Saturday, August 12, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: SIN + PRAYER: Father, I Am A Sinner!




Sin Is A Feisty Liar!
It Indulges In Grand Deceit!
It Walks As One Friendly
BUT
Is A Veritable Sneak!

Sin Likes The Game 
"What If ... ?!"
It Likes
"Here - Let's Pretend ...!"
It Likes To Indulge Bait And Switch
AND
A Fly
It Will Not Offend!

Sin Likes To Play
Dress UP!!
AND
DRESS DOWN!!
Sin Likes To Makes A Good Show
AND
Whatever It Takes 
To Break You
Sin Is Always Set To Let Go!

Be It
Black And White
Technicolor
Cartoon
Video Short
Full Feature Film
Sin Has A Place For Everybody!
Did I Tell You
That Plain Sin Operates
The Local Welcome In Inn?!

Sin Is The Local Doctor!
Sin Is The Local Priest!
Sin Is A Chameleon
That Offers All And Everybody
Free 
AND
Focused 
Stress-Busting Free Relief!

Sin Paints Itself As A Paragon Of Virtue
Giving To Each Man According To Felt Need
BUT
Indulging In Sin Is
Like Crack Cocaine
Mixed With Grand Prix Speed!

Sin Invites One
For A Little Test Run
Just A Trial
One And Done
BUT
What The One-Time Sinner Does Not Know
Is That Sin Is A Freeloading Pimp
That
- Left Unchecked -
Turns One-Timers
Into Full-time Free-Basting Whores!

Now ...

You May Not Like
That Last Analogy
BUT
I Encourage You
To Look Back At Your Own Life
AND
Magnifying-Glass-Truthful Be!
I Did
AND
Believe Me
It Wasn't Anything Called Pretty!

No One Commits One Sin!
No One Keeps Sinning Small-Time
For
Unchecked By The Soul's Savior
Sin Is An Accelerator
On A Banana Peel
On An Oiled 
AND
Mirror-Polished
Zip Line!

Let No One Fool You!
Man Cannot Control The Will To Sin
For One Taste Of Sin
Releases
The Bull In The China Shop 
Within!

BUT ...

There Is Hope!
Man Has The Creator
The Redeemer
The Savior
The Soul-Lover
The Friend
The Substitute
That Waged War
AND
Won That Fight
By A Plain
"It Is Written ...!"
Aka
"Thus Says The Living God ...!"

The True Friend
Exposes
The Real Enemy!
The True Friend
Conquered
Sin
AND
Death And Hell
Its Progeny
AND
The True Friend
Made A Straight Path
- Narrow -
For Those Who Would From Sin
Sinning
AND
Hell-Bent Hell-bound Sinners
Walk Away
AND
All It Takes
Is A Little Faith In The Provision
AND
A Heartfelt Prayer:

Father In Heaven
From Sin
Take Me Away!
I Am A Sinner
But
I Don't Want To Walk In That Way!

I Believe Your Word Of Promise!
I Believe That You Are True!
Save Me!
I Am Dying In Sin
But
I Want To Walk With You!

Grant Me The Promised Victory
Over Dread Sin
In This Very Moment
Right Now
Today!
Grant Me The Power
In Jesus' Name
To Walk In Faith
No Matter The Matter
The Day
Nor The Hour!
AMEN.


Brethren,
A Dressed-Up Sin Is Still Sinful
Still Ugly!
A Dressed-Up Sinner No Less!
Unconfessed Sin
By The Unrepentant Sinner
IS
The Unforgiven Sin
Of
The Unforgiven Sinner
Which Equates To
The Unblessable Mess!

Call Sin What It Is -
Transgression Of The Law
Of The Holy God
AND
Give It Its Just Reward
By Turning It
AND
Its Purveyor
Over To
The True Living
Able Available
Holy Righteous One Eternal God
Who Has The
"It Is Finished!"
For The Wily Satan
That Unregenerate Fraud!

Sin Is No Joke
So Stop Clowning Around With It!
Jesus Christ Saves One From Sin
Never In Sin
So
Let It Go!

Say To Sin
"No!"
AND
Let Christ 
In You
By You
AND
For You
Really, REALLY, Show
AND
Let Us Bask
- DAILY -
In Heavenly Love's 
Imperishable Glow!