How carefully we hold on to our past,
in memory and in action;
Restoring our homes, retracing our steps,
in search of some satisfaction....
Even revisiting where Jesus walked;
Expressing great sorrow in all of our talk.
Has this been subtly engineered,
with religion reigning supreme;
A way to make money for the Gospelís sake,
while weíre merchandising the King?
Be careful your motives; The Gospel is free;
Itís faith that brings riches, not subtlety
If He wants you to visit, Heíll tell you to move;
Was He even asked or are you being used....
to keep Him bound and still in the grave;
While you reign as lord and He stays decayed?
Well, that was then and this is now;
Can we make Him alive today somehow?
With nothing happening with Him today;
Without me hearing what He has to say;
I wonder, does this chain me to the past,
and in action or memory keep me compassed....
With not letting Him be raised from the dead;
and keeping me worshiping memory instead.
Those familiar spirits, Iíve mentioned before,
love to lure me back thru memoryís door;
What a clever way of complacency:
to keep me bound with memory!
I can see this played out in so many ways;
Even in the pain we had yesterday;
Or will I allow religionís actions
demand that I suffer for itís satisfaction?
Would I ever think of confessing the sin,
that the problem is still not believing Him;
For not expecting to manifest
that He said I am perfect and can pass the test....
Of winning with all opposing lies,
that are draining my strength
and making me hide....
Back in the portholes of memoryís prison;
Today laying dead; The Son has not risen!
Now, this could be the memory tomorrow;
Or I could get mad and walk out of such sorrow,
and redeem the time to hear what Heís said:
To turn this around and let memory lay dead.
The heat is turned up now because we are a threat;
Well, he hasnít been able to kill us yet!
Will you get off that road and do business today;
I have more for you
and much more to say:
Iíd like to address this business of Sin;
Thatís a good place to begin again;
In fact, itís imperative; The very foundation;
Building on less has crumbled great nations.
So far, you have seen this only in theory;
Otherwise you could rest and not be so weary.
You start out to prove Me with your own strength;
You do mighty works and go to great lengths;
Do you think that your works can compare to Mine?
Look around at Creation and you might find....
Iíve prepared this for you so that you might see:
How very important you are to Me!!!
Now, if you can believe that you canít be condemned,
Weíll take this land together, My friend;
But, donít take one step until you are persuaded:
That I paid for you and this canít be negated!
Iíve created you to experience Me;
But your doubt takes you back into memory,
Well, what stops the doubt and kills condemnation?
Each issue addressed with My explanation.
Youíve learned enough to know the way;
But un-submitted, you will go astray;
This is wherein comes all of your doubt;
Your foundation then crumbles from the inside out.
You ask Me to do what Iíve already done;
You canít seem to believe that the victory is won.
Why donít you ask Me how to maintain,
your body that houses Me?
You donít need healing; You need instruction,
to protect you from continuing in
Oh, I will restore the parts that youíve damaged;
Thatís part of My great design:
To pay for the curse to all My Creation
and present My Life to mankind.
I do have a question that needs explanation:
What if I fail and canít run?
Failure is never in My equation;
The battle is already won.
Since I Am in you and you are in Me;
Let Me instruct you to victory.
The issue is never condemnation;
Itís: Will you allow My manifestation....
So you can grow up right here at My knee?
This keeps you safe and glorifyís Me.