“BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!”

Joshua 1: 7-10, 16-18

“Be strong and courageous,” He said,

Now we get it into our heads…

God pours wealth

Of Spirit through our selves,

Enlivening we who were dead!

God sees us through His eyes,

Seeing what we’d be in Christ…

If we submit

To the Spirit,

He through us reaches heights!

Ask about this indwelling,

The Bible’s words telling…

It’s by faith

In Christ we’re safe

Not convicted by God of rebelling.

Sin in our very beings,

Separates us from God (are you seeing?)…

Realize this–

All our efforts miss,

Reaching a Holy Being!

God the father won,

By sending His only son…

To live under law

Fulfilling it all,

Proclaiming Sin’s payment done!

In Christ we can approach,

Holy God although a cockroach…

Compared to Him

But the Spirit within,

Makes Christ an enveloping coat.

All Father God will see,

Is Christ living in me…

Under Christ’s blood

His sacrifice did,

Cover all of sinful me.

God enlivens our spirits,

Dead without Him (hear it?)…

Alive in Christ–

Back from the dead twice–

As body and soul edge near it!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Bible based concepts)

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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