Angel Ahed

In Tribute to Ahed Tamimi

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

—Revelation 12:7-9

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

—I John 4: 1-2

That night you joined Michael in the sky and slapped the dragon
We were all huddled on the beach dreading
The atomic blast and testing the spirits.
This is how we recognize the Spirit of God:
Every spirit that acknowledges
Jesus Christ—that spirit is from God;
But every spirit that does not 
Acknowledge Jesus, is not from God.
And this is called ‘testing the spirits.’
And so the war broke out with those who say they are Jews
And are not, but are a synagogue of toilet paper;
Yet you, dear Child, are from God—
Because the one who is in you is greater than the one
Who is in the world.
They are from the world and speak in shameless and foul utterances,
And the world listens to them;
We are from God, and whoever knows
God listens to us.
Now is come salvation, courage and fortitude,
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
Who accuses them day and night before God, is cast down.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens, but woe to the earth and sea…
For the devil has gone down to you.
And he is filled with fury because he knows
That his time is short.