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Tithes & Offerings
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By Michael P. Johnson
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         Tithes & Offerings

The eyes of God are far from blind –2Ch.16:9

He sees our every thought –Ps.94:11

Never changing His righteous mind –Mal.3:6

Nor alter His report –Isa.53:1


Salvation’s Way is plain to see

God’s Truth has long been told

Yet oft it’s hard that two agree

Just how to serve the fold


If tithes will stir God’s healing pool –Jn.5:7

Bring blessings by the score

To rob The Lord would but a fool

Who’d close Salvation’s door


Such fools may think they’re Heaven bound

May think they’re in Christ’s hand

Their house is not on solid ground

But built on shifting sand


Perhaps my friend you’re one of these

You pray in church each week

Yet answers fail, when on your knees

Whilst Jesus’ face you seek


You’re angry what your elders say

They’ve made you feel so sad

You now refuse your tithe to pay

And feel it’s not so bad


But can’t you see you’re robbing God?

And not the one you think

Repent; or feel The Master’s rod

Whilst deep from grace you sink


For all we have, is Heaven sent –Jn.3:27

This fact we need to learn

Even our body’s Jesus’ tent

That must one day return…..

      Offerings & Tithes.

Adam received the world at birth

Apart from one small tree

To you God said I give the earth

Just leave one part for me


Wake up from your rebellious dream

Put Satan’s thoughts to flight

Immerse yourself in Zion’s stream

In Jesus’ Ways of Light


Repent the wicked deeds you’ve done

Cast down your foolish pride

Confess before The Father’s Son

Disown the hate inside


Who still refuse to do their bit

Who’ve still God’s trust betray

Beneath His curse as thieves will sit –Mal.3:9

Till all their debts they pay –Mt.18:34


Yet still we choose to act the fool

We drink the same old wine

Declaring tithes an ancient rule

And say what’s mine is mine


Beware of Him who gave you birth –Ps.139:13-16

Who heart and soul can kill –Mt.10:28

Does not to God belong the earth? –Ps.50:12

Each beast on every hill! –Ps.50:11


It’s true of wealth God has no need

It’s true Salvation’s free

But in our tithes we plant a seed

That grows no end to see


The Lord wants every child to live

With blessings rich today!

He calls for us to freely give

And sees who’ll now obey.....

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Submitted: Friday, January 4, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2013

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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