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The Gospel that Paul preached and believed
Did not come to him by theological study
But revelation was the illumination he received
Though divinely directed he sought human landmarks
Was he on the same apostolic spiritual path?
For defying the apostolic order was a real bother
To Jerusalem he went to compare notes
Lest he had preached or believed in vain
His doctrines were same with the others
Because similar inspirations would not conflict
Here’s a lesson that would always be a blessing
Always check with the Word before you
Go overboard and outside of the Lord
Check that your experience fits the Word
Within boundaries set by apostles and prophets

 

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

 

Caleb: Pillar Of Courage

Caleb was the son of Jephunneh of the tribe of Judah
He has little introduction in the books of Moses
But at the end he emerges with the scent of the roses
He was a hero of Israel who stood for the Word
Gallant he was as he put all God’s enemies to the sword

When Israel neared the frontiers of the promised land
God instructed that they send a reconnaissance band
A band of twelve men, one from each tribal ken
They would stealthily enter the land, survey it and report
Whether it was truly blessed as God had promised
Only noble men were chosen, it was a matter of great import

The information gleaned would be useful for the invasion
So the spies had to appraise the people of the land
Were they many or few, did they live in strongholds?
Could they be defeated by Israel and God’s mighty hand? Continue reading