Quote for Today – Tim Shey

Quote for Today

Shiloh

“Where are my friends?
The landscape is dry and desolate.
They have stretched my shredded body
On this humiliating tree.

The hands that healed
And the feet that brought good news
They have pierced
With their fierce hatred.”
Tim Shey (Excerpt from the Poem “Shiloh”)

“For dogs have compassed me:
the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me:
they pierced my hands and my feet.”

Psalm 22:16

It was His own who crucified Him. What God called the “assembly of the wicked” were they who called themselves the people of God. It was His own who pierced His hands and His feet. As it was in that day so is it in this Day. They who honor the men and women of God in the past still crucify Him in those who speak His Word in Today.

“Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets,
and your fathers killed them”
Luke 11:47

Brian Troxel

4 thoughts on “Quote for Today – Tim Shey”

  1. Amen.

    “So the candle’s gone out
    It’s been soaked by the rain
    And the cold winds of doubt
    Have extinguished the flame
    The lighthouse sits idly in darkness again
    As the ship sails ocean alone

    The sun’s frozen over
    And all has gone cold
    And the fires of the past
    Have been bought and then sold
    And the light on the porch is abandoned and old
    So the child cannot find his way home

    Arisen
    Forbidden
    We keep our candles hidden
    Born leaders
    That follow, floating with the tide”

    – Excerpt from “Light Of The World” by Theocracy

  2. Brian: Thanks for quoting several lines from my poem “Shiloh”. The poem reads like Psalm 22:

    Psalm 22: “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.”

    “Shiloh”: “They have stretched my shredded body/ On this humiliating tree.”

    _____

    Psalm 22: “My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws.”

    “Shiloh”: “My tongue tastes like ashes:/ It sticks to the roof of my mouth. / I am so thirsty. / This famine is too much for me.”

    _____

    Psalm 22: “For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.”

    “Shiloh”: “The hands that healed/ And the feet that brought good news/ They have pierced/ With their fierce hatred.”

    _____

    Psalm 22: “Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.”

    “Shiloh”: “The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.”

    _____

    Psalm 22: “All they that see me laugh me to scorn.”

    “Shiloh”: “The chapter-and-versed wolves/ Jeer and taunt me.”
    “Pharisees smile like vipers/ They laugh and mock their venom.”

    _____

    Psalm 22: “Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.”

    “Shiloh”: “Where are my friends? / The landscape is dry and desolate.”

    _____

    Isaiah 52: “As many were atonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men.”

    Isaiah 53: “He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him . . . But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.”

    “Shiloh”: “My flesh in tattered pieces/ Clots red and cold and sticks/ To the rough-hewn timber/ That props up my limp, vertical carcase/ Between and Heaven and earth.”

    _____

    The Holy Ghost dictated “Shiloh” to me for three days back in the fall of 1996.

  3. Behold, I Send Unto You Prophets

    Matthew 23: 27-31: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.”

    Matthew 23: 34-35: “Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.”

    I have always been curious about this scripture: “. . . because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous.” And also this scripture: “Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.” That is quite a leap from someone who builds a tomb to someone who kills a prophet—especially when they are separated by hundreds of years. How can a tomb-builder and a prophet-killer be related?

    False Christians are overly concerned about external things like man-made organizations, rituals and the traditions of men. A man-made building (e.g. tomb of a prophet) is not the temple of the Holy Ghost. The human body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. So if someone is unduly concerned about man-made things, then how can they truly be concerned about the things of God? We are not here to serve two masters.

    If we are about our Father’s business, we can only be full of the Light and Life of Christ. If we are about external things, appearances, self-righteousness, we can only lead people toward spiritual death—and we would be just as guilty as those who killed the prophets. We worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.

    Matthew 23: 37: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem [American churchianity], thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”

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