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today, if i must remember…

today, if i must remember the children killed or missing in action, terrified beyond all comprehension, living a blood-spattered nightmare that stinks of human waste and burning flesh and dont seem to let go–even with the light of day or the passing of months or years–lemme also remember Christ died and theres peace and comfort in HIM…

His death made me free; His death healed me; His death paid the price for all unrighteousness…His death gave me new life…

while the media perpetrates the honors of a war that will never end for adam (fallen in sin and ruled by satan), we have a comforter in Christ who heals the wounds and the wounded of the horrors of war, and deliver us so completely that even our clothes dont smell of smoke…

while the governments of adam perpetrate the lie that theres something honorable or holy or righteous in war, lemme stand in the place where no flesh shall glory in His presence, and let His blood wash me and the battle be His and His alone…

when the voice of adam screams for justice against the offenses in this strange place that have robbed me, beaten me, killed who i loved, left me prostrate at a grave or tied to a hospital bed or crouching under the roar of a bomb too close or a stray bullet from some weekend warrior in the suburbs, lemme hear the still small voice of my forgiver and dont lemme refuse to be comforted, as Rachel refused Him cuz her children were no more… lemme recieve all of Christ n all He paid for; lemme turn away from my own loss n sorrow n turn to Him who wipes away every tear…and let His death be enough…

lemme come outta babylon and enter into His rest…and here, in the Kingdom of God, let the voice of adam be silenced forever…

jesus paid it all…without bombs, guns, parades and media coverage; without long-winded speeches that incite flesh against outrages and atrocities caused by the very same flesh–an arsenal of arrows that fly by day and the terrors of the night–jesus alone paid it all…hardly anyone saw Him die and few saw Him rise…still…its finished…

the judge didnt overturn the verdict…oh no…He stood firm; in the day you eat, you gonna die, He said…adam ate & died, n the judge let him…but jesus paid it all…its finished…

sin entered in through one man…not a drug dealer or a child molester or a corporate embezzler, oh no…adam had no such title; not the kinda sinner we could easily sneer at or thank God we dont be…the laws of man didnt exist to dilute the seriousness of his choice…he was just a man who exalted his own flesh (obeyed the voice of his wife [religion]; his own flesh and bone; not another human, but his own self) against the knowledge of God…

and adam left a heritage of demands for justice in the form of laws (man-idol of nebuchadnezzar’s vision) that usurp & shroud the righteous (jesus christ) judgement of God…

its not sin anymore, its an issue, a problem, a right, a crime…even still, jesus paid it all…

lemme not be confused by sin that parades itself as a mere crime or the righteousness of man…lemme not argue the benefits or excesses of this present darkness or decide what way of adam is good and whats evil; lemme know the world as Christ say it is…dead in sin, covered in deep darkness & clothed in shame…and lemme remember that adam died and God let him…

jesus paid it all and there isnt another name that can save me…so…lemme no longer live & let Christ live in me…and let the voice of adam be silent…

-g-

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