Blind Guides

A lack of vision is a peril
Like a pilot flying blind
Unseeing and unknowing
He will crash with his kind
When blind spiritual guides
Lead by their gut instincts
They feel their way to riches
Tottering at the precincts
Living the night’s dream
Dancing around Hell’s rim
The Spirit offers eye salve
A balm for this blindness to
The Word in its fullness
He stands fully rejected
His truth is not needed
No cure then for this fever
Mere truth causes a shiver
Then a shrug for all’s well
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Snippets: Micah, Habakkuk & Zechariah

Micah spoke of the eternal world order
With the New Jerusalem as the capital
Of unarmed nations without a bother
All bringing tribute-righteous osmosis
To a pyramid shaped city on mount Zion
Whose builder is worthier than Moses

He wrote of a Bethlehem-born ruler
Who will deliver Israel from Assyria
In her time of siege and travail
Through Him, peace will prevail
He shall the redeemed remnant hail

Habakkuk teaches us to ably watch
Not the weather or the election
Neither our aspiration or inclination
But the scroll of prophecy unfolding
Slowly, till time’s final consummation
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Deborah & Barak: The Vision And The Sword

After Joshua and his contemporary elders died
Israel started the cycle of faith and doubt
One day total compliance with God’s holy orders
The next, the impunity to rebel and flout
The commandments they were given from God’s mouth

At one of the low points of the yo-yo cycle
Israel was in rebellion frolicking with neighbouring idols
God was angered and sent an adversary to have them smothered
He was Jabin, King of Canaan and his army chief was Sisera
Together they subdued and oppressed Israel
For twenty years Israel was in panic, pain and hysteria

They cried out in anguish, God could not let them languish
God sent them a deliverer-her name was Deborah
She was a prophetess and judge of civil matters
Her court was beneath the palm tree
Here people obtained succor from injustice for free
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