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Tares (2)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Tares (2)


Who in the church is cold or hot?

Who in the world is free?

Who in Christ is a tare or not?

Who’s wise enough to see?


The house of God is not for spies

But worship love and prayer

The Lord Himself has perfect eyes

And sees who serve Him there


Still in the world the tares are found

Bowing to stone and wood

Building churches on miry ground

Not seeped in Jesus’ blood


Without His blood, no soul is clean!

No matter how they try

Deceivers, by the Lord are seen

And as a tare they’ll die


Religious houses stand so tall

But wisdom proves God right

When soon many will come to fall

Who prosper in His sight


He sees the evil webs they weave

The filthy wealth they’ve stored

Within the world, such tares deceive

But not The living Lord


Of tares the prophets had to speak

Who sly to idols turn

Who still refuse God’s Son to seek

When deep in hell they burn


Their mocking ways will sorely cease

From each and every land

Allow the tare grow fat in peace

But you! Serve God as planned..…

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Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 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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