"The Champion" by Carmen


PROLOGUE

(In the murkiness of space it is very cold, and very quiet. There, in more places that to the contrary one can find that it is so lonely, starlight may turn out to be your best and only companion. Few people realize that on a clear night, if you're far enough away from city lights that starlight can be bright enough to cast a shadow, and that if one looks close enough he can even see the milky way: a vast cluster of billions of stars forming a seam of haze across the night sky, ever rising and falling like the moon or the sun as the Earth rotates. Even fewer still seem to be able grasp the fact that on even this grand scale of things...our system, our galaxy, even the Virgo Supercluster of Galaxies that makes up our portion of the universe, is so minute and so insignificant as part of the big picture. Indeed there are greater things going on out there, and if we look past our human arrogance, maybe...just for a second, we can begin to grasp that concept and grow a little more comfortable with our existance as it really is. )




“The Champion” by Carman



In the vast expanse of a timeless place,

Where silence ruled the outer space,

Ominously, towering it stood,

The symbol of a spirit war

Between the one name Lucifer,

And the Morning Star,

The ultimate of good.


Enveloped by a trillion planets,

Clean as lightning and hard as granite,

A cosmic coliseum would host the end

Of the war between the lord of sin and death,

And the Omnipotent Creator of man's first breath,

Who will decide who forever will be...the Champion.


The audience for the 'Fight of the Ages'

was assembled and in place.

The angels came in splendor from a star.

The saints that had gone before were there:

Jeremiah, Enoch, Job.

They were singing the "Song of Zion"

on David's harp.


The demons arrived, offensive and vile,

cursing and blaspheming God.

Followed by their 'trophies' dead and gone.

Hitler, Napoleon, Pharaoh, Capone,

Tormented and vexed and grieved.

Waiting for their judgment

From the Throne.


Then a chill swept through

the mammoth crowd........

and the demons squealed with glee,

as a sordid, vulgar, repulsive essence was felt.

Arrogantly prancing, hands held high,

draped in a sparkling shroud...........

Trolled by demons, satan ascended from hell.


Then satan cringed,

the sinners groaned,

The demons reeled in pain,

As a swell of POWER

like silent THUNDER

..R O L L E D.

With a surge of

LIGHT

beyond intense,

illuminating the universe,

in resplendent GLORY appeared

The Son of God..


Then a Persona, yes, Extraordinaire

appeared in center ring.

GOD the Father will oversee the duel.

Opening the Book of Life,

each grandstand hushed in awe

as majestically he said,

"Now here's the rules.

He'll be wounded for their transgressions,

Bruised for iniquities.."

When he said,

"By His stripes they're healed,"

The devil shook!

He screamed, "Sickness is my specialty --

I HATE that healing junk!"

GOD said,

"YOU WILL BE SILENT --

I WROTE THE BOOK!"

Then the Father looked at His only Son and said,

"You know the rules.

Your blood will cleanse their sins

and calm their fears."

Then He pointed His finger at Satan and said,

"And I know you know the rules.

You've been twisting them to deceive My people for years."


Satan screamed,

"I'll kill you Christ!

You'll never win this fight!"

The demons wheezed,

"That's right, there ain't no way!"

Satan jeered, "You're a dead man, Jesus,

I'm gonna bust you up tonight!!"


Jesus said,

"Go ahead. Make my day..."



The bell, the crowd,

the fight was on,

And the devil leaped in fury.

With all his EVIL tricks he came undone.

He threw his jabs of hate and lust.

A stab of pride and envy,

But the hands that knew no sin

blocked every one.


Forty days and nights they fought,

And Satan couldn't touch Him.

Now the final blow

saved for the final round.

Prophetically Christ's hands came down,



And Satan struck in vengeance!

The blow of DEATH

felled JESUS to the ground.



The devils roared in victory!

The saints shocked and perplexed

as wounds appeared upon His hands and feet.

Then Satan kicked Him in His side,

And Blood and water flowed.

And they waited for the 10 count-of-defeat.



God the Father turned His head,

His tears announcing

Christ was DEAD!

The 10 count would proclaim the battle's end.



Then Satan trembled through his sweat

in unexpected horror, yet...

As GOD started the count by saying,

"...10..."

"Hey wait a minute, God..."

"...9..."

"Stop! You're counting wrong..."

"...8..."

“His eyes are moving...”

"...7..."

“His fingers are twitching...”

"...6..."

"Where's all this light coming from?"

"...5..."

"He's ALIVE!!!"

"...4..."

"Oh - NOOOOO!......."

"...3..."

"And yet,"

"...2..."

"Oh...YESSSSSS!!

"...1..."

HE HAS WON!!!!

HE HAS WON!!!!

HE'S ALIVE FOREVERMORE!

HE IS RISEN, HE IS LORD,

HE HAS WON!

HE HAS WON!!

HE'S ALIVE FOREVERMORE,

HE IS RISEN!

HE IS LORD!!



Proclaim the news in every tongue,

Through endless ages and beyond!

Let it be voiced from mountains loud and strong!

Captivity has been set free, salvation bought for you and me!

'Cause Satan is - DEFEATED,

And JESUS is the CHAMPION........
To Opening Sequence