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Lift Up Jesus

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.   John 3:14-15

Steady your gaze and seek His face
Keep it simple, sweet child of grace
Trust and believe God hears your cries
Look to Christ with forgiven eyes

Venom of death, bitten within
Kills the soul with poisonous sin
Listen no more to Satan’s lies
Look to Christ with forgiven eyes

Lifting Him up, of this be sure
The risen Lord, He is the cure
Receive by faith, don’t be unwise
Look to Christ with forgiven eyes

Steady your gaze and seek His face
Look to Christ with forgiven eyes

Poetry Type: Kyrielle Sonnet

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Door of the Soul

“Seek the LORD your God and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”  Deuteronomy 4:29

Resting in God’s veracity,
assent to the Truth is most key,
all our being longs to extol –
faith opens the door of the soul.

We can know beyond cognition,
believe by our own volition,
that His breath of Life makes us whole –  
faith opens the door of the soul.

Some turn from His waiting embrace;
God still finds a reason for grace,
and His Spirit seeks to console –
faith opens the door of the soul.

Resting in God’s veracity –
faith opens the door of the soul.

“All are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is provided in Christ Jesus,whom God put forward [before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith.” Romans 3:24-25 (AMP)

Poetry type: Kyrielle Sonnet

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Worthy

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 1 Peter 1:18-19

Great is our Lord, worthy of praise!
Holy are You, Ancient of Days,
Nothing compares to Your glory.
O precious Lamb, You are worthy!

Great Holy One of Israel,
In You alone we safely dwell,
Through faith by grace one guarantee,
O precious Lamb, You are worthy!

You are the God of salvation,
Sovereign over all creation,
Set free by Your loving decree,
O precious Lamb, You are worthy!

Great is our Lord, worthy of praise,
O precious Lamb, You are worthy!

In a loud voice they sang:  “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12

Poetry Type:  Kyrielle Sonnet

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Eternity

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

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Eternity is now in view
Your rays of light make all things new
Brilliance reflected in the skies
Illuminated by new eyes

I once was lost, but now I’m found
Your constant presence all around
Discerning lately satan’s lies
Illuminated by new eyes

Walking toward Your shining city
Upon ground unseen yet steady
Kept safe by heavenly allies
Illuminated by new eyes

Eternity is now in view
Illuminated by new eyes

Ephesians 1:18-20  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms. (NIV)

Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them. (AMP)

This form of poetry is called a Kyrielle Sonnet (French) which has 14 lines with 8 syllables each.  The last line of each stanza repeats in the 3 rhyming quatrains.  The poem ends with a non-rhyming couplet which is made up of the first and last sentence of the poem.

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Eyes of Faith

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.  1 Peter 1:8

My heart has seen the evidence
Now focused with new confidence
It’s Your love that makes me whole
Convinced by the sight of my soul

Past ways are blinded by Your light
Through eyes of faith give me sight
Eyes fixed on the One in control
Convinced by the sight of my soul

Ever joyful of this freedom
Born again to see Your kingdom
Glorifying Christ is the goal
Convinced by the sight of my soul

My heart has seen the evidence
Convinced by the sight of my soul

We live by faith, not by sight. 
2 Corinthinas 5:7

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Romans 8:16

This form of poetry is called a Kyrielle Sonnet (French) which has 14 lines with 8 syllables each.  The last line of each stanza repeats in the 3 rhyming quatrains.  The poem ends with a non-rhyming couplet which is made up of the first and last sentence of the poem.

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