The Value of Little ‘Not’

The value of little ‘not’
Always underrated but
Important when unheeded
By many to great hurt

Thou shall not eat thereof
Was the command given
The reward for eating was
To fall by death’s sting

But Satan brought another
‘Not’ for he said
‘Thou shall surely ‘not’
Die the death you dread

Eve forgot the first not
For lure of the second
She traded nots and gained
Nought-for she and husband
Died in same thousand year day

One misplaced not brought
Death and human suffering
To all sages in all ages
What a single ‘not’ brought forth!

Christ has made a way back
He has bought the life Eve sought
So He must be our truth North
To navigate quick sands of Satan’s nots

We’d be nuts to reject Him for Satan’s nots
That only lead to regions fraught
With the weeping of the distraught

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Honey In The Rock

It is said that the shepherds of Judea

When faced with sickly sheep some
Use the ever present resource around
Looming hills to cure sheep without pills
The hills have curative limestone
Yet sheep are willing to taste bare rock
So the shepherds place syrupy honey
On the rocks and sheep lick with glee
Inadvertently tongue-tasting the rock
And are healed of their maladies
Thus we sheep of the Great Shepherd
Can come to the Rock for succour
His rich promises draw us to Him
The Word transforms our sin-sick souls
O combination of sweetness and Light
Shelter in storm and covert for the weary
The honey is a bait to get you in the gate
If you have tasted that Lord is gracious
You will walk in wholesomeness of new life

 

Note To Archippus

Take heed to fulfil the ministry

 Given to you by the gracious God
Service is your gratitude to Him
That called you by His precious Word
On this beaten path – perils abound
Trials and temptations along the trail
If you stay steadfast, you will not fail
Firm hand on plough is victory’s tale
For when the reckoning comes
As it will-before the Lord’s seat
Faith, not wounds will be the feat
Sung and danced to angelic beat

Importance Of Revelation – Jannes/Jambres & Moses

Call it a fulfilled prophecy. Four hundred years after God told Abraham that his descendants will leave their land of captivity, Moses appeared on the scene.

His message was clear. The time of deliverance for Abraham’ seed had come.

He had two signs to go with his prophetic message. He was not the only miracle worker though.

Jannes and Jambres could create snakes too. Pharaoh was enthralled by their wonders. Why would they then believe the message of the Exodus?

Though they could make miracles happen, they failed to see that only Moses had the prophecy of God for that age.

As anointed but blind guides, they led their convert – Pharaoh to a watery grave beneath the Red Sea.

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

 

 

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