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Your Body Is Glorious

I don’t understand what all of this is, around me. All of the “churches”, these beautiful buildings dancing all around the city, exalting their knowledge against The Most High. What is this all around, calling themselves, “God’s People”, when they want the world, and can’t get outside of the stone doors fast enough to go and join the world. How can they join a culture, that hates and rejects Our Jesus? How can they want to be intimate with a world that hates the Gospel of Jesus Christ? It isn’t even love, it isn’t to loving the people I object to, they literally love the culture, that rejects and hates the poor, the old, the sick, the unborn, the homeless, the suffering, …..Anyone that doesn’t fit into it’s superficial mold is rejected and cast out as garbage. And the “supposed churches” agree. Judge between us Lord, if this be my flesh that speaks, but i can’t agree with their assessment of their idea of what The Church is, and my idea of what The Church is. If they were Your Body, they wouldn’t allow people to live on the streets. As far as I have observed, for I have been in many different “churches” they don’t want anyone to taint their pristine little stained glass windows, and white carpets. They couldn’t possibly allow someone to trudge mud on their floors, and bring others whose shoes are filthy with the way the world has treated them. Instead, they allow, human beings created In Your Glorious Image to sleep on the pavements behind grocery stores, and to be herded like cattle into the poorest little shanty towns, they call them tent cities, to live in the cold, and in the extreme heat. For it gets very hot in Fresno. Father, we have so many homeless Lord. Yet, we have a so-called “church” on every corner. This is why I write to You, this can’t be Yours, they can’t be Yours, well, at least their shepherds. Today, on the radio, one of the ministers I used to respect said something so stupid, “The church,” he said," is never going to be on earth what we want it to be." "Their are hypocrites in the church, (as if he were proud of it, and he laughed it off, as if it were funny) but you are a hypocrite too. Come and join the hypocrites. How could he even say that about what is supposed to be Your Body Lord? It angered me, that he would compare Your Glorious Body to a bunch of hypocrites. My mother and I were in the car listening to this radio broadcast. I tried to intercede, and say something, and she turned to me and said, “I know what you think.” “Let me hear him.” “I go to church, you don’t”, she said, “But I agree with him.” My heart sunk or exploded Lord, like when the bubble of bubble gum gets to big and pops and smacks the check, turning them all gooey with pink. Only alot worse. To be more accurate, when men I loved rejected me, and told me they didn’t want to see me anymore. It was a feeling more like that, a heart-broken, crushing experience.
I used to respect this minister. But how could he say something like that? That The Church is not all it could be, or is going to be. Lord, You are Glorious, Your Body is amazing, The Church overseas is amazing, being martyred, and not relenting, never denying Your Holy Name. Then, this fool, says something like this. How dare he drag Your Name, making it less splendid, when the shepherds don’t want to change the status quo, or are afraid of offending someone, or the shepherds want to join the ranks of the world, rather than lift up Your Holy Name, and say, “we need to lift up God’s Body.” “You were broken for us, for our transgressions.” Instead of excusing themselves. Making the world believe, You are like that. And by the way, they are not fooled, this is precisely why many of them will not step into one of those stone places. People are not stupid, they know when someone cares, and doesn’t care. The Glorious Body of Christ does care, but it is all scattered about. And theses pretenders, or weeds, the enemy has sown in have usurped the buildings or just built these massive eye-sores to confuse the masses. The devil has tried, (but won’t succeed) in turning The Church into Babylon.

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I am a servant of The Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Saviour and Lord. I am also a Christian mother who loves The Lord Jesus Christ. My writings are for His Glory. i belong to Him, and it is for Him, that i live. I honor the life God has created.

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  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 3 years ago

    I hope you do not mind me sharing this, Matty, but I’ve had some of the same observations, in view of the way things are and it caused me to write this:

    Is This The Church?

    They fought to see
    Who could build
    A more beautiful building
    Than all the rest.

    All of the while
    People still died
    Out on the streets
    And they all wondered why.

    Velvet cloth covered
    Their well made seats
    While the poor and hungry
    Had nothing to eat.

    Gold appointments
    Covered their doors
    While the homeless slept
    On cold bare floors.

    They stayed safe in their buildings
    And thought themselves wise
    So they never heard
    The anguished cries.

    They had programs and meetings
    And talked about what to do.
    They became so busy
    They forgot me and you.

    Jesus was mentioned
    But not to offend.
    Losing donations
    Would mean the end.

    Please find me a ‘church’
    Who cares for the lost
    Who’ll go out into the streets
    And never care about the cost.

    2007 Cathy Howell

  • Amen, Catherine. Glory to God! May I share your poem??? Yes, The Holy Spirit is Powerful, and convicts the hearts of men. He is all, and His Church must cry out for Holiness. WOW! This is a well-written, and sensitive poem. All those with The Holy Spirit have His discernment, The Wisdom that comes only from God.
    In Jesus’ Name, and Love,

    – Matty B. Duran

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 3 years ago

    Dear Matty, you may share anything that I have written. Love you! Catherine
    P.S. a lady asked me if she could put this poem in her book that she was publishing, several years ago. All proceeds were going to the homeless. She was not able to finish the book because something happened to her son. I was not able to get ahold of her, again.

  • Thank-you dear lady. You are a precious daughter Of Our God. I know Our Lord will work on behalf of the homeless. I have been praying that He will work on behalf of the homeless in Fresno. So many have no place to lay their heads, only concrete for pillows. You are a blessing, continue to be a blessing In Jesus.
    May Our Lord continue to use your talents for His Glory!
    In Jesus’ Love,

    – Matty B. Duran

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