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God's Well Oiled Machine
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By Michael P. Johnson
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God's Well Oiled Machine

Like living cogs in life’s machine

We’re interactive parts

God makes performance true and clean

Through power in our hearts


Although life’s pressures may increase

On piston valve and rod

Function maintained in every piece

Is in the hands of God


Though in the work’s still oft we see

Demonic spanners fall

Will help not come to set us free

When Jesus’ name we call


Maintenance is a daily chore

The work should never cease

The Master’s hand mends fault and flaw

In each and every piece


No part can function out of sync

This rule is all too plain

As chains judged by their weakest link

In Truth we’ll bear the strain


How smooth united parts will run

When free from filth and grime

We’re by the hand of Christ God’s Son

Well oiled from time to time


Each part well formed in Jesus’ hand

Will storm and flood prevail

Will now complete the work as planned

Will run and never fail


Each valve maintained, all cogs precise

In Christ we’re made complete

For this was Jesus sacrifice

Uniting God’s elite…..

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Submitted: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013

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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