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Topic: The Kingdom of God (03/12/09)
TITLE: KINGDOMS IN TIME
By vincent lyons
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By stealthy words and battles won,
Great kingdoms of the world have come,
But everyone will be undone,
Smote by the Kingdom of The Son.
Great Babylon in ancient days
Enforced its will by whetted blades,
Turned hapless nations into slaves,
But now the desert marks its grave—
Its might and power all erased.
The Persians and the Medes allied,
The might of Babylon defied,
Reduced to dust its haughty pride
And cast their cruel yoke aside,
Then forced its lords to pay them tithe.
The Greeks attacked with lightening speed,
They smashed the Persian and the Mede
By Alexander’s crafty lead,
Who though in battle would succeed,
Would perish in his lustful greed.
The Romans came and conquered all
From Persia to Hadrian’s Wall
They vanquished nations big and small,
The Greek, the Saxon and the Gaul—
The Roman system was installed.
These mighty kingdoms paved the road,
Relentlessly to end times strode--
Now bombs and armaments are stowed—
A conflagration could explode—
Enter the kingdom long foretold.
The fiercest ruler ever known
By wiles and stealth ascends the throne—
Men now must worship him alone—
The “mark” is their allegiance sworn—
Man in rebellion’s now full blown.
The prophet Daniel knew these things
Before the advent of these kings;
He prophesied that God would send
His Son to pay the price for sins—
He’d die and He would rise again.
His Kingdom’s in the hearts of men
Who have repented of their sin,
By grace through faith have entered in,
Whose everlasting hope is Him—
He will return as Lord and King.
Then He will punish all of those
Who would the rule of God oppose;
This present evil age He’ll close
And righteous rule He will impose,
As the Word of God clearly shows.
On David’s throne The King will dwell—
Christ Jesus reigns from Israel—
He’s God with us—Immanuel,
The One Who conquered death and Hell—
“Praise You Lord, You do all things well.”
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