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Thieves & Cheats.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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We see them teach, hear them sing

Of God’s miraculous feats

Preachers preaching of Heaven’s King

Though some are lying cheats

 

They’ve books and tapes in cupboards stored

Thick bibles on their shelves

Explaining truths, of Christ The Lord

But hearing not themselves

 

Vast knowledge though they may pursue

Of God and Heaven’s road

Seeking to rob Christ’s chosen few

Of riches, Love’s bestowed

 

Their money, houses goods & fields

Seeing Christ’s sheep as fools

Not knowing what wickedness yields

Their Shepherd lives & rules

 

Devoid of God’s Promise on high

No fear of His might

Woe betide when robbers die

When facing Heaven’s Light

 

Before The Judge, they’ll surely stand

Without The One denied

They’ll see the power of His hand

Denying them inside

 

Each screaming “God what have I done

How wayward was my path

Rejecting Christ Your Lamb & Son

To face Your dreadful wrath”

 

They’ll see The Truth they’ll understand

Hell’s door opening wide

The righteous power of Jesus’ hand

Cramming them inside.....


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Submitted: Friday, January 19, 2018

Last Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018

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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