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Backsliders Must Choose
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † Backsliders must choose

ďBacksliders make the devil smile

Through him they break the rules

Though sinful life is for a while

Theyíll die the death of fools

Who die in Christ; will rise to live

Salvationís paid their dues

While lifeís, like sand within a sieve

For those who Christ refuse†

You crave forgiveness for your shame

From evil things youíve done

You pray my Spiritís Holy Flame

Would cleanse you through my Son

To you lifeís truth is all too plain

My word is sure and true

If you repent, and seek again

Then Iíll return to you

But living fools would stay out there

As countless times before

So come my child receive your share

Before I close the door

In Christ youíll never see decay

However great your debt

Beware my child return today

Donít lose your faith just yet

Be holy; for Iím holy too

Your sin! I canít abide

Repent is all I ask of you

Be clean to come inside

Reflect on all Iíve had to say

Repent change now your views

Return in Christ or stay away

The time is now; to choose.....

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Submitted: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012

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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