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Astray for Gain
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Astray for Gain


With ethics, in a state of rot

Decadence floods the land

Politically correct or not

God's righteous Word will stand


For centuries the church stood tall

We’ve prospered and we’ve grown

But still lands crumble governments fall

Reaping the filth pre-sown


For gain we let The Truth pass by

We let The Way grow pale

So more and more in sin now die

Within their self made jail


Turning aside from vows once made

Straying like blinded fools

Our very souls we’ll often trade

For silver gold and jewels


Once God was pleased and blessed our toil

Was pleased to meet man’s need

But now we turn to such as oil

To quench our worldly greed


This is our test each country’s trial

God’s eyes are open wide

Judging with whom He’ll reconcile

As Jesus’ faithful bride


For she alone will join His Son

When truly born again

She’ll rise she’ll shine with victories won

Eternally to reign


Yet fools may scoff still countries fight

Satanic songs they’ll sing

Rejecting Truth refusing Light

Christ Jesus died to bring…..

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Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2016

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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