Are You On Speaking Terms With The Rock?

While Israel sojourned in the dreary wilderness
They lacked water as they marched through dry land
They asked and received – God of the faithful band
Filled the thirsty throats from a flinty Rock
This Rock was ever present through the journey
Ever merciful, ever bountiful and always on cue
Paul tells us this ambulatory Rock was Christ
Smitten in type in the wilderness, He gushed to bless
O Fountain that saved millions of souls in distress
There He was struck that we be not dumbstruck
There He was smitten that we may never be beaten
He has since been crucified and then glorified
Speaking is the only way of accessing the Fount now
Say your need and make requests on any matter
Be not silent in the weary mode of a wary doubter
Speak to The Rock and He will bring forth His water

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

 

Spirit Leads To The Water

Cornelius and friends received the Spirit
After which the preacher – Peter now said
Water baptism was the next meal of Bread
Cornelius did not demur or murmur or dread
For Spirit feeds on every crumb of the Word
And strains to fulfill all sayings of the Lord
Same Spirit led Philip to Ethiopian Eunuch
Puzzled by Isaiah’s prophecy about Messiah
Philip expounded till the noble demanded
Immediate action-immersion for remission
No ceremony for Spirit was in harmony with Word
It behooves the Spirit-led man or woman today
To turn the Chariot of faith to water’s strait gate
The contrary is backing a wrong horse off course

Ye Must Be Baptized Again

Paul met some godly men at Ephesus
Who were disciples of the famous
John the Baptist who baptized Jesus
He dared to correct those baptized thus
He asked if they were Spirit-filled
Filled with incomprehension but not riled
They replied-they knew not He that sealed
But their baptism was only a potent portent
Till Messiah died to enforce His Testament
Thus he re-baptized them in Jesus Name
This invoked His Will and without pause
His promised bequest-the Spirit was allotted
If baptized wrongly by a great preacher
Dip again in the Name of the One Anointed

Are You Buried With Him?

Modern doctrine of Baptism is mainly faction
A sprinkling of fact on largely poured fiction
Here the cart pulls the horse as it ought not
And infants are baptized when they believe not
But as Nicodemus heard baptism is critical
Water’s strait is the gate to the narrow way
It is the first door Peter the Turnkey opened
Missing this means walking in the broad way
We must be buried with Him by immersion
Identifying with His death and effects for us
He was buried as Jesus-so must we be in same
Name – for titles show you know not the boss
Repent first and be baptized next was Peter’s unction
Being buried in Jesus’ Name was the sure conclusion