After this I saw a strong angel sitting on the crescent moon
by David B. Harrington
Excerpted from Inclinations
in the wee hours of the morning with a bow in his hand
frowning. And he took a bolt of lightning from a passing
cloud and aimed it toward the earth. And when he drew
back his bow, there fell fire down from heaven and purged
the earth. And many were scorched to death because of this
And I saw another strong angel riding round the rings of
Saturn with a ball of ice in his hand. And he took the ball
of ice and hurled it with all his might into the sea. And
instantly the waves crystallized and froze in their places,
transforming the sea into a solid sheet of ice.
And the earth was plummeted into a deep freeze. And
all those hiding in the mountains and caves were buried
beneath thick blankets of drifting snow.
But the unbelievers were spared and chastened with fire and
ice until the seventh day. And everywhere I looked I saw
nothing but frost and shivering, thirst and much misery.
And thinking that the end of the world had come, I sank
to my knees and begged Almighty God for forgiveness:
When I heard another mighty angel flying through the
heavens with the Ten Commandments shouting, “Behold:
The old laws have come to naught! Let us establish a New
Covenant with the inhabitants of the earth.”
And he took the stone tablets and smashed them to bits
against the Altar of Sacrifice.
And yet another angel appeared ascending out of the East
with a golden cup filled to the brim and overflowing. And
he cried with a loud voice, “Lift up your cup and drink
down the wine, blood of salvation, fruit of the vine!”