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Sat, Jun 18th - 3:02AM

No Pacifist by Ramona Cook

There is a notion,
not worthy of devotion,
that permeates our midst,
that Jesus Christ
is a Pacifist.
I think the evil kingdom
takes no delight
when The Lion of Judah
comes into their sight,
for He has come
to conquer them,
to set the captive free;
that doesn't sound
like a pacifist to me.

When I hear the message
of what my Lord has done
and they speak of Him
as the Peaceful One,
I think they do not know
exactly why He came,
nor that He gave us
fighting power
through His Powerful Name!
Our Commander sends us
to war to bring a peace,
to conquer the evil one
and mankind release,
finishing the work that
He Himself secured
by dying on the cross
in the shame that He endured.
Ah! Great Soldier of the Cross,
like You I must be,
paying everyday the cost
to win the victory!
Willing, each day to die
to sin and to myself
to advance Your Way,
supreme above all else.
This requires a Strength
that is flowing from Your Throne,
washing over those
whose names may be unknown.
Yes, Great Soldier of the Cross
like You I must be,
paying everyday the cost,
to win the victory.

So think upon, consider this,
Jesus is no pacifist!
He came to fight a battle,
mankind to reclaim
from the clutches of the devil,
to destroy the evil works,
and to forever reign.
He gave His life!
He left to us the work
that He Himself began.
Shall we say, "It's over?"
Shall we say, "It is complete?"
When as yet
there are those
who do not know
about His hands and feet?

It is true, He did not say
that we should use a sword,
one that's made of metal,
no, we do not force
our message upon
the residents of earth
to require of them to
to embrace our work.
But He did command to us
to use the Sword of His Word
and to use it skillfully
'til each one on earth has heard
the message of His salvation,
the gift of God, to every Nation.
Oh, great Soldier of The Cross
like You I must be,
paying everyday the cost,
to complete the victory!

Matthew, 10: 1
"And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease."

Matthew, 10: 34-39
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
"And a man's foes will be those of his own household."
"He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me."
"And he that does not take his cross and follow after Me, is not worthy of Me."
"He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for My sake, shall find it."

Ramona Cook
Master of Arts in Ministry
B.A. in Biblical Studies, is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

She is author of the article Thoughts on Discernment

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Tue, May 24th - 4:20AM

O, God, I Needed You by David Pekrul

I bowed my knees to seek Your holy face,
You showed me love; You showed amazing grace,
I raised my hands in humble gratitude,
And praised Your name with pious attitude,
I needed You, O, God, I needed You.

What can I do, that I may earn Your love,
For all I do will always fall short of,
You said to lay my burdens at Your feet,
You took me in, although so incomplete,
I needed you, O, God, I needed you.

You gave your life, a pleasing sacrifice,
To save my soul and keep it free from strife,
And now I come to offer unto You,
My all, to do what You would have me do,
I needed You, O, God, I needed You.

And I will wait until You come again,
To take me home, eternal life to gain,
I'll walk on streets, all made of purest gold,
And live forever, never to get old,
I needed You; I give my life to You.

If this poem is used in any publication, please send a copy of the publication to David Pekrul at 170 Carr Cres. Okotoks, AB T1S 1E3 Canada E-Mail:

Website: The Poetry of David Ronald Bruce Pekrul
David Pekrul is also the author of The Sacrifice

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Sat, Apr 30th - 3:43AM

Hope In Hymn by Arnost Vevoda

Storms never last
Their upheaval cast
Upon prayerful pilgrims - stationed within
Hinging on that hope of a 'sacred hymn.'

Forces of rage have no allegiance.
Reason prevails but for a season.
Does not discern upright from evil,
But ploys its torrential reign of upheaval.

Whether you ride the tempest at best
Or seek refuge as a welcomed guest
Elements are called for the betterment
Lent to try an innocents intent.

After all in balm is gone
On bended knee - we regather
The puzzled debris.

To rid oneself of that ghost
Of which daunts within memories host.

The Disrobing of Christ
(El Espolio) (1577-1579)
by El Greco (1541-1614)

As solace calms - morning lifts in.
Secured in our hope of one promised "HIM"

Arnost Vevoda's website: Arnost's Christian Poetry Corner
Arnost is also author of The Call Of The Cross

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Mon, Jan 17th - 4:24AM

Poetry by Deborah Belka


For every beginning,
There must be an end.
Just like a rainbow,
Must have a bend.

But, He who has begun,
A good work in you.
Will be there to help,
And see you through.

For what He begins,
Will not fade away.
What He has started,
He'll complete one day.

His love set in motion,
Is constant and true.
He'll never cease,
Taking care of you.

His comfort is steady,
To soothe and to ease.
He is always eager,
To satisfy and to please.

His hope is ceaseless,
Forever it goes on.
Just like a new day,
Must have a dawn.

His faithfulness persists,
No matter the season.
He'll always forgive you,
No matter the reason.

His gentle, kind mercies,
Are eternally bound.
Forever they will comfort,
They are yours to be found.

His truth sets us free,
From Satan's deception.
For He liberated us all,
On the Day of Redemption.

For those who endure,
Will be saved to the end.
And you'll find in Jesus,
You'll have no better a friend.

So, give your life to Jesus,
And you'll find perfect rest.
Just like the sun,
Must set in the west.


Will work for Jesus,
No matter the cost.
Looking to save,
Those who are lost.

Willing to labor,
Without a fee.
Looking for those,
He can set free.

Willing to go,
Ready to leave.
Looking to help,
Others to believe.

Will travel far,
Wide as I need.
Looking for hungry,
People to feed.

Willing to forsake,
Life as I know.
Looking to plant,
water, feed, and sow.

Will take up cross,
With joy and pride.
Looking to gather,
for Jesus his bride.
by Deborah Ann Belka who can be reached at
Her website is His Wings Shadow

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Tue, Jan 4th - 8:24AM

I Will Carry You by Deborah Belka

When you're feeling over burdened,
and the answers are far and few.
When your troubles cause you to fall,
I will carry you.

When you're feeling overwhelmed,
and you don't know what to do.
When your worries cause you to sag,
I will carry you.

When you're beaten up and broken,
and you have no one else to turn to.
When your pains cause you to fade,
I will carry you.

When you're life becomes unraveled,
and everything seems to be askew.
When your cares cause you to wilt,
I will carry you.

When you're tired and oppressed,
and you can't make another day through.
When your hurts cause you to weep,
I will carry you.

When you're path becomes uncertain,
and yet, yesterday the way you knew.
When your journey comes to an end,
it's because I've carried you!

Deborah Belka is also author of
Let Jesus Come In

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