2-15-16 Perish

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13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

Isaiah 29:13-14 KJV

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For well we ought look back upon the day

When Israel descended into bane.

The temple may have stood on grand display

But all the wise men thought with half their brain.

America was founded under God

And while our hearts inclined our works were great,

But now our worshiping is largely flawed

And all our understanding obfuscate.

The fall of this Republic’s drawing nigh

Unless there is revival in the land.

‘Turn back unto the Lord!’ should be our cry,

‘One nation under God!’ should be our brand.

We’ve fallen into ruin, we’re on the brink.

If we don’t turn to God we’ll surely sink.

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REMEMBER: The Creator gave us our rights; apostasy will cause them to go away.

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1-7-16 On Discipline

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14 KJV

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With faith disciples of the Lord do live,

Yet recognize responsibilities,

To love their neighbor and to quick forgive,

To represent the Lord by all degrees.

In common conversation speak your mind,

But make sure that your mind’s the mind of Christ.

No foolish, idle, vulgar words in kind;

Just speak the gospel truth and be sufficed.

The mind is like a monkey in a cage;

If it’s not on a leash it’s Satan’s pet.

With scripture and in silent prayer your gauge,

The mind of Christ will be your best asset.

The Lord is your redeemer and your strength;

Your thoughts and words should be in His wavelength.

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REMEMBER: Keep your thoughts and words on Jesus; lean on the Holy Spirit for guidance, comfort and understanding.

9-7-58 Made by His Hands

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Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Psalm 119:73 KJV

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The Lord created every part of you;

That little sparked conception was His kiss.

Your life began that moment, rare and true;

There’s nothing more mysterious than this!

God made you in His image: wonderful;

He fashioned you with love and tenderness.

No matter how you look you’re beautiful:

There is no part of you He didn’t bless.

Now pray for understanding you may learn

All God’s commandments meant to bring you home.

The longing in your heart that makes you yearn

Is Spirit guiding you so you don’t roam.

God gave you life eternal through His Son

Who bled and died that you may be as one.

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7-3-15 Secret Faults

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Who can understand his errors?

Cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Psalm 19:12 KJV

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The times that we meander from the Lord

Cannot be counted with our mortal mind.

No matter how we keep our virtue stored

The thieves of sin get in and steal us blind.

Some vain and shameful thoughts just can’t be stopped,

And oh, the words we wish we could take back!

Tis easier to have the ocean mopped

Than to recall the times we’ve gone off track.

Dear God, forgive us of our many sins,

The endless march of wrongs we perpetrate.

Your Grace, sufficient done, our prayer begins

With faith upon the cross to set it straight.

We can’t remember all the sins we’ve done.

Please cleanse us of our faults, Lord, through the Son.

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1-19-15 In Spirit and in Truth

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The very essence of our Father Is

Perfection both in spirit and in truth

And all that’s holy and divine is His,

Defies in understanding sage or sleuth.

God Is a Spirit and The Spirit’s God,

Then uncompounded, indivisible.

In spirit you must worship, and thus awed

Commune with Him, who is immutable.

In truth you also worship God the same,

For He is Truth eternal through and through,

And in the spirit truth you must proclaim,

Created in His image, Being too.

Approach the Lord in Spirit and be true

And you will know the Father’s will for you.

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God is a Spirit:

and they that worship him

must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24 KJV

10-12-14 On Understanding

Christ Our Advocate

God’s advocate for us is not elite;

His hands have gotten callused with hard work.

He’s one of us, has known pain and defeat;

Has not been raised apart with favored perk.

Our Savior knows just what we’re going through;

He understands too well temptation’s lure.

But even though he’s lived our point of view,

This man we know as Jesus remains pure.

He shows us it is possible to live

Amid the draw of sin, this worldly pull,

And though we stoop and fall He will forgive,

Regardless of our state His love is full.

Christ intercedes for us to God; He knows

Just what it’s like to live the status quo.

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For we have not an high priest which cannot

be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;

 but was in all points tempted like as we are,

yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 KJV

6-30-14 Clanging Cymbals (a Sonnet)

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Of all the languages there is not one

That speaks in perfect tone with noun and verb

To represent the essence of love won,

Or of a broken heart tossed to the curb.

Take all the words that men and angels know

And put them in the order of your choice;

Without the beat of love, without its flow,

You’d say pure gibberish in any voice.

The mind with all its skill cannot express

The language of the simple spoken heart;

When ev’ry knee shall bow and tongue confess

None understanding love will e’er depart.

Start learning now to speak the soul of love;

The perfect Teacher is the Lord above.

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If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love,

I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1 HCS

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