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In Spirit & in Truth (3)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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In Spirit and in Truth

You rave and shout you stamp your feet

So those around you see

This doesnít make you Godís elite

Nor have lifeís guarantee

See not the loud, as staunchly true

The quiet oneís as dumb

Too oft the noise near to you

Comes from an empty drum!

But when within; all self has died

When hearts receive my Dove

True praise will come from deep inside

From hearts inflamed with love

Godís Spirit grows where self is thin

Where pride bends willing knees

Where holy Flame consumes your sin

Itís then Godís heart youíll please

I am The Lord, Iím El Shaddai

Iím holy through and through

Before you rise to God on high

You must be holy too

Righteous has my child to be

These! Iíll truly bless

If not; my face youíll never see

Your God wonít stand for less

In spirit, must your praises rise

In truth must all be said

Then God will hear your fervent cries

And raise you from the dead

But if my Son dwells not your heart

Then someone else; is there

Of life my child youíll have no part

But hell, will be your shareĒ.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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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