9-3-15 Here We Go

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9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

Isaiah 30:9-11

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The day has come when evil’s in full bloom,

Completely unafraid of consequence,

Destroying children in their mother’s womb

And lacking any hint of moral sense.

The leaders of the earth are fraudulent;

The laws they pass promote such wickedness.

The young walk through the streets so discontent,

With heads replete with rage and wild distress.

The truth is now despised, it’s lies they want,

And any talk of God is shouted down.

The reprobate advance the cause they flaunt

While running God’s own children in the ground.

The day has come upon us, rife with sin,

But Christ is our Commander – we will win.

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6-20-15 Judge Not

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Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come,

who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness,

and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:

and then shall every man have praise of God.

1 Corinthians 4:5 KJV

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If you perceive a man whose wicked ways

Are hidden by a mask of godliness,

Or if a sister speaks of peace and praise

But beats her children more and loves them less,

Don’t judge them in your heart, though it may be

The hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.

The Lord will come one day, then all shall see

The hidden things of darkness coming through.

There will be no more secrets, no more lies;

The hearts of men exposed without a doubt.

When Jesus peers within our mortal eyes,

We’ll either weep with shame or jump and shout.

Though men may cover up their sinful way,

There are no hidden things on Judgement Day.

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4-3-15 It’s Now or Never

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The battle lines are drawn, the challenge made

That who is not with Christ is now His foe.

All those who hate the Word will taste His blade;

The blood of evil will begin to flow.

The Shepherd that is Good now gathers near

The sheep that hear His voice and heed His call,

But wolves still scour the Earth fomenting fear,

To scatter with their lies the ones who stall.

There is so little time to save the rest:

Your friends and family and strangers, too.

More knees should bend and sinners be confessed;

Today might be the day it all comes true.

The Shepherd calls your name across the field.

Please harken to His voice and gently yield.

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He that is not with me is against me;

and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Matthew 12:30 KJV

11-30-14 Thoughts of the Wise

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You find them in the universities,

Or splashed upon the television screen;

They like to show you all their fine degrees

And always come across as so serene.

Some want you to believe that they are wise,

And you might think they have a smarter brain,

But God knows all their theories, flaws and lies;

If they believe they’re wise they’re truly vain.

Intelligentsia think they have smarts,

But they have only mastered arrogance.

The Lord sees through their minds into their hearts;

To Him their pride and egos are affronts.

The wise are only wise when they think not,

For wisdom comes from God – it can’t be taught.

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The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise,

that they are vain.

1 Corinthians 3:20 KJV

11-13-14 Peaceful Sleep

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Your enemies surround me all the day,

Attacking both my body and my mind,

But I’ve no fear amid the constant fray,

For Your protective love has me entwined.

Great evil stalks the land like hungry beast,

Devouring the truth with hate and lies,

But though it lays beside me with its feast,

I share the gospel without compromise.

The past and future rob most men of sleep;

Their troubles run unchecked all through the night,

But Your serenity makes slumber deep;

There is no need to worry in Your sight.

Rest safely in the shelter of the Lord;

Find comfort in His Word, the great reward.

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I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:

for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8 KJV

9-23-14 On Deception

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Be wary of the man who says he knows

Another path to God without our Christ,

And sin is nothing more than bogus throes,

Religion just another phony heist.

Deceit is ev’rywhere by Satan’s hand

And spread by those believing all his lies;

Distracting God’s own children as is planned

With promises of Heaven in disguise.

Stay focused on the Saviour through your day;

With constant prayer seek strength and courage, too.

God’s judgment will cause all the frauds dismay

When they find out their certainty’s untrue.

Whatever lures you from the narrow path

Will soon incur the burden of God’s wrath.

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Let no man deceive you with vain words:

for because of these things cometh the wrath of God

upon the children of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:6 KJV

6-15-14 Dirge #11 – Slanderers

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“She runs around on him every night,” the girl whispered to all of her friends;

The lies that she told spread much faster than fire though the woman worked nights to contend.

Beware, rumor monger, the truth do you plunder!

Deceit is your game, sowing lies meant to maim;

Such falsehoods will tear you asunder!

“He does abortions, that doctor right there,” said the man from the side of his mouth;

He wanted to slander the good doctor’s name just because the man hailed from the South.

Beware with your slur, God’s wrath you’ll incur!

Your words vilify, the facts you belie;

You’ll be cast out like some loathsome burr!

“Look at that pastor, I know he does drugs,” murmured she at the back of the church;

Her dishonesty cost him his status and job all because of her slanderous smirch.

Go away from our midst, you’ll never be missed!

Hell will be your next home, you’ll eternally roam;

That’s your fate lest you cease and desist!

Repent from your sins, surrender your will, look to Jesus and start to believe;

Admit you’re a sinner and go to the cross, that’s the one place you’ll get a reprieve.

A slanderous tongue turns the truth into dung;

It is better that you slice your tongue through and through!

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1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)

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