Before the Throne

If I could stand before the throne
Turn an ear to His trumpet blown
Blinded by His countenance bright
Finding in His majestic Light I’m fully known

Amazed by lovely seraphim
And flying, singing cherubim
Though they themselves are quite sublime
Each spends every moment of time worshipping Him

By contrast my paltry worship
Is hindered by my ego trip
May a vision of God’s throne room
Cause praise like a sweet perfume rise from my lips

Lord, make me see Your majesty
So I’ll worship, You are worthy
Great Creator, Lamb who was slain
Forever and ever You reign, You are holy

Holy, holy, holy are You
You are righteous, that much is true
Remind me daily of Your grace
Help me seek Your beautiful face each day anew

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For the Meeting the Bar prompt at dVerse Poets Pub is brought to is today by Gayle, who offered a form lesson on the Florette. It’s a cool form I just had to try.

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32 responses to “Before the Throne

  1. So lovely. One of my favorites of yours for sure.

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  2. A lovely prayer in florette form.

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  3. Taken like a prayer one gets into that frame of mind of craving for solace and peace. Such elements are easily conceived by those relevant and sincere but elusive to those who are evil. Great linesLinda!

    Hank

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  4. The last two stanzas are very meaningful, like a prayer itself ~ Well done with the form Linda ~

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  5. A deep and powerful prayer!

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  6. Smiles.. the best way to worship
    Jesus is to worship the
    Christ within..
    and express it with
    the greatest light
    of lamp
    that lives
    as you..
    my friend..
    sadly some people
    wait for Christ when it is
    a Universal metaphor of
    the Spirit of the Universe of All
    and beyond.. AKA GOD that lives within..
    If Jesus knew today.. that people were
    worshipping his person rather than
    these Universal Teachings..
    quite frankly
    he would disappointed
    that no one ever really
    heard and practices the
    words
    that are same
    as Luke 17:21..
    in essence in
    the Kingdom of
    God lives
    within
    my friend..
    inside.. outside
    above.. so below
    and all around.. AKA
    ALLTHATIS WHERE
    GOD’S NAME
    IS
    FREEDOM
    AS GOD IS FREE
    AND SO ARE WE
    WHO TRULY
    HERE THE
    UNIVERSAL message..
    the same one taught
    by many throughout
    the ages.. from
    mythical Thoth..
    Krishna.. the
    real man Lao TZU..
    Buddha.. and yes..
    the original Yeshua
    still living in the
    text of Luke
    whomever scripted
    the words of Truth and
    Light of essence my friend..
    there is no separation and
    no limit to how many more teachers
    on other planets.. have related this
    same Truth and Light in essence
    as we are all
    one blanket
    of Love
    with GOD..
    the day that Yeshua’s
    message is lived more
    than he is worshipped as
    a human being.. will be
    when the world
    becomes one
    in Universal
    essence
    of Truth
    and Light..
    but hey.. we
    can do it now as
    heaven then in the Kingdom
    of God within us.. as Heaven
    now the real place Jesus is
    speaking
    of then..
    my friend
    with Love
    and doing our
    best in to making
    Jesus our prophet
    in healing rather
    than just
    another
    Quarter
    back of a football team
    to be worshipped as a man
    or God
    separated from
    the rest of us..:)

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    • Jesus alone is worthy of worship and praise. Revelation 5:11-14 says, “11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:

      “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
      to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
      and honor and glory and praise!”
      13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

      “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
      be praise and honor and glory and power,
      for ever and ever!”
      14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.”
      Peace, Linda

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      • Smiles.. My friend.. Revelation is a metaphor not to be taken literally.. unless you will my friend.. But all i ask of you really is.. to never worship me if anyone mistakes i.. As I.

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      • I’m actually in an in-depth study of Revelation right now. While some is metaphor, I believe the throne of God is quite real, described by John in words we can relate to, certainly not adequately enough to do God justice. But fear not, I will never worship you or any other created being. God alone is worthy. Peace, Linda

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      • Smiles.. My friend.. I’ve studied revelation.. The bible and all associated religious texts for five decades.. But frankly zero of that was necessary.. as the same God that lives within me and you is always worthy of worship.. It is when we worship the human ego in all forms of I of separation from the truth of light of God that we become separated.. Truly the measure of God in most human beings is the flame in light of eyes that is Universal for those who seek and see with eyes of God and truly that is not something that words alone are adequate to communicate.. but we try my friend with discernment as gift from.. God.. As well.. But anyway from the New Testament as revised now from 40 years since the death of Jesus from oral tradition then.. it is abundantly clear that he the man never wanted to be the King of any human or worshipped.. In fact it is reported that this humble man Jesus clearly states there will be others who do far greater things than he.. And this my friend is the true test of all authentic prophets.. Humility and Love.. Then Constantine.. The Emperor of Rome with the help of early Catholic Cohorts… In 325 AD.. Made Jesus into a soldier Sun God in alignment with the Mithra religion of the regional area to expand the Roman Empire.. Per the human tribal instinct.. And Constantine followed suit by constructing a monolithic statue of himself to join his promotion of Jesus to a Sun God to be worshipped.. All these people fail the test of true prophet.. My friend.. Like the real Yeshua.. A self proclaimed humble teacher as healing prophet.. But you see this elevates Jesus even higher in achievement as human no greater or less than you my friend and i..

        And interestingly and true too.. If not for Constantine.. And His Catholic Cohorts.. The Truth and Light that exists in the bible as is.. Would likely never exist as is now.. So lesson here again.. Only for God’s eyes for judgement.. My friend..:)

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  7. You did a wonderful work with this – a lovely interpretation of Isaiah. You like this form and I can see it likes you as well. Thank you. Lifted my heart on a grey soul day.

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    • This was actually inspired by Revelation 4 & 5, but Isaiah does touch on the throne room of God as well. Glad I could provide you with a spiritual lift today. Peace, Linda

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      • It made me think of Isaiah in the temple and the cherubim and seraphim there, how his lips were burned by the coal to purify him….the singing, holy holy holy….and Chris Tomlin…holy is the Lord God almighty, the earth is full of His glory…an excellent reminder in these troubled times.

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  8. Sorry, I meant form of course!

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  9. It’s an intriguing fomr, isn’t it – there’s a majesty and melody in the internal and end-of-line rhyme, which you really do justice to with your subject as well.

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  10. Just beautiful…and exactly what we all should strive for in these uncertain days.

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  11. Glenn Buttkus

    A fetching prayer & absolutely perfect rendering of the form; we must never lose sight of our humanity or spirituality. What troubles me is the over a billion people who pray to Allah as well, & are all being demonized by the radical minority.

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    • I appreciate your comment. I would not demonize those who pray to Allah, but I also believe that their faith is misplaced. Muslims are either trying to earn their salvation by their own peacful good works (which admittedly many who call themselves Christians mistakenly do as well) or they are trying to earn their way to heaven by killing infidels in the name of Allah. Either way, they are relying on their own efforts. Our efforts will never be sufficient for a holy God and I believe we must each trust in His saving grace alone. Peace, Linda

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  12. This is absolutely lovely..!

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  13. I’m so glad that you found the form enjoyable, Linda. You did a superb job with it and I was inspired by your heartfelt, loving prayer.

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  14. This is beautiful, Linda. Love the prayerful message. And you worked the form very well….

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  15. a prayer to help you through the madness seeking light…

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  16. A lovely prayer and song…it seems to be paramount in our minds with all that is happening in the world now.

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  17. Great execution of the form…seems quite effortless.

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