Message, Poem

Slaves – Ruth Johnson

Slaves

March 21, 2020 2:20 PM
Ruth Johnson

Get to the back of the bus!
They would claim
Then call them by the n name.
Get in the hold of the boat!
They would gloat
Then call them by a mac or o name.
Do not stop or drop those bricks!
You have to gather your own straw now!
Pick that cotton,
Tote that bail,
Drive that spike,
Lay that rail,
And your boss owns all that straw now!
And the trains,
And the cattle,
And the land they graze on,
And he is prepared to go to battle
To keep all that you gaze on.
So, my friends,
This is it.
Yes, my friends,
The beginning of the end.
We are deep in
This particular script
And now is no time
To make a slip.
Look how they have treated us!
Look at how we have treated ourselves!
Look at how we treat each other!
And we choose to follow another.
Not You, my Lord.
But we say that we are forced to do
Everything they tell us to
And we walk into gas showers
When they tell us to.
They have the guns, of course,
What are we to do?
We are slaves
We are knaves
We are pawns
We are spawn
Of a system so depraved
We are used by everyone!
We are not
What we think
For we think
We are free!
We can be
If we choose
The One Who hung on the tree
For you and me.
We are free to choose.
What have we got to lose?
The Spirit and the bride say: Come!
And let him who hears say: Come!
Whoever is thirsty, let him come;
And whoever wishes, let him take
The free gift
Of the water of life.

Revelation 22:17

Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death- that is, the devil- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels He helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason He had to be like His brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful High Priest of God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because He Himself suffered when He was tested, He is able to help those who are being tested.

Hebrews 2:14-18

Amen

1 Comment

  1. Tim Wyman

    Hi Ruth,

    I know it’s been a while since I’ve commented. I’ve limited my commenting a lot – there is so much arguing here on 444, and everywhere. I’m sure you see it too. Now I feel more called than ever to pray. But, I did feel compelled this evening to say hello, and be a little watchman on the wall. And, I see your hearing is still excellent!

    I’m certain that you feel like I do – it could be any day! Be prepared!

    If I may, I will give you my own personal understanding, because although I don’t know HOW His manifestation takes place, I KNOW that it DOES! Now, I’d like to use two comparable, but slightly different scriptures. One is “apocryphal”, from the Gospel of Thomas. The second is from Luke 17. Pray about what they mean!!

    Gospel of Thomas, verse 113-
    113) His disciples said to him, “When will the kingdom come?”
    “It will not come by waiting for it. It will NOT be a matter of saying ‘here it is’ or ‘there it is.’ Rather, the kingdom of the father is SPREAD OUT upon the earth, and MEN DO NOT SEE IT.”

    Now, compare this to Luke 17.
    Luke 17:20-21-
    When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God will NOT come with OBSERVABLE SIGNS. 21 Nor will people say, ‘Look, here it is,’ or ‘There it is.’ For you see, the kingdom of God IS IN YOUR MIDST.’.

    Ruth, please keep in mind what He has told you through His poetical words to you. Know that this is a SPECIAL GIFT from Him to you that few receive – Solomon, David, Asaph and a few others received this gift. Think about YOUR name, Ruth, and its significance – God named the forefathers. Has that changed since then? – biblically, does God change??? Ask Him what He is telling you – you MIGHT end up being astonished!

    Take care, dear Ruth! Look up, and may God bless you always!

    Your brother,
    Tim

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