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"Digital art doodles" were a favourite pass time of mine for a decade. Here are two examples (stay tuned for more).

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"Face Value" - 73GKJB18

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"Selfish Portrait" - 73GKJB18
 
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"Just because one believes one is right and one is wrong... does not rule out that both are wrong or both are right in truth."

- 73GKJB20 06/05/2020

"Stop fighting!"

- Holy Spirit 06/05/2020


+ + +


Flip the Bird's Eye View


+ + +


I ask myself my question


'fore posing it to thee.


How dare I point the finger


as three point back at me?


+ + +


Do I love Thee God?


I claim I do but how?


I put you first right now?


This poem is vain: no bow.


+ + +


Do I love my neighbour?


I do not bother them...


except I trespass boundaries:


I care not then again.


+ + +


Do I love my friend;


my visit served their need?


Until that fight to end


of sowing evil seed.


+ + +


Do I love my wife


with flowers, dates and kiss;


edify kind words...


"forgive me for that miss?"


+ + +


Do I love my foe?


Plain, simple flat out no;


I'd rather point him out


for bounty reward dough.


+ + +


Do I love this person.


I ask these questions three:


did I check my head,


sin heart sin motives be?


+ + +


If not, keep my silence;


fists drop sides God's peace:


better still, pray penance -


best to them at least.


+ + +


73GKJB20 11/04/2020
 
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In the Belly of the Beast
+ + +
They got what they wanted
for temporary time.
Material flaunted
for legality's crime.
+ + +
But for a moment;
now they are gone...
forever in spirit:
just Lucifer's pawn.
+ + +
God gave them power.
"They" used it for "them."
Faded dry flower
n'er bloom again.
+ + +
As for my ego -
"myself, me and I?"
"We (?)" are in unity;
xschizox goodbye!
+ + +
What were you learning?
What have you taught?
Who are you burning?
What have you bought?
+ + +
Hell fate as default -
you never changed.
God called; *you* bolted:
called us "deranged."
+ + +
Now there is nothing.
All has been writ.
God knew your choices;
no shock in it.

-73GKJB20

PS Thank you, oldetennew, for your comment. Yes, I am learning that the hard way. It is hard for me to muzzle myself, even at the best of times. I must love and obey God or else. When I do, I see and understand why.
 

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In the Belly of the Beast
+ + +
They got what they wanted
for temporary time.
Material flaunted
for legality's crime.
+ + +
But for a moment;
now they are gone...
forever in spirit:
just Lucifer's pawn.
+ + +
God gave them power.
"They" used it for "them."
Faded dry flower
n'er bloom again.
+ + +
As for my ego -
"myself, me and I?"
"We (?)" are in unity;
xschizox goodbye!
+ + +
What were you learning?
What have you taught?
Who are you burning?
What have you bought?
+ + +
Hell fate as default -
you never changed.
God called; *you* bolted:
called us "deranged."
+ + +
Now there is nothing.
All has been writ.
God knew your choices;
no shock in it.

-73GKJB20

PS Thank you, oldetennew, for your comment. Yes, I am learning that the hard way. It is hard for me to muzzle myself, even at the best of times. I must love and obey God or else. When I do, I see and understand why.
Deranged? Its frightening. But agreed.

Be well Jonathan 😁
 
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"Far For God [not too far gone]" - 73GKJB18


I have past the point of no return,

The final threshold and frontier.

Better is being saved from hell

And prepared for heaven.

I had to hit rock bottom of that bog;

Be broken, to truly understand.

Desperately I reached for the hand of Jesus

To save me from drowning.

Now I wade in, walk and talk

With the living water.

I believe, know and understand

Everything relates to God first hand.

Jesus Christ explains me better than I.

Once blind, now I see plus seek

The face of God

Through Thee One and only Way,

Jesus Christ, Lord of all.

My vehicle speeds up mountains,

Not daring to slow down.

The straight and narrow road following Christ

Leads to the narrow gate of heaven.

All travel at their own pace on His time.

The only one way border leads into hell.

Jesus Christ is not a drug.

The Son of God is the cure.

Countless real Christians have discovered this daily.

It is our doctoring discipleship duty

To save all dying

In mind, heart, body and soul.

Else get high and numb on hedonism...

My time tested true Saviour, perfect, pure; holy,

Gives His church body to be part of

With purpose, protection and peace.

Yes, Jesus Christ returns very soon.

All but few prophesies have been fulfilled.

Listen, God's Word is calling you home.

We all truly do know.

No excuses, time reduces.

Sin to pay, seize the day!

I am no satanic prophet.

I bear my cross willingly.

See the enemy for what he does and is.

Yet I rejoice, alive and well.

Thanks, praise and glory be to God.

The Holy Trinity is the great I Am.


"Far For God" - 73GKJB18

PS Thank you, Reformyourself, for your comments. Yes, I confess but do not really apologize for not loving my enemies. I have started to pray for such people, and God is working on me through this practice. I feel better immediately after and cannot wait, so to speak, for the results and my transformation. Also, you single out the word, "deranged." Yes, this poem tells a very specific story relating to half my life's testimony and to this day. I will get into it further as this thread progresses. It can be taken in a very general way as well, in how secular people view us "Christians," especially the very devout ones. Thanks again, Reformyourself; God bless.
 

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"Far For God [not too far gone]" - 73GKJB18


I have past the point of no return,

The final threshold and frontier.

Better is being saved from hell

And prepared for heaven.

I had to hit rock bottom of that bog;

Be broken, to truly understand.

Desperately I reached for the hand of Jesus

To save me from drowning.

Now I wade in, walk and talk

With the living water.

I believe, know and understand

Everything relates to God first hand.

Jesus Christ explains me better than I.

Once blind, now I see plus seek

The face of God

Through Thee One and only Way,

Jesus Christ, Lord of all.

My vehicle speeds up mountains,

Not daring to slow down.

The straight and narrow road following Christ

Leads to the narrow gate of heaven.

All travel at their own pace on His time.

The only one way border leads into hell.

Jesus Christ is not a drug.

The Son of God is the cure.

Countless real Christians have discovered this daily.

It is our doctoring discipleship duty

To save all dying

In mind, heart, body and soul.

Else get high and numb on hedonism...

My time tested true Saviour, perfect, pure; holy,

Gives His church body to be part of

With purpose, protection and peace.

Yes, Jesus Christ returns very soon.

All but few prophesies have been fulfilled.

Listen, God's Word is calling you home.

We all truly do know.

No excuses, time reduces.

Sin to pay, seize the day!

I am no satanic prophet.

I bear my cross willingly.

See the enemy for what he does and is.

Yet I rejoice, alive and well.

Thanks, praise and glory be to God.

The Holy Trinity is the great I Am.


"Far For God" - 73GKJB18

PS Thank you, Reformyourself, for your comments. Yes, I confess but do not really apologize for not loving my enemies. I have started to pray for such people, and God is working on me through this practice. I feel better immediately after and cannot wait, so to speak, for the results and my transformation. Also, you single out the word, "deranged." Yes, this poem tells a very specific story relating to half my life's testimony and to this day. I will get into it further as this thread progresses. It can be taken in a very general way as well, in how secular people view us "Christians," especially the very devout ones. Thanks again, Reformyourself; God bless.
Deranged and hedonistic...that was me too...I dont know how to love my enemies either, though everyone says ‘just do it’! And what about forgiveness?! Thankyou for your honesty (if you have been-don’t trust anyone but Jesus) The Lord bless you and keep you too 😁
 

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I never ‘got’ poetry, (except for what’s in The Bible) But yours speaks volumes. Thankyou 😁
 
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"Digital art doodles" were a favourite pass time of mine for a decade. Here are another two examples (stay tuned for more).

73GKJBxy_Sentry_Christian_Soldier.jpg

"Sentry Christian Soldier" - 73GKJB1<6

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"Flood Waters Walked" - 73GKJB18

PS

"Deranged and hedonistic...that was me too" ... as was my art and poetry, the further back in time before being saved (eternally alive in Christ; true).

"I never ‘got’ poetry, (except for what’s in The Bible) But yours speaks volumes. Thankyou 😁" Wow, praise God, again because before being saved, my poetry was as is said above or... "questionable" at best, plus hard to decode with the way I wrote, especially secrets and inner thoughts. The following is an example of that "dead era," even though I intended to wait and "warm up" this thread first. Please take all I say into consideration, Reformyourself, as I was a lump of coal in the rough.

200x < "Zine 2009"

"Untitled"

I do not know what to do with myself. I look for signs. I find one.

Now everything relates to that sign. An elated meaning all meant for me.

I go forth reading all the signs relating to that one find… rather the one found me.

The one is all encompassing now. It carries and ferries me freely through frothy waters.

I am solid, so they say yet the fluid around me shows all possibilities of the sum of one.

I am not listening to them. I am listening to the one. For the first three months it is fun.

x x x

That was what was planned. The flames were fanned. Now my actions are banned.

This is what makes us damned. Unlawfully pushed into poverty: poor souls.

I come back righting none of the crimes dividing my mind… rather I too lost you.

The true are all seeing me through. They care for me. I dare not bare my soul see…

I am a dam. I hold my fluid in. I live the life that keeps one and all in place.

I am indeed speaking to you. I no longer speak for the one. I am well and done.


- 73GKJB0x

"I sought and read all too much into a sign... so I took its advice and stopped." - me oughts
 
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Sorry4 this day 2my family +urs2 <3 yet mourn. I love you and your father. I miss you and your father. I will do no more than love, as is needed, wanted and accepted. I am sorry for this day to my family and yours to love yet mourn. God bless, heal and restore your heart in Jesus Christ's loving name.

PS Am I allowed to post Christian music video(s) links anywhere on this site, forum section and/or chat room?

Love, Mark 21/06/2020
 

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Jonathan,
we appreciate your writing - we are looking forward to appreciating it more,
when you put others first and learn' how to forgive -
we are praying for you...by the way, your honesty about yourself is very refreshing,
as is RY's...
:):)
 
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Matthew 5:14-16 + Romans 8:28-31 + Ephesians 5:25 + John 10:9-10

+ + +

Before I had Christ, I had my father to save me. One day in his wisdom, he encouraged me to write a poem while I was in a good mood. This was quite the revelation and epiphany for me and to this very day. Since before, I had always used poetry to vent, deal with life, problem solve or essentially help me out of the mood and/or mess I was in. Thanks to Dad, I wrote this poem, when actually happy and care free.

+ + +

'Terrance the Pomme de Terre'

Terrance the pomme de terre
hid his roots under there
in a garden growing green. He
was plump for french fries;
the biggest potato ever seen.
The farmer picked him and washed him clean
(He didn't hear Terrance scream).
He didn't mean to make him scream
but Terrance bit him clean on the nose.
It was the strangest thing to the farmer had
ever been part of and it caused an idea
to be thought up
(not to mention the welt).
"I believe I'll call you
Terrance the biting potato
and set up a booth,"
the farmer winced. So
the farmer put up a crate in his dirt driveway and
a sign that said
"Twenty-five cents a bite."
People drove by and snickered at such a sight
until finally a young lady stopped with
a friend and her camera.
She laid down her quarter and opened her mouth wide to
make a funny picture.
Terrance had to think fast. Terrance
puckered up and kissed the young lady full on the lips.
They fell in love
and bought the farm from the happy farmer.
The end.

- 73GKJB0x

+ + +

Matthew 5:14-16

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


Romans 8:28-31

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

John 10:9-10

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

+ + +

PS

Thank you oldethennew,

I appreciate your input and attention. I am hoping to help people understand people of my background, which covers a lot of ground and probably uncharted territory. Forgiving others by putting them first by praying for them, even enemies, is new to me and making me feel and live brand new. I believe and know countless people pray for me. This is why "I have it so good" despite my past. Honesty and honour has always been [my father's and] my policy, even when I was fit and fated for hell. God bless you, Reformyourself, in Jesus Christ's healing, restoring and loving name.
 

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we all have our 'back-grounds' to deal with and over-come -
this is one of our greatest tools that Jesus teaches us to use
for His glory after we submit and commit our lives to Him -
like Paul and his past, a notorious example that became
a monumental witness of Christ's forgiving Grace -
Holy hope for His called and chosen, in the
midst of grave's darkness...
 
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Note to self, "Dolphin [Pod?] Leader" and "Holy Scroll,"

2 Timothy 4:2-7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

2 preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Hosea 9:7-9 (AKJV)

7 The days of visitation are come,
the days of recompence are come;
Israel shall know it:
the prophet is a fool,
the spiritual man is mad,
for the multitude of thine iniquity,
and the great hatred.
8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my God:
but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways,
and hatred in the house of his God.
9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah:
therefore he will remember their iniquity,
he will visit their sins.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15 (AKJV)

14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judæa are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: 15 who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

+ + +

*Mark 6:4 (AKJV)*

*4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.*

+ + +

Ezekiel 9:3-4 (AKJV)

3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; 4 and the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Revelation 2:20-22 (AKJV)

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

3 John 2-4 (AKJV)

2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Revelation 22:20-21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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we all have our 'back-grounds' to deal with and over-come -
this is one of our greatest tools that Jesus teaches us to use
for His glory after we submit and commit our lives to Him -
like Paul and his past, a notorious example that became
a monumental witness of Christ's forgiving Grace -
Holy hope for His called and chosen, in the
midst of grave's darkness...
Christ's blood + testimony = the Word.

Repentance + service = obedience.

Grace + mercy = salvation.

Called + answered = purposed destiny.

Death - doubt = faith + eternal life.

Thank you again, oldethennew, you keep me coming back for more. God bless you plus this site in Jesus Christ's loving name.
 

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Yeshua's Mercy and forgiving Grace, is the only reason why we have been allowed to remain here,
in this era of darkness, the darkest times in man-kinds history thus far...
 
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+ I believe in God's living literal truth Word, including when it comes to damning masturbation. God help and save all oppressed prisoners versus self abusing lust in Jesus Christ's saving, healing, restoring, all powerful name, amen.

Haggai 2:14 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the Lord; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.

Proverbs 6:25 (AKJV)

25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart;
neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Matthew 5:30 (AKJV)

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. + + +

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+*Praise Report*+: I praise, glorify and thank GOD for the best gig/posting I have ever gotten/had in the Commissionaire Corps. I praise, glorify and thank God for the blood and testimony of Jesus Christ protecting, blessing and favouring my family. I praise, glorify and thank God for Who He is, alive, true and reigning sovereign, all powerful; purely and perfectly good in heaven. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Lead us from temptation and deliver us from evil. I praise, glorify and thank God for leading me from [sinful; evil] temptation and delivering me from [old self, past; dead] evil. I love, praise, worship and serve God for Who He is, the Great I Am and for what He has done, is doing and will do all because of all of the above and so much more... for eternity and all the Way back forever, in Jesus Christ's sovereign name. All is well, content and full of joy in the LORD. Praise God, the Son of God; lead on, Holy Spirit, lead on.
 
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I believe God. I believe my testimony. I have prayed often already and continue to do so daily, if not hourly. The Holy Trinity's promise is legitimate. I am living proof. Christ's blood and testimony is living proof. I am touched, healed and stronger in Him, God; Lord of lords and all. No exceptions or excuses made, the Son of God is alive and true!