Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Belteshazzar's Feast ... As A Corporate Affair



The Companies Were All Gathered Together!
Business Cards Were Being Brandished That Day!
The Excitement In The Place Was Palpable
AND
The Minions Were Running Every Which Way!

One By One
Grand Titles Were Announced
Exchanged
Highlighted
Until All Had Been Identified
Save One
AND
Soon
The Room Became Quite Quiet
For A Company Title Was Necessary For All
So That The Business 
Like CLock-work
Could Be Efficiently Run!

The Supreme Leader Cleared His Throat
In An Officious
Official Manner
AND
Demanded To Know:

How Comest Thou In Here?
What Is Your Given Company Title?  
Care To Share?
And, Please Tell
Why Did Ye Not Cheer Like All For Uncle Billie's
Wild And Wily 
Corporate Raider Bears?

The Response Is Bold Quick ...

I Am On A Mission Of Mercy!
I Need No Company Title To Pose
But You May Call Me Servant Of God
For That Is The Only Position
I Need Or Hold
AND
I Do Not Indulge In Non-Beneficial Activities
That Are Instigated By The Fraud
To Defile
The Holy Vessels Of God!

There Was A Gasp!
A Roar!
Stunned Looks Of Consternation
AND
The Supreme Leader
Was Around His Gills Looking Quite Green
Then Red
As He Had A Fit Of Apoplexy
And Then
As He Came To Himself
He Became Vulgarly Mean!

His Tirade Was Blistering
Unkind
Evil
As He Dismissed The Living Word In The Bible
Denied The God Of Heaven
AND
Uplifted The Hand-Crafted Gods Of The Earth
AND
Spoke Dotingly
About The Rewards And Benefits
That Conforming Corps Men See
When They Play Ball
AND
When He Was Finished
With His Numerous Asides
All
Save One
In That Place
Were Roaring With Laughter
Wiping Their Tearing Eyes
AND
Holding Their Hurting Sides!

Well?!
What Have You Now
To Say For Yourself?

I Am The Servant Of God!
I Get Living Wages From You
For The Physical Work Of Labor That I Do
BUT
I Get My Rewards From The Holy God
Who Is Known To Have Made Me And You!

I Permit You To Rent My Talents!
You Own Neither My Conscience
Nor My Soul!
Your Rewards You May Keep
Or Give To Others As You See Fit
BUT
My Soul Is Anchored
On Christ The Righteous
And You
As A Leader
Are Truly Grossly Unfit!

You Know Right From Wrong
BUT
Truth In Your Eyes
In The Street Is Cast Down
AND
You Promise That Which
You Will Never Deliver
While Taking Pleasure
In Making Faithful Workers
In Your Presence
In Fear
Shiver!

Worldly Pleasures Don't
Can't Last
AND
Your Vile Pretensions
To Godhood
Show Upon Whom Your Lost Lot Is Cast
BUT
My Free Will Is 
By Almighty God
Free To Me
AND
I Choose That It Be
Inclined To Him Who
Rules The Universe Wide And Vast
Beyond What Lying Eye Can See!

Sanctioning Wrong
Does Not Make It Right!
Being Profane
Does Not Make Your Candle Shine Bright!
AND
Acting Inane
Does Not Make You
Any Less Corrupt And Vain
AND
Your Actions Show
That You Are Indeed
Undeniably
Insane!

AND

Using
AND
Abusing Man
The Purchased Vessels Of God
In Riotous
AND
Ribald Gaiety
In Honor Of The Fraud
By Denying The Holy God
Will Glean You No Blessing
In The Day Of Accounting
When You Are Raised From The Sod!

BY NOW ...

The Room Is Eerily Quiet!
Stunned Faces Are White!
The Supreme Leader's Knees Are Knocking
And He Looks Quite A Sight
For
He Has Been Found Wanting
For Every Word Uttered Is True
AND
There Is A Mass Exodus
As All 
Panicked
For The Doors 
Rush Through!

Brethren,
We Are Told:





King Belteshazzar
Bought And Paid For His Party Companions!
Dissension In The Ranks
In That Dispensation
Meant Sure Death!

Standing Up For Truth And Right
Against Might
Takes A Man Woman
Willing
By God's Grace
To Stand Firm In The Faith
AND
Put The Devil 
Decidedly In His Proper Place!

Our Working For Earthly Employers
Our Dependence On A Pay Check
Should Never Ever Be 
At The Expense
Of Selling Our Souls
To Achieve Corporate Goals!

From Personal Experience
I Once Had an Employer Tell Me
That I Was Hired To Work
Not To  ...  Think!

Hmmmm  ...

Beloved,
A Christian By Nature MUST Always Be Thinking!

Remember:

Be As Wise As The Serpent
And As Harmless As The Dove!
Our Father Is The God Of Heaven
AND
Our Only Command Performance
Is When The Bar Of God Opens
AND
We Must Explain Ourselves
In The Presence Of The Holy Spirit 
The Real Peace Dove!

Baubles Are Cheap By The Dozen!
Earthly Power Is Fleeting Always!
Damned Is That Wicked Devil
AND
All Who Wilfully Permit Him
On Their Blood-Purchased Souls To Prey!

Pray Without Ceasing!
Prayer Changes Things!
Put No Trust In Man
Horses Nor Princes
For The Living God Rules
AND
The Unbeliever
In His Holy Presence 
Of Necessity Winces!

Walk By Jesus' Faith!
Don't Live By Human Sight!
Satan Is The Devil
AND
Sowing Destruction 
Is To Him
A Glorious Delight!

So  ...

In The Name Of Jesus Christ 
Do Right
AND
The Love Of God
Will Give You Light
The Ever-Encroaching
Soul-Destroying Darkness 
To Valiantly Fight!

AND  ...

You Will Keep Your Conscience Clean
IF
On Jesus Christ
You Wholly Lean!



Parties Pass


But

Eternity Is Vast!


Aim For The Distance!