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Redemptive Power
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Redemptive Power

 

Surely it’s time to count the cost

Consider that within

Before condemned shamefully lost

Within the jaws of sin

 

Why should I stay behind and cry?

Walking once more as dead

Rejoining ranks with those who’ll die

Without The Living Bread

 

Am I to play again the fool?

Again to be defiled!

Again to be the devil’s tool

Not God’s adopted child

 

Should I upon The Wind not ride?

Toward my Father’s door

Share the treasures promised inside

As blood washed saints before

 

I’ve faith to stand against life’s trials

I’ve hope through grace to trust 

I’ll face each storm while true love smiles

To Satan’s sheer disgust

 

I’m not afraid to air this boast

Since Jesus’ hand holds mine

Through power of The Holy Ghost

I’ll reach my goal divine

 

Thanks be God for all He’s done

For all He’s had to say

For Heaven’s King, God’s Lamb God’s Son

For strength along The Way

 

For true redemption here and now

For Jesus’ arms out wide

For all who come who humbly bow

And safely walk inside.... .


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Submitted: Friday, April 29, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016

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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