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To Live Is Christ
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By Michael P. Johnson
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       To Live is Christ

God takes no joy in death of man

It’s through His hand man lives!

To walk and live the best we can

With all the grace He gives


Who die in Christ, need have no fear

Instead one’s heart should glow

No one should grieve nor shed a tear

Knowing where seeds must go


 God showed His Seed had first to die

According to His plan

The Truth would then so multiply

Spreading to every man


To live for self, there’s no reward

To die for God, there’s gain

Who serve The Truth Jesus The Lord

One’s toil is not in vain


The living Christ makes one appeal

Serve God with great desire

Receive with grace His Promised Seal

Ignite the world with Fire


Then like a seed, once self has died

Arise through second birth

Thriving in Him, all else denied

Now cultivate the earth


When deep in Christ, when rooted fast

With branches stout grow long

The fruit you bear, will always last

Proving Life’s Tree so strong


Who’ll from The Tree would care to eat?

Who’d prove the fruit so good?

Have first to sit at Jesus’ feet

And live the life they should…..

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Submitted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 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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