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CHRISTIAN POEMS ON GOD'S WORD

By Maurice Dyson

Poems about Gods Word
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Dispensations
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God...
Ephesians 3:2

A Bible dispensation,
Is God's administration:
The stewardship appointed for each age.
Without this recognition,
We lack a definition,
When studying God's word at any page.

The Gentiles have their seasons,
For providential reasons;
They live throughout the history of man.
But with the call of Abram,
A new race had a program;
The state we know as Israel began.

Yet at their visitation,
This small historic nation,
Denied the One of whom the Scriptures wrote.
This nationwide rejection,
Brought on a new projection,
And so the Church began its term of note.

A most important factor,
For critic or detractor,
Is that he understands the household rules.
To blur the demarcation
In any dispensation,
Is simply a neglect of valid tools.

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Election
Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
1 Thessalonians 1:4

Election distinctly declares,
That those who are chosen are heirs;
In Jesus at rest,
Predestined and blessed;
Foreknown by the Saviour who cares.

It does not negate our free will,
Like robots locked into a drill;
Salvation is free
For you and for me,
For Jesus has cancelled the bill.

All men are regarded elect,
The moment their birth takes effect;
But they must decide
Before they have died
To follow the Lord or defect.

 

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Legalism
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Galatians 3:3

When Paul addressed the Asian saints
He did not mince his talk;
He knew that certain grievous taints 
Had marred their Christian walk.

This only would I learn from you
Who labour under law:
Was faith a means of going through
A works-intensive door?

Did not the One who broke your chains,
And freed you by His grace,
Not also take the greatest pains
To fit you for the race?

I testify to everyone
Who takes a heavy load,
It is no calling from the Son
That leads you on that road.

The Lord has made it very clear:
His servitude is light;
If we are burdened down with fear
It may reveal a blight.

Stand firmly in the hallowed place,
Where Christ has made us free;
And do not trade redeeming grace
For outright slavery.

 

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Spirituality
But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:16

I did not come with eloquence,
Or excellence of speech,
Declaring what the Lord has testified;
But in the gracious providence
That lies within our reach,
I set forth Jesus Christ as crucified.

However, we communicate
To those who are mature,
The mysteries which God has foreordained;
The wisdom we articulate,
Applies to rich and poor,
For by the Lord our faith will be arraigned.

For who can know the happenings
Applicable to man,
Except the human spirit from above?
And no one knows eternal things
And how the world began,
Except the Spirit typified by love.

For persons unregenerate
Without a living hope,
Who do not have salvation of the soul,
Cannot perceive or contemplate
In all its mighty scope
The spirit world existing as a whole.

The person who is spiritual,
And truly born again,
And walks in light according to the Word;
Discerns the immaterial,
As manifestly plain,
And sees events which have not yet occurred.

We cannot even visualize,
Nor riches can afford,
The wonderment which has not been revealed;
But those who have discerning eyes,
Who love and serve the Lord,
Have got their fondest joy forever sealed.

 

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Rewards and Losses
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it...
and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

1 Cor.3:13

The Judgment Seat of Christ as He has stated,
Will see our Christian lives evaluated.
The stubble, hay and wood,
Produced by human good,
Should not come from a life regenerated.

For none can lay another sure foundation,
Than that already laid for our salvation.
The ransom He has paid,
Can never be remade,
Because it was resolved before creation.

So as we build on what the Lord has planted;
And if our view of Him has not been slanted;
The silver and the gold,
As Scripture has foretold,
Will get the due reward that He has granted.

 

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The Triune God
For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Colossians 2:9

God is Light, God is Spirit, God is Love;
He appeared at the Jordan as a dove;
As the Light He illuminates our way;
That our path may be clearer every day.

In His love He has cancelled all our debt;
Every sin has been judged that we have met;
Such a love we can hardly understand;
With a life that fulfilled the Law’s demand.

When the rainbow is seen amid the cloud;
We remember the covenant He vowed;
As the spectrum appears with every hue;
So our God is dependable and true.

In the Scriptures the Saviour is revealed;
For believers He is a mighty shield;
God has chosen the words that are preserved;
And has placed on His Son all we deserved.

In this world there is quarrelling and hate;
Many woes are the problems we create;
There is progress in almost every field;
Yet the problem of sin is never healed.

Without God there is darkness everywhere;
Only He can shed light in our despair;
Without God we are spiritually dead;
In the nature by which we are inbred.

Without God love is on a human plane;
It is earthly and so it will remain;
But when Christ is the object we revere;
Then His love takes us to another sphere.

We need Love, we need Spirit, we need Light;
We need Jesus who bore away our blight;
Every virtue resides in God the Son;
Let us praise Him for everything He’s done.

 

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Regeneration
Ye must be born again.
John 3:7

The miracle of God: regeneration,
Has called us to a new historic station;
As men who had no sight,
Yet now with inner light,
We hold the gospel torch in every nation.

For we who were by nature unenlightened,
By grace have got a future that has brightened;
The life we now possess,
Is not from our prowess,
But from a new perspective that has heightened.

We did not have a gifted disposition,
But qualified as sinners for perdition;
We celebrate the day,
Our sins were washed away,
And worship Him who took our low position.

The risen Lord regards our humble status;
And though the world may ridicule or hate us;
We stand by faith alone,
In Christ the cornerstone,
And live for Him who died to liberate us.

 

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Divine Essence
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I AM.
John 8:58

As there are names and titles,
Belonging to the Lord,
Descriptive of His character and role;
So there are true recitals
The Testaments afford,
Which constitute a picture of the whole.

As ever Self-Existent,
He dwells eternally;
The Author of our faith; the God of peace;
His essence is consistent,
Declared for all to see;
His mercy and His love will never cease.

He is the Great Provider;
The Shepherd of the sheep;
A refuge in disaster or defeat;
His word, a deep divider,
That cuts into our sleep;
Alerting us of things we have to meet.

As gold is valued greatly,
And pearls have much appeal,
And precious stones delight us with their hue;
So God is ever stately,
Impeccable and real,
And gave His Son to die for me and you.

 

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Fruit
...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance.

Galatians 5:22,23

A fruitful tree consistently,
Needs water, food and care;
The life we live and what we give,
Is born of faith and prayer.

The seed we share and fruit we bear,
May reach a foe or friend;
The fruit of love comes from above,
And has no measured end.

The fruit of joy in girl or boy,
Is more than happiness;
It has its source along a course,
Which God can only bless.

The fruit of peace will never cease,
With those who love the Lord;
Though wars may start they cannot part,
The bond that has been stored.

Longsuffering may often bring
God’s blessing in its wake;
A gentleness or soft caress,
Can soothe a grieving ache.

The goodness shared from hearts prepared,
Can help the poor and weak;
When faith is seen as pure and clean,
It causes men to seek.

The meekness borne by souls forlorn,
Comes from their inner strength;
With temperance and godly sense,
It goes to any length.

The Spirit-filled and Bible-drilled,
Bear fruit that all can see;
The fruit will keep as treasures deep,
For all eternity.

 

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The Trinity
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:19

The Trinity has been revealed,
As God the Three in One;
A paradox we cannot comprehend.
The Scriptures are the only field,
Where such a light has shone,
And given us the information penned.

The threefold personality,
And corresponding roles;
Are patent by the names which they possess.
With wisdom and integrity,
They scrutinise our souls,
That we might share their joy and happiness.

Creation gives the evidence,
Of awesome intellect:
The galaxies we see in outer space.
Thus with a sense of reverence,
And dutiful respect,
We recognize our humble dwelling place.

For time we know is relative,
As either one of three;
The future or the present or the past.
As God’s word is affirmative,
Controlling history,
So time which has a limit cannot last.

The wonder of the Trinity,
As scholars would agree,
Goes far beyond the realm of human thought.
And on throughout eternity,
His glory we shall see,
Regarding every facet He has taught.

 

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Mysteries
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained
before the world unto our glory.

1 Corinthians 2:7

The Bible speaks of mysteries,
Pertaining to this age;
Of truth the former prophets did not know.
In all the Jewish histories,
We read at any page,
They are not found as all our studies show.

The Kingdom is a treasure hid
From unbelieving folk,
Who have not put their trust in God the Son;
The gospels tell of all He did,
In taking on our yoke,
And bearing all the sins that we have done.

The mystery of lawlessness,
Is working at this hour,
And must continue till the Kingdom dawns.
The evil and the wickedness,
Imbued with Satan’s power;
Will run its course until a chasm yawns.

The mystery called Babylon,
A city that was great,
Is symbolised by vice and harlotry.
Abominations she has done,
Within her evil state,
Will culminate in world apostasy.

If anyone is mystified,
By what is written here,
Because they love the darkness more than light;
The facts can all be verified,
The Light is drawing near,
And death will be their never ending night.

 

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Imputation
For we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
Romans 4:9

Imputation takes account
Of our common debt;
What took place upon the mount,
We should not forget.

Jesus Christ was stricken, cursed,
Hanging on the tree;
Tortured by the sin and thirst,
Where He made us free.

God imputes His righteousness
On to every soul;
Who confess their helplessness
With no lasting goal.

We are reckoned right and just
By one act of grace;
Having put our total trust
In our Lord’s embrace.

 

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Reconciliation
...God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:18

Reconciliation is a barrier removed;
With a sure foundation that can never be improved;
Sin has been the barrier excluding us from Light;
Christ became its carrier and bore away the blight.

In propitiation our Creator is appeased;
Christ’s humiliation brought the verdict of well-pleased;
Every sin committed has been judged upon the Tree;
Nothing was omitted in this mighty victory.

By His resurrection death was conquered evermore;
Giving full protection from a second one in store;
When the consummation of the ages is complete,
Every tribe and nation will do homage at His feet.

 

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Sacraments
For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Romans 6:7

There is a Christian sacrament,
Kept by those who are able;
For it is clear by what is meant
With emblems on the table.

The bread denotes the living Head,
Who lived the way He taught us;
The wine denotes, as Jesus said,
The blood by which He bought us.

There is another sacrament,
Symbolic and reflective;
A singular acknowledgment
Of faith that is effective.

For baptism accentuates
By dipping and immersion,
The teaching that it demonstrates,
Effective at conversion.

For as the Saviour rose again
And lives by resurrection,
So actions on the human plane
Are simply a reflection.

The air is representative
Of new life that we enter,
In practice it is how we live
With Jesus at the centre.

These two religious sacraments
Do not effect salvation;
They simply are the complements
Of that inclusive station.

For so the Lord commanded us,
As sinners who have trusted,
To keep that which He handed us,
And follow, well adjusted.

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Establishments
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom,
and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.

Jeremiah 51:15

With inbuilt resolutions,
In holy institutions,
They should perform
Along a norm,
Achieving just solutions.

Their God-designed intention
Is one that we should mention:
When they are blurred
As men have erred,
It breaks divine convention.

We all are given choices,
Though not for riding horses;
We all can choose
The gospel news,
Despite opposing voices.

Let’s look at matrimony;
A bond or testimony;
A man and wife
Are joined for life,
Though days be dark or sunny.

A family is builded
On principles not gilded;
When love is there
With proper care,
The young are not bewildered.

As governments are rated
With rulership as stated,
They must adhere
To laws made clear
In scriptures dedicated.

When all the facts we mention
Are done without dissension,
The kingdom age
As best we gauge,
Will see their true intention.

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