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Gospel Poetry

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I'm Free

By Tom Tonsky

If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high
you'd laugh and say nothings that simple
but you've been told many times before, messiah's pointed to the door
but no one has the guts to leave the temple
 
I'm free, I'm free and freedom tastes of reality

 

The Mystery

By Deidre Simpson

God had a mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul.
Christ in you, the hope of glory not for one but all.
To reconcile Jew and Greek and One new man to make,
To reveal how redemption was done for each man's sake.

The plan was hidden for the ages past,
And revealed at the cross by Christ at last
Who died to put the plan in place,
And shed His blood for the whole human race.

And while we are weak and couldn't resist,
We were not included nor did we assist.
God's grace saw us through recipients all,
Humanity redeemed from Adam's fall.

So the mystery has been solved,
By the Cross man's been absolved.
God sees us Holy, Righteous, sanctified,
All in Christ, we are justified.

 

“Inclusion by Seclusion”

By: Jackie Barnard

Abraham bid his servants stay

While he and Isaac trod the way

To that place that God had chosen

To carry out the consummation.

Then Abraham with torch in hand

And Isaac with the wood bowed down

The two alone

Climbed to Moriah’s brow.

A pyre of stones did Abraham form

And laid the wood

And bound his son.

He held his breath

And drew the dagger

His faith in God

Never staggered.

 

God would raise this child of Sarah

The son of promise

Who came so late

And there alone

With none to witness

He raised the blade

To do God’s bidding.

One moment and the deed he’d finish

One heartbeat and a life would end

One blink before the knife descended

A voice called out,

“Don’t harm your son.

And there amidst a crown of thorns

A ram was fastened by his horns.

God had by His own device

Provided them a sacrifice.

Never has a painter’s hand

Though master he may be

Portrayed a scene like this before

And never will again.

The father and the son

Secluded from the eyes of men

Together in the solitude

In harmony embraced.

Now looking forward through the years

We see another day

When darkness fell

To keep from view

The eyes of all but two.

When the Father and the Son

Fulfilled the type of Abram

And God spared not

His own Dear Son.

In the shadow

of the altar-cross

Christ’s faith

Did not waver once.

When God exclude

All the race

That He might save them

All in grace.

In the shadow

At mid-day

God was in Christ

Reconciling the world

Unto Himself.

 

The Stealthy Gospel Rides Again

by Jackie Barnard
The Gospel says the war is done.
Guilt and judgment there is none.
The Father’s covenant with the Son
Made God and the human family one.
God and man enjoy the gain.
The Stealthy Gospel rides again!
Before the light had dawned in me
Difference was all that I could see.
If you don’t pray the sinner’s prayer
You’re on your way to hell’s despair.
But now I know we’re all the same.
The Stealthy Gospel rides again.
New wine in old skins cannot stay
New skin’s a must 
or the old will burst 
and old and new will fall away.
New wine’s a fountain from within
The Stealthy Gospel rides again.
How well I see in life’s rear view
My criticism came undone.
My mind began to open up
Judging had a softer touch.
I am so free, so calm, so sane.
The Stealthy Gospel rides again.

 

Richard Mull

There once was a man named Mull.

His humor--it never is dull.

 

The Revolution he loves,

from the Father above.

 

The smiles he makes

has no lull.

 

 

With Much Love,

Glenn

New Wine

New wine in new wineskins is the “knowing”…knowing that implies intimacy and relationship.

No man will say to his neighbor know God, for God shall write it in their hearts.

Therefore, the new wine is the experience of God exposing Himself in a free soul which has the living alacrity to absorb that knowing.

The new wine and the renewed soul expand and extend together in the knowledge of Christ and Him crucified and the power of His resurrection.

These things, too high for my mind to collect, are settled in my soul.

It is the life of God in me, living me and making me into (who would have guessed it) me.

By pouring new wine into old wineskins both are lost in the cycle of religion and evaporating in the sands of church.

But, like an abused spouse fleeing the abuser and running into another just as evil and dangerous the cycle is repeated.

Yet some will say the old is better.

New wine brings into focus what religion has blurred.

New wine is supernatural binoculars to the soul.

Religion is slurred speech…enticing words that disguise the bata bata bata.

New wine is the intoxication of the soul.

Knowing and being known of God.

It is to know Christ, to know a new creation, knowing the renewing of the mind and the salvation of the soul.

New wine is knowing freedom from Law’s measurement.

Knew wine is to know power to make choices and power to accept accept responsibility for those choices.

For all things pertaining to life and godliness are imputed inside of you.

New wine is knowing oneness with God and with all mankind, knowing that all are perfect and equal.

New wine in a new wineskin is that intimate knowing that is constantly and continually being renewed.

The knowing and the soul expand together and both welcome the exercise.

New wine is knowing peace and comfort in all of life’s circumstance.

New wine saturates the soul and all of life is filtered through the new wine.

New wine in new wineskins is the mysterious work of God, for all things pertaining to life and godliness are imputed into the heart of every person.

Where does this knowledge, this new wine come from?

It is and always has been inside of every human.

It is that fountain of living water springing up unto everlasting life from within.

It is rivers of waters flowing from man’s own belly.

One might ask, “How can I aquire this living water?” 

The answer is that no one can aquire it, because everyone already possesses it.

By putting new wine into new wineskins both are preserved.

 

by Jackie Barnard, August 9, 2011

 

We Seek

 We have sought for commands to do his will. But no commands came

We ask to be shown the way. No directions came. 

We desired to sacrifice. But none was required.

We asked to know. But no knowledge came.

For the power of God is not to know. But rather to be known.

And when we started hearing what was known, revelation started to flow like cascading waterfalls…

Revelation so profound that I declared:

 I know nothing at all. I believe nothing at all.  

For the heart that is free cannot be commanded. Needs no directions. Finds no place to sacrifice.  

For when all portions are equal, they are one.

 

Michael Williams  April 27, 2011

I did not know I was the righteousness of God until my mind was renewed and awakened to the Gospel and released from the pseudo gospel of religion. - Jackie Barnard 

 New Perspective, New Life

Suddenly I felt my soul emerging

From the crisis of confession.

Confession to assuage

By false assurance of guilt’s acquittal.

Reverting to denial

So to bear sin’s trial.

All the while enabling my own dependence

On the broken reed.

 

My light had been lit

By the One who lighteth every man

But was hidden under law’s bushel.

Yet the old wine skin could not prevent

The new wine bursting free

Fresh and satisfying.

Fruit of the vine

Of grace and peace.

 

By this new perspective, which is truth

Had finally made me know that I had been raised from the dead.

I now knew that the old husband died and that I was now married to another who can never die.

The Cross was my Armeggedon,

The resurrection was my rapture.  I have been caught away.

 

I am a new creature, morphed from captive of sin into captive of righteousness.

My virgin’s lamp was already filled.

Not held in a glazed vessel but in my heart.

- by Jackie Barnard

 

"Twas the Webcast 'fore Christmas

‘Twas the webcast 'fore Christmas, and all through the Earth

Not a human was sinning, none had a curse  

Christ hung on the Cross with such perfect love,

For the joy set before Him, from the Father above

 

All God’s children, redeemed, saved to the max

Even Bill Clinton while playing the sax

The Pope, too, in his lovely outfit and cap

Though many were lulled into a bad religious nap

 

When out in the world arouse such a solution

The Gospel for all, what a Revolution!

Away on the internet and via the stream

Week after week, God’s ultimate dream 

 

He delivered His promise to the world as a whole

Made Jesus the Lord, for He paid all our toll

And I heard Him exclaim, as He rose out of sight

“You’re ALL holy and righteous, I saved you just right”. 

- by Glenn Klein

 

Shadow of Law, Light of God

Shadow of Law,

Not the substance,

As a solid burden

To cloud the mind

And stoop the soul.

False master

Curtain of fear.

Illusion of disaster

That blinds and binds men here.

 

Come, Phantom, rule.

We will sell our souls

To the narcotic of regulation

That addicts

And we will play the role

And dance upon your strings.

 

We will not have “this man”

Our preference to the ban.

Clinging to the Ten in stone.

Rejecting as the “builders”

The One who makes us free.

Bowing to the will

Of sightless majority.

 

Irony of men

Self-righteous

Yet self-condemning.

Blind and groping

In the darkness.

Wall of hope

They cannot see.

 

Paralyzed and lost

In fear and trembling

Devoted to defending

Their lack of sight.

Lend their strength

To the strength of darkness

Letters of wrong and right.

 

Lauding Moses

While unaware

The lawgiver brings

The suit against them.

His morals full

Of death that stings.

 

Welcome enterprise of freedom

Resurrection’s liberty

No longer captive

To the darkness

From bonds of night

Now set free.

 

Christ the light

Of every bosom

Floods the earth

Wave on wave.

God declares

The war is over.

By His words

Of peace and grace.

 God indwells

His new creation.

Lighting every man that’s born.

Come, lets tell

This blessed story.

The veil that kept the way

Is torn.

-by Jackie Barnard

 

Peter's Dinner

God said rise and eat.

Three times the repeat.

Thrice Peter declined,

For he had never dined

On what was in the sheet.

 

At last he did obey,

And Peter learned that day

…no longer deceived.

God had all received,

And no one has to pay.

 

Now men were at his gate,

Those very things he ate.

But Peter had just learned,

No creature had been spurned.

 

No one was left behind,

Only in their minds.

All are one with us.

He became sin,

And we became righteous.

 

So we were also versed

That different means accursed.

Yet God made the arrangement

And ended all estrangement.

 

No sin, no sinner,

Everyone a winner.

No longer unclean,

Just like Peter’s dinner.

-by Jackie Barnard

 

 

 

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