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Food!
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By Michael P. Johnson
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                      Food!

When Jesus Christ, our heart we give

When raised up from the dead -Lk.8:54

When faith has brought the Truth to live

Our need, is first the Bread –Lk.8:55

 

The Bread of life, God’s Living Word –Dt.8:3

Through grace, The Lord imparts

Quickening those, who’ve truly heard –Jn.14:6

And taken to their hearts –Jas.1:22

 

A fool would think the battle’s won –Pr.6:9

God’s met our every need –Pr.6:10

It’s true; we’ve now The Father’s Son

Yet still we need to feed –Jn.6:54

 

Like every child, it’s milk at first –1Pe.2:2

Supplied through Jesus’ queen –Heb.5:12

The bride must quench a baby’s thirst –Jn.21:15

With honey in between –Isa.7:15

 

Once weaned, we’re called to God’s elite –Heb.5:13-14

Still young, and not quite tough

A soldier needs the choicest meat –Jn.21:17

When milk is not enough –Heb.6:1

 

Through fire and water, troops must go –Isa.43:2

God knows alone, how long

So side by side, to beat the foe –Ps.91:7

They need of meat more strong

 

Such food, Christ’s church must have in store –Pr.31:15

The choicest in the land –Pr.21:20

How else can soldiers go to war? –Ps.144:1

How else are they to stand? –Ps.144:12

 

The time to wait, will soon have passed

Then all God’s Truth, have found

Will raise the flag that flies half-mast

And rise to Hallowed Ground –Isa.11:10…..


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Submitted: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, December 1, 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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