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Beware of False Prophets
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By Michael P. Johnson
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      Beware of False Prophets

Too oft we think our church is right

Other branches are wrong

It’s we! Who spread true gospel light

Who sing God’s righteous song


Alas, it’s not so rare this view

The Lord knows all too well

Even amongst the chosen few

Sit many booked for hell


Daring to venture even more!

Coming before the bride

They’ll say “God sent me to your door –2Pe.2:1

This word; He’s sent to guide” –1Ti.4:1


God’s flock hang on to every word

To all they have to say -1Jn.4:1

Then all too oft from what they’ve heard

Some sheep will fall or stray


True prophets bring a word that’s real

Nought false or underhand

With pungent truth, man’s hearts can feel

One soul can understand


We know in Christ when prophets come

God’s word’s alive and well

The Lord won’t leave His children dumb

To fail and end in hell


Yet which is false, which message true? –Dt.18:21-22

Which word is God’s on high –Ac.10:43

Just what has Heavens’ sheep to do? –Mt.7:15

When even prophets lie! –Dt.13:1-


Determine what the prophet’s brought

Let wisdom guide the bride –2Pe.1:19-21

Believe Salvation’s true report –Isa.53:1

And cast the rest aside..... 

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Submitted: Sunday, December 9, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 9, 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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