Importance of Revelation – Esau & Jacob

Isaac had twins. Esau was the elder and Jacob the younger. Esau was a noble man. An example of machismo. He hunted, trapped and loved the outdoors. He was a father’s dream.

Jacob preferred his mum’s company. Preferred to hunt in the kitchen. A domesticated sissy?

Jacob valued the birthright. He knew it’s spiritual implications. Esau was gruff and rough about everything. Including the birthright.

He lost it. Traded it for convenience. For a meal. He could not comprehend its significance. Jacob bought it and sold it not.

The Word of God is our birthright. Don’t sell out for money, popularity or pleasures.

Last Meal

When the widow of Zarephath
A single parent in Israel’s famine
Got to the bottom of her pot
And the flour and oil was not
When she faced death’s grimace
She resolved with her son to
Eat their last meal and starve
Deliverance did suddenly arrive
Not in a horse-drawn food cart
But a hungry man with authority
Elijah-who had the sheer audacity
To ask for a meal when there was
None-yet the woman with alacrity
Put God first knowing it was a test
Her reward was immediate
Elijah prophesied her flour and oil
Would outlast the grim famine
Replenishing while others were perishing
Even in sight of the Grim Reaper
She sowed and reaped for long after
A ‘God first’ policy is always the best

 

 

Blind Guides

A lack of vision is a peril
Like a pilot flying blind
Unseeing and unknowing
He will crash with his kind
When blind spiritual guides
Lead by their gut instincts
They feel their way to riches
Tottering at the precincts
Living the night’s dream
Dancing around Hell’s rim
The Spirit offers eye salve
A balm for this blindness to
The Word in its fullness
He stands fully rejected
His truth is not needed
No cure then for this fever
Mere truth causes a shiver
Then a shrug for all’s well
‎With the wily wealth-meter

 

Importance Of Revelation – Cain & Abel

 

Two religious men were called of God to offer a sacrifice. They both did so earnestly. One sacrifice was accepted and the other was rejected.

Abel offered an animal for his sacrifice. Cain, the ultimate vegetarian, offered fruits and vegetables.

Abel’s altar was messy and bloody. Cain’s altar was beautiful and succulent. God chose the ‘dirty’ altar over the ‘clean’ one.

How did Abel know that blood was the essence of the sacrifice? How did he know that without blood, there would be no remission of sins? He knew this by faith – a revelation.

Cain had no revelation. He worshipped God by his mental deduction – which was wrong.

Sincerity and religiosity without a true understanding of the Word is like a well without water or a cloud without rain.

The Good Adversary

There once lived a woman
Who spoke ill of nobody
And for each enemy she
Had something good to say
Still her friends thought
There was a chink in her
Armour of goody-goody
And so they asked ‎gleefully
What do you think ‎of Satan
To their shock she described
The villain as a good adversary
Think deeply and you will agree
There is good and evil in that tree
Even the evil works out God’s plan
For the trials of the Christian work
Like a mill to finely grind ‎out
The Divine purpose on earth
Knowing this-we can say with
The Spirit that all things work
Together for our good ‎and His glory

Agree With Your Adversary

Agree with your Adversary
While you are on the way
Before you call it a day
Don’t let the sun go down
On the unresolved dispute
Because the wronged will be
Seething with hot stew-rage
And will devour like porridge
If perchance he escalates
The matter to a higher authority
Then your latter end will be worse
Fines and penalties are the price
Defaulters pay to keep the peace

Life From The Dead

 

All that live feed on the dead
Something dies for you to live
If all live you can never thrive
When we savour we devour
Food comes from the not so good
Practice of killing-herbs expire
And animals to give us a new lease
If the sustenance of natural life
Comes from substitutionary death
Then why is the deadly idea rife
That our spiritual life depends
On a bloodless set of commandments
Religion without an atonement ‎ends
In a farce-like you can live on only oxygen
Man shall not live by bread alone-wheat dies
But the Word of God which became flesh
And died too in order that you may rise
To seize the prize of eternally sustained Life