We’ve all been subjected

To words that pierce our heart,

And we remember the trauma at the time

When with those words we wouldn’t part.

They affected us in different ways

Because their wounds were deep indeed,

And although they were spoken in haste and anger

Those words we did believe.

But there are several words

That are the most devastating ever,

‘I never knew you, depart from Me’

Where in the Lord’s presence we’ll be never.

They’re amongst the most poignant of His words

Because we can be so easily deceived,

Into believing that we’re right with God

But where His eternity will not be seen.

The bible makes it very clear

That we must be born again;

It’s a spiritual birth from above

And in John 3:3 it’s penned.

Because our carnal and our fleshly ways

Cannot inherit a pure heaven,

And neither can our old nature

Which is absorbed with so much leaven.

When a soul is born again

A new vision will take place;

When man-made religion and false humility

By God’s Spirit will be replaced.

Because it’s comforting to believe

That our piety is sufficient,

But unless the Holy Spirit is received

Our soul will be deficient.

The devil also believes indeed

But we know he is not saved;

It requires the precious blood of the Lamb

In our heart and soul to stay.

(C) P.B. 2021

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’”  Matthew 7:23

“Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3

“And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”  Galatians 5:24

“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”  Romans 6:6

“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.”  1 Peter 1:23

“You believe that there is one God.  You do well.  Even the demons believe – and tremble!”  James 2:19

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”  Romans 5:8-9

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38

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