Fear Not Little Flock

Fear not plucky little flock
For so they call you
Your size matters far less
Than God’s ordained will to bless
The way you tread is made for a few
Not to many is the promise due
The children of the bond-women
Are more-ask Sarah’s single son
The desolate have more children
Than the Wife of God’s Son
The Seed of Abraham today
Pass through the strait gate
That narrows to the Word-way
They march baggage-free in single file
Far from Ishmael’s hoarding hordes

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A Man Of Tarsus

Who was this noble man from Tarsus?
Who made Christianity a Gentile force?
This man from now-modern Turkey
Turned over more souls than the Turnkey
Peter, who acknowledged his anointing
And said he wrote mysteries that were edifying
To the elect and destroying to the doubting
This man born in the Jewish Diaspora
Fitting start for a Gospel Adventurer
A Roman citizen born in this free city
Meant he had a pass to an empire writ
Large, to preach where Christ was never named
This background meant he could tease
Greeks with their poets and use their metaphors
To send their logic sprawling on all fours
Yet he had not yet known what he would suffer
As yet he was chasing, harrying and going after
Christians with the threat of untimely death
And spells of being bound in prison
Till he saw the Light that came in midday stealth
And became a prisoner with chains of love
Still bearing letters-only missives from above

An Unleavened Passover

In Israel’s land of bondage and pilgrimage
God asked Israel to keep the feast of Passover
They were enjoined to do so from age to age
Offer a lamb and afterwards eat bread without leaven
No yeast in oral orifice till seven days after the sacrifice
Any one who dared to eat leavened bread
That soul would surely be eternally separated
From this kingdom to face judgement’s dread
Paul says Christ is our own Blessed Paschal Lamb
Accepting and applying His blood is death-defying
We are preserved from death that strikes by stealth
He Sacrificed at the beginning of the Gentile week
For seven dispensations of time after His passover
Israel of the New Covenant must eat His Bread-Word
Seven Church ages without the leaven of worldly creeds
As of old, the bold man who eats leavened bread
Who taints the feast with doctrinal dilution of yeast
In any of these solemn seven Gentile dispensations
Becomes a spiritual cadaver for defiling the Passover

Chat On Paul’s Misogyny

 

A discussion of two friends
One accusing Paul of misogyny
The other defending his ends

Mabel: Paul must be a great woman-hater
How dare he say we should not teach or preach
Phoebe: Hate is not the heart of the matter
He was inspired to write that chapter
Mabel: I am ashamed of you for reverently
Accepting trash- tell me is there a female Spirit?
Why would It anoint two sexes differently?
Phoebe: We should be anointed enough
To believe the Word of the Lord
Mabel: Enough of this your anointing with limitations
Anyway it was only for wayward Corinthians
Their church had a problem with administration
Phoebe: Nay, Paul wrote as well to Timothy
Bishop of the well-run Ephesians
Mabel: I do not believe it is for me
Phoebe: But by two witnesses it’s established
A doctrine for all saints and churches
Mabel: Nonsense! A senseless copy and paste
From the template of Jewish law
Phoebe: Timothy exposes your argument’s flaw
Paul based his doctrine on the creation
And Eve’s fall sealed Adam’s primacy
Mabel: Story! Call me a usurper if you like
Fall or not, I shall be bishop of all
Just to wipe off your sarcastic smile
Phoebe: I will be smiling while you are in the post
Your inspiration is ambition’s unholy Ghost

 

Paul And A Head of Hair

New Testament Anathema

The writings of Paul may not be politically correct
However modern critics would be foolish to neglect
The apostle’s sagely words and spiritual authority
Or his leading role in building Gentile Christianity
People fret and fume outside this fellowship of mystery
Foaming and falling into epileptic fits of doctrinal error
Not heeding apostle’s warning-foretasting the Lord’s terror
Fit only for those who fail to build on foundation laid prior
To this day-they go on and wrestle against the revealed Word
Deceived by Satanic voices and rewarded by material vices
Placing building blocks on grounds apostles never trod
Only way to avoid a breach is to preach what Paul preached
When tempted to decouple from Christ the CornerStone
Think of Galatians chapter one verse eight and stay hitched