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Before His Return
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Before His Return


Before the cloud of Christ is seen

Before we see God’s Son

Before The Groom receives His queen

So much must still be done


The bride has lots of things to do

Some things she needs to lose

God’s righteousness must each pursue

Beyond our dwindling pews


True godliness we need to seek

Devout one’s heart should be

To strengthen feeble sheep found weak

And help the blind to see


For steadfast faith we need to search

Through testing on the street

Not sitting warm in some safe church

When Sundays once we meet


We must love God put Jesus first

Love neighbours friend and foe

For all good things we need to thirst

Beside our Groom to glow


Before we reach for higher ground

Before we’re seen as right

Endurance must be duly found

By God’s enquiring Light


The bride love’s patience should possess

Should gentleness acquire

Her love to God she must profess

Yet self have no desire


As bride, The Groom we must obey

As virgins chaste and pure

In preparation of the day

We greet our soul’s Pursuer.....

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Submitted: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014

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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