Monday, February 20, 2017

EXPERIENCES: Dis(O)bedience





It Takes A Miracle
A Blessing God
To Nullify A Curse!
It Took Jesus Christ
On The Cross
Dying
The Curse Upon Man Spoken
In Eden's Garden
To Reverse!

Bless God!

It Takes Presumption
On The Part Of Man
To Accuse God
Saying:

That Curse Was Causeless!


When
In All Actuality
None In The Garden
Could Be Considered
Faultless!

The Prohibition Was Clear:

Do Not Eat That Fruit!

Obviously ...

You Can't Eat
Unless You Bite!
You Can't Bite
Unless You Pick!
You Can't Pick
Unless You Reach!
AND
You Can't Reach For The Fruit
Until
You Are At
Or In
The Tree!
AND
You Can't Get To The Fruit Tree
Unless
You Walk
AND
You Won't Walk To The Fruit Tree
Unless Your Thoughts Say:

I Feel For Fruit
Today
This Hour
This Very Moment!
AND
I DON'T CARE
If That Fruit Is Sour
Or Will Edge My Teeth
AND
Tie Up My Tongue
Stain My Hands
AND
My Face
AND
On My Clothing Leave A Trace
AND
In My Mouth Leaves A Scent
AND
In My Belly Leaves A Bitter Burn
AND
At My Sit-Down
Causes Me To Squirm
AND
In The Wash
Waste's Mighty Stench!

In My Mind
- Upon Replay -
Urge Does Recoil
AND
Remonstration 
Strenuously Says:

Disobedience
Does Not Pay
For Willfulness
Knows Not The Story Whole
AND
Selfishness Knows Only
Self's Current Goal!
Why So Bold?!


If Selfish Self
Had Hindsight's Foresight
AND
If Taste Had Waste's Pipeline
AND
Satisfaction Wore Sorrow-For-Sin's Nightgown
Obedience Would Not Wear Presumption's Shoes
Nor Greed's Glasses
Nor Borrow Today's Trouble
To Get Outcome's Tomorrow-Lashes
AND
Painful Gashes!

If You Count The Steps
To Sin
Malice 
Is Here Involved!
Wickedness Is Walking Wild
AND
Wily Satan Does Rejoice!

Be Wise Like That Serpent!
Be Harmless As The Holy Spirit's Dove!
Accept The Lord's Prohibitions
For
He Made You With Love!

Let No:
"Hath God Said ...?"

End With:
"Thou Shalt Not Surely...!"

For
In The End Of Your Big Doings
God's Surely
Will
Of A Surety
Be Done Securely!

There Is No Curse Causeless
AND
There Is No Excuse
For A Man To Be Lawless
For
Holy God's Law
Is 
Eternally Flawless!

Obedience Only Requires A "Yes!"
BUT
Disobedience 
Always Requires 
Much Thoughtful Machination To Process
For
Escape
AND
An Excuse
Become Necessary
AND
Unsurprisingly Start
With The Same "E" 
As The Evil
Which Makes You Vile
To The Lord God Almighty!
Check It Out And You Will See!

Disobedience Leads To Bad Experience
AND
Bad Experience Is A Pay-In Program
Which
- Well Used -
Turns Good-Life Into Refuse
Which Refuse
Into Outer Darkness Goes
Where Crying 
AND
Gnashing Of Teeth
Are Evinced From Those
In Humiliation's Death Throes!

In Christ
There Is No 
"Yes!" And "No!"
In Christ There Only
 "Yes!" And "Go!"
For
Christ IS Neither Fickle
Fadish
Nor A Fiend
BUT
Is The God Of Salvation
Who Desires 
All To Be Clean!

Do Right!
Live Right!
Walk With Him Who Is Sight
AND
Escape Damnation's Long Throng
Who Will Have
A Permanent Night
AND
No Lullabye For A Soothing Song!

Satan Is The Liar
So
Let Him Not Your Commonsense Squeeze
For His Only Gift To You
Is To Ensure That You End Up With
Punishingly Devilish Fleas!

But ...

Know This!
If You
- Having Made The Mistake -
Don't Harden Your Heart
BUT
Cast Your Self
On God's Mercy
AND
Doing Same
Without Fear
Confessing
Repenting
AND
Crying Out 
Because Of Your Shame
AND
Pleading With The Father
For Restoration
In Jesus Christ's Holy Name
He Will
Of A Surety
Bring You Into 
The Rest Home Again!

Don't Be As Some!
Cain
AND
Esau 
Are Of Note Two
Who
Would Not Be Humbled
AND
Were Reprobates
Through And Through!

One Cried 
That His Punishment Was Too Great!
AND
One Cried 
Because By His Own Actions
His Blessing Was Too Small!
BUT
Neither Repented Of Their Behavior
AND
God's Condemnation
Of Both Of Them
Severely
Did Fall!

Contrast Those Two
With
Adam AND King David
AND
Soberly
Also Think Of King Saul!

Adam AND King David
Knew Bitter Repentance
AND
In The Lord's Strength
Went On To Teach The Truth To All!
But ...
Saul ... Unrepentant In Sin
Grieved
The Holy Spirit Of Peace
Away
AND
In Agony Of Spirit
Trusted A Condemned Necromancer
To Get Guidance From The Dead
On How The Living Should Be Led!

The Dead Dead
- By Satan -
Answered
The Living-Walking-Dead
For Saul Was An Empty Man
Condemned
By The Holy God
For Playing Footsie
With The Fraud!

Long Story Short Short ...

Don't Let A Little Covetousness
Turn You Into A Man
Conscienceless
For God
Will Not Hold You 
Guiltless
AND
Your Too-Late Tears
Will Be To You
Profitless!


Think Before You Reach!
With Jesus As Your Leader
Doing The Right Thing
Is Not Hard!