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Church Absentees.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Heaven’s continually calling

Revealing much concern

Numbers in churches are falling

Jesus will soon return


Does not God’s Word this fact declare?

Members may fall away

Though is happening everywhere

True believers will stay


Faith is the power uniting

Trusting Salvation’s Word

With Jesus, life’s so exciting

 All else would be absurd  


God Creator, of everything

Knowing what all will be

Coming to God, beneath His Wing

Amazing things we’ll see


Falling away will make no sense

Knowing someday to die

Sat oblivious on some fence

When Rapture Cloud’s on high


Make no mistake that day will come

God’s Word is all, too plain

When shedding tears, feeling dumb

Dying! Living in vain


Numbers may continue failing

Backsliders walk away

When troubled weeping and wailing

Each and every day


Friend! Let this be a helping guide

A heartfelt word to view

Seek Jesus face, pray deep inside

Will LOVE not answer you.....? 

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Submitted: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Last Updated: Saturday, June 9, 2018

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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