Tuesday, August 30, 2016

TELLING THE FUTURE: No Crystal Ball Required!





If I Could Tell The Future
As Some Would Have Us Believe
I Would Purchase Me Stock In
Eternity
AND NOT IN
Beautify Me!
Charm Me!
Nor
Do Whatever I Please!

I Would Look Around
And Take Notice
Of All The Sorrows Caused By
Love Of Self!

I Would Be Very Careful
Not To Play With
A Fallen Cherub
Masquerading As
Solicitous
Best Friend
Provider
Stray Maker
Rub Me Belly 
Treats Are Free
Rascally Satan
Wannabe God Holy!

I Would Make It My Business
To Go  Into The World
AND PREACH
The Gospel Of The Eternal God
Teaching
Pleading
Warning
Every Single Soul
I Would Meet
Telling Them
- With Sincerity Of Heart -
To Look Up
For
The Sky Is About To
- Like A Scroll -
Roll
Wide Apart
Revealing
The Creator God
The Builder By Trade
Coming To Collect
The Pillars 
For The Temple So Fair!

I Would Tell Of The God
To Whom
Confession
AND
Repentance
Make One
For Heaven 
Firmly Stand!

I Would Tell
The World
About The God Of All Grace
Who
For The Love Of Vile Sinners
By The Shedding
Of His Pure Blood
Took
Our Damnable Disgrace
AND
Place!

AND THEN ...

I Would Tell
The World
Of A Love So Profound
That Caused Divinity From Heaven
To Come Down
To The Cruel Earth
To Bless
To Teach
To Pray For
To Care
To Help
To Heal
To Give To All Men
A Solid Reason
Sin
To Forsake!

I Would Tell
Of The Book Ever New!

I Would Tell Of The Holy Spirit
Who Chides And Teaches, Too!

I Would Tell Of The Angels
Who Direct And Protect
AND
The Home
Near God's Throne
AND
Immortality
AND
True Prosperity
AND
Real Life Lived But Never Alone!

I Would Also Tell Of The Grace 
That Will Permit Us
To See God
Face To Face
AND
The Glorious Expanse
That We Will Traverse
At Eternity's Pace!

But ...

I Do Not Need
To Tell The Future
For
The Future
Has Already Been Told To Me
In The Book Inspired Of Heaven
Containing
History In Advance
Where I Can Turn A Page
AND
At A Glance
Know
Which Beast Is Making An Advance
AND
Recognize
How Close
We Are To
The Devil's Last Dance!

I Will Know The Season
- Never The Day -
When 
At The Sound Of The Trumpet
There Will Be
The Catching Away
To Glory
Of Those Who Lived By Faith Alone
Trusting In God Alone
Walking With Endurance
God's Way
To God's Eternal Home!

I Can Say
That None Will Be Left Behind
Hoping
For God To Come Back
And Take Them
- Second Chance Repentant -
To The Heavenly Way
For They Would Have Done Things
Their Own Special Way
And Will Have To
- For Their Own Sins -
Eternally Pay!

I Have No Need To "Create!"
A Spurious Vision Of The Future
For
God Himself
By Christ Himself
Has Crafted The Future
For Me
Which I Will Receive
IF
I Permit
The Holy Spirit
To Direct 
AND
Teach Me!

So, I Can Say ...

No, Thank You!
I have No Need Of A Crystal Ball
For
I Have The Holy Book
Of
The Eternal Living 
Glorious God Of All
AND
In The Reading
I Will Know
How For Temptation To Sin 
Not To Fall!

No!
I Do Not Need A Crystal Ball!