Saturday, March 14, 2015

VESPERS At The End Of The Sabbath: Who Will Feed God's Sheep?

Faith without works is dead!
Faith is the victory that sheds
Worldly wants and affections!
Faith will get us to heaven 
For by The Living God we are lead!

Acts 20:27-34
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

Who Will Feed God's Sheep?

Everybody wants a piece of the action
Christianity is up for sale
There is much buying and selling of the Lord’s flock
And some of the seller’s are having fire sales!

Where, Lord, do we go for respite?
Where, Lord, is the Watchman on the wall?
Where, Lord, is the willing, able, pastor who is
Willing to call: “Enough of this! Foul ball!”

Lord, Your people are so hungry
Yet they are being fed
Food, that has no nourishing substance
For it has only pesticides, formaldehyde, lead!

Mercy! Lord! Mercy! Have Mercy!
Upon this people, here at the last
Ending - for earth’s day is almost over
And the leaders’ unjust laws are over us cast!

Those who should preach the gospel are selling it
They are offering milk instead of meat
They are feeding food that leaves us hungry
When, Lord, You know, we should be replete!

Send help, Dear Father, send a faithful witness
Send messengers who truly fear and love our God
Send witnesses who don’t need witness protection
For they are standing under the wings of the Living God!

Father, we lay here, this sad petition
Give an ear, listen, help us, Lord this day
Protect the sheep, Dear Father, from the ravening wolves
Who wear designer clothing at the expense of Your people living on short pay!

Open the eyes of Your Faithful Children
Remove, Lord, the scales from their seeking eyes
Reveal to them the infidels, charlatans, false priest and false prophets
And the false Christs seeking to blind eyes with their disguise!

You have promised this people your protection
You have promised that Your Word won’t return vain
You have promised to finish the good work that You have promised
You have promised that believers' living will not be in vain!

Deliver, as promised, for You are Creator
Deliver, as promised, for You are the Lord
Deliver, as promised, You, the Angel of the Covenant
Deliver, as promised, for You are our Almighty God!