Siren Song

Step this way

Beyond the time

Marvels to see

They’re all mine

Share with you

All I ask

Work for me

A simple task

All the resources

Prepared for you

Submit yourself

I’ll see you through

That old way

Left to the past

Lie and relax

Freedom at last

Falling in step

And doing time

As far as I can see

You’re all mine

The Absolute

I’m never alone

When I’m by myself,

And at one time,

I sustained a sign

Holiness flooded in

And in view of sin

I dared not blink

Closely to think

Out of place

Less than a trace

Of vile humanity

Awash in vanity

I had no right

In relation to such might,

I did not belong

Felt utterly wrong

Nowhere to go

No place to hide

All fully known

Not suitably denied

The judgment throne

Of Christ, awaits

For wretches like me

Jesus advocates

Preeminence

Once I travelled,

Beyond the blue

Purposed to witness

Glory, that’s true

A life that is

Souls at ease

Curious in motion,

Throughout tall trees,

A wondrous face

An outstretched hand

Bidding me welcome

To the promised land

For this you yearn

For I shall return

A time to heal

Go back and reveal

Turn/Go Crimson

Before the Lord

There are no excuses

Just a hideous record

Of loathsome abuses

Entering prayer

I blush and quiver

For only Jesus Christ

At length can deliver

A consuming fire

And a sovereign will

Glimpse of eternal Glory

Persist in being still

All of my hope

Stays with thee

There is no good

Inside of me

Pray You will save

Part from the grave

A solemn desire,

Near to the fire

Grant me strength

That I may carry on

The cross in view

Walking after You

Able To Comprehend

I’m winding down

A model toy

Overwhelmed

Unearthly joy

Mystifying

Oh, so true

A revelation

Out of the blue

A wilting flower

Please, stay Your hand

I have not strength

Even to stand

You are my promise

 Lifted the veil

At all events,

We shall prevail

Take As Read

The Preacher’s word

Of the future – heard

To those made Saints

Endless Glory awaits

Breathe all of it in

And do not despair

The Lord of lords

Recrudescing in the air

Unleashing His fury

On all the earth

Angels will gather

Souls of worth

The dragon vanquished

To the lake of fire

The beast and false prophet

Balanced in the mire

A palace descends

Home at last

 Praising our Lord

At a hallowed repast

Marked Favor

The Dragon hates me

Reveals it everyday

If not for Jesus Christ

Satan would have his way

Thine hand not waxen short

And with Thy powerful arm,

Scattering Thine enemies

Keeping Yours from harm

The Lord works in me

To will and to do

I’ll go up hence, Lord

But not without You

“Going Down?”

The new dispensation

Breaks from creation

Zaps life out of work

Forged yen to be a clerk

With that pawned strain,

Yield a token gain

The more you bleed

The more they need

Tax you to death

Excise your last breath

The Elysian Fields

At most a falsehood

Dispatch your carcass

Like an old used good

Breathless

Countless lonely walks

Untold silent talks

Dream up, I’m here

A cold senseless tier

Have not a claim

Yet can’t save myself

Seize the Book

From off the shelf

A trace by night

A touch each day

On edge for true Light

And so, I pray

The Spirit of the Lord

Those outside the Church of Christ do not accept the fact of an evil principle governing their perspective and motives. Those inside have the supreme power of God’s Spirit, which enables them to see the evil principle at work. The called must, however, work out their salvation with fear and trembling so not to grieve the Spirit. The Spirit governs, but not in a mechanical sense. We may characterize those governed by the evil principle as mechanical, however. They live unaware of the supernatural forces that exist and without thinking simply react to circumstances, remaining oblivious as to their origins. God graciously affords the Christian with insight into Spiritual matters.

Recorded in Matthew 2:13 the Angel of the Lord appears unto Joseph and warns of impending danger regarding “the young child.” The Angel of the Lord commands Joseph to flee to Egypt and escape Herod’s indignation. Why would omnipotent God take such measures as opposed to simply killing Herod? Long ago, Satan and his devotees rebelled and God, in His inscrutable wisdom, allows them to remain active. Yet, God uses them to accomplish His overall plan for all and the earth itself. God is always in complete control; and ultimately, this is God’s war. We see that God fulfills prophesy in this event as we go on to read Matthew 2:15.

Many become discouraged when a certain political leader leaves office or perhaps when another attains the same office. The mindset is that we are losing the battle, and something must take place so that we may re-establish ourselves. Yet, who can stand in the way of God’s plan? This perspective betrays a lack of understanding of not only who is in control, but what is actually taking place; God’s overarching plan. The sovereign will of God remains intact and unabated, always, and forever.

Here we must realize the vital importance of working out salvation with fear and trembling. A heightened sense of the reality on earth; the supernatural forces battling all around us. The Spirit of the Lord keeps us from evil. Let us strive for an understanding of what the Spirit of God would have us do. Not privileged to know all, however; we are privileged to have the Comforter who will lead us through the pitfalls and to certain everlasting glory. Expect trials owing to the ever-present evil that persists. Christians have the advantage of being enabled to walk with the Spirit through this life. Seeing our need let us strive not the quench the Spirit.