Saturday, July 8, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: Admiration And Approval!

In The Clan O'Man
Admiration O'Men
AND
Approval O'God
Were Stated
AND
Sworn Enemies!


This State Of Affairs
Is No Faction
Nor Fiction!
It Is A Fact
AND
It Sees Much Action
For
Admiration O'Men
Is Quite Popular
In The Clan O'Man
Since He Drives
The Biggest Big Man Wagon
AND
Lives At
Egg Don't Go To Big-Rock Dance
AND
Operates
The Catch As Catch-Can Shopping Mall
With Its
Blowing In De Breeze
Concession Stands!

Admiration O'Men
Roundly Roundly Despises
Approval O'God
AND
Considers
His Lifestyle To Be Pitiful
His Life Abysmal
His Word Too Truthful
His Walk-Way Too Narrow
The Road He Walks Too Straight
His House Too Quiet
His Speech Too Soft
His Clothing Too White
His Spirit Too Light
AND
He Has Questioned
Loudly
Why Approval O'God
Was Always Always Praying

AND
Why He Was Always Reading That Book
AND
Then Going To Sleep With The Birds
When He Could Instead Be Out Partying 

- Like A Real Man -
At Night!

Admiration And Approval
Had Not Always Been Enemies  ...

They Obviously Grew Up In The Same Clan!
They Lived In The Same Country
Same State
Same City
Same Borough
Same Street
They Spoke The Same Language
Drank The Same Water
Used To Eat The Same Meat!
Went To The Same School
Attended The Same Church
Shopped At The Same Market
Worked For The Same Company
AND
Walked The Same Walk
Until The Day
Man O'God
Gave
- In The Grand Assembly - 

"The Walk The Talk Talk To Walk Your Talk!"


Prior To This
The Major Talks Had Been
"Walk Your Walk!"

AND

"Talk Your Talk!"

BUT
The Day Of
The Walk Your Talk Talk
Made Many Men Balk
AND
There Was As Much Squawking
As There Was Walking
AND
Talking
Until
- With Finality -
Man O'God Challenged All
To Let Their Walking Do Their Talking
If 

They Wanted The Best O'God Life!

He - They Said -

Had Heartlessly Plunged Into Their Carnal Hearts
The Big Knife That Tortures Strife!

Well ... 

I Will Have You To Know That
Challenge Thrown Down
Saw
Gauntlet Picked Up!

... And How!

Admiration And Approval
Read The Stated Text Book
- Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth -
AND

They Were Off And Running
With The Clan O'Man Picking Sides
AND
Uttering On Their Chosen Champion
Blessings And Cursing
As Appropriate ... Of Course!

There Were Now
OFFICIALLY

Only Two Camps
To Which One
- Independent -
Could Belong!

There Was Mirth
- A Time Or Two -
As The Champions Fought For
AND

Found
Their Footing On, On ... The Way!


There Were Pitfalls
Sandbars
Desert Days
AND
Boisterous Cries Of

"I See The Promised Land
Just Over There!"

AND
There Were Days
When It Took Them Everything
To Make Even One Step
BUT
Something Was Happening
AND
Engendering
For Each Champion
His Cheering Side's Vocal
AND
Thoughtful
Dare I Say ... Respect!

Fifty Days Down The Road
Man O'God
- In The Assembly -
Stood Up
For To Speak
AND
With Eyes Enlightened
By Inspiration's Spirit
- In Dreadful Tones -
He Started To Speak!

His Word Was Not A Long One
BUT
It Was Not A Word For The Weak!
He Uttered In Force-Filled Cadence:

"Men and Brethren
I Know The One Of Whom I Speak
So
Choose You This Day
Whom You Will Serve:

The God Of Self
Or
The God Of Salvation!
Neither One Can Be Tweaked
For Each Is God
All Or Nothing!
Neither Is A Soft Pillow
That One Must Be Ever Fluffing!

As For Me
I Choose The Living God
The God Of Creation
The God Of My Salvation
Who Guards
Who Guides
Who Feeds!

I Choose
The God That Requires Obedience
AND
I Deny That Useless God
"Do What Thou Wilt!"
Where Self
Self Leads
Right Into Hell!

Be Prayerful!
Be Hopeful!
Be Helpful!
Be Kind!
Lift Up The Fallen!
Live For The Lord!
He Is Holy!
He Is The Only God DIVINE
Who Is Sustainer
Provider ... !

When, Suddenly ...

Admiration O'Men
- Suddenly All 'Growed Up' -
Spoke Up
AND
Uttered
Those Fatal Words:

If He Provides So Much
How Come He Doesn't Give Me Some Money?!
Gimme De Gold!

AND
All Hell Broke Loose!

Devils Joined The Fray!

It Was As Though
Someone
Had Opened A Stop-Cock!


Actually ...
Someone Did
AND
Admiration O'Men
Became The Head Clansman
That. Very. Day!

He Was Bold!
He Was Daring!
He Was Reckless ... To The Max!
He Acquired a Goon-Squad Of Villians
AND
He Made The Tax Man
Pay Him Back-Tax!

He Made Right Things Wrong
AND
With Devilish Machination

Saw 
Wrong Things Turned Right! 

He Darkened Lighted Streets
AND
Turned
Up Things Down!

What Had Once Been Bitter Is Now Sweet!
Old Sweet Became New Bitter
AND
*JustLikeThat*
Admiration O'Men
Was
IS

Rolling In Dough
AND
His Kitty
Had Gold Nuggets
For Kitty Litter
In Which To Do The Go!

His Dog Had a Dog
To Bark For It!

His Children Had Children
For Them To Cry
AND
His Wife Had A Keep-Miss Wife
To Do The Kitchen Business
AND
He
The Man Himself
The Power Of The Hour
Had A Line  Of Self-Decaying Ties
AND
A Literary Fleet Of Truly Upstanding Lies!

Admiration O'Men
- By Girth -
Also Grew Exponentially
BUT
Poor Approval O'God
Barely Got By
BUT
Surprise And Shock
He Was Glowingly Happy!

To See Those Two
Together
You Would Never Know
That They Read
Read
The Same Book
AND
From Its Pages
Directions For Living Their Lives
With Assurance
Took!

Fast Forward ...

Twen-T-Ish Years Later ...
Well ... 

All I Know Is
Many Years Have Passed
AND
Admiration O'Men's Holdings
In Carnal Earth
Were Vast Vast Vast
For
He Had In With The Very Devil
His Earthly Lot Cast
AND
In His Massive Holdings
- In Their Damning Glow -
He Did Bask!

He Was A Vile Offender
Who Truly Did Not Believe
In Pardons From Jesus
Nor Prayers On Bony Knees!

He Believed In His Belly
White Bread
AND
Blue Cheese
AND
Took Great Pleasure
Gross Pleasure
Practical Pleasure
In Selling 

Self-Pleasuring Sleaze!

He Was A Hedonist
A Humanist
A Globalist
A Revisionist
With Communist
Plus
Hegelian
Sadistic
AND
Masochistic
Tendencies To Self-Actuated
Authentic-Living Bliss!

He Would Kill For Popularity's Kiss
AND
There Is Documented Proof Of This!

Well, Well, Well ...!

I Guess That You Know
That
What Must Must
Must Must, Right?!

Every Dog Got 'E Day
Every Workday Got 'E Four O'Clock
AND
Every Pig
Got Sa'rday Mornin'
A N D
Admiration O'Men
Like A True Member Of The Last Class
Had Brought His Own Boar-Pig
To The Fine Market

AND
There Were Big Doings
Going On At His House!

Admiration O'Men
Was Sick
Sick Sick ... In Sin!
He Had Ruined Many Men!
Many Widows!
Many Orphans! 
He Had Brought Down Kings
AND
Cast Out Kin!

He Had Fed On The Weak!
He Had Colluded With The Wannabe Strong
AND
He Had Run With The Wasters
Who Lived For
Wine Women And Song
AND
Now 

He Is Dying
Is Sighing
Is Crying
AND
He Has Called For
Approval O'God
Who Is Now
The Man O'God
Who Is At Peace With The Eternal God
Having Escaped The Torments Of This World
By Not Giving In To
- Of All Things -
Lust ... Of The Eye
AND
Of The Flesh
AND
Has Denied The Pride Of Life
By Doing The Thing Honest
Lovely
Kind
AND
True
AND
All By Walking Wise
In Straight Paths
Having Heard
AND
Answered
Sweet Wisdom's Call
By Holding Out For
Holding On To
True Blessings
By Trusting
By Being Faithful
To The God
Who Sees Knows
AND
Is In All!

Phew!

Admiration O'Men
Not Being Able To Keep
For He Had Found Out
- The Hard Way -
That He Was No Refrigerator
On His Deathbed
Told Approval
All, All, Every Single Solitary
Ghastly Nasty Unkind
Deceitful Wicked
Downright Evil Thing
That He Had Done
Admitting
That Though He'd Done Much Wrong
The Chase Had Been ... Fun
Well ... Of A Sort!

He Said
That In Hind Sight
AND
With A Life Redo
He Would Walk
In Approval O'God's Way
BUT THAT
Since A Redo Is Not Possible

It Is A Good Thing That He Is Dying
For
He Is Convinced That Life Is Better

Doing Things In The Good Way
AND
Asked Approval O'God
To Tell The Clan O'Man
The Real Truth
AND
Not That Story
Published By That One Called Tissue O'Lies
Who Is One Of The Kin Of
O'Dee Devil
Who Takes Pleasures
In Works Of Unrighteousness
AND
Calling To Perdition
Those Fools Who Say
There Is No God!
AND
What Son Of God?!
What Son Of Man?!

Admiration O'Man
Died A Frightful Death
Kicking And Screaming
Using Language That Had Pith
BUT

The Great God
Had Approval O'God
Of The Clan O'Man In His Hand
So That Those Of The Clan O'Man
Who Chose To Be Wise
Can Stand
- Firm -
In The Faith O'God
Without Being
Becoming
A Marked For Damnation
Cast-Out Disgrace!

What Say You?
Answer If You Can ...

Are Approval And Admiration
Brothers
Twins
Neighbors
Friends?

Do Those Two
Approval And Admiration 
Of The Clan O'Man
Reside
In Me And In You?

I Say That
Approval And Admiration
Are Spirits
- Good And Bad -
AND
All Card-Carrying Members Of The Clan O'Man
Must Decide With Which Of Them
To Clasp Loving Hands!
To Life ... There Is A Limit!

I Now Ask YOU ...

Who Is Your Walking Companion?
How Are You Reading The Word?
Are You Yearning For Temporal Prosperity
AND
Walking In League With The World?
Do You Trust The Living Word Of The Master
AND
To Heaven
Are Sending Building Boards
OR
Are You A Tool Of The Devil
Trusting In What Feels Good
AND
Revelling In Things Sinful
Compliments Of The Leader Of 
The Wild Goat Goat Herd?!

Total Surrender To Almighty God
Holds Great Consequence
Both In The Here And Now
AND
For The Kingdom To Come
AND
All Who Will Inherit
Of Eternity The Crown
Must Fully Trust In The Eternal God
AND
In The Faith Of The Holy Jesus
Be Anchored
Rooted
Grounded  ... Strong!

Brethren ...

For A Personal Donation
Of

Confession And Repentance
I Encourage You To:

 Pick Up
Your Free Glass Marked ... SALVATION
And
Make Yourself A Beverage!

Your Base
Is
The Blood Of The Lamb!
- Forgiveness Is Poured Freely -

To Be Followed With
A Dollop Of Trust

A Splash Of Mercy
A Daily Dash Of Hope
And
With Blessedly Free Daily Grace
You Must Swish It All Around
And
Then Sweeten It Amply
With The Salt Of Obedience
And
Add A Peace Berry
And
Of Faith A Sprig
And
With Your Love For The Master Leading
Drink, Drink
To Your Fill!