Jesus lived for a cause;

The most profound one in history,

When He was beaten, mocked and tortured as well

As He hung upon that tree.

Because it was necessary for Him to suffer

To appease God’s wrath indeed;

The wrath that we all sincerely deserve

But where Christ did intercede.

And He never lived for applause

But was ridiculed instead,

By the Pharisees who thought they were right with God

But in fact were spiritually dead.

As we ask ourselves the question;

Are we living for a cause,

Or are we merely wanting the praises of man

And living for applause?

Because applauses can be insincere

When people love you for a day,

But the next day hate you without a cause

Along with the games that they may play.

When we live for a cause to help others;

It’s the most honourable indeed,

Where kindness along with practical help

Their heart and soul will feed.

Because at the end of the day

It’s the sacrifices that we make,

To alleviate the stress and the pain

When our assistance they do take.

So, are we living for a cause;

One that honours the Lord,

Or are we merely mismanaging our time

Where on earth our treasure is stored?

When we live for a cause;

One that gives God the glory too,

We’re not interested in the applauses of man

When motives are sincere and true.

It’s only by His grace and mercy

That we could possibly do anything,

Since it’s by His sovereignty and in His plan

That any fruit our soul can bring.

Jesus is worthy of all our honour

Since He was tormented for our soul,

When He lived for the most poignant cause;

To give us eternal life, behold!

(C) P.B. 2022

“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:4-5

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)”. Galatians 3:13

“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ’They hated Me without a cause.’”  John 15:25

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men.  Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.”  Matthew 6:2

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites.  For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men.”  Matthew 6:5

“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”  John 12:43

“Not with eye service, as men pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,”  Ephesians 6:6-7

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:19-21

“Many seek the ruler’s favour, but justice for man comes from the Lord.”  Proverbs 29:26

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”  John 15:13


The reason Christianity is a threat

Is because it’s genuine and true,

And when something is real, timeless and sincere

It invites much opposition too.

Granted there are hypocrites

But they exist in every sphere,

And an account will need to be given

To God with reverent fear.

When Jesus Christ is blasphemed

It’s because the powers of darkness know,

That He’s the real, genuine and pure One

So much division they will sow.

Because no other religious leader

Claimed to be equal with the Heavenly Father,

And those wicked hosts in the high places

Know there simply is no other.

The powers of darkness and their hosts of hell

Will attempt everything to keep us blind,

To the pure, genuine and honest truth

So eternal life we do not find.

And be aware that Satan disguises himself

As an angel of light,

To seduce, confuse and manipulate

But we must resist and fight.

Jesus Christ is the authentic One

But He and His disciples were killed,

Because the voice of truth will try to be silenced

So Satan’s plan may be fulfilled.

But Jesus Christ has the victory;

Always has and always will,

Because His resurrection speaks aloud

When God’s mission was fulfilled.

(C) P.B. 2022

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  Ephesians 6:12-13

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.  Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”  Matthew 23:27-28

“And no wonder!  For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”  2 Corinthians 11:14

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:6

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  Acts 4:12

“That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4


If we truly believe that one day we’ll die

Then surely we’d change our ways,

Knowing that we’ll stand to give an account

To a holy God some day.

If we truly believe we’ll die one day

Then surely we’d seek to find;

To discover the truth of this life

From the heart and not our mind.

If we truly believe that one day we’ll die

Then we’d be sensitive to His call,

And then to sincerely repent from the heart

And make Him our all-in-all.

And if we truly believe in our own lies

Then the veil will continue to be,

Enveloped around our heart and mind

Where God’s judgement we will see.

Because souls have been tormented

Where regret was clearly shown,

As they lay on their death bed

When a life a vanity was sown.

When revelation comes too late

It’s because we have been thoroughly deceived,

And have hardened our hearts to the voice of God

But where regret and sorrow we see.

When our pride exalts itself

Above the knowledge of Most High,

We rebel against a holy God

And join forces with like-minded tribes.

But God cannot be mocked

And His perfect justice will prevail,

In His timing and not our own

Since His vengeance will never fail.

We all suffer in different ways;

Unfortunately some more but others less,

However it’s not an excuse to reject the Lord

Since His deliverance is always best.

And if we truly believe and trust

In the agendas of society,

Then fear becomes our necklace

Where frustration will continue to be.

What an inspiration some people are

When through tribulation they’re made pristine,

Having suffered immeasurably but remain steadfast

Where God’s glory they do see.

If we truly believe that one day

Our eyes on this earth will close,

Then we’ll have reverence for God Almighty above

Rather than for all false friends and foes.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement.  For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”  Matthew 12:36-37

“Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them.”  Deuteronomy 32:35

“TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.  Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: ‘God who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.’”  Acts 17:23-24

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:4-5

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.  For I am the Lord your God,”  Isaiah 43:2-3


When we have little faith in a big God

We’ve come to understand,

That although our prayers are sweet smelling aromas

They’re little gems in His big hands.

When we humble ourselves in sincere faith

And recognise His majesty,

We are meek, contrite and have respect

Where His miracles we see.

To have little faith in a big God

It’s to have that simplicity,

And a childlike faith that is strong and robust

Where answered prayers we see.

A little faith goes a long way

When we recognise His voice,

Since there’s a surety combined with peace

When we make the correct choice.

David used a pebble

But His faith was huge indeed,

And He trusted in God to defeat Goliath

And a miracle He did see.

Gideon won the battle

With a small percentage of faithful men,

But it was God who interceded

When Gideon’s tribe He did defend.

By faith Noah built the ark

And was ridiculed indeed,

But had a steadfast hope that dwelled within

When to God’s warning did take heed.

Sarah’s faith was minuscule

That she could conceive at her ripe age,

But when Almighty’s hand blessed Abraham

God’s glory took the stage.

Because it’s the strength and the power

Of our Almighty and Most High,

That will deliver us and rescue

When in His love we do abide.

(C) P.B. 2022

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”  Hebrews 11:7

“Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin.  But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied…then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.”  1 Samuel 17:45-49

“Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, ‘After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?’”  Genesis 18:11-12

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.  Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude – innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.”  Hebrews 11:11-12

“For what more shall I say?  For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon…also of David and Samuel and the prophets; who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong…” Hebrews 11:32-34

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’”  Psalm 91:1-2

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The voice of the Lord is majestic

And it is mighty as can be;

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth

With many miracles we can see.

‘The voice of the Lord is powerful’

And it shakes the wilderness;

The voice reveals His glory

And one to certainly impress.

The voice of the Lord is sweet

And by His word we were created to be;

He commanded light to shine forth

With every creation that we see.

The voice of the Lord is forever;

The Alpha and the Omega as well;

It hovers over many waters

Where splendour and wonder it will spell.

The voice of the Lord is pure

And desires that we be reconciled,

To be covered by His marvellous grace

And to no longer be defiled.

The voice of God spoke to us

When Jesus was crucified,

When He was a propitiation for our sins

So we’re accepted in God’s eyes.

But His eternal grace is for those

Who receive Christ as Savior and Lord,

Who place their trust in Almighty God 

According to His word.

The voice of the Lord it thunders

With every word written and spoken too,

With a splendour that surpasses all

And with every whisper so true.

(C) P.B. 2022

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.”  Psalm 29:3-4

“The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness…the voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, ‘Glory!’”  Psalm 29:8-9

“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”  Genesis 1:3

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  1 John 4:10

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”  Revelation 22:13


We cannot ever imagine

Or even comprehend,

The length and width of eternity

That will never ever end.

It surpasses every ticking moment

Of the clock that’s bound by time;

It will never cease nor be erased

Where no finish line we find.

It is mind-blowing and overwhelming

To think that once we have arrived,

That no boundaries can ever be crossed

The moment that we die.

Because the soul will live forever

Since it’s our invisible life within,

Which needs to be reconciled to God

And cleansed from all our sin.

It is wise that we should examine

The condition of our soul,

And discover whether we are really saved

So the truth it will unfold.

There’s no point in trying to impress

Or to fit in with society,

Because unless Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior

God’s judgement we will see.

Imagine being in torment

Where the worm will never die,

It would be the most horrendous fate a soul can see

Since we know it’s not a lie.

Jesus spoke of eternity

With explicit warnings as well,

With the dangers of unspeakable horrid

And the consequences of hell.

Jesus carried hell on His shoulders

When He walked to Calvary,

To crucify our sinful ways

So eternal damnation we may not see.

It was through the Father’s mercy

That Jesus died on that wretched cross,

To reconcile those who will receive Him

So there’s no eternal loss.

(C) P.B. 2022

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

“It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched – ‘where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’”  Mark 9:43-44

“It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched – ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’”  Mark 9:45-46

“And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  Matthew 25:46

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”  Mark 8:38

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;”  John 1:12

“The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him.  And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.”  Mark 9:31

“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”  Revelation 20:15


Until He opens up our eyes

We’ll remain in pagan ways,

Believing that all of our philosophies

Can sustain our living days.

Until He reaches out to us

We’ll continue in our sin,

Believing that we are free indeed

But so empty from within.

Until He gives us revelation

Of the Lord Jesus Christ,

We’ll continue to believe

That our religion is always right.

Until He extends His arm

All our works are done in vain,

Because salvation is in Him alone

And not in any other name.

Until He wakes us up

From our spiritual of slumber,

We’ll continue with our fantasies

Instead of seeing His awe and wonder.

Until He reveals Himself

We cannot surely believe,

Because it’s by hearing the precious word of God

That our heart begins to see.

Until He knocks on the door of our heart

We can be hardened in every way,

By the bitter outcomes of society

And the troubles in every day.

Until He shows us His pure light

In darkness we shall walk,

When our words are laden with insincerity

And deception when we talk.

Because when we have that man-pleasing spirit

In order to simply be accepted,

In doing this we don’t realise 

That by God we are rejected.

Until He sincerely heals us

From all our heartache and our pain,

All man-made solutions will be temporary

Where disappointment can remain.

It’s by His mercy and His grace

That enlightenment enters our pores,

As we humbly realise and do repent

When He opens up His door.

(C) P.B. 2022

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”  Ephesians 1:17-19

“Now as he thus made his defence, Festus said with a loud voice, ‘Paul, you are beside yourself!  Much learning is driving you mad!  But he said, ‘I am not mad, most notable Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.’”  Acts 26:24-25

“King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets?  I know that you do believe.’  Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.’”  Acts 26:27

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God.  But I say, have they not heard?  Yes indeed:  ‘Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.’” Romans 10:18

“He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.”  Daniel 2:22

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)”. Ephesians 2:4-5

“Nor is there salvation is any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  Acts 4:12

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  Revelation 3:20


He has never failed me

Although I have many times,

And it appears He’s forgotten me

But there is a reason why.

He has never failed me

When I look back at my life,

He has come through at the perfect moment

Where situations did shed light.

And he has never failed me

But instead it’s my desires,

That appear to not be fulfilled

When ideals they are admired.

He has never failed me

Because His salvation paid a price,

To redeem my soul from the eternal pit

And to eternal life to rise.

He has never failed me

And has always shone His face,

Since my every breathing moment

Is conducted solely by His grace.

He has never failed me

But my emotions certainly do,

Because the heart is desperately deceitful

And in His eyes sometimes not true.

He has never failed me

Because He provided Jesus Christ,

To die in my place to reconcile

My soul into His light.

And He will never fail me

When I take that final breath,

Knowing that I’ll see Him face to face

And placed in His eternal rest.

(C) P.B. 2022

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail;”  Luke 22:32

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?  I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”  Jeremiah 17:9-10

“But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me.”  Psalm 49:15

“Love never fails.”  1 Corinthians 13:8


God will take your life and mold you

And transform from inside out,

He will use you in the humblest ways

And eliminate your doubts.

He will inspire you to care

And to go the extra mile;

He encourages compassion

And promotes a pure smile.

He will change the way you think

But for the better, I must say,

And He’ll bless in ways unimaginable

So you bear fruit in every day.

He will take care of all your needs

But faith from your part is required,

And He’ll show you miracles along the way

And provide ways you can inspire.

He will show you the cross of Christ

And the price that Jesus paid,

And once the Holy Spirit comes to dwell

Your faith should never fade.

He’ll show you how to persevere

To have self-control as well,

Where His knowledge will be virtuous

And where diligence it spells.

And although you will have trials

And temptations every day,

He’ll never leave you nor forsake you

Where His promises will stay.

He will be faithful at all times

Because He is so true and sincere,

And His desire is that none do perish

With a love that He holds dear.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.  For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”  Hebrews 13:5

“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.  Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”  Matthew 5:41-42

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 1:5-8

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”  2 Peter 3:9