Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Visiting the Vine

"O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine... It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.  Let Thy hand be upon the Man of Thy right hand, upon the Son of Man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself... Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause Thy face to shine; and we shall be saved" (Psalm 80:14-19).  "And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud... the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle... gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God" (Revelation 14:14-19). 

The Lord has looked upon the vine
Which He rebukes throughout the land,
Yet He will cause His face to shine
Through Christ, the Man of His right hand. 

The vine of earth is proud and long
Opposing God on every path,
But Christ, the Son of Man, is strong
Who shall consume this vine with wrath.

The blasphemy we hear is loud,
Yet soon this vine of earth shall cease
When Christ shall come upon the cloud
And govern as the Prince of Peace. 

Behold this vine; it shall be burned;
Its wickedness shall be cut down
When Christ our Savior has returned,
And He alone shall wear the crown! 

O Lord, we've seen Your battle plan
Against the vine that seeks control:
You came to earth as Son of Man
To give Your life to save our soul. 

Lord, we foresee in Revelation
When Satan's vine is gathered up,
That those rejecting Your salvation
Shall also drink of judgment's cup.

O turn us, Lord, to see again
The true Vine that You are alone,
And shine Your face upon us then
That we may make Your Gospel known!    

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