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A Place Prepared (3)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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A Place Prepared (3)

Throughout the world we wander still

To temple, hall and shrine

Religion thrives, but fails to fill

Like Heavenís righteous wine

The Lord gives Bread and wholesome meat

For children, milk so pure

Who eat the food at Jesusí feet?

Will stand forever sure

A so called church, is none at all

When Christ is not the head

Like flimsy tents, theyíll tear and fall

In stagnant pomp lie dead

A shelter, has a church to be

A shield, against the foe

Lifeís guiding lamp through which to see

Where righteous stones should go

Itís not a lounge, to sprawl and sit

When truth we understand

Weíre here to serve, to do our bit

As Jesusí strong right hand

A stone is weak; when on its own

But tough within a wall

Yet still we chose to walk alone

Like blinded fools we fall

Thereís more to do than songs to sing

Like those before the veil ††††††††††††††††††††††††Lev.16:2

Our deeds in Christ must take to wing††† Jn.13:15

Help others not to fall

Godís work on earth will soon be done

So man of flesh and bone

Should seek the face of Christ His Son

Or perish worthless stone..... †


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Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 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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