Saturday, April 22, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: OUTSIDE CEREMONY: Inside Tombs







In The Church Of The Living God
It Is Truly An Amazing Thing
To See The Pomp And Circumstance
Employed In Conducting
The Fast!
Problem Though
It All Leaves The Living God
In The Lurch!

We Worship
AND
Supposedly
Bow Down
Before The Holy God
BUT
Outward Ceremony
Is All That We Show
Displaying Not A Wit
To The World
That We 
In The Grace Of The Redeeming God
Do Daily Grow!

Think Pharisee!
Think Publican
AND
Think
Of Christ Jesus

AND
His Blessed Effect On
The Soul That Trusts
In His Mighty
Unchanging
Unfailing
Hand
AND
Decide
For Yourself
Where In Christ You DO Stand

AND
Ask God For The Outpouring Of His Spirit
So That You
- In This Time Of The End -
May
- By Unshakable Faith -
In The Coming King
Stand!

Do You Humble Your Heart
To God
Or
Are You Filled
With Bitterness
AND
Envy
AND
Indulging In Strife 
AND
Selfishness
AND
Displaying Self-Righteousness
As Your Putrid Birth-Right? 
Are You Holding The Chalice Of Malice?
Has Your Mind Become Calloused?

Is Your Head Bowed
In Pretended Humility
While Your Heart Is Beating
With Gross Covetousness
In An Inflated Chest
Full Of Inordinately High Self-Esteem

AND
Self-Importance
In Ravening Excess?

Is Your Displayed Spirit
Oppressive
Even Exacting

AND
Painful-To-Behold Proud
Performing The Part Of
The Child Of The Devil
Or
Are You Set Apart
- Sanctified-
Knowing Your Need
Justified By Jesus Christ
Pleading With God
To Lift You Up
As You In Godly Fear
Do Not To Heaven Look Up?
Are You Living To Rise Up?

Are You
Am I
Are We
Glorifying Self
Instead Of Patiently Waiting
AND
Working By Faith
For Love Of Our Lord
Or
Are We Rewarding
Awarding
Self
AND
Like-Minded Friends

AND
Puffed Up Pals
With Crystal Vases

AND
Fancy Plaques
Expensive Dinners
Leisure Cruises
Holy Land Tours

AND
Not For A Miaow-Moment
At The Holy Jesus
Looking Back?

Do We Truly Understand
That Only Those Who Glorify
The Lord Christ
Will Be The Ones Glorified 
By Christ The King
AND
To Him
Caught Up?

Are We Christians
True Christ Followers
Or
Are We Members Of The Mixed Multitude
Playing With God

AND
Pleading With The Devil
AND
Rendering The Almighty God As The Fraud

AND
Launching That Damned Devil
As The One Holy
High

AND
Lifted Up

AND
Celebrated

AND
Lauded
As ... The True Eternal Holy God?!
Perish The Thought
For
It Is With Damnation's Eternal Consequences 
Fraught!


There Is No Reason
For Us
To Foolishly Tempt God
And
To Walk In Darkness!
Jesus Christ Is Knocking - He Is The Light!
Open The Door!
Let Him Connect The Current
And
Holy Light Will Flood Your Being
Unto Its Very Core!