ONLY THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST UNLOCKS OUR MEMORIES OF GOD
Neither Cain nor Seth has a memory of God before
the fall: that’s people, before Christ, in all cases!
That’s why we can’t loiter at a locked door
we see* or REFUSE TO**, thinking we’ve been all places.
THE WARRING MIND
The mind is a shallow warring place–
to stay there, alone, is to die
not remembering God, nor seeing His face,
as a slave to both sides of the lie.
The unbelievers will try to draw us into the froth
of the shallow waters, tossing and turning,
to be a ship that’s going down, and they’ll accuse us of sloth
but it’s co-misery for which they are yearning.
It’s a yearning from Satan, that was long ago planted
in the consciousness of every one breathing–
to take as many down with him as he can: why Cain ranted
at being caught and left seething.
So many of us refuse the guilt that we earned
or to admit that we’ve done anything “bad”
and like Cain, when offered a chance to repent, it is spurned,
then by Satan, we’re had.
So if it’s the flames of guilting, blaming others, in this torch
you are handing me, my “friend,”
I refuse it: God didn’t come to scorch
us but to SAVE from Cain’s choice, and its suicidal end.
Jesus asked Peter, “would you drink of my cup?”
knowing Peter had not yet the Spirit
who would give him the strength to move onwards and up–
until the resurrection, he was not even near it.
Jesus knew every person at that moment was the child
of Satan, and could not yet be born
from above in God’s love, was not yet reconciled.
But he asked Peter still, not with scorn
to show us the difference of B.C. and A.D.–
he died and took on all our sin
like a lamb to the slaughter–but still we are free
to be children of Satan again.
I pray that I drink of the same cup Christ offers:
that I’d die for who persecutes me!
That no matter the ridicule rained down by scoffers
I know that, of Satan, I’m free!
Now I’m just a soldier behind the enemy’s line,
but the cause is so worthy, to sow—
to continue my work, planting seeds that aren’t mine:
until the time Truth’s revealed and all know.
At our death, the curtain’s pulled back: the true meaning
of the word “apocalypse,” which is Greek.
But seeing the truth from the direction we’re LEANING
could be fatal: we get what we seek.
So seek God, my friend and don’t settle for death.
So seek Truth; don’t settle for lies.
Through Christ’s Spirit we’re gifted with the renewal of “breath;”
he was human and divine and all-wise.
I’m glad you got the mother you always dreamed of
whatever that means to you–
I finally got the Father who spoke love
despite all the sin that I’ve done and still do.
He’s my Heavenly Father, and He gave me a “man”
both divine and human to marry.
And the Presence of Wisdom–who alone can
tell the difference: to accept or be wary.
I don’t blame the devil anymore for my faults
which are wide but getting thinner by coaching
from Christ’s Spirit, who helps me stand up to assaults
(yet be chastened). Satan’s always reproaching.
But when I feel myself start to curse others
for their persecution of my best choice
I get on my knees and I pray for my brothers:
that they, too, will hear the same Voice.
What used to be mere complaining and whining
has turned into a time to intercede
on behalf of those still in the wrong place, and pining
for safety, still Satan’s to bleed.
God doesn’t punish but allows consequences–
our free will to decide for our fate,
and what happens at the end of our sentences
depends: did we fall once more for Satan’s bait?
BE READY FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE DAY
Every philosophy that takes on a part
of the message and, on that, does expand
is of Satan, handpicking, without merciful heart
or the courage of Who gives “the command”
to speak out or hold one’s tongue in the minute:
to plant seeds or to till the soil strongly–
when we depend on a formula instead, putting faith in it,
we’ll second-guess His guidance, and, wrongly.
God is the God of surprises and each day
He’ll have marching orders that vary–
so don’t get attached to one “comfortable way:”
Satan triumphs in the farmers who tarry.
Because the weather changes and only God sees
ahead: guidance is His to disperse
in each circumstance. What we should do is please
God–and trust that He’s lifting the curse.
So through bold words instructed, or bad news at first,
or through gentleness that’s like a spring rain,
He will lead us in ministry if we stay immersed
in His Word! He will harvest the grain!
“TOLERANCE” AS A FALSE MESSIAH
“Tolerance” of sin is a false messiah sent
by Satan to taint
God’s first-born saint, whose Spirit is lent
to all who would read the print.
Tolerating murder and violence spread
in the name of religion, must stop–
perhaps if we all offer up neck and head,
their sword will become just a prop.
THE INVITATION TO BE BORN FROM ABOVE!
We were sentenced to return
to the ground from whence we came–
and then to the midst, to burn,
as dust, in all our shame.
But Jesus came to show us how
to be born from above, like him–
to be adopted, saved from a plow
that turns us under Satan’s whim.
Why do you let your pride subsume
his invitation to follow
Christ upwards and onwards, past the tomb,
where Satan’s words ring hollow.
The sentence I would so much want
to hear the day my eyesight fades:
“Well done, good, faithful servant”
over any human accolades.