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Church Disguise
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † † Church Disguise

The world at large is looking on

Our deeds are plain to see

The bride should serve The Fatherís Son

Should set the captive free

Instead, weíll seek the finest fare

Wearing a church disguise

We bow the head kneel down in prayer

Singing a song of lies

We come with children to the font

We stand as groom and bride

We bury loved ones lost in want

Without lifeís Truth inside

We criticize we tear apart

We backbite, cheat, we kill

We say weíve Jesus in our heart

Yet fail to do His will

We fail to plant Salvationís seed

We lie to God above

We rob The Lord of tithe and deed

Neighbours of needed love

We say The Fatherís will be done

Hoping our faults to hide

Acting as though we serve Godís Son

Who for our faults has died

We see the blind, those plagued with doubt

The filthy lost in jail

We know what Satanís all about

But still like fools we fail

Our heads; we need to bow in shame

We need to seek Godís face

Seven times cleansing through The Flame

And serve The Lord with graceÖ..

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 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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