Monday, April 3, 2017

Counterfeit!!

The Palettes Were All Laid Out!
Painting Class Was Going To Be Good Today!
The "Drawings" Of Jesus
We Had Finished Yesterday
Were To Be Painted
According To Our Experience Of Him
So The Teacher Did Say!

I Was Excited!
I Was Going To Paint My Jesus Quite Fine:

White Robe Of Righteousness - Freely Available
To Me!
Blue Border For His Law
Which In Love I Now Follow Gladly!
Bronze Skin For He Is
The Everyman-Is-Welcome God
AND
I Wanted To Do 
The Scarlet Pomegranate Broidered Work
Indicative
Of His High Priestly Work
Interceding For Me!

I Was Ready!

But ...

Something Really Strange
Was Happening
Had Happened
To My Paints!

Every Color ...
White
Blue
Bronze
Red
When Mingled With Water
Stained The Picture
The Same Technicolor Hue!

What Meanest This? I Cried.

My God Is Real
Simple
Orderly
Gentle
Soft Spoken
Kind!

What Meanest
This Striding Peacock
This Technicolor Nightmare
This Colorization Of The Very Devil
This Tainted Spectacle
That In Me
Inspires Fear?!

Suddenly ...

I Heard The Laughter!

I Should Have Known!

The Devil Dogs
Were In Battle-Ready Array!

They Were Pointing
AND
Laughing At Me
Trying To Inspire
In Me
Ungodly Fear!

Hear Them ...

You Wouldn't Join Us
So We've Restained
The Colors
That Are Used To Orderly-Paint
Your By-The-Book God
For
He Offends Our Sensibilities
So He
- To Us -
Is Not - Authentically -
Who We Shall Call God!

Too Many Do's!
Too Numerous Don'ts!
Too Much Straight Talking
And
Not Enough Feel-Good Dope!

The Colors Of Our Rainbow
Make That God Appear
Really Cool
And Now The Jesters
Around The Town
No Longer
Are Called Fools!

Nothing Done In Consenting Flesh
Can Ever Be Again Called Abominable
Sin
And
Man Taking The Lofty Place
Of The Once-Glorious God
Now Lowly
Is Now The Best
The Most
Acceptable Thing
Around Town!

No More Long Talk
Nor More Too-Deep Thinking!
It's All About The Feels!

Yeah For The Feels!

I Felt Water On My Face
BUT
I Was Not In Anger Crying!

I Was Saddened
Hurting
For These Deluded Ones
Who Were The Good Lord
- By Right -
- Birth Right -
Denying!

Nothing Done
By Mere Men
Or Devils
Can Change Anything
Sealed
AND
Settled
In Holy Heaven!

God Reigns!
God Rules!
God IS!
I Wish They'd Buy A Clue
For
What God Is
What God Has Done
No Created Being
Can Ever Change
Or
Cause To Be Undone!

Brethren,

Colorizing A Black And White Picture Reel Does Not Make It A Technicolor Movie!

When You Do Not Know
The Real God
The Real Jesus
AND
The Real Holy Spirit
AND
Are Not Protected By The Real Holy Angels
Influencing You Towards Good
Fakery Is Fabulosity
Good Is A Grabbit
AND
God
Is Whatever, Whoever, Wherever, Why-Not, Whosoever Will
Paints It Him Her They
According To Want, Desire
Inclination
Ordered Specification
Trend, Trap
Or Felt Need!

Would You Know Your Holy Jesus
IF
You Met Him
At The Jesus Look-Alike Convention?

Would You Know Your Jesus
IF
He Is Placed Amongst The Goat Herd
IF
His Still Small Voice Is Not Like Them
Boisterously Heard?

Would You Know Your Jesus IF All He Does In The Moment Is Gently Call Your Name?

Will You Know, Own, King Jesus Even Though All The Learned And Illuminated Ones
Speak That Name With Accorded Shame?

Would You Trust A Known Forger To Exchange Your Two Very Real $50.00's 
For A Single $100.00 Bill?

If  You Would Not, Then Don't Trust "Another" With The Salvation Of Your Soul!

I Beseech You, Please Go To Jesus Christ - By Faith - Directly AND HeWill Get You Safely Home
With All The Others In The Remnant Flock's Fold!

Learn The True To Detect The False AND You Will Know Your Father In Heaven
Ain't No Red-Suited, Chubby Cheeked, Black-Booted, Cookie-Eating, Rotund, House-Breaking
Santa Claus!

The Old Saying Goes ...

If It Walks Like A Duck
Quacks Like A Duck
AND
Dumps Like A Duck
It Is A Duck

BUT


I Hasten To Add ...

When Your Duck
Refuses His Bath
AND
- As Does A Rooster -
Starts To Crow
You Know Your Duck Ain't Got No Waddle
AND
His Clothing Is Just For Show!