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Tradition Rules
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Tradition Rules

You canít do this you must do that

Manís rules are on the wall

Women canít speak without a hat

Quite often, not at all

Bless those who come from off the street

Still free of manís old wine

Sitting drinking at Jesusí feet

Direct from Heavenís Vine

No traditions, to hold one fast

Manís rules to flood the mind†††††††††††††††††† Mt.9:14-17

But Truth of God The First & Last

Healing the deaf and blind

Is this manís church? That he can say

What should or not be done?

What clothes to wear on Sabbath day?

Who gets to praise Godís Son?

Through man! Christís bride is plagued with doubt

Religion fails to win

Traditions keep The Saviour out

Through rules He canít come in

Itís time to stop to look around

Whatís in your church today?

Do man made rules still have you bound?

Can Jesus have His say?

Many are called God chooses few

Some streams are clogged with weed

Come out when God is calling you

Come out as living seed

Come out and leave the walking dead

To freedom take your flight

Seek out Godís house of living Bread

And live within The Light.....


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Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2012

Last Updated: Friday, November 2, 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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