In My Ears The Lions Roar

In My Ears The Lions Roar

In my ears
The lions roar
Around us 
Every moment,
Every hour
Trying over us 
To exert
Their destroying power

One lion roars 
Then another
Loud, strong 
Around us pacing
Hot breath in our face
Watching, waiting

Until a gentle whisper
Taps upon your shoulder
Soft at first
Then growing bolder
Its blazing light
Reveals Christ's 
Full glory, Power, 
Controlling might

As soon as they sense
This Almighty Prince
That very second
One last defiant roar emitting
They cringe
They cower
In their lower station more befitting

So do not give in
To floods of tears
Those overwhelming fears
Over everything Christ wins
His armies He will send

To bring to you
A restful peace
As in His loving embrace
He will settle His sheep,
That Lions' Master,
In a restful, safer pasture!

For All Believers

For All Believers

If you say you believe
In that sacrificed Savior
Guardian over our behavior
Then never speak His Name
In public
Will you not be subject
To a more severe form
of God's Judgement?
I believe we will

A Great Commission
Instructed each believer 
To instill
In all of a lost world
God's instructions
Guides to inclusion 
Or exclusion 
From His Eternal Paradise

We will be like that watchman 
On the wall
Hearing in our hearts God's call
Yet not warning others of the dangers
Not doing the watchman's job
Failing will bring to us both a great cost
To all will be the extreme loss
Of an eternal foreverness
In God's Loving Presence
As the prophet Ezekiel wrote
'Their blood will be on our heads'

Ezekiel 33: 6, 8 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood. …….8 you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.

For Too Long

For Too Long

For too long God’s family
His church
Has sat silent
On too many subjects
Is this not a form of neglect?

All those eyes every day
You will look into
Faces you will peruse
Each and every one
Is the face of a someone
Ending up 
In one of only two places

Do we not care
As we return their stares
If it’s an eternal Paradise
Or a hell brought about
Within some demon’s sick device

We are meant to be
His hands, his feet
So get out there
Make known his fame
Carry his name
And help save Christ’s world
This glowing, rotating
Large green pearl
So all may see his light
And a Holy Spirit’s flame re-ignite!

To Trim

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To Trim

God does not waste words
Nor does He mince them
Away with the useless fat
Of words will He always trim

Saying what He means
For He is unable to lie
Upon His words you may depend
Or someday may be required to die

When He says don’t 
Do something
He means it
So forever leave it
That thing
& don’t do it!

His words are there 
To bless you
Although at times
They will most certainly
Test you
But still in that deepest part
Your innermost heart
Allow them to caress you!

The Cell

The Cell

Alone
And in my empty cell
I try to find the words
To tell
Of Your Great Beauty

You come to me
Across a dark, dampened floor
Only the light on Your Face
Helping my soul to soar
Over & above
Whatever life’s tomorrow
May hold for me in store

So,
Whatever prisons you
Must face
Only on our Christ’s 
Loving face
Will you be allowed to trace
The strength, courage
You will need
For your songs to sing
Of this Prince of Peace
This Heavenly King
as upward toward 
His Heavenly gates
He alone carries each soul
On the Purest of Glory’s wings!

Divorce, Divorce

Divorce, Divorce

Divorce, Divorce
Such a slippery slimy course
Icky, sticky
Shouldn’t we feel some remorse?

Signs of the times
Mobs in the culture all cry
But who put them in charge
Seems almost like
A ridiculous farce
Shall we begin to spar?

Who gets the last word
Surely there’s someplace to look
You say there is an older book
Which answers many questions
That within its black and white lines
God’s Holy Spirit beckons

Listen to its words
So once again we may return
Faithfulness, sanctity
Peace, security
True love back to our homes
And no longer out in the darkness
Will our children be forced to roam!