FROM FEAR TO LOVE

When we finally learn to love Him as we fear Him,

When we recognize the fatherhood of God,

A Father who taught fathers how to cherish

The children reaching up to be adored.

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When we graduate from fearing Him to loving,

The fearing turns to awe of His great power,

We never lose the sense of His provision

His awesome love and grace we have each hour!

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Who, just who can have this confidence within him?

He whose sins have all been nailed up to that cross!

We who placed our sins upon the Savior dying

Believing that for all He suffered loss!

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Believing that the all is whosoever,

The whosoever includes even me!

That all my sins were taken by the Savior

To be forever transferered to that tree.

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I cannot deny the work that He did for me.

I cannot deny the changes made within!

Nor can I ever doubt the promise given

Of forgiveness and pardon from my sin!

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Another promise also He has given

I need not fear sins wages anymore! (1)

The gift of everlasting life is given

The promise of sheer joy on heaven’s shore.

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Oh God, I know that you know I am not worthy,

But because of love You had to die!

Even though the ones You loved all got together

To hate You and reject then crucify! (2)

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(1) Romans 6:23

(2) John 1:11

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Sam Cox 04.09.03

HE EXISTED

He existed before anything else was!

How could any have always lived?

Atheists decry injustice, should be thanking God

For ability to absorb this!

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Was the sky always blue?  Sure, distance involved

With thousands of light years away,

And the sun, did Creator God do that?

So what is left for us to say?

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Oh sure, the sky up there just happened to be,

Infinite God’s middle name,

For “In the beginning…” the Creator created!

All existence not the same!

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Difference; the solar system to a tiny bug!

No comparison can be!

Can forever be compared to anything?

God’s pre-existence fair good enough to me!

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We all need breath, spirits do not require,

Part of the sky, space, and spirits are

Far more real for they exist forever,

Never die, outlive that expensive car!

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Multiple years to reach that closet star,

Is earth then clear out of it?

Earth is the very center if there is such,

As Hell is the deepest pit!

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Space is forever as time surely is!

No limits, limitations only,

To we who make them fit our times on earth

Foreverness and never lonely!

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I used to think, kids do, it was a wall

Way out there to keep us

From falling off into the abyss,

Out away from earth’s crust!

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There is a great place called Heaven, I know,

No, I have not been there but I surely will,

Meeting His requirements and believing,

Forgiven!  He paid the bill!

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With His own blood!   “…God so loved the world that He gave His only son

That whom so ever believes in Him will not perish!  Will have everlasting life!”

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the Sam  yesterday

IT IS JUST STUFF

Cruelty to tenderness the opposites contend,

An opposing message always and the message sends

Wrong and right but a middle optional today,

In spite of a majority now many people say!

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Could not careless, got a life I must live!

I am friendly, good-bye to my friends I give!

Not enough, what did Christ say about this?

“Bought with a price,” and what did I miss?

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My life belongs to Him since Heaven-bound!

“Not my own,” I am bought with a price I have found,

Jesus!  Gone are all those worldly desires, strange it seems,

Indebted to a Christ-likeness!  Forgotten sinful dreams!

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If we suffer with Him, we will also reign

Though just to live with Him is enough!

To sit at His feet forever I can do

Well, without the other stuff.

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But the other stuff cannot be overlooked,

Part of the everlasting life!

Promised believers intensity of

Supersedes all other delights!

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World may offer those who have it all

In this upside-down life of woe.

Been everywhere and there is not nothing left,

Of value here below!

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But come, go with Me to My Father’s Home,

Where peace is never ending!

There is peace and gladness evermore!

Hell’s idols never bending!

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“In My Fathers House are many mansions,”

Is this not clear enough?

To far best anything here below!

Look here now!  See only stuff!

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That is junk, son!

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Sure, the Sam 08.14.13

NO MORE DUST IN YOUR EYES

Eternity, foreverness, everlasting life!

Forever peace and joy above! Or forever strife!

Below where Satan dwells where shadows reach to smother,

Satanic norm brutality, despising one another.

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Greedily reaching out never quite possessing,

Torment everlastingly riches gone confessing

Need!  I need now, surely all such needs determine,

I need, I want, I will get now!  Nothing left but vermin.

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R.G. LeTourneau built earth movers, lived on ten percent,

The rest he gave where needed.  Millions plus well spent,

In heaven now rejoicing with the many he had blest!

Who through His faithfulness, the Son of God professed!

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In heaven confessing where need is not a factor!

God alone supplying and supreme Contractor!

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, a longing for that land,

Such beauty there to greet us!  How can one understand?

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The difference, everlasting, no future to worry.

The now is the future!  No more hurry or scurry!

Take your time to discover what God has prepared,

An everlasting never ending Glory to share!

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Eternal, everlasting, no beginning, no end.

That what we mortal finite cannot comprehend!

However long I live the clearer it becomes!

When flying with angels, I will not need to know no sums!

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Fact is I won’t need feathers like what is found on bird wings!

Spirits defy gravity, no substance to them clings!

Spirit, the real you, ever living, death defies!

Forever free liberated!  No more dust in your eyes!

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Sam Cox  05.12.09

EVER-EVER LAND, INFINITY

Infinity is forever!  There is no black wall to end!

God’s mercy, His forgiveness is love!  That will always contend,

Against hate,  unforgiving devastating self love that breeds hate!

Self pity that can drive one to a Judas depression fate!

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Looking greedily to conquer and extend self to renew,

A downgrading spirit within one, disheartened, what can I do?

Just, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus.  Look full in His wonderful face!”

Where nothing can ever bedim the light of His glory and grace!

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Who, then, can keep me from sinning?  Thank God, Jesus who died!

Prophesied from the beginning, why was He crucified?

Buried!  Rose from the tomb!  Triumphantly and now lives!

Everlasting life given us, this to believers gives!

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Freely just take, receive, and partake of this brand new life!

Offered to all who but trust in Him plus deliverance from strife!

Look now!  Is this not forever?  Everlasting life and beyond.

What can one do in forever?  Everything except despond!

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Contrary to old age, depressing, youthful!  Best age for you!

Infinity ever the promise, whatever one wishes to do!

Fly to Antares, dwindling orb, watch it new life receive.

Heavenly Kingdom!  Who knows!  Just what will my eyes perceive?

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Countless planets and suns to show, distinctly or vague?  Cannot tell,

Nothing in heaven can be discounted!  Nothing up there to repel!

Contained within this heart of mine, knowledge I wish to share,

Of beauty!  Sure, streets of gold!  Extravagance!  What can compare?

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Dispelling previous thoughts of rare, like, nothing you have ever seen!

Been there, done that, forget it, son, like, no place you have ever been!

Compared to Utopian delights, you may have seen or heard,

Forget it!  For nothing seen comes close to John’s vision shared!

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Not high steeples, people expectant as breathlessly await,

Exciting thoughts of Never-NeverLand, see as you enter the gate,

But rivers of life!  Winding about, floors of golden sand!

Air so sweet but no need to breath!  In this forever land!

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Old Neptune had his fling in his time but no sharks in these streams,

Full beautiful the surprises you will find like never in your dreams!

Did I tell you?  Jesus will show you around, so many planets to see!

Forever plant trees on each one, yes, this is the life for me!

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L O V E!

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See you there, Sam Cox 07.07.09

ETERNAL LIFE

Well, actually, everlasting

Only God is eternal!

Only God could boast, forever was!

Only He supernatural!

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Of course, we will live forever!

Never dying we!

Formed with souls from beginning

To end mortality!

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Adam and Eve cast out of The Garden,

Lost on efficacy

Lost the everlasting feature of

Life abundantly!

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‘Banqueting Table’ is a puzzle

Think the association has

Reference to feast containing,

No need to elimination…

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Life everlasting puzzling thought?

No longer a puzzle to me

Older I get, clearer it is!

My life eternally!

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Conditioning, it is all about!

Older I get I see

Impulses functioning to lead

To immortality!

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How can a soul immortal die?

Think, Spirit everlasting

God created to perish?  Never!

With animals contrasting…

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They were created for our profit, pleasure,

We love a pet but goodbye

We do miss them once departed

But face it, they die!

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Man’s soul immortal, of course it is!

Even dreams sometime figure,

That we will live, like, lastingly

Far brighter and better!

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“For God so loved the world (of people) that

Whosoever believeth (in accepting Him) should

Not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

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In that far off sweet forever!

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Just me S.H.C.  12.08.10

NEW DAY

Propaganda?  No!  I just preach!

What God has called me to do!

I am way too old to have a church!

So poems the avenue!

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They are not for sale, just give away!

Gospel according to me!

Same Gospel I hear every Lord’s Day!

Except I write poetry!

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My gig just the way I am!

David my hero knows!

He wrote songs, so son Solomon!

David true wisdom bestows!

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Then Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John!

Given to prose in fact.

Telling it like it really did!

Sure, they make real contact.

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Priceless the history of Jesus my Lord!

Read it!  According to John!

Priceless repeating the other 3 for

Accuracy.  Upon–

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Which to build Christian faith!

Four Gospels and all agree,

Jesus is all we need!

To lead to real love and life free!

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An everlasting life with

Christ’s Kingdom.  Then,

Of course, Paul tells us how to get there

Saved from destroying them.

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Then there is the Revelation

From the Patmos Isle!

John, boiled in oil and ejected,

John they could not defile!

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Revelation of the future!

Though well hidden from some,

Pictorial, of course, figurative of

When man’s day is done!

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Day, not as before, but sparkling new!

A new  d a y unending!

For all true Believers to

Gods’ Heaven sending!

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Unspeakable, unknowable

Except to suggest,

Space forever!  Planets, too!  As

Spirits new conquest!

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So “brighten that corner where you are!”

No!  Get out of that corner,

Heaven unending, oh, yes by far!

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As space is unending, God fills it to

Get out of that corner, only below.

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I am going higher some day!

the Sam soon!