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It's not
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † † †It's not

Itís not the Gentile or the Jew

Itís not who think they should

Itís not what man or masses do

Nor they who say they would

Itís not for those who know Godís word

Nor those in church who sit

Itís not for those the truth have heard

Who fail to do their bit

Itís not the few who say theyíre saved

How oft to church we go

However long devilís enslaved

Who think Godís Son to know

Itís not for rich with worldly gold

Nor beauty in its prime

Itís not for those who canít be told

Nor those who live to crime

But those obeying Heavenís will

Who Jesus bend their knee

Who from Lifeís Well their cup will fill

Who drink each Royal decree

Who eat The Truth, who understand

Who seek Godís face on high

Who meekly serve in Jesusí hand

Who cease to worship ďIĒ

Whoís thought and deeds are of The Light

Whoíve answered Jesusí call

Who love Godís Lamb with all their might

Who stand while others fall

Itís these; whoíll see the glory day

Whoíll join The Groom on high

Itís these, whoíll fail to see decay

Itís these, whoíll never dieÖ..

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Submitted: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 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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