*2Corinthians 3:6 "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."
Four letter word…scary to some,
No need to hide…to run;
On Christ Jesus we stand,
Messiah…God's own Son.
This definition…loud and clear,
Will set you free…dispel all fear;
Any assembly that speaks of a man,
More than of JESUS…will soon disappear.
Scripture out of context,
Controlling, as they're read;
Strike fear in the people,
Give them much to dread.
Bound to the assembly,
They never are free;
Salvation hinges on obedience,
Not to God, but to the Pharisees.
Oh, Yes…they're still with us,
Heaping heavy burdens on man,
As their forefathers did…yesterday.
JESUS came to set the captives free,
Broke the chains that bound;
No kind words for Pharisees,
He made quite the turnaround.
Unconventional was our Lord,
And, still He is today;
He looks at the hearts of men,
While from the Word, not sway.
The letter kills…Spirit gives life,*
Was always meant to be,
To show us that our real life is,
Not in "form"…"ritual"…but free.
Free from sin, JESUS made us,
Bound, no longer…we;
Now, I'm able to procure,
All He has for me.
An abundant life He offers,
Not of worldly things;
His gifts do not tarnish,
True happiness…they bring.
So, abundant life I'm choosing,
Take Him at His Word;
Things lasting…things Eternal,
Every single thing I've heard.
Why would we even want to follow,
Men who speak of themselves;
They are temporal…Christ Eternal,
Let's make the decision for ourselves!
Aug. 23, 2000
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