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Awake in Christ
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By Michael P. Johnson
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        Awake in Christ

For gain, the world seeks far and wide

To lust, she’ll spend much time

Her children travel round in pride

Indulging selfish crime


Believing death’s an end to all

Believing God a lie

It matters not how deep they fall

Fools fear not to die


To them! Christ’s church is out of date

It’s there; but to deceive

Now each determines self their fate

Until this life we leave


As sure as Jesus walked the earth

As sure as birds can fly

So sure are we with second birth

Will live if when we die


Our flesh may waste, may see decay

Our bones may turn to dust

But God has shown on glory day –1Th.4:15-17

We’ll rise with Him we trust –1Pe.2:6+Tit.3:5-7


Accounts past saints have had to tell

The fate they had in view –Jn.21:18

But faith they knew they’d see no hell –Mt.17:1-9

Remaining Jesus true –Lk.22:31-33


Paul could have live if he’d deny –Ac.5:41

The name he had adored –Ac.9:15-16

But unafraid he chose to die –Php.1:21-30

Still praising Christ his Lord –2Co.11:16-33


So countless servants died this way –2Ti.1:10-12

In hope of life above -1Co.15:12-26

They knew for but a while they’d lay

Then wake to Him we love –Rev.22:17…..

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Submitted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 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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