Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


The Godhead

“ ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’ ” (Matt 28:19).

The Godhead — known as the Trinity — is made up of three,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who rule universally.
They’re three separate beings who are righteous and Holy,
They’re the Godhead who’ve always ruled -- and will, eternally.

Think of a rope with three strands: Though one rope, it’s made up of three,
It’s the same with the Godhead, hence they’re called the Trinity.
Three beings with different functions, ruling as one, above,
Working together for you and I because of their great love.

A father, mother and child are called one family,
Yes, they number three, but they operate as one, you see.
They function differently, yet work together as one,
For where there’s a multiple, that’s the way things are best done.

Let’s digress: Some falsely think the Holy Spirit’s a force,
When the Spirit’s a being — this fact, the Scriptures endorse.
Yes, the proof’s in the Bible, take a look and you will see
That a being, not a force, is working unceasingly.

Via Scripture, we’re told the Holy Spirit can be lied to.
Now, you can’t lie to a force — this, commonsense knows is true.
We’re told the Holy Spirit can be insulted, even grieved,
Hence, the Spirit’s not a force, if Scripture’s to be believed.

We’re told the Spirit chooses the spiritual gifts we get,
Interprets our prayers, comforts us when with troubles we’re beset.
That the Spirit brings about change, empowers us too,
Enabling the repentant so the Father’s will they’ll do.

The Spirit convicts of truth, acts on Christ’s behalf, ours too,
The Spirit inspires prophets, imparts God’s love, blessings too.
Though the Spirit may act like a force, the Spirit’s a being;
Of this I’ve no doubt, for in Scripture, such I’m clearly seeing.

By Lance Landall

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God...” (Eph 4:30).

“ ‘Ananias,’ Peter asked, ‘why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit...’ ” (Acts 5:3).

“How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by those who have spurned the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant by which they were sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace?” (Heb 10:29).