Poem – To Zion (My Love)

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Guest Author: Christopher Copas

"To Zion (My Love)"

My blood flows from her,

And my life to her returns.

My heart rests only in her arms;

My mind is at ease when her doors are at peace;

My thoughts are tranquil when hers are serene.

My soul cries out for her eternal protection;

My spirit aches fervently for her perpetual security;

My loins forever declare an endless love for that Holiest of Cities,

And for the safety of her children.

For Zion belongs only to Hashem.

And all of her people

Who believe in their heart,

Who love in their soul,

Shall remain on that land,

Shall be kept forever whole––

For the time that is at hand,

For the day that beckons now.

For our day is soon to come,

For our day, our Holy One.

Yet until that day arrives,

A warning to the enemy lines––

Unto all those who endeavor to destroy her beauty and her majesty––

A cup of white-hot trembling––

A lion of boundless hunger––

A maze of limitless fire––

An earthquake without end.

Christopher B. Copas

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39 Responses to “Poem – To Zion (My Love)”

  1. Unto all those who have given their lives,
    And to all those whose lives were taken
    For being who they are.

    For You.

    To Zion, My Love.

  2. “FORSAKEN”

    The celebration of the Gull, cracks the surrendering stillness of the new dawn.
    The shrillness of its cry pierces his mind, wrestling it from the soundness, and security of its sleep.
    Resisting, he desperately attempts to gather up the shards of what was once a dream.
    Yet it quickly fades away,returning, escaping, back into the folds of its elusive gray dimension.

    Realities menacing dark form makes its way through the thick slumbering fog.
    Its gait determined, stalking.
    Without pity nor remorse, it unleashes its omen of another day.

    Existence, survival, meaningless trivialities along the expanse of the eternal line.
    Void and without significance he wanders lost upon his solitary path, subjected to the chaos of the circumstance, and the repercussions of the choice.

    Whatever the day, the weight between one from another is simply indistinguishable.
    Its press ever present, yielding ones soul of its will, its essence, its hope.

    The clouds are dark, almost black, and there is a chop upon the sea.

    His soul cries out.
    Its visceral chant rises, and breaks through the fragile blanket of clouds.
    It joins a chorus of a billion other voices.
    Their song is a belching of anguish, heartache born of torment, and of broken spirit.

    Together they dance into oblivion.
    Together they fall from grace.
    I weep amongst them within the abyss.
    Together with the forsaken.

    • To Connor:

      Your post is mightily profound, beautifully empathetic, and marvelously sensitive.

      For there is a time of feeling forsaken, and a time of being forsaken.

      For there is a time of being physically forsaken, and one that is solely spiritual.

      And by imagination alone, one can infer that the latter is worse.

      Yet only those who choose to forsake are truly forsaken, and never forever.

      For there is always One who shall never TRULY forsake, even though it may seem as such.

      For the Promise is still there, and shall always be. {Deuteronomy 31:8}

      Let not your heart be troubled. {John 14:1}

      • To repeat what bears repeating, and to crystallize and complete my own thoughts, in order for there to be no omission, or misunderstanding…

        For there is always One who shall never TRULY forsake, even though it may seem (as such) that we have been forsaken.

        Yet that feeling is only that––a feeling.

        For this too shall pass.

    • In Continuing:

      “Forsaken” (to me) speaks of feeling and being utterly bereft, especially of those we love the very most––or, that is, of those who have gone on ahead of us, in the passing of life.

      I understand this feeling.

      For I am an only child––and many in my own family have also passed away, and in a very brief sojourn.

      Connor, I admire you greatly, and I thank you many times over for your highly probative and heartfelt efforts.

      Be well always, and keep writing.

      For––

      The LORD Himself goes before you, and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. {Deuteronomy 31:8)

    • A VISION OF HEAVEN is here:

      https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/a-vision-of-heaven/

  3. Thank you Christopher.

    To me, yours was an expression of our hope.(and very well done.)

    Where as mine was indeed an expression of my heart.
    Though we are to be a light in the world, many of us are overwhelmed. We project a persona to others in how we would like to be perceived, yet if the veil where to tear, many of us would expose the truth of our brokenness.

    Though faith is the evidence of things that are unseen, (supposedly separate from that of feelings),
    we are unfortunately, being human, a slave to how we perceive our experience. Not one of us appears to go through life unscathed.
    How we feel, is our personal reality.

    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement though.
    God Bless,

    • Blessings, Connor.

      There is an amazing truth in life, and that is this:

      That our feelings and perceptions are always subject to change.

      For no two moments are ever exactly the same.

      This is always good and reassuring to know, because it means that we possess the inherent ability to view our lives differently.

      The promise that our feelings will change––or, that is, if we want those feelings to change, and the way we perceive those feelings––either due in part to the passing of time––or, to the thoughts and actions of someone we love, revere, and admire––or, to the very nature that God has given us, is nonetheless a promise that rings true in my own life, and hopefully, in yours too.

      Selah, and take care.

      Best Always,
      Christopher (CBC)

  4. Hi Christopher,

    I feel and share your love for Zion. So much history and promise is wrapped around one city. It is the only city that is promised a place in eternity. So much persecution, glory, love and tragedy has occurred there, and to its people. It is the place of Christ’s return. I cry for her protection as well. May her glory be renewed soon, and may God’s kingdom shine from that place once again.

  5. Hi Christopher, Conner and Marianne, I have read this post several times over the last few days. It is all so beautifully expressed.. Life is a “load” no doubt, especially for “real” christians. So many emotions, it should be so simple, really. There is only one choice, follow the lord, the word, the truth, the way. It is simple, it is love, but we are here with that “earthly” dark influence that so strongly permeates, veils, distorts and contorts so many minds and hearts…that has never been simple for me to understand. I guess life would be too easy if everyone loved everyone, could you imagine?! Well, that’s heaven place..I pray we will be there soon. As for Zion, I also share your love for her, you said it all, Marianne!…Thank you all. Shalom

    • To Elle,

      You are abundantly thoughtful and equally as kind. You are also profoundly considerate and incomparably encouraging. You embody a most glorious, splendorous, and magnetic gravitas.

      Thanks ever so much.

      Love, admire, and appreciate your thoughts.

      Christopher (CBC)

  6. To Christopher, Thank you for your gracious, benevolent compliment, I will try and graciously receive it! You have such a bright light…you have inspired me to pray for, if it is His will, to be among peopie like you, who have such depth, love, and the ability to express it.! That would be a miracle as I have never had that experience! Thank you and may the Lord bring you many blessings!

  7. It is easy to be a Light unto a Light. For your words are as wonderfully resplendent, as beautifully radiant, and as thoroughly effervescent as any I’ve ever seen.

    The ones who are the converse––now that’s the true test.

    For I reverence someone like you, who patiently takes the time to express such timely and generous sentiments, and who is marvelously sensitive to words and thoughts like these.

    I can also say this––to Elle, to Marianne, to Lyndsey, to Leatherneck, to Buck, to Eliakim, and to all those who proclaim their perpetual witness on a disciplined and forever faithful basis––that if there were even a thousand of you on all this earth, to me, there would be no more suffering on this earth, there would be no more confusion on this earth, and indifference would never, ever rule the day––anytime, anyplace. For the nations would never doubt the Endless Love of our Father God, and that of His Christ, and that of our Holy Comforter, if there were only more like you in this strange and vulnerable world.

    For all of you testify of His Love, and to His Love.

    For unto me, you are the True Church.

  8. As the bible predicts ZION is given a new name.

    Do catch up Christians.

    Zion’s New Name

    1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
    till her vindication shines out like the dawn,
    her salvation like a blazing torch.
    2 The nations will see your vindication,
    and all kings your glory;
    you will be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
    3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand,
    a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62 1-3

    • The name ZION comes directly from YHWH.

      Yes, YHWH will rename Zion, though Zion shall live forever.

      For here is proof in the form of Gematria:

      ISRAEL = 384

      (I, 54 + S, 114 + R, 108 + A, 6 + E, 30 + L, 72)

      ZION = 384

      (Z, 156 + I, 54 + O, 90 + N, 84)

      YHWH = 384

      (Y, 150 + H, 48 + W, 138 + H, 48)

      TETRA = 384 (The Tetragrammaton)

      (T, 120 + E, 30 + T, 120 + R, 108 + A, 6)

      “Tetra” in Greek means “four”––as in the four letters of YHWH.

      Let me show you something else:

      BEN-GURION = 630

      (B, 12 + E, 30 + N, 84 + G, 42 + U, 126 + R, 108 + I, 54 + O, 90 + N, 84)

      WEIZMANN = 630

      (W, 138 + E, 30 + I, 54 + Z, 156 + M, 78 + A, 6 + N, 84 + N, 84)

      Of course, as most of us know, David Ben-Gurion and Chaim Weizmann were each the first Prime Minister and President of Israel, respectively.

      And both their last names in English Gematria equal the same number, 630.

      Combine BEN-GURION and WEIZMANN and you then have 1,260––a highly privileged number in English Gematria––one that can also be used to prove both the friends and the foes of Israel––a crucial number that is scripturally revealed in both the Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation of Saint John the Divine.

      And, as I have also shown you––ISRAEL, ZION, YHWH, and TETRA all equal 384.

      This is no coincidence.

      This is no accident.

      For Gematria, whether in Hebrew, Greek, or English––proves the Will of YHWH.

      For here we all can see an Origin of Will that no one can deny.

      For there are no accidents with YHWH.

      For Zion is the Will of God, precisely because it is MORE than just a name.

      Zion is much more than a symbol.

      Zion is the City of God within the Nation of God.

      For the City and the Nation are One, and shall ALWAYS be One.

      For Zion is One within YHWH, and YHWH is One within Zion.

      For Israel, Zion, and YHWH are One.

      For Gematria proves the Will of the Father, and the Will of the Son––once and for all––forever and ever.

      • Christopher, Where are you getting your gematria values from? In the Hebrew letter-numbers YHVH (Yod= 10, Hay=5, Vav=6, Hay=5) total value = 26 = 8.
        Zion = 156, Israel = 541.

        In your system the value of 384 is refined to 3+8+4 = 15 = 6. So according to your calculations Israel, Zion, YHVH would equate to 6,6,6, ??? What are you saying?

        • Hi Ariael,

          Thanks for writing.

          It’s actually quite simple:

          A is 6, and Z is 156. That is the range.

          One example:

          ENGLISH = 444

          GEMATRIA = 444

          Thus ENGLISH GEMATRIA equals 888.

          The fact that both words equal the same number (444) which then combine to equal another identical triplet (888) should reveal its reliability to all.

          There was no mention of 666 in my previous post––only 384, 630, and 1,260.

          384 is LITERALLY 384 and so on. Do not separate the digits.

          You are also quoting a different rendering of YHWH in the form of YHVH, which obviously does not correspond to the same number.

          An example of 666 in English Gematria would be:

          MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA = 666

          (MECCA, 150 + SAUDI, 324 + ARABIA, 192)

          How about 624?

          JERUSALEM = 624

          (J, 60 + E, 30 + R, 108 + U, 126 + S, 114 + A, 6 + L, 72 + E, 30 + M, 78)

          CITY OF GOD = 624

          (C, 18 + I, 54 + T, 120 + Y, 150 + O, 90 + F, 36 + G, 42 + O, 90 + D, 24)

          THE TEMPLE = 624

          (T, 120 + H, 48 + E, 30 + T, 120 + E, 30 + M, 78 + P, 96 + L, 72 + E, 30)

          Do you understand now?

          Let me know if you have any more questions, and I will answer them.

          • Hi Chris, actually no, I don’t understand at all. I’ve studied Greek & Hebrew gematria & Kabala studies of the energy of letter-numbers.

            Although English is a derivative language you can assign numbers to the letters but how is “A = 6, Z =156” ??

            Where did you get this foundation of letter-number equivalents? In western numerology:
            A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. I guess you could say J=10…R=90, S=100 but you run out at Z=800 – no completion of numeric values at 900.

            • My usage is as old as Time––literally. For it comes from YHWH’s Creation of Time, and the Essence of Time in Relation to the Earth.

              For YHWH works in sixes:

              6 Days of Creation.

              60 x 6 = 360 Degrees (The Sundial).

              60 Seconds = One Minute.

              60 Minutes = One Hour.

              6 x 4 = 24 Hours, and/or One Day.

              6 x 5 = 30 days, and/or a Standard Month.

              6 x 2 = 12 Months, and/or One Year.

              6 x 2 also equals The Twelve Tribes of Israel, etc.

              I hope that (by now) you are able to understand.

              Either way, if you divide each letter with the same exact number––whether six or otherwise––the words will still match.

              • Well Okay but if YHVH works in 6’s (Again the Number 666 as a triplet would be of prime significance to YHVH ) why do we have the 7 ages of man, 7 seas, 7 continents, 7 days per week, 70 years allocated lifespan, 7th planet from the Sun (taking Gods view from outside), etc.
                Again in the Scriptures 40 is the most common number for trials & tribulations (not a multiple of 6) then we have 365 days in one solar year. What’s happening here?

                When you say “Either way, if you divide each letter with the same exact number––whether six or otherwise––the words will still match” – of course they will, in the Copas system their mathematical ratio remains the same whenever a base and its multiples are used as a numeric equivalent.

                What is the significance of 384?

                • You made me smile, because…

                  You have credited me with inventing English Gematria.

                  However, it is not the “Copas” System.

                  It is commonly known by many. I did not invent it.

                  Google GEMATRIA CALCULATOR, and see for yourself.

                  Here is one example:

                  http://www.gematrix.org/

                  All numbers are on loan from YHWH, including those that are used to identify the enemy.

                  In terms of 666, there are certain grand exceptions––such as CHRISTOS, AGE OF CHRIST, LAW OF LOVE, and PERFECTION––yet those exceptions are rare and precious indeed.

                  Moving On:

                  As I mentioned before, ENGLISH and GEMATRIA each equal 444.

                  The following words also equal 444 in English Gematria––both those that are nefarious, and those that are good:

                  GOSPEL

                  JEWISH

                  JESUS

                  THE KEY

                  CHURCH AGE

                  MUHAMMAD

                  SATAN’S

                  LUCIFER

                  HARLOT

                  CLONING

                  OCCULT

                  PEACE ACCORD

                  A FALSE PEACE

                  MESSIAH

                  MENORAH

                  HAVANA, CUBA

                  LONDON

                  SAN DIEGO

                  NUCLEAR

                  ENERGY

                  THE ARABS

                  ARABIA, IRAN

                  INVADES

                  AL-QUDS, etc.

                  Are you going to argue with all these too?

                  I am merely presenting the facts.

                  Again––ZION, ISRAEL, YHWH, and TETRA all equal the same number, 384.

                  For the focus should be on ZION.

                  Thus, the focus should be on the WORDS that equal the SAME NUMBER, NOT the number itself.

                  Again, this is no accident.

                  Again, this is no coincidence.

                  Let us move on.

  9. You who call on the LORD,
    give yourselves no rest,
    7 and give him no rest till he establishes (NEW) Jerusalem
    and makes her the praise of the earth.

    8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand
    and by his mighty arm:
    “Never again will I give your grain
    as food for your enemies,
    and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
    for which you have toiled;
    9 but those who harvest it will eat it
    and praise the LORD,
    and those who gather the grapes will drink it
    in the courts of my sanctuary.”

    10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
    Prepare the way for the people.
    Build up, build up the highway!
    Remove the stones.
    Raise a banner for the nations.

    11 The LORD has made proclamation
    to the ends of the earth:
    “Say to Daughter Zion,
    ‘See, your Savior comes!
    See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.’”
    12 They will be called the Holy People,
    the Redeemed of the LORD;
    and you will be called Sought After,
    the City No Longer Deserted.

  10. 444 is also next year, 4th of April 2011. There is a gateway opening in SPAIN.

    ZION can also be found in Indian spiritual philosophy. No surprise then that the new city that Abba plans to build is called the ‘City of Enlightenment’ by Prophet Isaiah.

  11. The DNA of King Tut as also been found to be Western European e.g. Spanish.

    444 in gematria = PERFECT LOVE

  12. Interestingly, according to the Copas System , I found the word Lucifer equates to 444. What does this mean?

  13. Again:

    All of the following words equal 444 in English Gematria––both those that are nefarious, and those that are good:

    GOSPEL

    JEWISH

    JESUS

    THE KEY

    CHURCH AGE

    MUHAMMAD

    SATAN’S

    LUCIFER

    HARLOT

    CLONING

    OCCULT

    PEACE ACCORD

    A FALSE PEACE

    MESSIAH

    MENORAH

    HAVANA, CUBA

    LONDON

    SAN DIEGO

    NUCLEAR

    ENERGY

    THE ARABS

    ARABIA, IRAN

    INVADES

    AL-QUDS, etc.

    • Of 444:

      JOSHUA is yet another.

      Thus, it is no accident that JOSHUA and JESUS both equal the same number.

      For one is a form of the other.

      SELAH.

    • Again:
      All of the following words equal 444 in English Gematria––both those that are good:

      GOSPEL= Good news.
      JEWISH = Yes, part heritage
      JESUS = He has a new name
      THE KEY = Yes, ELIAKIM holds the Key
      CHURCH AGE = Its over
      MUHAMMAD = Its over
      SATAN’S = Its over
      LUCIFER = Its over
      HARLOT = USA, its over
      MESSIAH = Yes
      LONDON = Yes, the place that the vessel for God was born.
      ENERGY = Yes the vessel of God works with energy

      444 Perfect LOVE

  14. http://www.biblewheel.com/gr/gr_444.asp

  15. Everyone:

    This post is supposed to be about the love of Zion.

    save your Gematria for a post on Gematria.

  16. Chris, I’m not arguing, just trying to understand what the significance of this (Copas :}) system is. Of course all numbers belong to God however in Hebrew Kabala, all letter-numbers represent actual Divine Energies and it is the relationship between these energies (called schemas) that tell us about a specific set of inter-related energies in manifestation.

    In the Greek gematria system they used names designed to bring out significant numbers that related more closely to what you’re using here in English. i.e. The name Jesus is a transliteration of ‘IESOUS’ which in turn is set up to reflect the highest possible value (to the Greeks) of 888 in gematria (encoded all over the NT). The Fishes & Loaves story is another example of using numbers (5,000 in a field groups of 100 & 50) to bring out mathematical relationships for the Logos design.

    Eliakim – what do you mean “Satan – It’s Over” ? et al. If anything your adoption of the Copas System should tell you nothing is over until GOD says it is and further that relationship between similar words of 444 speaks of an intense intermeshing of ALL those terms. You need to get the Biggest picture possible.

    I’ve said it before “Zion is the illegimate daughter of Israel” direct from the Source in another of my ongoing dreams/visions. GOD does not approve of any Churches that lead the soul away from the Light or extremist, fundamentalism or Self-righteousness etc that leads to violence against our sisters & brothers. Look for common ground if you want to be a citizen of the New Dawn / New Earth.

    If you understand you hold the Key then awaken IN CHRIST & use it properly.

    Shalom

  17. I only do the will of God Ariael not the will of man/woman.

    Well there is a big story to ZION in the same way as there is to the chosen people.

    I have the moon under my feet Ariael, the enemies of God were put under my feet.

    “Indeed, of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her. The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.” Psalm 87 5-6

  18. Eliakim, which God do you do the will of ?

    Zion may have a big story but I cannot find reference to it in the NT? Why did Jesus not mention it?

    You said: “I have the moon under my feet Ariael, the enemies of God were put under my feet” this is an interesting statement could you explain further please?

  19. Such a truly beautiful poem for daughter Zion. Yes Hashem.

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