II John 1:1-6: Familial Grace

The Father saves the ones He loves,
To call elect from every nation.
And by foreknowledge, bought with blood,
With confidence in our salvation,
Are grace and truth forever yours,
As one whom God has spoken for.

And like a river running free,
The gospel given to your children
‘Til blooming like a mighty tree,
Two thousand generations bidden,
To worship for eternal years,
The Son on earth when He appears.

And those who grew in brokenness,
As children raised without a father,
Inherit yet God’s righteousness,
And they will drink from living water.
For roses in the desert bloom,
As fair as those the gardener prunes.

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Walk in the Light! (I John 1:5-2:2)

Jehovah God, the Spirit, Christ,
Displays Himself in purest light,
No shade of darkness is in Him,
But flow from us in putrid sin.
A rift between the Lord and man,
Thus righteously we should be damned:
We hypocrites, indifferent beasts!
Delusional in all we teach,
Denying, lying, minimizing,
Shifting blame, and criticizing,
In total disregard of right,
And sold to dark, rebellious night.

In darkness yet the Light has dawned,
To show the way our Lord has gone,
That we may follow after Him,
Walk in the light, and not in sin!
This narrow beam of light we walk,
Between the lions towards the Rock,
The house of God that Jesus made,
Who washes all our sins away.
For in the light we safe abide,
In light we’re cleansed to be His bride.

If you would walk this narrow way,
Confess the sins that you display,
And do not hide or cover sin,
Expose sin quickly and repent.
Be confident that He will save,
Who ever washes sin away,
Confess specifically your sin.
Without a grudge He cleanses them.

If you are cleansed then you are light,
So penetrate the darkest night!
Shine out the light that they may see,
And come into eternity,
When some from every tribe unite,
All clothed in white – all clothed in light,
When darkness ceases then to be,
To worship God eternally!

Leviticus 23:1-22: Sabbath

A meeting called between the Lord and man,
The frail and mortal witness the Divine.
Since we can not within His presence stand,
The Lord will condescend to come into our time.
Commit yourselves to service to the Lord,
And rest that you may worship on that day,
And tithe your tribute – time and produce stored,
To follow Him and spend a day in praise.
The purpose simply not but to obey,
But imitation of our Father’s deeds:
The principle of resting for a day,
The shadows of what Christ soon would succeed.
And pointing yet until another time:
The Rest of rests – when we become His bride.