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Does Heaven Say
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By Michael P. Johnson
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How sad but true, even today

Two thousand years or more

People are scaring sheep away

From church and Heaven’s door


Thinking they do The Father’s will

Believing they are right

Some point a finger that could kill

Or set a child to flight


Self-righteously they’ll taunt and scoff

Young lambs fresh off the street

Until surprised they wander off

Amongst God’s ripening wheat


Though Jesus tells us what to do

The Word of God speaks clear

“Let all who come amongst you

Have only God to fear”


We hear one cannot be divorced

One cannot smoke or drink

And so fresh lambs outside are forced!

To change the way they think


Yet God Himself gives us a choice

Shows grace and shares His love

That those who hearken to His voice

Obey and rise above


Is murder worse than stealing?

Does cheating beat a lie?

Is adultery less appealing?

Have smokers all to die?


Is this in tune with Heaven’s plan?

Is this our Father’s Way?

Should Jesus judge or fellow man?

What counts as sin today?.....

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Submitted: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, February 3, 2017

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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