Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Preaching God: The Fatally Fantastic Four + PRAYER: Lord, Grant Us Your Peace!

Well, From I Stand
All The Men Of The Earth Are Bold Liars
AND
I Strenuously Maintain
That The Word Of The God
Is Still
AND
Ever
Always True!

Come On!
How Can A Whole Planet
Contain Only Liars?!

It Can
BECAUSE
The Holy Buble
The Preserved Word Of The King James Bible
Says So!

Ooooh!
Now I Understand!
You Are One Of Those!

One Of Those What?!

A Fundie!

Huh?!

A Fundamentalist
Accent On Mental
And Decidedly Off Of Fun!
You Know
Bible Alone
Christ Alone
Straight Truth
No Shades Of Gray
Christ The Only Hope
Faith And Works
Striving For Mastery
Self-denial ...!

Ooh, Shiver!
You Said A Curse ... Self-Denial!
I H A T E That!

... Always Having To Think About Lofty Things
Lifting Up Others
Always Being A Goody-Goody
Always Having To Think About
Doing Right!
BO RING!

You People Suck The Air
Out Of A Room!
Do You Have Any Joy In Your Life?!

Yes, I Do!
I'm Living By Faith
AND
I Find Joy In Jesus!
Do YOU?!

Wow!
Did You Hear Those Cliches?!

Yes, I Did
And I Also Know
That These Two Are Serious
About What They Are Saying!
Why Is That?!

Now YOU Can't Be Serious!
They're Just A Bunch Of Holy Rollers
And Gloomy Gusses!

Yesterday
It Was Test The Spirits!
Today It Is Men Are Liars!
What Will Tomorrow Bring?!
Is It Holiness Unto The Lord?!

Now That You Mention It
Let's Go Back To Testing The Spirits!

Do You Believe Everything
That The Preachers And Teachers Say To You?!

Of Course!
They're Men And Women Of God!
They Are The Visionaries!
The Dreamers!

Do You Fact Check Them
Against The Law
The Prophets
AND
The Gospels?

What For?!
They Are Called!
They Are Ordained!
They Always Speak For The Lord!

Always?!
Nothing Extra-Biblical Mentioned
Every Once In A While
Because They Had A Vivid Dream
AND
OR

Received An Absorbing
Too Real Not To Be A God-Sent Vision?!

No! Yes!
Wait A ... Minute!!

There Was ...
Last Summer ...
Three ...

Problem?!

Problem!
I Just Remembered That
The Word Says
That If They Speak Not According
To The Word
There Is No Light In Them!

Man, Are We In Trouble!

Let's Sit Back Down!

Why?
What's The Trouble?!

I Just
- In A Seeming Flash -
Remembered All The Times
That Our Pastor Went Off Scripture
And How Afterwards
- When Challenged -
It Was Always That
We Misheard!
We Misunderstood!
He Had A Slip Of The Tongue!

Did He Ever Subsequently Revisit The Errors
To Set The Congregation Straight?

No!
Not Even Once!

Really?!
Why Do You Think That Is?!

Popularity!
Prestige!
Promotion!
Pittance!

The Fatal Four?

The Fatal Four!

Lord, Please Help Your People This Day!

What Does This Fatal Four
Have To Do With Anything?!

Every Single Thing!
When Earthly Desire
AND
Selfish Ambition
Enter The Ministry
Of The Gospel Of Truth
There Is Always
Always
- Did I Say Always -
Corruption In The Midst!
Those Four Horsemen Ride!!

Come On!
Nobody Can Corrupt God's Truth!

No, They Can't
BUT
They Can Corrupt
The Telling
The Interpretation
AND
The Response!

You Just Lost Me!
Would You Explain That Further, Please?!

What's The Difference Between
God Is!
AND
Is God ...?!

God Says!
AND
As I See It, God Says?!

God Will Bless When ...!
AND
God Blesses If ...?!

God Knows You Are Weak!
AND
God Says Be Strong!?

I Was Once As You Were
Until The Day I Heard
The Pastor Say
It Is Okay To Disobey God
To Make Known Willful Sinners 
Feel Good About Themselves
AND
To Feel Comfortable
AND
Accepted
Amongst The Faithful!

I Heard Our Pastor Say
That God's Law Changes To Fit
The Peoples Of Our Times!

Our Pastor Says
- All The Time -
That All The People On Earth
Will Be Saved!

Our Pastor Also Says
That God Has To Save All Sinners
Because He Made Them That Way!

Brethren,
What Does The Living Word Say
About The Holy God
His Law
His Ways
His Character?!

I AM The Lord: I Change Not!
The LORD: The Same Yesterday, Today And Forever!

The Law Is A Transcript Of God's Character!

Thy Way Oh, Lord, Is In The Sanctuary!

God Is Faithful And Just!
God Is Way
God Is Truth
God Is Life
... And Light!

So ...

What Does That Mean To
For
You?!

God Won't
God Can't
Change So We Must!

Can You Change God?!

Of Course Not!

Can You Change You?!

Ye ... No!

You Got That Right!
We Need To Take God
At His Word
That He Can Save Us
Through Our Belief
In His Word
AND
Through The Working
Of The Holy Spirit!

I Could Do With Some Comforting Right Now!


Lord,
Hear Our Prayer Of Faith! 
It Is You
In Whom We Trust
Incline Your Ear To Us
And Grant Your Peace
To Us Children Of The Dust!

Please Fix Our Backslidings
Our Walking In Our Own Ways
Our Creating Our Own Ideas Of Salvation
And
From Straight Truth
Turning Away!

Pity Us, Lord
And
Make Us Clean
And
Clothe Us In Christ's Righteousness
So That By This Dying World 
It May Be Seen!

Equip Us, Lord
To Speak The Truth
In And Out Of Season
And

Help Us To Plant Good Seed
And
Help Another To Water
And
Please, Lord
Grant The Increase
So That The Heavenly Garners
Are Substantially Filled
In Jesus' Name, We Pray And We Plead!
We Love You, Lord! 
AMEN!