Tag Archives: by the Holy Spirit

NOT A COFFEE MUG BIG ENOUGH!!!

About 4 pm he’s drinking,

Without thought the level starts sinking…

His next coffee fix

Must be after 6,

To keep him from nodding and winking!

–J.E.C.

ARE WE PRE-WIRED?

ARE WE PRE-WIRED?

Some say we’re all pre-wired,

For things before anything’s transpired…

But we CAN be rebuilt

Despite inner guilt,

But only if Spirit-inspired*.

“Prewired” offers no hope

To those destined to grope…

Perhaps they should face,

With impossible grace,

The destined end of a rope!

Mention “God” and be suspected

Of needing Him injected…

Into where He shouldn’t go,

“Normal life”, don’t ya know–

Too many by their own choice have rejected!

Resentment that God may steal

Their sovereignty does reveal…

A Bible from God

They claim is too odd,

They prefer guidance by how they feel.

–Jonathan Caswell

* Spirit….the Holy Spirit that is God and from God and lives within those who choose to believe that Jesus is God in the flesh….the Son of God!

THE HOSPITAL STAY—1

THE HOSPITAL STAY COLLECTION

#1: AID TO AN AIDE

(sung to “The  Yellow Rose of Texas”)

A special note I’ll treasure

From a Godly sister found,

After a talk of death and life

And loved ones Heaven-bound…

Finding comfort in God’s Holy Word—

First Thessalonians four,

Verses thirteen through eighteen

To only Christ adore!

All kinds of human suffering

Dwell underneath the skin,

And few that we can trust

To let them see within…

But where two or more  are gathered*

There the Holy Spirit abides,

In the midst of life and trouble

They experience kingdom vibes!

–Jonathan Caswell

*See Matthew 18: 20

A GIDEON MOMENT

A GIDEON MOMENT

 

Perhaps she meant what she said,

And was Holy Spirit led…

“You’re the strongest I’ve known”,

Not a feature I’d own

But rather, not let it go to my head.

Church was a time for crying,

The man whose self was dying…

Couldn’t sing very long,

Tremor in his song

And the Spirit new hope was supplying!

I had been to my bottom and back,

Or at least was on the right track…

Dependent on God

Is hardly odd,

When He’s the only one with the knack.

Perhaps God was saying through her,

Pronouncing a new “Ben Hur”…

Gideon hid

When an Angel bid*

Him, as a mighty warrior!

Surely I needed exhorting,

For my strength was feeble and halting…

I came there to see

What the Lord would do with me,

I needed encouragement salting.

It was reaffirmed that hour

That although I’m different I flower…

By far the best

At the Lord’s behest

Being part of our church–in Godly power!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

*Judges 6: 11-14

 

A THEOLOGICAL BIOLOGICAL POINT

A THEOLOGICAL BIOLOGICAL POINT

This last weekend a sermon preached,
By Joseph Prince* sought to reach…
On DAYSTAR TV**
Biology,
A theologicial point to teach.

Jesu was born of Mary,
The Virgin destined to carry…
The Holy Child
Meek and mild,
But of lineage one must be wary.

Biology comes in thus so,
In order for the Christ to grow…
Like any baby
Placentas guarantee
Protection from Mamma’s blood woes.

That is, with the Spirit producing,
Without the step-Dad’s seducing…
The Baby will be
Isolated completely
From either human parent’s confusing:

The Babe thus born has His own
Blood separate from even she who had born…
Him from conception to birth,
A Holy Child worth
Being born to die that Christmas morn!

–Jonathan Caswell

NOTES: *Joseph Prince Ministries; **On Charter Cable TV in my area (southern Worcester County, Massachusetts), on Channel 14.