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In Search of Christ
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By Michael P. Johnson
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       In Search of Christ

We go to church as millions do

We pray we sing we weep

We think to be God’s chosen few

But still in graves we sleep


Not every church does Jesus reign

Bearing His holy name

Not all the sheep are born again –Jn.3:3

Nor saved from sin and shame


God knows the harm some teachers say

What even preaches tell

Some think to show God’s sheep The Way

Yet oft that way! Is hell


Too oft a child who seeks The Vine

Will enter to be fed

Will while partaking bread and wine

With some still walking dead


The day of Christ is sure to come

Of this there is no doubt

When those in church still playing dumb

May find God’s locked them out!


No man or priest can keep you there

Arise on Jesus’ wing

Seek now The Lord who’ll show you where

You won’t just sit and sing


We need to come whilst yet there’s time

Where Christ is truly!!! Lord

We must be free of self and crime

If we’re to flee the sword


Make certain that you’ve Christ yourself

Within a church of grace

Where man keeps no one on the shelf

When once you’ve found your place…..

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 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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