Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to evil, a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family” (Prov 6:16-19). Note 1 Peter 5:8.

“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence’ ” (John 18:36, KJV).

“And He [Christ] said to them, ‘Render therefore to Caesar [the state (Rom 13:1,2)] the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’ ” (Luke 20:25, NKJV).

“He called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!...For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [a religious-political alliance. Only a religious system, in biblical terminology that is, would commit fornication. Worldly powers are by their very nature already corrupt], and the kings of the earth [political powers] have committed fornication with her [entered into an alliance]...” Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, so that you do not take part in her sins, and so that you do not share in her plagues [Rev chapter16]’ ” (Rev 18:2-4). Note Matt 7:22,23.

“Therefore go out from there midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord…” (2 Cor 6:17, ESV).  Note Matt 25:31-46.

“Alas for those who go down to Egypt [turn to secular/pagan sources] for help and who rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord! [instead of trusting in, and depending on, God]” (Isa 31:1).

“Then I saw another beast [power] that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon [change of character]. It exercises all the authority of the first beast [previous persecuting power] on its behalf, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast [effectively fulfills the previous powers agenda]...” (Rev 13:11,12).

“And in the days of these kings [at His second coming] the God of heaven will set up a [holy] kingdom that shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom [God’s coming kingdom] shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone [God’s Second Coming/Judgment] was cut out of the mountain without hands [this kingdom has a superhuman origin], and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold [earthly kingdoms existing at Christ’s coming]...” (Dan 2:44,45, NKJV).

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night [will catch many by surprise], in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10, NKJV).

“And I saw a new [renewed] heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away...Then I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God…” (Rev 21:1,2, NKJV).


Christ's Coming Kingdom

Our Saviour’s soon coming kingdom will not be built on force or fear,
For only Satan resorts to force, persecutes and tries to scare.
No, Christ never forces the will or conscience, nor violates rights,
But instead, He grants us free choice, reasons with us, pleads and invites. 

Satan on the other hand, influences people to enact
Laws that suit his evil purposes, laws that wrongfully impact.
And this devil uses both Christians and non-Christians for his cause,
Hence the past Inquisition, the likes of Hitler, and any wars.

No, Christ’s kingdom won’t be built on a secular-religious mix,
For such Church and State alliances aid the devil and his tricks.
And it’s such an End-time union that God wants Christians to forsake,
One that is called “fornication” — a path that Christians shouldn't take.

Some Christians point to ancient Israel in defence of Church and State,
But it was once a theocracy, whose rebellion sealed its fate.
God no longer rules directly now, like He did that old nation,
For Christians are living in a very different situation.

The different purposes of Caesar’s temporal kingdom, and,
Christ’s spiritual kingdom, all Christians should clearly understand.
But sadly, many do not, thus aiding what has been prophesized —
A global religious-political power Satan’s always prized.

The Church shouldn’t be a part of the structure that exercises
Political power. It’s out of such, Satan’s “beast” power arises.
The Church leaves her lawful spouse whenever she seeks the States support,
Thus committing fornication, which trouble has always soon brought.

The State should not exert religious authority or sway,
For it is the realm of Caesar, which, separate from Christ’s should stay.
The State must be impartial for religious freedom to survive,
Otherwise, all those mistakes of the past we will simply revive.

No, Christ’s kingdom won’t consist of unbelievers and believers,
But just those that He deems righteous — that is, eternal life receivers.
For those who’ll make up His kingdom, have separated from the world,
Given that trying to serve two masters, will not see Christ’s will upheld.

Christians are Christ’s ambassadors on earth, they witness for their Lord,
But only those witnessing correctly partake of His reward,
For compromise or man pleasing is counter to His instruction,
As conforming to the world leads to spiritual corruption.

Thus, on a renewed planet only, Christ’s coming kingdom will reign;
Not the current one as it exists — corrupt, full of troubles and pain.
It won’t be placed on an existing political social order,
But rather, on the solid Rock, not the sand of the Defrauder.

Yes, Christ’s kingdom of peace and justice soon crushes and supersedes
All human governments — that is, before His rule on earth proceeds.
Thus, efforts to turn this planet into a perfect paradise —
One full of peace, harmony and love — are just doomed at any price.

Therefore, only put your trust in Christ, and not put your trust in man,
Lest it be, that you be misled, and thus aid Satan’s End-time plan,
For the world power that he’s installing isn’t one Christ desires,
As the only kingdom worthy enough, is clearly our Messiah’s.

By Lance Landall


There are those who point to the Old Testament nation of Israel as an endorsement of church and state. However, from the beginning [Mount Sinai], the nation of Israel was a ‘theocracy.’ That is, God Himself ruled it. It ran according to His direct instructions. God spoke personally to certain representatives of Israel [e.g, Moses]. The work of Moses, of the seventy elders, of the rulers and judges, was simply to enforce the laws that God had given; they had no authority to legislate for the nation. Foolishly, the Israelites rebelled against God, demanding an earthly king like the other nations (1 Sam 8:7; 10:19), thus rejecting God as their king. It was Saul who became their first king (1 Sam 9:15-17). God had said through Moses how the time would come when the people would ask for a king “like other nations” (Deut 17:14). So God, though not happy (Hosea 13:11), and knowing it would not be in their best interest, allowed them to have their way. There are those who consider the ‘theocracy’ as ending at this point. However, God did not consent to a change in the principles upon which the state was founded. He was still to be recognized as the head of the nation, and His law was to be enforced as the supreme law of the land. The king was to be the vicegerent of the Most High — a vicegerent is one who exercises delegated power. By the declaration “we have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15, KJV), uttered before Pilate, the Jews withdrew from the covenant relationship with God and ceased longer to be His chosen people. Thus by choosing a heathen ruler, the Jewish nation had withdrawn from the ‘theocracy.’ From this point on the Christian church became, symbolically, spiritual Israel (Matt 21:33-43; 23:37,38; 22:2-9; 24:1,2; Gal 3:28; 1 Peter 2:9; Col 3:11; Rom 9:8; 2:28,29; Gal 4:28; Phil 3:3). The promises made to the ancient nation of Israel were always conditional (Ex 19:3-6; Deut 28:9; Jer 18:9,10).