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To Live & Die for Christ
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By Michael P. Johnson
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To Live & Die for Christ

Christ came as man to die on earth

So man may understand

This Rock will lead to second birth - Jn.3:3

And to The Promised Land††††††††††††††††††† Jn.3:5

First was Stephen in Christ to die††††††† Heb.11:37

With stones man sealed his fate

He saw before he rose on high

His Lord at Heavenís gate†††††††††††††††††† Acts.7:56

The death; Jesus suffered before

Peter would end the same

Upon a cross faithful pure††††††††††††††††† Heb.11:4

He died for Jesusí name

Paul! Godís servant would lose his head

Prejudice drew the sword†††††††††††††††††† Acts.23:1-

Through many trials one more lay dead

Whoíd suffered for his Lord

But who for truth today would die?

If nought would be to gain

If Christ was just another lie!

These deaths would be in vain

But yet they saw, they heard Godís voice

The Truth dwelt deep inside

Knowing their Lord they made their choice

In this great faith they died

The world may look may wonder why?

Yet we with saving grace

Will know the reason Christians die

Yet live to see Godís face††††††††††††† Jn.11:25,26

For all who serve in truth like these!

Our God will see no flaw

The Lord will give eternal keys

And open Heavenís door.....

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Submitted: Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011

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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