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July 28, 2022

Outside the Gates 7-28-22

(Based on Luke 7:11-17)

So sick and dead - not in a trance,
nor by bad luck, nor by perchance.
With dying souls, our God awaits
before our graves outside the gates.

With rugged, jagged timbers crossed,
God's providence came with a cost -
where innocence had met pure guilt
through grace and love when blood was spilt.

And then, BEHOLD, I saw His skies,
for Christ had opened up my eyes
outside the gates with spirit dead,
where I met Christ and life instead.

With multitudes of people here -
the cries of mourning turned from tear -
for they had witnessed such a love
that they would long be speaking of...

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Luke 7:11-17 (KJV)

11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.



July 1, 2022

Your Spirit Lives 7-1-22


So you have problems you can't fix and no one seems to listen.
You can't fight back.  Things will not change and you're in bad position.
So where is God to fix these things that put you on your knees?
Just where is this amazing God who calmed the stormy seas?

This earth is not like Heaven, for Heaven's free of sin.
No matter how we live our lives, our problem's deep within.
Our likes, our wants, our needs and cravings put us in this fix.
No matter what our burdens are, they're like ton of bricks.

My body's having problems but I live within the Spirit
I stamp my feet and clap my hands and let the world hear it.
The body dies.  I can't live there and that I must accept.
I live a life within God's will and that is where I'm kept.

You cannot see the Spirit realm unless your eyes are closed.
You ears can't hear His still, small voice unless they're predisposed.
Do not seek God with earthly thoughts that tear you all apart.
If honestly you speak to Him, you'll find Him in your heart.

So close your eyes and see God's light and hear His still, small voice.
Then shut your ears to earthly sounds for that is all your choice.
Our spirit lives in Heaven's realm where beauty is most stunning -
where struggles end with peace within and everybody's loving.

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