Hard Words

Hard Words

Hard words fill the air
Rotating, flipping everywhere
Did you know
In an ancient Holy Book
If you dare to take a look
Are also found hard words

Such as,
In a great Revelation
‘niether cold nor hot’
‘I am about to spit 
You out of my mouth’
Hard to hear
But spoken in a prophet’s ear

We must take up that cross,
Whatever form of pain
It takes,
And follow Him
If not,
He says we’re not worthy
Of Him
His salvation no one can win
Without a struggle
Against a lost world’s sin

We are His salt
But if we lose His Spirit’s flavor 
No longer us will He exalt
But be dropped
Ground into earth’s dust
No longer us will He adopt
To be His very own

We must follow His commands
Rebuking the sin 
Found lingering within
Each man’s hands
Without obedience
Like the rest
We too will be lost
Left among a darkness
So totally distraught

Today God’s people need to 
Follow His voice
Make, even if it is,
A difficult choice
Stay true to His words spoken
Don’t throw only a slight token
Of your lukewarm affection

Commit to the Spirit’s fire
As it comes to lift you higher
Than a mere man’s imagination
Within his small soul can begin
to ever, ever comprehend!

Revelation 3:14-16 These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness of, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either one or the other! So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Matthew 10: 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 5:13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.