Can you see them?
There! Right in the midst of the flames.
Cast in by men who never lived to tell the tale,
Burnt to ashes even as they rained curses
Damning the condemned.
Even as they, the not condemned, were damned.
Their master they had a must to obey
This command they could not deny:
The three displaced in body, not in soul,
The names conferred – Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
In aim to basterdize, demean, destroy.
Total annihilation of every vestige of faith,
Every remnant of hope,
But Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah, stood strong,
Together the three as one,
Refusing to bow.
Securely bound, summarily shackled,
No means of escape (or so was thought).
Sundry eyes fixed on the gruesome
Pathos, tragedy and desolation,
Surely brought on by the very obedience
That compelled their souls.
The ones who succumbed standing by
By horror transfixed,
But still THEY refused to bow.
Freedom had Jehovah promised,
Heart, soul, body and mind.
Reverse divinity, through heavenly trinity
Of the tribe of Judah,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah – The three
Roaring Lion of the tribe of Judah arising,
Father, Spirit, The Son in the “Fourth”
The Divine in liberty, with flesh in captivity
Liberated from the scourge of fire in Serenity
Can you see them shackles broken!
Now they walk free!
In the midst of the fire,
In mystical conversation;
Holy communion, conferred through covenant.
Chaldean circumcision their hearts had rejected
Through which carnal satisfaction,
Would have bound the soul in captivity.
But by circumcision of fleshly hearts their spirits freed,
Breaking their bonds, rejecting passivity.
In the carnal fire, present HE is
So even as set to be consumed,
We are not ignited
By HIS Spirit’s fire lifted we are
Ignited with passion, but certainly not consumed!
The ONE corporeally with the three
In the physical fire,
The three intangibly with The “Three in One”
Through Spiritual fire.
Our “three” with the “Fourth”,
The “Fourth” with our “three”.
When all else have become ashes,
To His own He gives beauty.
And where bodies would have laid anointed with oil for burial,
The cruz of oil flows continually to sustain LIFE!
And instead of emptiness filling dried skeleton and skull
Fullness of the Godhead bodily dwells in living souls!
That the fire from without does not devour,
As the fire from within, baptizes to empower;
As the fourth walks freely with the three,
And the three are set free in the fourth.
Now The Lord is that Spirit,
And where HE is, there is liberty.
That we, when bound by limitation, turn to The Lord,
The veil between time and eternity is taken away
So that we who were bound by time and physicality,
In the fire without
Are liberated into the glory
“Outside of time”,
By the fire within,
LIFE UNTO LIFE eternal!
*** Etymology of the names:
- Hananiah means “God who is gracious” – God’s grace – CHRIST
- Misha’el means “Who is like God?”, – GOD THE FATHER
- Azariah means “God has helped” – God’s help – THE SPIRIT
- Shadrach possibly is derived from Shudur Aku “Command of the moon god” – Contrast COMMAND to GRACE
- Meshach is probably a variation of Mi•sha•aku, meaning “Who is what Aku is?”, and may have been an alteration of his Hebrew name Mishael – Contrast IDOL to LIVING GOD!
- Abednego is either a corrupted or deliberate use of Abednebo, “servant of Nebo/Nabu,” or Abednergo, a variation of Abednergal, “servant of the god Nergal – Contrast SERVANT to HELPER
THIS IS WHAT THE “THREE”(Father, Son and Holy Ghost) IN THE FOURTH MAN HAS BROUGHT: BY THE “FOURTH”(Jesus) in our “THREE” – Body: Liberated by walking with the “Fourth man”, Mind: Set free by talking with the “Fourth man”, and Spirit: Ignited but not consumed by the fire of “Fourth man” – Halleluyah for Pentecoste!
FOR THIS WE ARE THANKFUL AS WE CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING!
Peace and much love,
From “Me” to you.
© OluPero Mettabel, November 22, 2012.