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April 10th, 2019

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The Poem of God

There is a beautiful word in Greek that is used only TWO times in the entire New Covenant scriptures. It is the word poema, from which we derive the word “poem”.  It can be translated as “workmanship, artistry, craftmanship, creation, creativity…”

It is somewhat parallel to the Hebraic concept of מְלֶאכֶת מַחֲשָׁבֶת, m’lechet makhshevet, which means “well-thought out workmanship” – referring to the craftmanship of the great artist Bezalel in building the Tabernacle ornaments (Exodus 35:33, cf. Ephesians 2:21, II Kings 16:10).

Natural Creation Revealing

The first use of poema is referring to physical creation.

Romans 1:20 – The invisible character of God, His power and divinity, are clearly seen and understood from the time of creation, through the things that were created…

In this verse “the things that were created” are poema. The creativity of the creator is seen in His creation.  The heart of any artist is seen in his artwork. The stunning beauty of natural creation is the poem of God. It is His song.

God’s Genius Work

The second use of poema is referring to God’s genius work in changing us from rebellious and lustful sinners into vessels of grace and glory. Through the creation, God shows His divine power.  Through the work of the cross, He shows His astonishing love. We are the ultimate artistry of God’s genius. 

Ephesian 2:10 – for we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared beforehand…

If we will submit to God’s work in our lives, He will transform us into a beautiful piece of artwork. As the physical creation was “good” and the creation of man was “very good,” so will the new creation of God in our hearts be “excellent.” In fact, it will be awesome. 

We together will be more beautiful than the priestly garments of the tabernacle, and more glorious than a shining rainbow.  As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, we will become God’s song, His “poem.” We are the picture that God is painting.

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6 Comments

  1. Amelia April 12, 2019 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. I love to read Asher’s insights into the Word. .
    We just returned last Sunday, April 7th from Israel. It was nice to stop at YadHaShmonah. It would have been even better if we would have made it at the time of worship, but it was not possible for some reason or another. At least we were able to get a word from Asher and Betty and Ron.
    May the Lord continue to increase and Revive Israel!

  2. Natalie Wiegmann April 12, 2019 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Love this!

  3. Bev Reid April 13, 2019 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Thank you for this beautiful message!”The Poem of God” reminds me of a prayer poem the Lord inspired me to write a few months ago.

    Light of Day

    In John 8:12 Jesus said,
    “I am the light of the world.
    Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness,
    but will have the light of life.”

    O Light of Day
    capture my soul
    in Your loving power today
    Cause me to wait
    in trembling anticipation
    for the touch of
    Your Mighty Tenderness

    For no one can capture
    the power of Your love
    in human hands that fail
    But hearts longing to see Your face
    will never fail
    to behold the
    Glory of Your Amazing Grace

    May the Glory of our Risen Lord
    fill your heart with His light and love this Easter
    (With blessings from Bev Reid)

  4. Brigitte Schönfelder April 13, 2019 at 8:40 am - Reply

    wonderful!!

  5. Elhanan April 13, 2019 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    A wonderful word for us poets! Elhanan

  6. Dave April 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    There’s more to this poem, much more. For the poem ( creation) is yet unfolding into the future and how it unfolds is of the utmost importance. There is a competition concerning how it will unfold between the Creator and the Anointed Covering Cherubim who just so happens to be a musical angel of light, Lucifer whose name means morning star as Jesus declares in the Revelation that He Jesus is the bright and morning star. As a direct challenge to the angel who would be God. Why morning star? Venus is a nearly universal celestial symbol for the future, because it so obviously represents the future. How? Because it shines above the dawning of a new day coming. The whole poem or song if you will was sung before the Creation, such is the power of God, in detail, every last detail of it all, including the fall of Lucifer, before the creation existed including the devil. God knew Lucifer would fall before the angel existed. God didn’t make him to fall or predestinate him to fall though herein lies the contest, with the fallen angel blaming it all on the Creator. Lucifer was indeed created to unfold the future in a musical manner of incomprehensible power and beauty. But instead he squandered all of his power upon himself in the vain glorious attempt to supersede the One who made him and he need do only one thing and one thing alone to succeed, what? Cause God to error, any error the smallest seemingly insignificant error at all. This was what the temptation in the wilderness was all about, the devil trying to cause God to error. Could it happen? Certainly it could happen but it never will for God is perfection in all of his ways and that being the perfection of love for His creation (poem). Satan on the other hand loves only himself in abysmal self-consuming self-adoration, vain- glorious vain-hope filled with pride in the attempt to supplant his Creator. This with the idea of having come out of the Creator he ( falsely believes) he represents the better part of the Creator to evolve into the new God. And so worse of all errors of being, the angel is self-deceived and thus deceived Eve. God lets the angel try in every way he can to cause God to error but it always turns out for the greater glory (beauty) of God. You can’t mess up the poem and if try to you’ll only increase the beauty of it for God will never error. For everything God does is done for and in the perfection of love, that is care and concern for others (The Creation/poem ), God’s music, the story of the gospels. How do I know? The application of logical deduction. The Word is the Logos and Logos means logic, God is understandable (the light) With no darkness in Him (spooky new age stuff) that those who profess such things can never quite put their finger on it, just what it is their trying to say, because they don’t know, figures.

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