A pauper came to the King one day
with a story of great sorrow and injustice
The King listened to every word
and believed this pauper
because he had seen the truth of the story
played out for many years

The pauper's children suffered greatly
from the acts and negligence of the pauper's husband
The pauper's husband was a man of wealth
and renown
He was known by many in the city as wise

The King summoned the man to come
and bow before him
and to speak of his prowess and honor
The man went on and on proclaiming his own good
and accomplishments
The King then asked the man to tell of his wife
and children, their welfare

The man turned his face away and spoke curses
He believed his wife and children to be beggars, lazy,
deceitful, disrespectful and he had determined long ago
to ignore them

The King thought long and hard
He knew that it was impossible to cause the man
to see his family as they truly were, their true hearts
He knew that he could not force the man to care
for his own
He also knew that the man was honored and esteemed
by many

Would Justice come and deliver the innocent?
What Judgment could the King make that would be just?
How would a wise man rule in this predicament
of testimonies?

The man's death came soon after his verbal account
of his own goodness
He had spoken with firm conviction of all his good
and yet, those who had been given into his care,
suffered daily

Had the King put this man to death for simple hypocrisy?

The King had simply decreed that day
in the solitude of his chambers
a discerning decree
that this man would experience
all that he had caused his family to experience
to give his heart a chance at compassion

It was reported that the man died instantly
of a broken heart

"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with Righteousness he will judge the needy,
with Justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.

In that day the Root of Jesse
will stand as a banner for the peoples;
the nations will rally to him,
and his resting place will be glorious.

In that day the Lord will reach out his hand
a second time to reclaim
the surviving remnant of his people
from Assyria, from Lower Egypt,
from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam,
from Babylonia, from Hamath
and from the islands of the Mediterranean
He will raise a banner for the nations
and gather the exiles of Israel;
he will assemble the scattered people of Judah
from the four quarters of the earth.
Ephraim’s jealousy will vanish,
and Judah’s enemies will be destroyed;
Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.
They will swoop down
on the slopes of Philistia to the west;
together they will plunder the people to the east.
They will subdue Edom and Moab,
and the Ammonites will be subject to them.
The Lord will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand
over the Euphrates River.
He will break it up into seven streams
so that anyone can cross over in sandals.
There will be a highway for the remnant of his people
that is left from Assyria, as there was for Israel
when they came up from Egypt.
-Isaiah 11

11 years marks the soul for the Anointing had ravaged a young woman until she was no longer recognizable by others. She was an altogether different person, a different heart she now contained - the heart of the Father.

And the persecution arose from everywhere, friends, family, church until there was no reason to continue relationships. She literally lost it all for she refused to stop speaking the Truth planted within her by the Father.

11 years more to the day, and she asks the King to intervene. She cries out for Justice, for hope, for deliverance. She believes that the King is wise, true, will discern with Righteousness.

And each day hence will tell the story of the pauper, her King and the revelation of the Truth she was given to speak.

A sacrifice she made for Truth, for her King, to honor His Sacrifice for her. She laid her life down willingly to speak Truth and truly death resulted . . . but friends of God, let's remember that there is most certainly