Saturday, June 17, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: Some And Piece Cannot Make One Whole!





Some O'This
AND
Piece A'Dat
Are Patchwork Christians
AND
Proud To Be

"Willing Workers For Our Lord
Praise His Holy Name
Come For Your World, Jesus!"

Prob ... LEM!!!

These Two
Are Selfish
Self-Righteous
Self-Centered
AND
To Top It All Off
They Put Their Personal Interests
AND
Personal Prosperity
Up Front And Way Before
The Interests Of The Heavenly But Soon Coming King
AND
DEEEMAND

That All The Other Brethren
In All That They Do
Or Contemplate Doing
Must Put God
AND
Others
First!

Their Behavior Is Appalling!

Their Hubris Lacks Shame!
Their Consciences Were Prickless
AND
They Think Simple Christians
Are Vain!

They Are Completely Useless
To Be Honest
But
No One Will Tell Them That
Because
Telling Ain't Hearing
AND
Of Understanding 
They Show Lack!

Don't Get Me Wrong ...

They Are Useful ...
When They Are Sleeping!
They Are Useful ...
When You Can See Their Backs
For Then
The Business Of The Kingdom
Proceeds Apace
When Some O'This
AND
Piece A'Dat
Are Not Around
To Give Willing Workers Flack!

This State Of Affairs Is Dreadful
BUT
It Does Not Have To Be So!
Patchwork Christians Are An Abomination
Misrepresenting The Lord Christ
With Their Acts Wholly Ungodly
AND
To The World
Putting On The Fine Show!

Christ Is Not Selfish!
Christ Jesus
For The Welfare Of Others
Does Daily Work
BUT
Patchworkers
Are All Over The Place
Leaning Into
Whatever Wherever
Whoever
AND
Whenever
If It Will Cause Them
To The Public
To Show Their Face!

Christ In Us
The Hope Of Glory
Is
To Them
A Phrase
Not The Way To Life!
AND
New Wine In New Bottles
Seems To Be A Trigger
Not The Call To New Life!

Old Man - Sinful Self
Old Wine - Unrighteous Doctrines And Philosophies
Old Bottles - Old Ways Of Being Seeing Doing
In These
They See No Wrong
For
To Please Themselves
Creed Is Speed
AND
They Know Therewith
They Can Do No Wrong
For
The Money Keeps Rolling Along!

They See No Reason To Change!
They Love The Status Quo!
Up With Self
AND
Down With
Down Upon 
Others
Is The Only Way To Grow
ANDTo Show
You're In The Know!
Those Are The Seeds They Sow!

Disgraceful!

Don't They Know ...

Put Off Self!
Throw Away Old Habits!
Dismiss Old Thoughts!
Put On Christ!
Take In His Light!
Walk In His Way
AND
Then The Devil You Can Fight!?

If You Look At A Patchwork Quilt
You'll See Lots Of Disparate Pieces
Cobbled
Sewn
Stuck Together!
They Come From Different Garments
Have Different Histories Of Use
AND
Color Persuasions
AND
Many Of The Pieces
Have Fraught History
AND
Often Unbeknownst To The Cobbler
Have Suffered 
Dreadful 
Damaging
Abuse!

To Keep The Disparate Together
One Must Make Many Seams!
One Must Provide A Backing Plain
AND
Faces Together
Patch AND Back
Are Joined Together
BUT
One Must Leave A Hole
For
Once Joined On The Four Sides
Back And Patch
Must Be Turned Out
To Show
A Different Face To The World!

BUT, And Still ...

The Transformation Is Not Finished!

Patch Must Be Irrevocably Tied
To Whatever Is His Back
AND
A Cobweb Of A Million Stitches
Going Every Which Way But Loose
Draws
Paints
Ascribes A New Persona
That Only God
Through Christ Jesus
Can Make New
AND
Suitable
For Heaven's Use!

As In The World
So In The Church!
If You Follow Jesus
You Must Give Up Self
In All Its Iterations
For
You Cannot Save Your Self!

Self Is A Bold Sinner
AND
Will Never Be A Saint!

The Saint Has Given Self
To The Savior
AND
Has Been Purged Of
Sinful Self's Taint!

If You Desire Salvation
Give The Patch And Back The Boot!
Jesus Will Give You
The Treatment
- His Cleansing -
AND
You Will Be Made Brand New!

Don't Settle For
Some O'This
AND
Piece O'That
When In Christ Jesus
You Can Have All
Of What Heaven Provides
For Those Who Will
From Death Arise
Because
They Have Accepted
The Salvation Call!

Come To Jesus Now!
He Negates The Effects Of The Fall!