfed me and I was drawn into the
fury of nature's untamed might.
Yet, in the
midst of the turmoil and blackness
of night, I sensed a peace reigning.
the thrashing scene, and fields
stretching beyond, God was
"I am with
you in the midst forever. Fear not!
Look up higher than what you see!
truth penetrates even though it is
hidden from you. Rest and behold Me!
2015 Leelia Carolyn Cornell
nothing, yet there was everything.
What essence was before the
And of what
was the beginning? What began at the
beginning and what was before?
God was in
the beginning. God began the
beginning by His Word which is life.
whence is God? He dwells in forever,
eternity, where exits no substance.
There is no
time, no space in forever, yet it
encompasses the Creator of all
forever, majestic, awesome,
powerful, a Being, but there was
begin, God IS, He the I AM.
God is love. Love was before
God is holy,
righteous, the Truth, very Life, but
He cannot be grasped or fathomed.
There was no
one else, nothing tangible or
measured. Only God existed in
cannot be defined touched or
handled. Love is without beginning
There was no
evil essence, before the beginning.
Only awe of God wrapped in Light.
What is love?
His love is perfect, ours imperfect.
His love combines mercy and justice,
But justice and mercy were not
needed since no evil existed. He
reigned Supreme. Yet God was lonely
and sought companionship. He began
the beginning creating substance.
needed boundaries and measures. Time
and space commenced by His Word.
But all was
formless and empty, so God's Spirit
hovered over the expanse He created.
hovered to bring order from chaos of
the formless, void created elements.
God spoke His
Word, and He Who is Life Who was
with God from the beginning, It is
He Who brought Light to the
beginning. Time and space the very
the Light of Life was good. Evening
and morning existed the first day.
Spirit hovered and His Word spoke,
chaos ended, the elements came
together, The earth formed, the
great expanse above beyond came to
be. God said it was good.
and morning followed one another,
time was established out of
separated, dry land appeared, seed
bearing plants were spoken into
And on the
fourth day God's Word commanded the
lights in the heavens to become.
light ruled day, lesser lights ruled
night to distinguish Darkness and
these lights for man as signs to
mark His seasons, days, and years
Making known God's Days. Within the
foundation's fabric are God's
days God decrees to do His mightiest
works. They appointed at creation.
living creatures came to be in the
waters and on land at the Word of
sixth day God spoke, Let us, God His
Word, His Spirit, our God is One,
Let us make man in our image, and He
created them male and female created
sets free. Man was created with a
choice, but love, God's love took
the risk And God said it was very
good. Then God rested on the seventh
day. Work ceased.
God put them
in a garden walking daily with them
enjoying the fellowship He desired.
God gave one
command. With choice man choose
disobedience. Sin and death entered
Separating man from God, and cursed
became creation. But greater is
God's love, mercy and justice
existing before the beginning,
God made many
covenants giving instructions
promising life bridging the gap of
His Word. His Word is His covenants
sealed by substitutionary blood.
consequences for man who breaks His
covenants, His Word pronounces
sin man could not obey. God so loved
He Himself took the consequences.
For man God's
Word left eternity, humbled Himself,
became flesh in time and space.
God is Who
took upon Himself sin, received our
wrath and died. Sin's Justice was
place God's Word paid the price the
Word demanded for sin. This is love.
obedient unto death canceling our
disobedience. As the source of life
couldn't hold Him. He arose offering
new Life to whomever receives by
God Who Was
and Is and Is to come formed us for
intimate fellowship with Himself.
For this He
created the entire universe to
fellowship with man though man
For this He
then left His glory, took our
burdens, paid our debt and died our
Where can we
go from His Spirit, where can we
flee from His Presence?
He hems us
He is in the
heavens, He is in the deepest pit,
He is in the far corners of the
turmoil His love calls us to
intimate fellowship with Him the
Creator of all.
declare the glory of God. The skies
proclaim the works of His hand.
Day after day
they pour forth speech, by night
they display knowledge, His Word.
The earth is
fully established. Holy is the Lord,
the whole earth is filled with His
The Father by
His Word Who became flesh through
His Spirit spoke the world to exist.
The Father by
His Word Who became flesh through
His Spirit is my Beloved and I His.
2016 Leelia Caroly Cornell
beyond the meadow, across the river,
through the forest, past the plains.
Its force is
felt in the mountain passes and upon
the mighty ocean.
It is unseen.
sprout, grow, blossom, bloom,
wither, decay. Mightiest of trees
are no more.
The earth is
littered with broken pieces of
pottery, shards of useful things now
whence come we? To where are we
going? What is the essence of our
temporary, what we see, what we
touch, what we feel, what we taste
Only the breath Who makes the
wind and gives us life is forever.
There was He
Whom man has seen with their eyes,
touched with their hands, heard, Who
was from the beginning, the Word of
Life. The Word of the Lord is
flesh and dwelt within our temporary
amongst our finite frames, the
our existence. Pots that one day
will be broken, scattered amid dead
Can we hold
Wind, like His Spirit, blows
where it wills. A river never ends.
keep all they contains within. They
let nothing new inside.Stagnant are
that does not move, closed jars.
Let the wind blow where it
Can a jar
contain the wind? Can it be filled
with the river? Even the river of
is the wind which cannot be seen.
Though we see it not, yet we
We feel it,
experience, comprehend its great
power. We also relish its gentle
sweet fragrances to our senses.
If our jar is open the wind
fills its tiny space.
If we open up
to the breath of God, His Spirit can
fill our fragile frame with
Thrust into a
river, an open jar will receive its
essence. He is the River of Life,
even we, passes no more to be. Only
His Word and love remains forever.
When His Word
we saw and touched was made flesh,
He came to open for us the way Sin
it is that brings death. The sinless
One, the Word, became our sin, died
our death Took our sin, it's gone,
withered, decayed like the bits of
pottery amid dead grass Such love
He, Eternal One. He said our sin is
finished. His gift to us if we but
While yet in
our clay jars, our flesh can open to
contain the treasure of His vast
experience the blowing of His Wind,
His mighty power, His gentle
With joy we
can draw water from the wells of
salvation. His Living water will
gush, And from us will flow rivers
of living water. Tho our jars will
fall among the grasses, Our life
will rise with the wind. What is
seen, the mortal will be changed
Leelia Carolyn Cornell
Based on ll
Also Isaiah 12:3, John 7:37.
38, l John 1:1-4, Ps 103:15-18