Simcha 03

WORLD / CHRISTIAN RELATIONS

 

THE WORLD IS STARVING – DYING,

FOR SOMEONE TO BRING THEM LIGHT

THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE

TO BRING THEM TRUTH, TO MAKE IT BRIGHT,

INSTEAD THEY SEE THE CHRISTIAN

AS SOMEONE THAT’S JUST LIKE THEM,

WITH MANY BROKEN FACETS,

LIKE A WORTHLESS FAULTY GEM,

THEY SEE THEM AS PREOCCUPIED

WITH MANY WORLDLY CARES,

TOO BUSY IN THEIR WORLDLY LIVES

FOR JESUS TO BE SHARED,

THEY DRESS IN STYLE, FASHION, CRAZE,

SO THAT ALL WILL BEHOLD,

AND MANY SOULS SEE HELLFIRE

WHILE THE CHRISTIANS COUNT THEIR GOLD,

THEIR MUSIC THEY CALL GODLY,

BUT IT’S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL,

IT KILLS THE VERY SPIRIT

AND CORRUPTS THEIR VERY SOUL,

AND MEN SAY, DO I NEED TO BE LIKE THEM,

THEY’RE JUST LIKE ME?

I’LL JUST REMAIN THE SAME OLD MAN,

A SINNER WHO’S CAREFREE,

AND JUST BECAUSE THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

WAS WRAPPED UP IN A LIE,

IT COULDN’T SEE THE WEEPING SOULS,

IT COULDN’T HEAR THEIR CRIES.

Copyright Holy Spirit 12/89 David Ben Yakov

THE ROCKY ROAD

 

FOR MANY A YEAR YOU HAD KNOCKED ON MY HEART,

BUT I WAS SO FOOLISH AND I WAS NOT SMART,

FOR I HAD DECIDED TO LIVE IN MY SIN,

BECAUSE OF MY ACTIONS, MY HEART TURNED TO TIN,

YES I FILLED MY HEAD WITH ALL EVIL DESIRE,

NOT FEARING AT ALL THE THREAT OF HELL FIRE,

MY HEART NOW BEFUDDLED, MY MIND NOW A DAZE,

I TRIED EVERY FAD AND I TRIED EVERY CRAZE,

I ALWAYS DETERMINED TO FILL IN GODS’ VOID,

THE THEORIES OF DARWIN I EVEN EMPLOYED,

THEN GOD IN HIS GRACE SHOWED ALL OF MY SIN,

HE SHOWED ME THE WICKEDNESS DWELLING WITHIN,

THEN GOD SENT A FRIEND THROUGH WHICH I HEARD HIM SAY,

THAT JESUS COULD TAKE ALL THAT DARKNESS AWAY,

SO I ASKED HIM, OH LORD, PLEASE NOW CLEANSE ME OF SIN,

AND SAVE THIS POOR BEGGAR, YES, COME LIVE WITHIN,

NOW THAT IS THE DAY THAT IS BLESSED TO ME,

THE DAY JESUS CHRIST SET THIS WRETCHED MAN FREE.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov

A CHANGE OF SEASONS

 

THE WINTER SEASON HAS ARRIVED,

AND AUTUMN’S FINALLY PASSED,

THE SEASON OF GODS’ SILENCE

HAS NOW SURELY SEEN IT’S LAST,

FOR UP TO NOW GOD HAS BEEN QUIET,

HOLDING JUDGMENT BACK,

AND JUDGMENT COMES TO TEST THE EARTH

AND IT WILL NOT BE SLACK,

HE’S STARTING FIRST WITHIN THE CHURCH,

CUTTING OFF DEAD WOOD,

TO SEPARATE THE EVIL ONES

FROM THOSE WHO PRACTICE GOOD,

AND WHEN HE FINDS THOSE WHO ARE RIGHTEOUS,

ON THE NARROW WAY,

HE’LL TAKE THE WOLVES OUT FROM THE FOLD

AND CAST THEM ALL AWAY,

THEN GOD WILL TURN TO THOSE ON EARTH

AND JUDGMENT WILL ENSUE,

AND MANY WILL CHOOSE EVIL

AND THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE FEW,

THOSE HOLY WILL BE PERSECUTED,

MARTYRED FOR OUR LORD,

A TESTIMONY FOR OUR GOD

THAT CANNOT BE IGNORED,

STAND READY CHURCH FOR WINTERS’ HERE,

A TIME OF NUMBING COLD,

AND LIVE YOUR LIVES AS UNTO HIM,

SERVE JESUS AND BE BOLD.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov.

The following poem is dedicated to John Thurman. The ideas were conveyed to me by Kean Thurman (John’s son) and put into prose by myself.

WHY I LOVE MY DAD

 

I LOVE MY DAD WITH ALL MY HEART,

WHEN WE’RE APART IT BREAKS MY HEART,

HE ALWAYS SPEND HIS TIME WITH ME,

HIS SMILE I ALWAYS LIKE TO SEE,

HE’S A VERY GOOD GIVING MAN,

AND IN HIS LIFE GOD WORKS HIS PLAN,

HE HAS A KINDNESS IN HIS HEART,

AND HE’S FULL OF WISDOM, REALLY SMART,

HE’S PATIENT WHEN TIMES SEEN SO ROUGH,

HE DOESN’T HOLLER, HUFF OR PUFF,

THESE THINGS ARE WHY I LOVE MY DAD,

HE NEVER EVER MAKES ME SAD,

WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE,

A BLESSED MAN LIKE BIG JOHN T.

To Dad With Love; Kean 12­89

THE SECOND ADVENT

 

THE DAYS WERE BARBARIC AND EVIL PREVAILED,

THE LOVE OF SO MANY HAD FALTERED AND FAILED,

THE FEW THAT WERE FAITHFUL WERE THEN HEARD TO SAY,

WHEN WILL THE MESSIAH COME STEAL US AWAY,

OUR HOPE ALL BUT GONE, OUR FAITH NEARLY SHATTERED,

OUR REMNANT LIVED ON, BEFUDDLE AND SCATTERED,

I LOOKED UP ONE DAY, ADJUSTING MY SIGHT,

I HEARD A LOUD TRUMPET, THE SKY WAS SO BRIGHT,

I HEARD A LOUD VOICE SAY “COME UNTO ME”,

I SAW ALL THE RIGHTEOUS, RISE HAPPY AND FREE,

THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, MY BODY WAS NEW,

I STOOD BEFORE HE WHO IS FAITHFUL AND TRUE,

I BOWED DOWN IN HOMAGE TO WORSHIP MY KING,

AND THEN IN THANKSGIVING WE DID WORSHIP AND SING,

HE SAID “RISE UP NOW AND COME TO THE FEAST”,

ALL YOU WHO WERE GREATEST, ALL YOU WHO WERE LEAST,

THE FEAST NEARLY DONE, HE GAVE EACH A CROWN,

WITH GOLD AND LARGE GEMS, THE BEST TO BE FOUND,

AND THEN HE PREPARED US TO RETURN WITH HIM,

TO FIGHT ARMAGEDDON, AGAINST MEN OF SIN,

WE MOUNTED OUR HORSES AND JESUS DID LEAD,

DEPARTING HEAVEN AT LIGHTNING FAST SPEED,

HE SLAYED ALL THE WICKED WITH ONE MIGHTY SHOUT,

SO WE STAYED ON OUR HORSED, NO NEED TO DISMOUNT,

TO JERUSALEM NOW, THE CITY OF GOD,

WHERE EVIL TRANSGRESSORS AND GENTILES TROD,

HE WENT TO THE TEMPLE, ARRESTED THE MAN,

WHO BETRAYED THE WORLD WITH A SATANIC PLAN,

THE BEAST AND THE PROPHET WHO BETRAYED THE WORLD,

BOTH INTO THE VAST LAKE OF FIRE WERE HURLED,

THEN SATAN WAS BOUND AND HELD IN RESTRAINT,

FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS THIS WORLD HE’LL NOT TAINT,

SO NOW ALL KNOW PEACE THROUGH JESUS THE KING,

AND ALL OVER EARTH, HIS PRAISES WE SING.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov

CHRISTIAN HOPE

 

BEING A CHRISTIAN IS NO EASY THING,

FOR SATAN WILL BUFFET AND SATAN WILL STING,

HIS FIERY DARTS CAN BRING YOU WAY DOWN,

AND ON YOUR GOOD DAYS, HE’LL ALWAYS BE FOUND,

BUT PRAISE GOD FOR THIS, WE’VE ALREADY WON,

AND SATAN IS BEATEN THROUGH JESUS HIS SON,

AND EVEN WHEN DAYS ARE DARKNESS AND GLOOM,

OUR VICTORY LIES IN THAT STILL EMPTY TOMB,

SO WHEN ACCUSATIONS COME IN LIKE A FLOOD,

REMEMBER HIS GOODNESS, REMEMBER HIS BLOOD,

AND GIVE PRAISE TO GOD FOR TIMES THAT YOU’RE LOW,

WE ALL NEED SOME RAIN, IN ORDER TO GROW.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov

MESSIAH’S CRY

 

AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD, WE HEAR THE KINGS CALL,

COME BACK MY SON ISRAEL, YOU GREAT AND YOU SMALL,

I’M YESHUA, MESSIAH, THE ANCIENT OF DAYS,

THE ONE YOU’VE REJECTED IN SO MANY WAYS,

FOR MORE THEN THREE YEARS YOU’VE WANDERED IN FEAR,

YOU PRAYED FOR MY HELP, AND HOPED THAT I’D HEAR,

AND I HEARD YOUR PRAYERS FROM HIGH ON MY THRONE,

YES I KNEW YOUR FEAR WHEN YOU WERE ALONE,

AND SO I CAME BACK TO SAVE YOU THAT DAY,

AND NEVER TO LEAVE YOU, FOREVER TO STAY,

SO COME TO ME NOW, FROM EAST AND FROM WEST,

AND ENTER MY KINGDOM, MY LOVE AND MY REST.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov

Aunt Edna

AUNT EDNA 


This is in memory of my Aunt Edna,
Born 1/02/1922; died 11/05/1989.

 

AUNT EDNA WAS A PERSON

WHO WAS NEVER UNDERSTOOD,

HER LIFE WAS SAD AND LONELY,

BUT SHE DID THE BEST SHE COULD,

THE STAINING OF OUR FAMILY PRIDE,

HER SICKNESS SEEMED TO BE,

THE SADNESS OF HER TROUBLED MIND,

WE COULDN’T BEAR TO SEE,

SHE LIVED HER LIFE A SPINSTER,

WHOM NO SELFISH MAN WOULD CARE,

IN LONELINESS, THAT NO ONE

ON THIS EARTH SHOULD HAVE TO BEAR,

THOUGH, THIS ONE THING I SAY,

SHE WAS NOT TOTALLY ALONE,

THAT IN HER TROUBLED LIFE,

OUR JESUS CHRIST WAS ALWAYS SHOWN,

HE TOO LIVED AS ONE STRICKEN

AND ONE DESTITUTE OF LOVE,

AND TO THEM BOTH, GOD SHOWED

HIS MIGHTY GRACE FROM UP ABOVE,

AUNT EDNA’S NOW IN HEAVEN

AND SHE’S HEALED IN SOUL AND MIND,

SHE’S PRAYING BEFORE THE HEAVENLY THRONE,

FOR THOSE SHE LEFT BEHIND.

Copyright 11/89; David Ben Yakov (AKA) David Ruffino

THE SPLENDOR OF THE LORD

 

THE SMALLEST OF THE ATOMS

DID HE FASHION WITH HIS HAND,

THE GREATEST OF THE MOUNTAINS

DID HE PLACE UPON THE LAND,

WITH THE WAVING OF HIS HAND

HE MADE THE OCEANS AND THE SEAS,

WITH THE ACT OF JUST A THOUGHT

HE MADE THE FLOWERS AND THE TREES,

HE THEN CREATED BIRDS AND FISH

BY JUST A COUPLE WORDS,

AND IN A FLEETING INSTANT

MADE THE ANIMALS AND HERDS,

HE FORMED A MAN OF DIRT AND CLAY

AND BREATHED IN HIM HIS LIFE,

HE SAW THE MAN WAS LONELY

AND HE MADE FROM HIM A WIFE,

HE GAVE THE WORLD UNTO THE MAN,

TO PROSPER AND TO GROW,

HE GAVE THE WORLD UNTO THE MAN,

BECAUSE HE LOVED HIM SO.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov

THE GOODNESS OF JESUS

 

THE GOODNESS OF JESUS NO ONE CAN MEASURE,

MUCH GREATER THAN GOLD OR EARTHLY TREASURE,

MUCH BETTER THAN STATUS, MUCH BETTER THAN WEALTH,

MORE FILLING THAN FOOD, MORE PRECIOUS THAN HEALTH,

HE GRANTS US HIS GOODNESS TO GO THROUGH THE DAY,

HE BESTOWS THIS GOODNESS FOREVER TO STAY,

BE STILL MY POOR HEART AND KNOW HE IS GOOD,

AND TRUST IN HIS MERCY, HIS GRACE AND HIS BLOOD.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov