GOD, CAN I DRY YOUR TEARS?

I look at You this night, GOD
and I see Your Face
and I know something is wrong
Your Countenance
does not express the grief
the sadness
in Your Heart
I know You too well now, GOD
You cannot hide
Your feelings from me

I feel great grief now
and I see the Tears begin to flow
from Your Eyes
I will dry Your Tears, my GOD!
Surely, I will find a way
to ease the grief
and cause the flow to cease

You've done it
so many, many times for me
You would just hold me in Your Arms
and not even have to speak
and I would be comforted

Can I hold You this night?
How can I heal Your Heart
my Friend of the Heart?

***
CHILD
I GRIEVE
THIS NIGHT
FOR WHAT I MUST DO
TO BRING
MY PEOPLE BACK
TO MY BOSOM

I GRIEVE
FOR THE YEARS AHEAD
AND THE LIVES LOST
THE ONES
WHO WILL WALK AWAY
FROM ME
AND NEVER RETURN
BECAUSE THEY
THOUGHT I WAS TOO HARSH
WHEN I TRIED
TO WOO THEM "HOME"

I GRIEVE
FOR THE INNOCENT ONES
WHO WILL BE CONFUSED
WHEN MY HAND FALLS HEAVY
UPON THE CHURCH
AND THEY WILL HAVE
NO SUPPORT
NO ONE TO RUN TO
BECAUSE THEY
DON'T
KNOW ME WELL ENOUGH
TO TURN TO ME
THE CHURCH HAS TAUGHT
MEDIATORS, PASTORS, LEADERS, ETC.
FOR SO LONG THAT MY PEOPLE
DO NOT KNOW ME
THEY KNOW
WHAT THEIR LEADER
SAYS OF ME
AND
THEY FOLLOW THAT
BUT THEY
DO NOT KNOW ME!

THEY ARE
NO LONGER
TAUGHT
TO COME TO ME
AND
LISTEN
TO MY VOICE

I AM
THE SHEPHERD!

I AM
THE GOOD SHEPHERD!

AND THESE ARE
INDEED, THE DAYS
WHEN I WILL REMOVE
THE WOLVES FROM THE FLOCK
AND SEPARATE THE SHEEP
FROM THE GOATS


IT IS TIME
TO BUILD MY CHURCH
TO BRING FORTH
MY BRIDE
IN
PURITY
AND
RIGHTEOUSNESS

AND ALL THOSE
WHO CHOOSE
NOT
TO COME CLEAN
TO COME
TO MY THRONE
NAKED, BLIND AND THIRSTY
I WILL CAST OUT!

I
WILL HAVE
NO MORE
PRETENSES!

I
WILL HAVE
NO MORE
IDOLS IN MY TEMPLE!

I
WILL HAVE
NO MORE
WHO
COMMIT ADULTERY
BY SERVING GODS
OF
RELIGION AND TRADITION
AND
EMPTY, EMPTY PRACTICES
WITHIN THEIR
CHURCH SERVICES!

COME ALIVE
PEOPLE!

COME ALIVE
AND
EMBRACE
ME
YOUR FATHER!

YOU WORSHIP
ALL
THAT YOU SEE
THAT I CREATED
AND YET
YOU
DO NOT
TRULY WORSHIP
ME!!!

I GRIEVE
I CRY
I LAMENT
FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS
WHEN I WILL BE
CURSED AND SLAIN
MANY TIMES OVER
BY PEOPLE
WHO SAY THEY BELONG
TO
ME

I SEND MY FAITHFUL ONES
TO SPEAK MY WORDS
MY VERY WORDS
TO MY PEOPLE
BUT
THEY
ARE
REBUKED
AND
DESPISED
AND
RIDICULED
AND
ABUSED
AND
CAST OUT!

THEY ARE CALLED
"EVIL"
AND
"IGNORANT"
AND
"PRETENTIOUS"
AND
"WRONG"
AND
SOMETIMES
EVEN TOLD
THAT THEY
ARE A
"TOOL OF SATAN"

DON'T YOU KNOW, CHURCH
WHEN YOU DO THIS
TO MY OWN
YOU DO IT
TO
ME?

DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT YOU ARE
PUTTING
ME
UPON THE CROSS
AGAIN
AS YOU SPEAK
THESE WORDS?

DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT YOU ARE
CONDEMNING YOURSELF
TO HELL
FOR LISTENING
TO THE FATHER OF LIES
AND ACCUSING
MY PEOPLE
OF
BLASPHEMOUS ACTS?

DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT I WILL
NOT
FORGIVE YOU FOR THAT?

YES
I WEEP
BUT NOT SO MUCH
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ME
FOR THEY WILL ENDURE
ALL THINGS FOR ME
AND IT WILL MAKE THEM
STRONGER AND CLOSER
TO ME
IN THE END
BUT
I WEEP
MOSTLY FOR THERE WILL BE SO FEW
WHO WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL
I SEE YOUR WORLD
AND I SEE THE MANY CHURCHES
AND THE CHRISTIAN TV PROGRAMS
AND THE PILES OF CHRISTIAN BOOKS
IN YOUR HOMES
AND THE BIBLES LAID ABOUT
BUT
WHAT I LONG TO SEE
ARE THOSE WHO ARE
PURE IN HEART
GIVING UP THEIR TIME FOR ME
THEIR MONEY, THEIR REPUTATION, THEIR POSSESSIONS
TO FURTHER MY KINGDOM

I SEE
"BIG NAMES" AND PEOPLE
APPLAUDED AND PRAISED
FOR BEING
SO GODLY
AND YET
I AM
NOT
GIVEN THE PRAISE!

YES
I GRIEVE - I WEEP
BUT ALAS, CHILD
YOU CANNOT DRY THESE TEARS
YOU CANNOT HEAL THE WOUND
UPON MY HEART
YOU CANNOT HOLD ME
TIGHTLY ENOUGH
TO BRING A SMILE UPON MY FACE
THIS NIGHT
BUT
STAY WITH ME
FOR EVEN IN YOUR PRESENCE
I HAVE THE FREEDOM
TO SHARE MY GRIEF
AND KNOW
THERE ARE THOSE
WHO CARE

STAY WITH ME - DON'T LEAVE
                                                                              STAY . . . .

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I will stay and I will still try
to heal the wound!
I place my heart upon Your Heart
to let You feel my heartbeat
So You will know that each beat is for You
A beat of Love for You!

I will try to dry the Tears
for I know I can make a difference
even if it's little
even if it dries one Tear!
I will hold You and hold You tightly
this night!

I will speak Your Words
to the people!
I will cry out Your Cries!
I will speak and I will write
and I will show them Your Heart
and how
You weep for them!

I will show them
that You are
NOT
a religion to learn
or
a concept to master
or
a book to memorize
or
a thought process
but
You
are
a
Friend
to
know!!!

You are the ONE
who walked in the garden
with Adam and Eve
You are the ONE
who created us
to know You
to Love You
to abide in You

Yes, I will tell them
and I will lay down my life
to bring Your Life to others!
I will keep my life upon the Altar
and allow You
to burn and burn and burn
ALL
that is not of You
and Your Love!

I will walk the lands and plead
Your Blood
Your Precious Blood
over the lands and the people
and claim back
this earth from the hands
and control
of the enemy!

I will work, Father
but as I work
I will REST
in Your
COMPLETED WORK
on the Cross!

I will REST
in Your Power and Might!
I will call forth Your people
to Repentance!
I will call forth Your Voice
upon this earth
to penetrate the hearts
and write Your Laws of Love
upon each one
who will come to You!
I will call for the errant ones
and I will call
for the rebellious ones
and the lame
and the blind
and the naked
and the thirsty
and I will tell them
of the Father
Who
weeps and weeps and weeps
for them!

I will tell them
surely
I will

I Love You!

You were right, GOD
I haven't dried Your Tears . . .
the flow has only
increased
I'm sorry!

***
NO, CHILD . . . THESE ARE TEARS OF JOY
LIFT UP YOUR HEAD
GO FORTH AND TELL THEM
"I WEEP FOR I LOVE THEM SO!!!"



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