PERFECT THE SALVATION

A perfect work of art, that filigree

Gold and silver lining this tapestry!

Bejeweled splendor forever to behold!

By beauty expert’s eyes, passionless and cold!

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No not lovers, just eyes to see

Observing, sure, so knowledgeably?

Paid to observe!  Just that!  No more!

And price this work of art, what is it for?

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So, what price this One who made a claim

To divinity or deity, no not the same!

For deity applies to only One,

The Godhead!  Holy Spirit!  Father and The Son!

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Many the signs and wonders this man performed!

Lazarus raised from dead!  And Self formed!

Do we not at Easter, recognize

A mighty triumph over all His foes!

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Miraculous life, sure, start with virgin birth!

Countless deeds of mercy, healing the sick.

Many have tried since nor can they begin

To duplicate.  Who, then, can “forgive your sin”?

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We come in Jesus’ name, not just a man.

Today still heals, coming in Jesus’ name.

Be not conformed, this world, but transformed

This change only God can perform!

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What is real?  Life?  A few years then gone!

Heaven reality to lean upon!

This life a vapor.  What is left to build?

They that built skyscrapers, all fulfilled.

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Life so short!  Only old men can see!

What lies beyond the tomorrow?  For you?  For me?

Life, real abundant!  So full and free,

Only then will we know, how abundantly!

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Precarious positions, we are often assigned

In the service of our country.  Where peace of mind

Is challenged to the limit, our safety insecure!

“Sure death” the alternative, can we endure?

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But forever security promised to believers

Trusting Jesus, He only can free us!

From fear of certain death, truly not to fear it!

Whether natural or combative in praise to receive it!

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Can we face death as did the apostle,

“For me to die is gain!”  It is there in his epistle.

We know of a place built by God above

Sinners are accepted, yes, saved by His love!

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the Sam  02.29.12

THE YEAR OF THE LORD

Adam and Eve in the Garden, yes, they did surely die!

True, they lived on for centuries, that in the Eternal eye,

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Was a mere drop in a bucket; it was not even a day. (*)

The Bible says that a thousand years, in God’s sight, is but a day!

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Man would have lived on forever!  One grain of sand by the sea

Could never begin to measure up or fit the analogy!

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Infinity is the measure of space, space that has no end.

Just as eternity goes on and on and is hard to comprehend!

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The angels are not eternal for they were created, too.

The angels are everlasting just the same as me and you!

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Yes, man will live forever and where?  That depends on his aim!

If he cares not about heaven his future?  Oh, what a shame!

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The Godhead, blessed Trinity, the matchless Three in One

Cooperated together and the universe was begun!

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Yes, begun, for creation continues a world that has no end!

Can man confine the Eternal?  No, he will neither break or bend.

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Who cannot confine the Eternal?  Do not you know He died long ago?

When God dies, we die too.  Who keeps us going?  Surely you know!

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Our Eternal God, in infinity, impossible to trace!

So what really does keep us spinning?  Only His love and grace!

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Consider the brain, so intricate, only God’s love could inspire!

Our brain is a miniscule fraction yet we presume to conspire!

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Give up?  Nothing like this could evolve or start from whatever they say.

The suns, worlds in perfect control through time, like, night and day!

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Now a glance at division of time, was God involved in this too?

Before Christ and after, Anno Domini, infinite and true! (**)

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(*)  2 Peter 3:8

(**) The Year of The Lord

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Sam Cox 03.15.04

IS THERE HOPE

Adam and Eve in the Garden, yes, they did surely die.

True, they lived on for centuries but in the eternal eye

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Was a mere drop in a bucket it was not even a day. (1)

For while, “As a day is as a thousand years,” (2) a thousand years but a day!

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Man would have lived on eternally!  One grain of sand by the sea

Could never begin to measure up or fit the analogy.

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For infinity is the measure of space that has no bounds or end!

Just as eternity continues on!  It is hard to comprehend!

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The angels are not eternal for they were created, too!

The angels are everlasting just the same as me and you!

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Yes, man will live forever and where depends on his aim!

If he cares not about Heaven, his future?  Oh, what a shame!

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The Godhead, the blessed Trinity, the matchless three in One,

Cooperated, conspired, and the universe was begun!

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Yes, begun for creation continues!  It is a world without end!

Can man confine the eternal?  He will neither break nor bend!

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Why cannot we confine the eternal?  When we claim He died long ago,

If God dies we die, too.  Who keeps us spinning?  Do not you know?

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I am sorry you gave in so easily.  I would love to argue His case!

So what really does keep us spinning?  Only His love and grace!

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Consider the brain, so intricate, only God’s love could conspire.

And what or who keeps the heart pumping blood?  The wind?  The fire?

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Give up!  Nothing like this could evolve or start from whatever they say

The sun, the worlds in perfect control through time, like, night and day!

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Another thing, division of time was not God involved in this?

Before Christ and after (3) so why not cease and desist!

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(1) 2 Peter 3:8

(2) In God’s eyes

(3) Before Christ and A.D. (Anno Domini) the Year of The Lord

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Sam Cox 03.25.04

ISAIAH 53

“He was wounded for our transgressions,

Bruised for our iniquities:

Chastisement of our peace was upon Him;

And with His stripes we are healed.”

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It was my sins that put Him on that cross,

Every vile deed I had done!

He did not deserve but went willingly

Because He is the Only One–

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Sinless, who could assume all our sins.

Mine, yours back to Adam and Eve

The Only One with no sin at all!

The Only Perfect One!

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Godhead decreed as was prophesied

That Jesus would give His life

As a vile sinner for every sin,

To end sins death and strife!

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Equip, yes, for heavens eternity,

Deserving of hell though we!

Punishment He took every lash!

Already half dead, for me!

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Created us so he is responsible?

Is that not what we believe?

Then did He not assume it all,

On that black Calvary?

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He died as a sinner, criminal yet!

Christ, The One Sinless One!

Capital punishment the cross!

Lifer, the chair, like, hung!

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“God is Spirit,” the Three in One.

Dare any deny?

The Almighty, only Creator!

For all mankind to die!

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Excruciating the death pinioned up there!

Suffering why?  You and me!

From the very beginning of time (*)

Torture determinedly!

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Since it was love that put Him there,

Love only God can know.

The hateful defiled the hideous,

He died for all below!

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(*)  God always was, contemplate but believe!

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Sam Cox 11.04.10

THE THREE ARE ONE

Why did Jesus die on that cross?

Submitting willingly?

Sins penalty is what He took!

Claimed it for you and me!

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Died that we need not die in our sins!

Projected!  Ever our time began.

He died for me and you sinner friend,

Sure, myself a sinner I am!

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We live our lives in a sinful world

And the Holy Spirit cries!

The pride of life cannot help myself!

“Wages of sin…” I must die!

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The Spirit woes but we disobey.

He pleads, “Do not do it!”  We do!

Holy Spirit as a Gentle Dove

With triune Godhead it is true!

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One God, of course, the Trinity

God the Father, in love

Came down, the Son, to propitiate

Spirit, the gentlest Dove. (*)

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To recap, baptism of Jesus

Spirit, symbol, a dove

Descended, baptism complete.

God smiles Spirit, His Love!

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“God, in three persons,” threesome descend

In God the Son, He who died for us.

God the Holy Spirit in baptism

All One in Christ Jesus!

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God the Father, God the Son, and

God the Holy Spirit

It is the Triune God, each One in One!

One God!  Simply accept it!

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We accept Christ by faith,

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”

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(*)  Matthew 3:16

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Sam Cox 06.15.10

OUR ETERNAL GOD

Simplicity at its very best depicting the greatest act!

“In the beginning God created…”  We accept the greatest fact!

Not a tribute to the Godhead, He needs none, what He has done

Confirms the word, creation!  Magnificence begun!

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Everything from nothing!  Naming everything we see

And what we cannot see, created and/or brought about to be!

In its cycle of fulfillment, winter, spring, summer, fall,

Wind, snow, rain, and sunshine, yes!  My God!  He did it all!

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What we see and what we cannot see we still know what He did!

What better way to start your day than to bow down and to give

A pledge of allegiance to your God, made you from dust!

Acknowledge it, bow down in praise and worship!  It is a must!

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At least we can own up to, recognize all that He has done!

Even heathen see and worship the power of the sun!

Yes, worship it, but everywhere we look cannot careless!

If I were God, I would give us up!  I am sorry!  I am a mess!

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If I were God how can I judge?  I am nothing I contend.

Oblivion all I can see the only place to send

The conscious, the oblivious to all that God has done!

The heathen of our country do not know God’s only Son! (*)

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He was born to die to save us then to live eternally!

With Him!  In heaven forever!  Why then cannot we see?

Silly pride, sophistication?  Just cannot admit to sin?

So heaven’s door is open now, but they will not enter in!

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(*) Closed minds refuse to know!

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S H Cox 12.01.05

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God alone only is eternal!  He always was!  Pre-existent!  Had no beginning!  He was and is the beginning, no end!  Mind boggling, is not it!  Cannot understand but believe!

MYSTERY

Can you dig it, just one God?

Yet He is three persons!

No, not just in essence or

Conveniently conversant–

 

 

He is one God! He is one

Personality.

Yet, God in three persons

Over all I see.

 

 

God stated singular, so

Very clear, He said,

“I Am that I Am!”

So get it in your head!

 

 

“I Am!” One God we worship

Not many! Not three!

But God in three persons,

Blessed Trinity!

 

 

God the Father! God the Son!

And God the Holy Spirit!

This we worship, the Godhead!

Cannot understand it!

 

 

But yes, I positively do believe this mystery of the Trinity.

 

 

Sam Cox 04.05