Six Thousand Years ago, the greatest lie and
most elegant of deceptions was peddled to man;
It began as one
man was coerced, cajoled and convinced
to slay his brother -- for his flocks!
So Man did purchase,
with innocents’ blood,
the perverse snake’s oil concoction, ...of sloth,. .of greed,..of violence,.. and death,
in Lucifer's venal Lie,.. that -- “Men must haveflesh to live!” --
So in that terrible moment, Lucifer's reign of blood and terror,
upon the Earth, began:
In evil designs,..
in conspiracies,.. in lies upon lies,
...flesh taken, for the fleshed,.. and blood, for the bloodied!
Violence and death, ...feeding violence upon violence,
...the dead, ...upon the dead!
as Lucifer's and man's vile “war”-
”the desire for more cattle”(sanskrit)
...did commence its awful assault,.. against good, and God.
...against all creation!
-- therein began,.. all the desolations of man!
But yesterday,.. in Gods greater love,..
His power and word was sent.
Through a humble, unschooled, plain,.. but sincere man,
...gentle and kind,...like our Lord;
our Dear Prophet and brother, and eternal friend,..
Exposing the Lie,
engaging,.. provoking,., and bruising, the dark author's head,
...with valiant command,
he Pleased God!
-- But offending the vile and violent, the world's fleshfouled man.
he then, by man,.. my Prophet pure, ...in innocence, like Abel,. was slain.
So, today, ...now wiser, in his wisdom, ...more loving, in his love,
I follow his soft counsel,.. My Prophet, and brother,..my friend;
Each moment brings
new wonder,.. each day’s new joy is made sure,
...my hands now washed clean,., my heart now mends pure,..
... as the gentle, and soft, and eternal kind ease,
of My Lords tender ways, brings sweet savored peace!
I sit, with my Prophet and friend, with all earth’s family,
joined in our love, with our Dear Lord, at His table spread full, and kindly,
where heaven’s bounty, in beauty, is carefully laid,..
where none are hurt, . . and none, made afraid!
...Yet the sweetest peace of all,..
to me, ..My Lord does give!
... as in my soul,.. His love assures,
None!.. that is...
Nothing need die, that I might live!
Thomas Lynn Rodgers
(recorded Oct 20, 1992 -- from experience of June 30 1991)
*None, applies to all individuals of God's creatures or members of His animal kingdom! --
-- Hence the finished form of My Covenant becomes: "Nothing need die that I might live!"