Category Archives: God’s gift (paying our price)


Have no other gods before Him,

Not even by innocent whim…

It’s suicidal

To worship an idol,

Walking on ice very thin.

So periodically

He must sort his files to see…

What grabs his heart–

With that he must part,

‘Tis better than hypocrisy!

Culling out accumulations

Of any conflagrations,,,

That hold him fast

He will cast,

Out for sanctification.

–Jonathan Caswell



(Ephesians 1: 1-6; 15-23)

Open my eyes, oh Lord Most High,

That I see and comprehend…

All the Spirit  found in Thy Word–

The Wisdom that has no end.

Brothers and sisters praying for me,

Uplifting me through prayer…

That I may see and practice–

Avoiding demonic snare!

Shepherd and under-shepherd both,

Ply Christ Jesus’ troth,

His Body–His Bride–

The Church might abide

In the mind of Christ with growth.

Strengthen then your resolve,

To ask Spirit’s help to see…

All God’s wonder, power and mercy

And with the same, treating me!

If forceful men and women

Can hoodwink the American news crowd…

And not challenged for their deception,

We humble ourselves–not Proud.

If they can’t see through veiling,

How then can we…

Except humble asking for wisdom

From our Father God in eternity?

If only…the Christians would rise up–

If only they believed for sure…

That Christ, God’s Son, gave us Power

In His Spirit to do and endure!

–Jonathan Caswell



We give our Maker praise

For all sorts of cloud and haze…

He wraps Himself proud

With myriad dark cloud,

We call Him the Ancient of Days!

All that with breath rejoice,

God  made Man His CHOICE…

Of being able

To choose God’s table,

Or favor and love to lose.

God wants with you to walk.

And not folk who just talk the talk…

Will you agree

His child to be,

Or for eternity balk?

–Jonathan Caswell



We humans love theories,

Arguing over trite queries…

Salvation needs

Done by deeds,

Debaters would whip up furies!

Some adhere to total free will,

Or God has us planned to the hilt…

Clever ruses

Debating who chooses,

Causing the hopeful to wilt.

Whether its God or you.

We still have a choice to do…

Come now decide

With God abide,

Or are you stuck in glue?

–Jonathan Caswell



“Ye must be born again,”

Is that really difficult when…

Christ says like a child you must be

To believe and join the free,

Repent and it happens then!

Of what do we repent,

Of sin, for we resent…

God’s holiness

While we’re a mess,

From birth til we pay grave rent.

Sin isn’t just what you do

But you’re riddled with iot all through…

A federal head–

Adam, became dead

And his disobedience hits you!

“All have fallen short,”

But God, being good sport…

Had a plan

To redeem man

Without holiness cut short.

Christ–God’s one Son,

Got a body to become…

Representative, yes!

For us by holiness,

Fulfilling the Law on His own.

Then He submitted to death,

To pay the penalty for sin’s whole breadth…

Of possibility

By faith in Him we’re free

Of the curse Adam’s disobedience left.(us).

God sealed His promise for inspection

By making Jesus Christ’s resurrection…

Christ was the first fruits

Of new life from the roots,

Provided us a time–eternal intersection!

Faith of a child will be

Willing to totally…

Accept the Lord

Believe in His word

And do what He says naturally.

Following Christ is adventure

Whether you have new teeth or a denture…

God’s Holy Spirit gave

To the one saved

A special kind of indenture.

For sure, you were bought with a price

Through obedience of Christ…

Who, being God,

Submitted to flawed

Humanity, so the faithful could reach Paradise.

It’s best believing young,

Believing the works of the Son…

Who came as Christ

To pay sin’s price—

Accept what He has done!

Growing in grace takes time,

The adventure is yours and mine…

All of the hard work’s done

We walk where Christ would run,

The Bible shows God’s love divine!

–Jonathan Caswell