11-18-15 Trying Times

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Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1 KJV

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Whenever someone speaks the ‘truth’ to you,

You want within your heart to just believe,

For if you think that all men say is pooh,

You’d be so bitter all your friends would leave.

Sometimes a speaker thought they really knew;

Sometimes they’re outright lying so severe.

How do you know if what you hear is true?

There is a way to try the spirits here.

The scriptures will reveal what is askew;

It’s so important, studying the Word.

The Holy Spirit surely sees you through;

If you’re in tune with Him, the truth’s ensured.

False prophets are a dime a dozen now;

It’s easy to know truth if you know how.

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11-12-15 Lukewarm

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15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:15-16 KJV

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LUKEWARM

If you’re to be a Christian, do your best!

Don’t claim to follow Christ but wander ’round.

Your Bible gathers dust while you attest

To study scriptures daily so profound.

You wear a sliver cross around your neck,

But gossip, cuss and lie for all to see.

You smile at church and tithe with some bad check;

You blew it all on Friday’s gambling spree.

It would be better were you ignorant;

At least a heathen knows just where he stands.

If you’re to be a Christian let’s be blunt:

You’d better ask for help; your time’s at hand.

It’s never good to be a lukewarm saint;

He’ll spew you from His mouth without constraint.

8-21-14 Approved

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If you would be a worker for the Lord,

To spread the truth with confidence and joy,

You have to study with the word explored,

Prepared to face the world with faith deployed.

There is no shame to have the Holy Ghost,

To teach with Christ’s authority to all.

An able worker will not preen or boast,

But keep in mind the Grace of God installed.

Present yourself to God as one approved,

Dressed rightly for whatever job’s at hand.

Declare the gospel boldly and unmoved,

Obedient to all of God’s commands.

            Develop all the skills that you’ve been given

            And labour for the Lord as one who’s driven.

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Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,

a worker who has no need to be ashamed,

rightly handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

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