Thirty secret years; perfection
In a Man. Heaven saw
The Accomplisher of righteousness
Baptised. Confident in Him,
And what He would achieve, the heavens
Were opened to Him.
That Man now stood, glorified:
Accomplished righteousness, heaven's
Celebration. But on the earth Stephen
Suffered - suffered but beheld
The heavens opened. Steeled
By his view of the Son of Man
His dying breath initiated
The address, "Lord Jesus".
And it came to Peter's vision
From the opened heavens, a vessel
In heaven's grip: including,
Cleansed and made righteous
The persons who would enliven
Heaven's view, the vessel
Of a heavenly character.
When the vessel has been caught up,
Responsive to the Lord's voice,
The heavens will be opened. The Accomplisher
Of righteousness will go out
To execute righteous judgement -
His saints following Him clad
In white, fine, pure linen.