Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil 

 

“12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”– Ephesians 6:12 

“I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” 

-Psalm 121 


The garden 

The sweat,became blood. 

As Jesus prayed.

His disciples,slept.Not understanding what was about to happen.

Just like the world was not ready 

When he came into it 

It was uncomprehending 

As he was leaving it….

But he prayed 

Because from the beginning 

This was the plan 

From the time Adam bit …

And God said 

“Who told you,you were naked?”

This was the plan 

To restore mankind 

To that place 

Of closeness with God 

To take the keys 

Of death…

And Deliver us 


This moment 

In time 

God was on earth 

Among men 

And stepping on the neck  of the serpent…

Earth shook 

And the skies opened 

As Jesus bled out on a cross 

Everything in creation 

Knew what was happening 

God 

was dying ...

And in that moment 

The veil in the temple 

Was torn from top to bottom 

Because 

As christ breathed 

“It is finished”

we gained access to the Kingdom of heaven 

There is no deed 

No formula 

His blood on the altar 

Finished it.

God has never been rubbing his hands together 

Worrying about the future 

He has always had a plan 

But for those 

There 

In that moment 

They didn’t know about Sunday 

About the resurrection 

We have that hope 

The hope in Sunday 

We have the hope of his return 

Because 

The story isn’t quite finished yet 

Salvation 

Isn’t about a formula 

It has always been 

“Who told you,you were naked?”

That’s all God said 

Who gave you a different self image 

Than what I gave you?

And he’s been restoring that image 

Ever since 

One day,soon.

We will see 

The end 

And wonder how those forces 

Took the skies from us 

And why we ever doubted 

Because 

We are not naked 

He clothed us 

He gave us Beauty for ashes 

He defeated death 

He defeated  razor blades 

Addiction 

Paranoia 

Depression 

Anxiety 

Fear 

We have the right to exist 

In Him 

And we have that access

This victory 

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