FRAMING SPIRITUAL TRUTHS

At one time I was caught

In dispensationalist thought…

Spiritual signs

Were for certain times,

And for the present–just rot!

The charismatic crowd,

Would shout “tongues” aloud…

Spiritual gifts

Were not “ifs”,

But some One in the air!

Mainline churches, alas,

Run from the spirit really fast…

Unequivocally

The hierarchy,

Short shrift those sections till passed.

Pentecostals pray,

In tongues every Sunday…

Loudly they cry

To God on high,

And whenever they pray!

In some denominations,

Doctrine’s in confusion…

General behooval

Of passage removal,

Not wanting any exclusion.

Then there are Bible-believing,

Determined to seek the receiving…

Of God’s Spirit

 Power  to visit,

Upon their witness  and healing!

Many TV preachers,

Have tongues as regular features…

Spiritual gifts

Are vital lifts,,

To we spiritually-enlivened creatures!

Among us folks disagree

In varied possibilities…

But the Spirit we prize

As seen through God’s eyes,

Available to God’s opportunities!

–Jonathan Caswell

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