Artwork by Treijim

I read President Henry B. Eyrings message on lds.org and felt inspired to write this poem.  I am grateful for his powerful message of light!  Here is a link to the message that inspired me https://www.lds.org/liahona/2017/03/armed-with-righteousness?cid=HP_WE_1-3-2017_dPFD_fLHNA_xLIDyL1-A_&lang=eng

 

The Fight

 

I fought for my King, I stood and faced you then,

A darkened spirit of lies, who sought the agency of men.

A war cry rang through me as I looked at you,

For to my Father and King I was loyal and true.

There was no question; I would stand with holy light,

And wield the sword of truth, giving all to this fight.

With God’s valiant angels I battled with zeal,

My love for my God was the strength you did feel.

At last we struck you down with one final blast,

Your fate was sealed, the die set and cast.

To earth you went and in misery did wait,

For the birth of the faithful into their mortal state.

And so we began this battle anew,

The dragon against the faithful and true.

Each moment of our life you seek to ensnare,

To seduce, to deceive, to cause pain and despair.

A master of evil who has nothing to gain,

Your joy is to bring suffering and pain.

Yet in this battle we still stand with power,

Sustained by our God in this difficult hour.

We have everything to gain as we resist you,

For our God was born to cleanse and make new.

By the power of our King we can return and find rest,

Brought back by His grace, eternally blest!

So I stand again and fight for my King,

I follow His plan, for victory He will bring!

Each day I put on my armor with care,

My strength is the light that heaven doth share.

I push you back as I did once before,

My fight here on earth will settle the score.

For when I am finished my King will return,

Iniquity will cease and the wicked will burn.

The earth made new by our Heavenly King,

Joy and healing our Redeemer will bring!

The saints will break forth into beautiful song,

Acknowledging our Savior who made our fight strong.

For a thousand years we will live with our King,

Enfolded in love and the peace He will bring!

And then one last time you will try as you must,

But we will stand forth and keep our God’s trust.

The forces of light will see the dragon cast out,

No more to return, with joy we will shout!

Then with our Father in His kingdom of light,

We will feel of His love as we stand in His sight!

The battle now finished we will rejoice in His Son,

Who humbly gave all that this fight would be won!

 

Written by Michelene Glasson

 

 

The War in Heaven

To me the inspired words of prophets and apostles are a warning cry to wake up and prepare. I feel that warning and I am answering with all that I am. None of us know the hour or moment when the Lord will return. The scriptures teach us that, "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." May we prepare every day, may we stand as true warriors every day, may our loyalty and love show forth always. By so doing we will be ready to stand with Him when at last He returns to cleanse the earth and make it new. As we live in obedience to His laws we need not fear. The hour of His return will be a day of joy for the faithful saints of God!

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God." I look with joy to the day when my King returns to free His people from Satan. At that great day iniquity will cease. The innocent will suffer no more. Peace and light will prevail and we will live in joy with our King!

I encourage you to read the lyrics to this beautiful hymn! So powerful!:)

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored
He has loosed the fateful lightening
Of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on

I have seen him in the watch-fires
Of a hundred circling camps
They have builded him an altar
In the evening dews and damps
I have read his righteous sentence
By the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
His truth is marching on

I have read a fiery gospel
Writ in burnish'd rows of steel
As ye deal with my contemptors
So with you my grace shall deal
Let the hero, born of woman
Crush the serpent with his heel
Since my God is marching on

He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men
Before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul
To answer him be jubilant, my feet
Our God is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
His truth is marching on
His truth is marching on

Written by Julia Ward Howe