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What the Stars Told Abraham

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What the Stars Told Abraham

 What the Stars Told Abraham (How to see like God)

Beloved, we wish you are right in what you write -
We are sworn to the truth of a rather high standard
El-ohim, in Triunity, spoke: "Let there be light!"
El-Shaddai, the Mighty One, gave Father Abram his reward

And just as Jesus told Nicodemus: You must be born again -
Abram had to become Abraham, Father of multitudes, first!
And Sarai the strong became Sarah, "Princess," of His nation
But Hagar had been used to rush the impatience of the flesh

In Abraham’s 99th year, God unleashed never-failing faith -
When Abraham did look up and beyond the stars:
The light of His celestial throne chased away doubt and night,
Yes, LORD, you shared eschatology with this patriarch of ours

He saw Jesus, the Lamb, pure in power and love, on God’s right -
He saw resurrection, without fear for his own flesh, and Isaac’s!
He loved obedience from thenceforth, taking delight
In God’s Law, in His Statutes, in the WORD, eternal Christ 

When you look at the stars, beloved, on any night:
Think also of Father Abraham and the Covenant ...
It became real to him when he first loved the stars, the never-ending light -
In which there dwells no darkness or doubt, only perfect judgment

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/10/2017 10:27:00 PM
this was a wonderfully informative, religiously deep and empowering bit of poetry. God be with you, Anil. What beautiful sentiments.
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Anil Deo
Date: 4/11/2017 7:09:00 AM
Shalom Brother! May our LORD grant you power, wisdom, His kind of love. So glad you went back a few weeks for this: I was afraid readers had had enough of our Patriarch Abraham, and Princess Sarah. Thanks -- He is Risen!
Date: 3/25/2017 12:17:00 PM
Mesmerizing and beautiful.
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Anil Deo
Date: 3/26/2017 12:36:00 PM
Hallelujah! We respect government, but worship the One God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel/Jacob. Yes, thanks Sunlite, as we tell the Truth in love. John 3:16 emphasizes His love for "the world," not believers in Jesus at a frozen moment. Yes, His arms are open wide ... Glory! Have a blessed week.
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 3/25/2017 5:39:00 PM
I'm Christian, too, Anil, and I, too wish all people love and good will.
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Anil Deo
Date: 3/25/2017 2:16:00 PM
thanx so much Sunlite: I belong to Christ Jesus, but wish you & Jewish siblings Shabbat Shalom today