Jeremiah or Hannaniah?

Israel was a chosen race, called by God. There were a people with uncommon grace. But this covenant was dependent on being obedient.

After generations of idolatry and spiritual infidelity, God had enough. He thundered seventy years of Babylonian captivity for his erring children.
God thought it, Jeremiah said it and that should have settled it.
No so fast, for the political prophet Hannaniah countered the prophecy: the merciful God will only allow two years of captivity
A God of love or a Deity of doom, seventy years or two to calm their fears?
They believed Hannaniah yet a generation died pining in exile. They that despise the covenant lose all claims to the Grace they defy. 
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Doubt Not The Light

 

If it is folly to take a silver spoon
To scoop out the mighty ocean
If it would be torment and not a boon
To attempt the endless and thankless
Think again when you doubt the Word
That made the great galaxies above
Which was trusted by those who trod
The preceding paths of our faith
If prophecies could not be stale
Nor visions decay and lose fission
But remained active till time of fruition
Then buoyed by joy we believe
And see miracles exploding before us
Accept Light and fight not the right
Any Icarus that challenges the Son Light
Will be melted for his thankless meddling
And be consumed after judgement’s dawning

 

God Being Misunderstood

Our fathers understood not Thy works
Thus the Psalmist said‎ and thus we read
In malice be mere innocent children
But in Divine understanding be men

When Joseph had his dream
That all creatures in the realm
Will bow to his regal authority
His brethren despised the usurper
And thought his intentions improper

When Noah went to build an ark
Men scoffed at the coming rain
For mild mist from the earth’s crust
Watered the earth without any pain
They felt he was a befuddled buffoon

The men of Sodom also misunderstood
The message of the angels about fiery doom
They thought it was a time for mirth and sport
While Judgement’s vessel was already in port

People misunderstand the coming storm
Mocking the warnings of the Weather Station
As theological pundits reassure all of the norm
Like in Noah’s day they deride the prophet
Buffeting times will show the true muppet

 

 

 

Weak Man & Mighty Letters

The Corinthians scoffed at Paul the aged
They said his letters were full of vim
Bristling with intent and elemental force
His presence was not-they remembered him
The little hook-nosed Jew with an infirmity
Eyes forever damaged by meeting Him
The Pillar of Fire-the great shining Light
What gave this man the sheer audacity
To excomunicate a believer without leniency
For he wrote and judged the man in absentia
Sentenced without a pretence of natural justice
Yet that was God’s Messenger for that age
His body was weak but not his will
Nor the anointing of the apostle still
Judge not God’s servants by appearance
Or you would be miffed at their stance
Never mind the packaging-look at the gift

Elijah’s Vindication

Elijah stormed out of the wilderness one sunny day
When Israel had abandoned their God and lost their way
He was the prophet of the day but no one knew his credentials
He belonged to no pool of prophets or school of theology

What makes the study of Elijah so important?
Frequency it is-for God used the Spirit of Elijah five times
In the Scriptures, four already past and one to come in the future
Same Spirit produces same characteristics and nay-saying critics
Each time and so in every land or clime Elijah comes
He is identified by the elect and villified by an unbelieving hordes

Elijah was a rugged man of the wilderness outdoors
From thence he came with a resounding ‘Thus saith the Lord’
For a famine in Israel that would not abate until he gave the Word

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