GOD THUNDERED!

“I Am the beginning and the end”

Just no other God around!

Created, made from nothing at all!

Who else then can be found?

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In Turkey soldiers boarded our ship!

I feared them, looked so important.

Sure, and did we have something to hide?

Remembered my deportment!

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Just 10 of age, I was frightened!

But my brother, Bill, seemed so calm!

His attitude no cause for fear!

Sure, no cause for alarm!

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Somehow I wonder did this feeling

Contribute to the thought

Of course, the ridiculous fear

Their self-importance brought.

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And so this thought of self-importance

Was it contributively

To the slang descriptive of one

Like, a stupid Turkey?

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Gobble Gobble, of course, the sound,

Not natural.  Sounds laconic

Adhering to the natural sounding

Made by one ironic!

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Did Christians sound silly about Heaven?

Or was it the whole bit?

Eternity?  Heaven or Hell,

Sinners just do not buy it!

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Jesus said it, sure God came down

His claims of Majesty.

We can know this beyond any doubt.

The Word as certainty!

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Will I think then in my Heavenly home

How could I have even wondered?

Surely Satan lowers the mists of doubt

In what God has thundered!

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Are you ready?  My Brother?

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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

JUST GRATEFUL

Considering the normal, I am poor!

Except for God’s rich blessings!

Oh yes, He blesses daily with

Fine treasures I am confessing.

The need for more each day as I

Reach out for His Presence.

That Presence that He visits now

It is His very essence!

My mind He fills with thoughts each day!

Of course, I will do His bidding!

I wish to write them down to share

Thoughts humble confiding.

What God has called you to do, do it!

Without expecting blessings!

Remuneration eventually

Up there! In white robe dressing!

What better payment can be had?

Hear His kind voice saying,

“Enter now the joys of heaven

These treasures you have been laying…”

‘It is life Eternal now, all yours!’

What more can this sinner ask

To be with God forever more!

And in His presence bask!

Gratefully, Sam Cox 4.20.05

BEEN THERE DONE THAT

I have done near all with not much left, the diving helmet thing.

Pearl diving, too, and from a high cliff just for the thrill it would bring.

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Diving from planes from way up high and low, just 300 feet. (*)

Jumping with a parachute, of course, the landings not always sweet!

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I have shot at and been shot at some very close calls, I think.

The auto accidents, of course, and spent time in the clink.

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I have hitchhiked practically every state, had problems with many a dog.

Killed one, broke the jaw of another, and many times high on grog.

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Spent time with gloves in the ring; won some, got beat up, too.

Gambled some, near lost my shirt, lucky to leave with my shoe.

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Railroad, paint gang, (D. C. H. & S.) been there done that, too. (**)

Climbed a thousand foot cliff straight up, just for something to do.

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Slept on a grave in a church graveyard, ten cents in my pants was all.

Darkest night then saw a bright light!  This time I heard the Lord’s call!

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So I have preached to saints and sinners alike, buried and married a bunch.

Now I am retired and writing this stuff and three times a day I do lunch.

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But that is not all I have, I have so much more; The Lord is leading me still!

With a lovely wife, family, and friends, and a mansion over the hill!

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So “come and go with me to my Father’s House…”

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(*)  Actually 250 feet, combat jump

(**) Dining car and hotel service.

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Sam Cox 08.12.03

JESUS SAID

“Foxes haves holes; birds have nests.”

But The Son of Man has not!

Has not a place to lay His head,

Though in need weary oft!

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I left my home in heaven above!

Took on a servants strain

To lift, to serve, what then?  To die?

A God for sinners slain!

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I knew no sin though tempted strong!

As Man I suffered loss!

Then as Christ for sinners slain!

Troubled oft tempest tossed!

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“Peace, be still,” for storm and wave.

The elements obeyed!

Man alone with stubborn will,

Resists then sore dismayed!

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Humbled some have come to Me,

To resist no more.

Submitted then to cruel death

To bring some safe to shore.

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For I so loved this hell-bent world…

The crucifixion scene

Became a grim reality not

Just a dreaded dream.

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I did my utmost, not up to you!

Your deal must accept!

What I have done for all mankind

Personalize this concept!

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Just accept as simple as that.

Accepting My death as your own!

Dies as a sinner, (sins punishment!

I took it alone!)

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(Jesus speaking)

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by Sam Cox a sinner 11.06.10

HEAVEN AWAITS

Come with me to that city

Or country but who’s to know?

All I know it is far grander

Than anything we have to show!

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Beauteous with angels guiding

Heavens hosts lead the way.

Oh my God may I be worthy!

Heaven, home, there to stay!

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Can any be counted worthy?

Is that city there for free?

Who then is worthy to enter?

Yes, I will enter sinner saved, me!

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Have you ever seen an angel?

Nor have I!  A few have been

That conditioned in the spirit

When he shows such peace is seen.

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Frank and I doubled in brass

Wally most beautiful violin.

We were chosen, Central Bible Institute,

Professor Stokes led us in.

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Many churches he had preached in,

Like, evangelistically!

Throughout our vacation time

Many prospects gathered we.

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Many others promised,

We could not find or see.

Soon the Army called and

We were no longer free.

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Sam Cox 09.10

PAST FORGIVENESS

“Father, forgive them for they do not know…”

He prayed from that cross for sinner below!

Who tortured, tormented then nailed Him there!

Jesus, who did nothing but show His care!

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Untouchables, lepers He touched then and healed!

Could they not know what this action revealed?

The great God who heals, who raises the dead!

“Only wise God provides us with bread.”

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Provides us with comfort, rest, when required.

Mary and John from that cross inspired,

“Behold thy Son!  Receive they mother!”

Brothers and sisters with one another.

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Saw Him raise Lazarus, how could they not know?

This Jesus was God’s Son sent down to show

That believing on Him would mean their salvation!

As prophesied since Adam’s creation.

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His seed should bruise the ‘Serpents head’

As man’s heel shall be bruised instead.

As the struggle continues, we against Satan, contend!

Victory is ours, Satan’s loss in the end!

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With God deciding, how can we lose?

Just one way to lose when it is loss you choose.

But why would anyone chose such an end?

Understandably loss without a friend!

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But we have a friend in Jesus we see

His promise He keeps, “I will never leave thee!”

Any separation, you can surely tell.

Say yes to Satan, he will take you to Hell!

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Sam Cox 07.06.10