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A Fool to Yourself (1)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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A Fool to Yourself


Backsliding is to Satan’s joy

Rebellion’s wage for sin

Who recognise the devil’s ploy

May step aside to win


There is a race that must be won

A war that must be fought

But who’ll reject The Fathers Son?

Who’ll doubt His true report?


You’re fooling no one else but you

No matter how you frown

Your soul’s not blind to what you do

And God is no man’s clown


To blame; there’ll be but you alone

Of course you understand

You know without life’s Corner Stone

No house can come to stand


So why pretend and act this way

You’ve known God’s Son as Lord

Though many times He’s heard you pray

You too; will feel His sword


Repent and turn to Christ your face

Give up your reckless fight

Receive once more The Father’s grace

Receive His guiding Light


There is no other way my friend

No way to find than this

Allow in truth your knee to bend

Accept Salvation’s kiss


The kiss of life that will not cease

Life’s Flame to burn your shame

With Heaven’s love Christ’s joy and peace

Receive a brand new name ……P.T.O.....




You think there words are harsh and cruel

No one can judge your state

Though still you break most every rule

Thinking to flee your fate


I speak to you because of love

Because of what I see

I know your way leads not above

Lest Truth will set you free


Unless The Saviour’s takes your hand

Unless you now confess

Unless your heart can understand

God’s servants here to bless


I’m here because I see your pain

I know the way you feel

I know you’ve fallen back again

Because the devil’s real


But so are God and Christ His Son

The power that once was yours

The same through which life’s wars are won

The same that opens doors


As now; the door to Satan’s jail

The chains that have you bound

Rise up my friend you needn’t fail

Walk straight to solid ground


Spew out the poison Satan poured

Cast off hell’s rags of death

Take up the cup of Christ The Lord

Receive once more life’s Breath


Be wise dear friend your time is now

Rise up and join the flow

Take up again Salvation’s Plough

Life’s Seed we need to sow.....

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Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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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