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Ken

Sep 262015
 

The road.

As I strode that dusty road my eyes sought
a place where my troubles I could unload.
My fears I could not restrain;
but I lost the battle over and over again.

As the sun set, I saw that little Tavern
down the hill close to the old Mill.
It was the place we first met, how did I
get here and how did I forget?

It was by the little well where I thought
you were swell and by the moor;
where my heart was filled with bliss, I could not
love you more.

When I walked in the door the Innkeeper
smiled like he had seen me before,
he said; where is your lady friend?
I could not answer, and then he said;
she was such a great dancer!

My thoughts became a blur, where did she go,
all I know is that she’s gone and nobody has seen her.

How did I get on this winding road,
bearing this heavy loss.

Is that why I sigh and cry, without her
I am totally lost.

What is that strange sound in my ear, it is the
alarm clock, something to fear.
As I turn and look on my side, I see my
pretty Bride.
It is then I realized that it was in the nightmare
where my love was not there.

Sometimes a dream may seem so real,
the things you cherish while awake
they may steal.

I rolled over; put my hand on her shoulder,
kissed her on the ear and said;
I love you and I’m so glad you are here.

There are times we may be afraid to sleep,
fearing those dreams that make you weep!

Author Ken

September 2015

 Posted by at 11:33 am
Jul 112015
 

I’m a wreck today!

As my feet hit the floor, I pine these doldrums which I try to ignore, it’s not something I haven’t done before.
Who is that knocking on my door, not yet my pet, is my coffee ready, without it I will grouchy and a bore.
As I brink my brew, she talks and talks about all our problems and the things we must do, anxiety is a poison to the soul, it will never make you whole. Of my feelings she doesn’t understand or have a clue.
I think the carbon dioxide is still smothering my brain, I hope my eyes will be open when I board the train, my wishes abound as she clatters the dishes.
I long for the day when will I never have to work again but for now I must go, my boss hates a no show!
Today as I reminisce about those days of toil and bliss, I am grateful for this; that the Lord was with me, in my struggle I was comforted by his Rod and Staff, his correction told me to; Fear not for I am with thee!

Our marriage has it’s foundation on the Rock Jesus and during our 49 years many storms and trials came but our home did not fall as the Lord said. We live in a world of anxiety, men’s hearts failing them seeing the things that are coming upon the world as Jesus prophesied, He today calls out; Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Author Ken
July 2015

 Posted by at 10:28 am
Jul 112015
 

What is a home?

It may not be a house but a place of leisure and pleasure.
There your soul is at ease, maybe even a drink that may please.
It’s so good to be home, your private hiding place where the ghosts of the day have ceased to roam.
So wonderful as you sit in your favorite chair, your entire body settles in it like Jell-O in a mold and
as you relax in your underwear you think; who’s to care, now I am at peace in my soul.
Your special someone may be there, your eyes follow them everywhere, and just their presence in the room prevents any lurking gloom.
Each morning you sigh, how I hate to leave my Castle and say goodbye, many times with a tear in my eye.
It’s sad but true, the wish of the one who is to die; is to go *home, their final place to lie.

*When my Dad was dying he wanted to go home to his Condo and that’s
where he died, at home, at rest.
Author Ken
July 2015

 Posted by at 9:51 am
Jun 302015
 

The dark of night
The beautiful blue sky goes away until the dawn which makes my soul morn, memories of the day begin to fade with the light.
*I know that the dark of night is the Evil one’s great plight, for then he employs all his captives to do his delight!
They will bite you with their poison for sure, sin’s desires will increase even more, and they may even come to your door.
He does come as an Angel of light for to give you more, his temptations are like a fish led to a lure.
Your heart will break, your joy he will take, you may not even realize that you are a prisoner of the snake; many in Hell with him will bake!
Come to Jesus, who saves your soul, he is the only one who can make you whole, a new creation of you he will make, this he does for the Father’s sake.
When a candle is lit, the darkness does not abide, it flees away looking for somewhere to hide.
So don’t gaze too long at the moon, walk in God’s bright sunshine and sing a new tune, born again am I no more pie in the sky, away to Heaven one day I will fly.
*The Apostle Paul spoke about those who do evil and love the night so their deeds cannot be seen but God sees all, the darkness is like the day to him!
Author Ken
June 2015

 Posted by at 9:07 am
Jun 192015
 

It’s painful when they are gone, a poem

As I sat in my garage along came our friend Tom walking his two dogs, one on each arm,
the young female with her head held high,
the old female with her head low, age takes its toll as we all know!
Our kids have their wonderful dog Molly and they love her as one of the family by golly.
One day they must go, and then your hearts will sink low. With the Lord nothing is impossible you know.
A dog finds no fault and doesn’t just love you with a grain of salt.
When there is a harsh word or command they cower and understand, it is your love and affection they seek,
which they reward with a lick on the cheek! It is my hope and prayer that when you enter the Kingdom you will find your Fidos there!

When the Lord Jesus returns to begin his 1000 year millennial reign animals will be included, the curse will have been lifted, the animals once again will only eat plants. Then the Lion will lie down with the Lamb in Peace.

This poem is dedicated to all Dog and Pet owners.

Author Ken
June 2015

 Posted by at 8:42 am
Feb 152015
 

The Old Testament Law was conditional upon total obedience to God saying; “If you will” (Totally obey my Law) then I will give you all my promises and blessings!

The Law could not be * perfectly obeyed by any person because of the fallen nature we all inherited from Adam, did God know this, absolutely! We must go to the New Testament in order to understand this paradox between “If You” and “I Will”. The Apostle Paul through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit revealed that we all need a Savior, a Deliverer, someone who could actually obey God’s Law perfectly and make the New Covenant with us which would bring all God’s “I Will” to those “In Christ” through faith. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the Law of Moses. ACTS 13:39 NLT. This Covenant is instituted through Faith in Jesus and NOT OF WORKS! When we believe as Paul wrote in the Book of Ephesians we are ** SEALED IN CHRIST by the Holy Spirit FOREVER which is the earnest of our inheritance! In the Book of Romans Paul the Apostle explains clearly about the Old and New Covenants by saying that God gave us first the Law which was IMPOSSIBLE to keep (Acts 13:39) and He did that in order to show His Holiness and our sinfulness! The Law like a mirror shows a dirty face but can’t wash it! But God with his great love, mercy and grace sent the only one who was able to pay the price for our sin which God hates, he sent his only Son, Jesus who created the Universe and human beings created in God’s own image and likeness. ***Jesus the Son willingly laid aside His equality and power with the Father, submitted himself to the Father’s Will and planned work of Salvation. Born a Jewish King who’s Kingdom was to come, as a young boy he astounded the great minds in the Temple, he not only kept the Law perfectly but magnified it by teaching the “Spirit of the Law” which convicted the evil Scribes and Pharisees who rationalized that if they just thought about a certain sin they did not break the Law but Jesus said; If you thought it you did it! Paul confirms that God did not intend to use the Law to save us; he said the Law was the “Schoolmaster” God used to bring us to Christ; we are humbled when we realize it is hopeless to try to keep the whole Law without breaking one! Jesus did it for us, paid the debt we owed in full, the just dying for the unjust, as in the Old Testament the Prophet said; He shall save HIS people from their sins, both Jew and Gentile. He says, “You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me. I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” ISAIAH 49:6 NLT Isaiah one of the Major Prophets spoke of Jesus and His sacrifice. In Isaiah 53 he said that the Jewish Messiah Jesus would be a “Light” unto the Gentiles and in His name (Jesus) would they hope, that is the only name that all Christians hope in today! God the “I Will” has sent an invitation to the whole world through His Word – John 3:16 addressed to the “Whosoever will believe in Jesus Christ and they will not perish but receive Eternal Life a Free Gift!

When God chose Abraham the first Jew, He made special unconditional promises to him through his “Seed” the true believers not the ones born of the flesh alone but true worshippers through the power of the Holy Spirit. This Covenant with Abraham is still in effect today; all the Nations will be blessed through it. The Lord put Abraham to sleep and then swore by himself and made it an everlasting unconditional Covenant. He put Abraham to sleep in order that he had no part in it for it was God’s will and work alone! All of God’s Saints, Old and New Testament are the children of Abraham, chosen through the Promise, not of the flesh.  That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants. ROMANS 9:8 NASB.

 

*Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. ROMANS 3:19-20 NASB.

 

**In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, EPHESIANS 1:13 NASB.

*** Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as

a human being. PHILIPPIANS 2:6 &7 NLT.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone whoever

Believes in him will not perish but have Eternal Life. JOHN 3:16 NLT.

Author Ken

February 2015

 Posted by at 10:37 am
Dec 312014
 

When pain was born!
It was not born in a Manger but in the Garden of Eden it was not a stranger.
The man and the woman you created Lord were at ease, upon their bodies lay no disease! From Satan it did come, from the sin of Adam it had sprung.
Who can blame God for what man had chosen? Adam did not choose the Lord’s perfect life free of sickness and disease and only light pain but swallowed the Devil’s lie, believing that he could be like God and that would be great gain!
Adam made that choice for us, how can we blame God for what we know is true, put to the same test, we would fail too! Jesus came, praise his name, he became you and me with all our sins and faults and nailed them to a tree! Today we are no longer guilty, for our Lord Jesus has set us free!
I wrote this poem because of so many people in pain, I also have gone through years of pain and want to offer some possible solutions that have helped me. I found out that I was deficient in the following; Vitamin D, Zinc, Magnesium, B Vitamins. I have been taken these for a few months and today I can walk without pain, praise God!
If you are suffering with pain I suggest you go to a Doctor and be tested for deficiencies in the Vitamin and Minerals I spoke of. I have read that if your tongue has a white coating, you are deficient in one of what I listed above, I read that most people are Zinc deficient, it is a vital Mineral that supports the Immune System, Magnesium is used in the body for over 200 functions, it also eases muscle pain, Calcium also does that but get a Doctor of
Nutrition to determine what and how much of Vitamins, Minerals or Supplements you personally need to take, too much of a good thing can be bad, the exception to that is that Christians should always ask to be “Filled” with the Holy Spirit all the time and Jesus said that this will be the case for all those who ask the Father for that!
Note: When God created Adam and eve their bodies had all the same pain sensors as we have today, the difference is that they had no life ending diseases or sickness or genetic defects, all of those things came after Adam fell in sin, because of that a curse was pronounced on the earth and it also affected Adam and Eve. You can read in the Book of Genesis that not only were they thrown out of their life of leisure from the Garden of Eden but Adam was told he had to WORK to live and Eve was told that her light pain in childbirth would be GREATLY increased!) Today much of our pain comes through disease, sickness and genetic inheritance (Among what I have named you can include mental or emotional pain which can be worse than physical pain!) which all came through the sin of Adam!
Merry Christmas to all and a Healthy, Prosperous, Pain Free New Year to All!
God bless, Ken
December 2014

 Posted by at 8:07 am
Sep 202014
 

by KEN

Why is my soul in such distress?
The morning sun is rising; it glistens upon a drop of rain on my window sill,
I hear the birds sweetly singing but my soul is not still.
It is lying in a bath of my tears, they have been endlessly flowing you see,
they express my great sorrow and sadness for the object of my love taken from me.
I don’t know how long this pain will last; it is new to me and like nothing in my past.
Now the night again is coming, darkness has entered my room, once more my soul is stirred and I return to my gloom.
The life that left me was conceived in love, it was so little that I don’t know if it was a he or she but this I do know, it is with thee.
I know that in time from this dark valley my soul shall rise, it will again sing for joy
upon the mountain top under the blue sky.
One day to Heaven I will go and see the Lord and the child I never did know,
my exalted soul with joy will flow.
As the Prophet wrote; surely he bore our sorrows, true but he also bore our sins in order that we not perish but have Eternal Life with Him!
I have dedicated this poem to my son and daughter-in-law who have just gone through this deep valley, we mourn with them as we also were there and have a child in Heaven also.
Author Ken
September 2014
From a draft on my site; gracefaithgift.com
 Posted by at 11:07 am
Sep 072014
 

Who made you, you?

He made you, he made me for his own delight and in our souls he put his own light.

You made some guy the apple of your eye while your Dad is saying; Come look at the wonder of my Sky.

Don’t you know he is your first love and jealous of you little dove, his Angels have been sent to watch over you from above.

It’s no wonder that you’re fickle heart has taken flight; someone stole it in the night.

He let you wander away but not from his sight, a lost sheep the word does say, wandering far from what’s right.

But his voice calls to you, fret not my pet I am not far and you I will get you yet!

Did you not see the flowers I put around your windows and door, even by the barren shore I have planted more.

And have you heard the new song I had the birds sing for you today, their tune makes you sway, I know you have heard it in your ear my little dear.

I guess by now you know how much I love you, I made you special for my own, I formed you in your mother’s womb and my purpose was you would be mine alone and I would save you from the world’s gloom.

From all Eternity I purposed to have a people for my own, they would be from of all the tribes of the earth, because my Son died for them they will have much worth.

When in your eyes I am all you see, ask and I will give you your heart’s desire for shure, even one to love, knocking at your door.

 

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me John 10:27 NASB.

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10 NASB.

Author Ken

September 2014

 Posted by at 8:31 am
Aug 312014
 

God loves everyone and other false doctrines embraced by today’s modern Churches.

Many of the Preachers and Teachers in today’s Churches state that God loves everyone in the world but scripture says otherwise. On one hand the Bible clearly states that nothing can separate the believer “In Christ” and that includes even himself by using the words things above or things below, nakedness being used as a term for sin, as shown in the Garden of Eden. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35 NASB-I recommend reading the verses before and after this one. We are kept by the power of God and not our own strength which can fail. Jesus and the Father keep us in their hands and no one can take us out!

What about those in Hell or going there? If God also loved them they would not be in that state, in fact the scriptures declare that God hates the wicked, he is angry with them constantly; this is definitely not an expression of love!

The second falsehood I wish to point out is the teaching that Christians are to forgive everyone for anything all the time. The latest I just read at a web site was that God’s forgiveness based upon repentance is different than the believer’s forgiveness; they are saying that with God there must be repentance for their sin but with the Church we are to forgive without the person being sorry or repentant. Forgive me but would that not over shadow God Almighty who requires repentance for forgiveness? We are to imitate the Lord Jesus who did not overlook repentance and did not forgive the sins of the self-righteous Jews that included the Scribes and Pharisees, even calling them children of the Devil

Paul the Apostle was apparently very angry with Alexander the Coppersmith who did him much harm, Paul did not forgive him and asked the Lord to repay him which I’m sure the Lord did! Paul did not exclude this revenge from the Saints, he told them not to take their own revenge but do as he did, give then into God’s hands to repay. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 NASB.

In the Book of Revelation the souls of the martyred Saints under the Altar cried out for vengeance upon those who murdered them by asking; “How long Lord”, they had NOT forgiven them! Consider also that believers brought other believers before the Church for disputes or for money owed to them, why didn’t they just say; I must forgive you? And when a believer had a grievance against another believer they were to go “Privately “to them in order for them to repent or correct the problem. If this failed they were to bring a spiritual believer in order help resolve the issue, if this didn’t work the person could be brought before the Church assembly. Paul had written about some being put out of the congregation. With “Blanket” forgiveness there would be no need to do anything but the word refutes that. And consider if our Country was attached what are we to do as Christians? Jesus told Roman believing Soldiers to “Do your duty, don’t take bribes” He did NOT tell them to forgive their enemy and lay down their swords! What would the world be like if God did not take up the sword against the Germans and Japanese with many Christians soldiers laying down their lives so we can live and worship in freedom!

Christians according to God’s word should not take fellow believers to a Civil Court but can take an unbeliever to Court. If the “Blanket” forgiveness for believers were true then no believer could sue anyone or legally settle a dispute because they would have to say I forgive you. If you take this to the extreme, imagine if someone breaks into a believer’s home, wife and children are brutally murdered and the believer is kicked out of his own home and the bad guy lives there. This man is supposed to say; I’m not even going to tell the Police because I love and forgive you! Gee, imagine if that was Paul the Apostle, that would be much worse that what the Coppersmith did to him. The truth that is backed up by scripture and Jesus said to *confront them, and if they repent then you must forgive them. God understands that we are weak in our human frames, we have the treasure of the Holy Spirit in these earthen vessels but his power is given to us for pulling down strongholds and everything that exalts itself above God like Satan and those who belong to him and we are kept by his power also. If you want assurance that God loves you, believe in Jesus of whom the scriptures proclaim from Genesis to Revelation, when you do he will quicken your spirit and soul and you will have the truth because HE will be abiding IN you forever!

*This is only for believers in the Church, the body of Christ, but like the thief on the cross, he was forgiven all his sins, went to Paradise with the Lord but still had to lose his flesh to death for his crime. Christians today can lose their lives for Christ or acts of sin that the Law demands death but in both cases when the body dies the spirit and soul join Jesus in Heaven INSTANTLY! On the cross Jesus paid for ALL our sins, past present and future!

Note: I have written previously about this subject in greater detail, it can be found in my blogs about the subject of forgiveness.

Author Ken

August 2014

 Posted by at 1:20 pm