WE CAN DO THINGS THAT ONLY CHRIST CAN!
The blood of the Lamb had not been spilled
so Spirit could fill, but not stay,
but as soon as he gave his life, as Willed,
and rose, and he breathed, it could stay!
Even John the Baptist “had to ask and make sure”
though God’s Spirit told what to preach–
though he heard God say it, faith didn’t endure,
and the truth, he still had to beseech.
But we’re privileged to know what John didn’t then:
the Spirit of Christ (Son of Man)
so that when we repent and we’re born yet again
we can do things that only Christ can!
DEFINITION OF RELIGIOUS VS. BORN AGAIN
Religion is defending a revelation
you’ve not personally had yourself:
God’s not stingy, nor into such degradation:
many Bibles collect dust on a shelf.
Sure, the Bible’s a gateway: it’s presence can soften
the heart to the point it receives
the Truth from God, which happens quite often.
Being born again is when one believes!
P.S. I am responding to the mocking definitions of “born again” I read on the Urban Dictionary website. Every definition was so maligning and so far from the truth and stereotyping, that I was instructed to step aside from Korah, and make it clear that praying for Korah, as Moses did, and BEING Korah are completely different (read Numbers 16). We are to pray for the Korahs in our lives, but we are not to BE Korah, and offer “strange” offerings to God: a strange offering is an offering you personally have not been told to offer by God to God through God. How do you get personal instructions? By being in a personal relationship with God, through the Holy Spirit (whom Christ sent upon his resurrection), as the Israelites were in a personal relationship through Moses. God offered to be in direct relationship with all Israelites but they were too afraid to be and asked Moses to be their intermediary. That is why it is important that we are directly connected through the same Spirit that “powered” and “connected” Jesus to the Father, which Jesus made clear to us: the Holy Spirit.
CONSEQUENCES COME WITH FREEDOM
It is not God’s will: an illness or injury–
but it is His Will that we’re on earth and free
to let the consequences teach us
(as His angels still beseech us)
to discern what we WOULD eat of, from which tree.
When we’re born again, we’ve shaken the dust
from the town we were, and we learn to trust
that God has waited for this day:
when we’re delivered to Him and learn His Way.
Discernment comes as night from day–
His Spirit separates them within our mind
and, from then on, a born-again can’t betray
who, with His blood, for us, has signed.
But some not saved will try to tear
us down and away from He who saves,
and stereotype us, and make us swear
we do not “know him”–to be their slaves.
So don’t let go once you’ve been born
to God, no matter what they shout.
Even when they whip you and your ego is torn
remember Who’s sovereign: remain devout.
And from this mud, at your last breath
you’ll be easily lifted into Paradise,
where God is sovereign over death,
and the beings are wise and not just “nice.”
“Nice” is the false light prophesied
that will sway many over to Satan’s den–
the “good deeds” done, the cup’s outside,
will save you: you are “worthy men.”
But Jesus wasn’t “nice” by definition:
he knocked over tables, or, vipers, called
the Pharisees, and these things he’d “done”
made all those who relished power appalled!
And so his murder, they plotted, despite
being so-called servants of God, and then
they did what was evil in God’s sight:
killed Christ, who STILL took on our sin!
“IF ONLY_____, I WOULD BE HAPPY” *
The only “if only”
that won’t make you lonely
is “if only” I could be
like the Christ,
and stand in the gap,
not fall into a trap,
and speak truth where
half-truths have sufficed.
* Fill in the blank with your “if only” in life (we all have at least one):
Is it “in only” gay marriage were NOT legal
or “if only” gay marriage WERE legal.
“If only” I’d find a soul mate and get married.
“If only” I were divorced….
Buzzzzzzzzzzzzz–wrong! You have just written your own “if only” contract with Satan, who loves to get you focused on actively pursuing anything other than imitating Christ, who wished HIS peace upon us.
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
STANDING IN THE GAP MEANS YOU’LL PISS OFF THE LEGALISTS (RELIGIOUS FOLKS) AND THE FREE-LICENSE PEOPLE (WHO JUST WANNA BE PC AND GET ALONG WITH EVERYONE)
No matter what I say about this to my “friends”
they’ll be angry with me, just because
I don’t see what I say as a means to their ends:
popularity or “enforcing” God’s laws.
Because God never meant us to stone anyone
which Jesus, with the adulteress, made clear.
His Laws, without grace, can’t produce a new “son.”
No, a law, without grace, is a spear.
FREE WILL IS SOVEREIGN AFTER GOD’S
WILL (AND IT’S GOD’S WILL THAT WE HAVE FREE WILL)
You can lead a horse to water
but you cannot make it drink:
to do so would break its
neck and slaughter
its free will. So, people, please think!
The opposite of freedom is “sharia” enforced,
corrupted by obedience that’s token.
When the law, from Spirit, becomes divorced,
the necks of the righteous are broken.
So I do not mourn marriage as it’s lately been–
rampant pre-marital sex and divorce
polluted it’s meaning–immersed now in sin:
it was, long ago, cut from its Source.
Good, another “if only” is dead:
gay marriage is legal. So maybe
they’ll get it: that what’s
in your bed
won’t solve problems.
(and neither will having a baby).
WE CANNOT LEGISLATE THE HOLY SPIRIT
What the Israelites proved before Christ came
was legislation on the “books” alone
cannot stop men from doing, even in God’s name,
the stuff God Himself won’t condone.
So if we’re to legislate who can marry or not
all sex remains for our legislating:
meaning no one can have an extra-marital thought
or sex, which would end modern dating.
Without the Holy Spirit inside us the slope
becomes slippery until we’re at bottom–
where victims cry out to God, where there’s no hope,
for those raped and coerced: it’s called Sodom.
Give Satan an inch and he takes a mile, too,
and that’s why Jesus sent whom he sent:
the Holy Spirit gives us strength to discern and eschew
what, on destroying our way Home, is bent.
John 16:21 English Standard Version (ESV)
21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
THE PAINS BEFORE BIRTH
Only in a world gone nuts
will a world that’s better be sought–
hearts that see no end to the ruts
that we’re stuck in will ask to be taught!
The door swings open when we wonder
why we’re even here. When we give
our “selves” up to be cut asunder
from the world as it is: THEN we live!