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Preach Not to Please (1)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Preach Not to Please(1)


Woe to the churches led by man

Without The Father’s call

Who think to know Salvation’s plan

But have no clue at all


They fail The Truth God’s flock to see

They’re deaf to all He’d say

Where do such shepherds think to be?

At close of judgement day?


Yet when God’s church is led by Him!

Life’s Truth and facts will flow

With children’s eyes no longer dim

Their heart and souls will glow


Too much; is spread this sad disease

How far, is hard to tell

But priests who try their church to please

Could preach them all to hell


Can they not see when so at fault?

Man’s word can do no good

Yet seasoned with Heavenly Salt

They’ll preach the way they should


Man’s church at first looks strong and blessed

Buildings grow wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

That church is bound to fall


On solid ground, the bride should stand

Should teach what Jesus gives

Spread deep life’s seed throughout each land

Revealing Jesus lives


Upon this! Rock we need to build

On Christ; not flesh and bone

When then His Bride is Spirit filled

He’ll melt her heart of stone..... 

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Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 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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