|Everlasting King - A Christmas Poem
Long ago the Word became flesh,
He dwelt among us to give us rest.
He was born that day to set us free,
under the law of death were we.
Through Moses came the law,
through Jesus came grace and truth,
and now through His Spirit
we clearly have the proof.
We must understand exactly why He came,
He came not to condemn, but to free us from our shame.
The condemnation is through our strife,
but through His Spirit alone is life.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Some have ears to hear this saying,
and some refuse to hear it.
The strength of sin is the law,
but the Son sets us free,
Jesus was born into the world…
to win this victory!
Hades will lose it’s victory,
death will lose it’s sting,
all praises to Immanuel…
the everlasting King!
By Jesse Larsen, December 19, 2003, updated on June 3 2005
Note: This poem came to me after I was listening to an album titled Songs 4 Worship: Christmas. But it is also inspired from many different books in the Bible such as the Gospel of John, the Gospel of Matthew, Isaiah and 1 Corithnians. It is simply about why God became a Man and dwelt among us. You can find info about Jesus' diety on my page titled “Who Is Jesus Christ”, and you can read my salvation page to better understand why He came to this earth.
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” – Matthew 1:23