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Shine and Shine Again
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By Michael P. Johnson
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     Shine and Shine Again

To Heaven’s glory, Jesus died –Jn.17:1

The dead, through Him to raise –Ro.6:3-4

Life’s seed through death be multiplied –Jn.12:24

Forever God to praise –Ro.9:5

    

At first but twelve would Truth behold –Lk.8:10

Receive God’s Spirit, seal –Mt.10:1+Ac.2:1-4

Their echo travel through the fold –Jn.12:32

Life’s secrets to reveal –Eph.3:9-10

 

The Light came down that we receive –Jn.1:9

God’s Truth on which to feed –Jn.21:15-17

To spread that others may believe –Isa.60:1-3

That Christ is Lord indeed –Ac.10:36

 

The Light, The Truth, Salvation’s Seed –Jn.8:12

The Father’s love serene –Eph.1:23

Received to meet their neighbour’s need –Mt.5:14

Through which God’s hand is seen –2Co.4:13-15

 

Two thousand years, Light for the queen! –1Th.5:1-3

Yet few have taken prize –1Ti.6:17-19

Too oft there’s something in between –Lk.14:18-20

That blinds man’s wayward eyes –Ro.1:19-23

 

Unless The Word is put to use –1Th.5:4-11

Mankind receives the rain –Mt.28:19

It fails to cut the captive loose –Mt.18:18

And comes to us in vain –1Co.15:58

 

Without good deeds, one’s faith is dead .Jas.2:26

One needs to take a stand –Lk.21:12-19

Unless we share The Master’s Bread –Jude 12

The world won’t understand –9:38

 

We can’t hide Light, as man would gold –Mt.13:44

In Christ, our hearts should burn –Lk..24:32+1Co.9:16

Until the world is finally told –Jn.3:16+Ps.108:5

The Lord will not; return –Zec.1:3.....   


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Submitted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 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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