In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. All praises and thanks be to you , Allah, you are the Lord of all that exists and that is seen and unseen and there are no other Gods before you.  You were the first and the last – Alpha and Omega. You are the most Gracious and most Merciful.  You alone are the owner of the day of resurrection and it is you alone that we worship in everything we do each and every day.

I was incurable for I did not wish to be cured.  I cared nothing for coordination and a place in the scheme of things nor did I care for following the path of subordination in the hierarchy. I lived in a land of broken dreams where vapors were flying across the sky, throwing shadows across my eyes and I slept in the frozen silence with the lonely crowd where the shadows ran from themselves.  I said, “there are no colors anymore, only darkness” and I only wished to feel my skin against the wind against the sun. I lay down in the long grass and let the rain fall down around me, but I could not see where the clouds were going.  I started to let the night surround me. For me, the world had fallen into a land of evil.  Harlots, fornication, drunkenness and lewdness prevailed.  Life had fallen into the deep abyss where the shadows ran from themselves.

I can say I heard a trumpet cry and its voice said  “come up here and I will show you what must take place in the time to come”  The vision, It was an ecstasy.  In the throne of Heaven was a gem, like sparkle and a rainbow as brilliant as an emerald. From that throne came thrashes of thunder and brilliant white piercing lightening and there were many creatures surrounding the throne.  They sang day and night, “ holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, praise be Allah, He who was and He who is and He is to come” I saw the white horse and the rider was called “The Faithful and True” and justice is his standard in passing judgment and in waging war, Blessed be God forever.  His eyes blazed like fire and on his head were many diadems.  He wore a cloak that  was dipped in red blood and he was the name of God.  From his mouth came a sharp sword to take out the chaff from all that opposed him.

So I awoke and was called to the supper and crowned to bring the justice of the lord upon those that grew wicked. Together we (the rider of the white horse and myself) rode onto the hard land of winter where the shadows ran from themselves to wage a mighty battle against those that fell from the graces of the Lord God. I was called to jihad to fight for Allah’s cause and was proclaimed the Angle of death. My authority was so great that for those that that fell out of favor they would forever burn.

I was the eighth angle and I came to administer justice and my sword was swift and sharp.  It glowed in the night sky and silver moonbeams rained down from the sky and lighted my way above as I flew on my fire snorting steed to do battle on the hard land of winter. The woman clothed in the sun appeared in the sky and the moon was under her foot (brother Sun, sister, moon) and on her head she wore a crown of stars to rule the world.  And then the ring Wraiths appeared, each with seven heads and ten horns and their tails swept the bright stars from the sky (all was lost) and judgment was upon all of those that opposed the lord God’s way.

Our swords were swift and the plagues we brought took out many (causing boils and vast suffering) and the sun scorched the rest and burned the men with fire.  For those left, the golden eagles which soared with us, rent their bodies apart and devoured their flesh with the sharpened talons that glowed bright in the night sky.

Yea, I promise, there is only one God and no one has the right to be worshiped other than Allah, as Allah is the most respected and woe to those that do not hear head his ways. So, when we held the beast’s head high for all to see, those left alive pledged allegiance to us, so we left for a new land.

I awoke up to a new way and a new day with eyes to see the sun and took to the sky like a bird in flight and was lifted from the burdens of repression. For the first time, I felt my own needs just beginning and my dreams filled my billowing sails. I saw the Lamb and He rode across the sea of tranquility on a white horse and I listened to the wind whistle in the firmament above and like a flash of white light, we chosen few passed through the window behind the stars to walk up upon a new land and new way, one with white sandy beaches, a dark green country and a swift sunrise – we walked where no mortals dare.  Here the nations shall need no sun or moon, for the Glory of God will give the nations light.  We caught life on the fly to live in eternity’s sunrise.