Remember that being in time past,
By what is called circumcision;
While able to pray and fast,
Remembering your confession.
At that time, you were without Christ,
Aliens from the commonwealth;
Strangers while being enticed,
Immorality in your health.
A stranger to the covenant,
Having no hope and without God;
For it has become apparent,
You have become extremely flawed.
Now in Christ, you were once removed,
Brought near by the blood of Christ;
Because of what you have behooved,
Reason why He was sacrificed.
For Jesus Christ is our peace,
Who is making us all as one;
But hostility does not cease,
Attempts to divide from the Son.
Abolish the Law of Commandments,
As expressed in ordinances;
But live as in the testaments,
Not judging the eminences.
He might reconcile us all,
To God one body through the cross;
That the hostility will fall,
Freeing us from sin through the loss.
He came as He was preaching peace,
Preaching peace to those who were near;
Giving our lives a new lease,
If we are able to revere.
Through Jesus we all have access,
In one Spirit to the Father;
If we are willing to confess,
We can call Christ our Brother.
Then you are no longer strangers,
Rather as fellow citizens;
Shielded from satanic dangers,
No longer being aliens.
It is built on a foundation,
With Christ being the cornerstone;
Unified having salvation,
No longer to face life alone.
Copyright © 2019 Richard Newton Sherrer
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