Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Finally ... I Was Listening!

The Rock Of Ages
Cleft For Me
When I Beheld The Lamb Of God
Crucified
Riven
Broken
On Calvary!

I Looked
AND
I Saw
Jesus ... Besmirched
Looking Like Me
AND
Saving Me
By Taking My Place
AND
Hanging
Accursed
On That Cruel Death-Tree!

"Faith Changes Things!"
I Heard My Own Voice Say
As I Acknowledged
AND
Accepted That
The Lamb Of God Died
To Take My Sin Away!

Glory Came Down
To Give Me And My Kind Glory
BUT
- Instead -
By My Sinful Kind
Ended Up
All Beaten
Spat Upon
Nailed Up
Pierced Through
Lifted Up
AND
Vile-Looking Gory!

What A Fellowship!
What A Joy
Now
Is Mine
That I Am Leaning
On The Everlasting Arms!

My Lord Arose!
My Lord Rose Up!
My Lord Is In The Most Holy Place
Of The Heavenly Sanctuary
Reconciling Me To The Father God
Fixing My Title
For I Am Redeemed
AND
That Makes Me
- In Jesus -
Clear
On The Father's Books!
In Jesus
I Have No Devil-Attached Hooks!

I Caused The Holy Christ Pain!
I Brought To His Heart Shame!
For I Long Before
Had Ignored His Call
To Take Hold Of The Lifeline
Needed For Salvation
Because Of Satanic Deception
AND
Willful Sin
AND
Willful Sinning Man's ... Fall!

I Had Looked Back!
I Had Fallen Behind!
I Had Turned Away From Light!
I Had Chosen
Satan
And
Had Gotten Carried Away
Until
That Great And Glorious Day
On The Dusty Road
When I Heard That Voice ...

How Long Has It Been

Since You Talked With The Lord?

How Far From Home Will You Run
Hoping
To Break The Ties-That-Bind Cord?

When Will You Acknowledge
That You Are One Weary?

When Will You Call The Father
And
Beseech Him
To Let You Come Home
Even As You
Acknowledge That
You Are A Child Of The Dust
Rolling Around In
And
Covered With Sin
As A Hard-Shell Crust?

Why Don't You Call Out
To Him Now
And
Plead With Him
To Save You
From You Own Self?


I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say:

Come Unto Me ... And Rest!



I Cried:

Father, Lead Me
Day By Day
For
This Land Is Not My Land
And
I Do Not Want
For My Own Sin
At The Appointed Time
To Have To Personally Pay!

Furthermore,

I Reached Out My Hand
AND
I Touched The Hand Of The Man
Who Stilled Waters
Who Healed Disease
Who Raised The Dead
AND
Who Prayed Daily
Constantly
- On His Knees -
- To His Own Father -
For Strength
In The Garden
Alone!

Suddenly ...

It Was Heaven In My Heart
For I Found Jesus
Who Had Been Calling For
Seeking After
Wayward Me!

In The Sorrow Of My Weary Soul
I Cried ...

Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Forgive My Foolish Ways!
Please, I Beseech You
Henceforth And Forever
Help Me To Give Of My Best
To My Master!

AND ...

Standing On The Promises
Which Cannot Fail
I Shouted ...

I Am Delivered!
No More Night!
Praise The Lord!

I Heard My Jesus Say ...

Hold The Fort

For I Am Coming To Earth Again!
Cast Now Away Your Confidence!
Give Your Burdens Unto Me
And Leave Them There
For
I Am Just A Prayer Away!

Brethren ...

I Walk Through Life's Storms
AND
I Hold My Head Up High!
I Am No Longer Afraid
Of Sin's Dark
For
The Light Of The World
IS
The Light Of My Life
AND
The Lies Of The Devil
No Longer Have Power
To Make Me Want
My Eternal Holy God
To Flagrantly Defy!

I Walk Today Where Jesus Walked!
I Am Tempted
AND
I Am Tried
BUT
The Promise Is Given
To All Who Believe
To All Who By Sin Are Oppressed
AND
Still Love
AND
Still Trust
AND
Are Still Looking For The Coming
Of The King Of Love
Who Jesus Christ My Shepherd Is
That
There Is Glory In The Cross!

The Marvellous Grace
Of
The Loving Lord
IS
Sufficient For Me
- No Matter What -
For I Am Running This Race
For The Win
Confident
Of The Great Day Of God's Reward
For
All Day
AND
All Night
God's Angels Are Watching Over Me!

I Have A Mansion!
I Have A Crown!
I Have A New Name
For
I Know That He Who Has Promised
Will
With The Glory Of The Father
The Angels
AND
Himself
From Heaven
- Split Open -
For Me And All The Faithful
Soon To Earth
Be Coming Down!

I Sing ...!
I Raise The Song Of Jubilee ...

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

For
I Have Laid My Burden Down!

I Sing Praises To God!
I See The Promise
In The Flowers That Grow!
I See Renewal
In All The Changing Scenes Of Life
AND
I Say ...

When He Cometh!
When HE Cometh
To Take Up His Jewels
By God's Grace
I'll Be A Bright One
For I Am Beloved
AND
I Am His Own!

I Will See Jesus
Just As He Is
For
The Strife Is O'er
All To The Formalities
When Christ Comes To Claim His Own!

I Have Victory In Jesus!
I Have The Blessed Assurance!
I Have Hope For Today
AND
Faith
To Face Tomorrow!

I Say To My Soul
Be Still And Know
That He Is God!
He Is The God That Feedeth Thee!
He Holds The Whole World Is His Hand
AND, YET
He Lives In The Heart Of Me
For
His Indwelling Spirit
Comforts Guides And Chides
AND
Because I Am Listening
He In Me Abides!

All My Other Helpers Failed
AND
All My Creature Comforts Did Flee
BUT
Faith First
The Lord ... Being My Vision
I Am Telling The World
That
Jesus My Savior
Now Pilots Me!

I Know That My Redeemer Lives
AND
For This
I Utter
A Joyful Allelujah!
AND
The Seven-Fold

Amen! Amen! Amen!
Amen! Amen! Amen!
AMEN!