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RENEWED EVERY MORNING!

RENEWED EVERY MORNING.

(Lamentations  3:22-24)

Woke up to a brandy new day,

The groggies of sleep gone away…

My hope is secure–

In Him I’ll endure–

‘Though the rest of my life falls away!

–Jonathan Caswell

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TEST AND APPROVE

TEST AND APPROVE

(The Book of Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 12: verse 2)

Test and approve God’s will

By learning what it is (better still)…

Renew your mind

With Bible study (Christ’s mind),

God’s good and pleasing, perfect, merciful will!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE SIN OF ACHAN–REVISITED

THE SIN OF ACHAN—REVISITED

(Joshua 7: 1-26; Joshua 24: 14;   Acts 5: 1-11)

Achan took his goodies and went,

Buried them under his tent…

Slaughter at Ai

Convicted the guy,

Was rocked to the ultimate extent!

If you promise to serve the Lord

Do everything above board…

Do not keep gods

With Him they’re at odds,

If you wish blessing from Him restored.

Ananias and Sapphira sold land

Putting money in the common can…

Not volunteering that they

Kept back some that they,

Thought would fool God’s Holy man.

The man who had hidden a prize

Knew he couldn’t face Jesus’ eyes…

With pain, let go,

Deleted “his” show,

From the Bible I’;d say he was wise!

–Jonathan Caswell

WHY WAS CHRIST THE LAMB?

WHY WAS CHRIST THE LAMB?

Why did Christ come as a Lamb,

Not a lion or the great I AM…

All these things

In Him found wibns,

But he was slain like a Lamb.

Traditionally, a week,

Was spent with a lamb meek…

A family part

The family’s heart

Grew to love and seek.

Then like the Father abover,

They had to kill the beloved…

Sacrificed for sin

The Destroyer can’t come in,

Bitter herbs and bread to covet.

Passover and Easter move on,

Christ’s righteousness we put on…

Put on the “lamb sweater”

And be no debter

To death, whose nature is gone!

–Jonathsn Caswell

MARY—MAGDALENE AND HIS MOTHER

MARY—MAGDALENE AND HIS MOTHER

So many “modern’ people think Christ was just for men

And women took subservient, lowly parts…

Yet proof is in the eating as the women were involved,

FIRST to see Christ risen again!

Then they told the men who wouldn’t culturally

Believe the women (such as it is often now)…

Jesus had to appear–bringing men to their knees–

Blessed are the unseeing who bow.

Jesus respected women and His Mom

More than any man would ever do…

If folks were more honest in seeing what He says,

Then the feminist would praise Him too!

–Jonathan Caswell

KISS THE SON

KISS THE SON

(As spoken of by Bible references)

“Be they in Us as We are,”

There before death went a Star…

Understand not?

Become begot,

Of the Father’s power!

All who would may drink,

By faith in Christ be linked…

With the Divine—

Christ’s very mind–

In the Body of Christ…you think?

Mysteries revealed

Today after ages concealed…

Thus He appears

Banishing fears

Of spirits who convulsed and squealed.

Come to your Savior today,

Don’t push aside the One Way…

Jews may doubt,

 Muslims throw out,

And pagans shove Him out of their way!

Repdent of your sin and take life,

Not mindless ceasing of strife…

Unlike contenders

He’s no pretender,

Only He paid the price!

All who refuse Christ are doomed

To repeat death and the tomb…

Then kept until

All see His will,

And final judgment assume.

Don’t think your father has clout,

Or that you’ll work it all out…

Deny the Christ,

His sacrifice,

All you may think doesn’t count.

Depend not on efforts,

All have fallen through works…

Only Christ;s

Redeeming sacrifice

shatters Death’s bitter copse!

The resurrected Christ,

Son of the Father of Lights…

Plunge us in

Thy blood to win

Our souls to Thee by rights!

Sacrificial Lamb for the world,

In Whom God’s love unfurled…

Grant that we

Thy servants be

Kept safe although in the world.

Into deep darkness stride

All who deny Christ by pride…

God will let loose

To be as they choose,

Even though hurting inside!

For all who will believe,

God’s Holy Spirit receive…

Being fulfilled

Doing His will,

Resurrection to life thou receives!

–Jonathan Caswell

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NAYSAYERS ARE SILLY

NAYSAYERS ARE SILLY

Intellectuals aren’t freed

To accept what they can’t see…

Really…rather,

They talk such blather

And won’t take Christ seriously.

Claims of silly mass hallucinations,

And other bogus imaginations….

Only show

They really don’t know

Avoid commitments of any duration!

Some religions infected

By human thought I’ve suspected…

See no barrier

‘Tween spirit and hysteria,

Much less that Christ  is resurrected!

Following human “logic”

Puts you into the pocket…

Of folks who don’t care

‘Bout souls anywhere,

If one had value they’d hoc it.

(and often do!)

—Jonathan Caswell