The Appointed Time: Spoken Word
It is said that the sun and moon serve as signs to mark
seasons and days and years,
and yes, to also serve as light
both day and night.
So it has been written, so it has been.
Days turned into weeks,
weeks turned into months,
months into years,
years into decades,
and the appointed time approached—
the season had come.
It was the day He met with me and I with Him.
Before then, I was drowning in the sea of doubt and sin.
Fear had had it’s grip on me.
Shame had been my faithful companion.
Guilt always reminded me of my sins.
I wondered if I would be saved by any means.
My fate was sealed, my pains unhealed and hell unleashed.
Judgment had come forth to take me into condemnation.
Like a damned sinner, there was no room for any supplication.
I wept and followed helplessly and hopelessly as
Fear, Shame and Guilt mercilessly made fun of me.
All of a sudden, judgement halted because
Mercy had interrupted — she had not come alone — she came with Grace and Courage.
It was Courage who drove fear, shame and guilt away from me.
Grace lifted up my face to the heavens so I could see His Majesty.
His Majesty was filled with wrath had not Compassion come through,
She had touched the heart of God and anger was subdued.
Mercy made a signal to Love
and Love shone through the eyes of God.
Because of Compassion and Love, I was
lifted up by Grace, Mercy and Courage
and as a result, Judgement was dismissed.
Though Judgement was not wrong — I was,
but Compassion had pleaded my case before God. Love had
made God see that Christ had been interceding and His blood was not to be in vain. So that was it; the time
had come for Him to change my name— and my name He changed indeed.
My clothes which had been ragged and stained were
changed pure white and sparkling, for the blood of Christ had washed me clean.
I was given a helmet called Salvation, and there came an instruction saying:
“You must work it out with fear and trembling.”
Then a breastplate called Righteousness and a belt called Truth were given me and I was instructed:
“Never let these depart from you.”
A shield was handed over to me and it was called Faith and I was told:
“If you lose this, you can never please me.”
Also a sword was given me and it was called the Word of God, and He said:
“Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God— this is life and by it you shall live.”
I was given a pair of shoes called Gospel shoes, and He said to me:
“How beautiful are the feet that carry the Gospel.”
Then a new song was placed on my lips; it was titled Hallelujah — it was accompanied by Praise the Lord!
Mercy and Grace were asked to watch over me.
Courage was asked to guard and embolden me.
Faithfulness was told to make me faithful;
Kindness to make me kind.
Trust was instructed to lead me; obedience was his companion.
Joy joyfully entered my heart; Love locked her in and took the keys.
Peace found her place within me; Goodness followed me.
Self-control was instructed to keep me disciplined.
Patience patiently waited till we were all done so that Gentleness could gently lead us home.
And there I was standing in the presence of the only Living God.
He said to me:
“Today, you have become my daughter and now you sit with me in the heavenlies. You have the right to boldly come before my throne.”
And so I bowed with gratitude before His Majesty — the Almighty — for he is God alone.
Indeed my sins had been atoned for; the
Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: End of time by Ugonna Onyekwe (
About The Appointed Time
The poetry is a Christian one which showcases what salvation is like. It reveals how merciful God is and how he doesn’t judge us according to our iniquities. We deserve judgement but love and mercy interceded through Christ Jesus.
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