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Rise Up and Follow
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Rise Up and Follow


We play as clowns and act like fools

We live just as we please

We disobey Life’s golden rules

Believing no one sees


Is God alive or is He dead?

Is hell and Heaven real?

Let’s think a while, let’s look ahead

What grace may yet reveal


Let’s turn to what the bible says

Let Spirit feed the mind

Lift up in faith your inner gaze

And see what facts we find


Humble your-self let faith run free

A little while be still

Allow your soul The Truth to see

Your heart to drink its fill


Let faith dismiss all foolish doubt

Let hope a crown receive

Feel free to dance to sing to shout

And through God’s Gift believe


Let Jesus open wide your eyes

His love your soul caress

His Light disclose demonic lies

His joy consume life’s stress


For righteousness to be restored

For peace to reign as planned

Accept The Christ as sovereign Lord

In His place now your hand


Accept God’s Gift His Perfect Light

Accept God’s Lamb as King

Allow His Flame your soul ignite

Rise up and follow Him….. 

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Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, November 7, 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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