INTRODUCTION

Thoughts for this poem have been in my mind and on my heart for the past few months.  More and more, I am being made aware of just how few preachers are left who present pure Biblical truth.  So many have accepted,  practice, and have even incorporated mystical pagan practices into their services, and are leading their people like sheep to the slaughter!

I have  much more to say, and because all of this has been on my mind for so long, this poem became one of my longest poems ever!  (UPDATE 4/30/12) At the time I wrote this I found out that for some reason there didn’t seem to be enough room on this page to share the rest of my thoughts or to place a picture, so I wrote a separate page.  If you’d like, please click on my page THERE’S A FAMINE IN THE LAND MY THOUGHTS, SCRIPTURES, AND INFORMATION,’ and you can read much more. 

Between this poem and my ‘WATCHMEN ON OUR KNEES’ poem, I think I have expressed all my thoughts and concerns in poem form about false teachings, etc.,–for now– and I have stated the importance of testing the teachings of all people who claim to be speaking the ‘truths and new revelations of God’ against the truth of God’s Word, in my introductions.  I will however, be updating my  ‘THERE’S A FAMINE IN THE LAND…MY THOUGHTS, SCRIPTURES, AND INFORMATION’ page, (when time allows) with new information I will add links to as well as  videos that I will post.  I will also date them, so you know when the information was added.  

One day I was investigating ‘INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER,’  because one of my friends had mentioned she was thinking about getting involved with it, and I wanted to send her some videos to warn her about the unbiblical things that are now happening in that movement.  In doing so,  I unfortunately discovered another ‘revival’ that is taking place in Kansas City,  at ‘World Revival Church.’  Please be in prayer for all the spiritual deception taking place within the church today, and please make sure to take the time to test things in light of Scripture so you will not be led into deception.

 I have more poems I am working on, concerning false teachings in the church, but for now I will now go back to writing poems from a  personal perspective, and other ones as well.  More poems coming soon.

I  hope and pray that the warnings throughout Scripture, and somehow my last two poems as well, will make  you realize the importance of  reading and studying God’s Word more, and that my other poems have in some way  brought encouragement and comfort to you.

Please stay in God’s Word, finding His wisdom, peace, and comfort for all you may be going through in life,  true joy that does not depend upon the circumstances of life,  and truth to protect you from deception!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my poems and posts. 

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

SOME WARNINGS IN SCRIPTURE TO REVEAL TRUTH TO YOU

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”  (1 Timothy 4:1)

“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”                          (2 Timothy 4:3)

“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”  (Titus 1:9)

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 “THE DAYS ARE COMING,”  DECLARES THE SOVEREIGN LORD, “WHEN I WILL SEND A FAMINE THROUGH THE LAND–NOT A FAMINE OF FOOD OR A THIRST FOR WATER, BUT A FAMINE OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD.  MEN WILL STAGGER FROM SEA TO SEA AND WANDER FROM NORTH TO EAST, SEARCHING FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD, BUT THEY WILL NOT FIND IT.”  AMOS 8:11,12

THERE’S A FAMINE IN THE LAND

There’s a famine in the land, not just for food that makes one strong and whole,

But for spiritual food that satisfies the hunger, of a lost and empty soul,

Biblical truth is being rewritten, and even replaced with mystical practices of the past,

With a promise to draw us more into His presence,

Giving us an awareness of His presence that is said to last,

God warned us this day would come, when some would turn from His written Word,

And accept ‘doctrines of demons,’

And every flesh-satisfying teaching that could possibly be heard,

Lord, how could so many people, have allowed themselves to become deceived?

How could they ignore Your Words of truth,

Revealed by Your Holy Spirit that they once received?

I know it’s true that those deceived, don’t know they really are,

And I know their choice to hunger for an ‘experience,’

Is why some have drifted out so far,

But why would they run after a counterfeit, after knowing You, the King of Glory?

Unless, of course, many aren’t really Your own, having no true salvation story,

If only they knew that they’re settling, for an empty gold-lined cloud,

Promises of  ‘fire’ and ‘drunken glory,’ all while the demons laugh so loud,

Oh, how many of Your own are crying out, to warn them before it’s too late,

Sadly, many are ignoring Your truth that we share,

And will spend eternity in hell as their fate,

We are labeled as ‘judging,’ and ‘coming against God’s prophets who are anointed,’

Have they forgotten we will be judged by Your Word,

On the judgment day that’s appointed?

Have they forgotten the many warnings, You preserved in Your Word so we’d know,

That the day would come when false prophets and false teachers would arise,

And into deception many would go?

Is this the time that You spoke of, when there would be a famine in the land,

That there would be a famine of hearing the truth of Your Word,

And it would come from Your very own hand?

Is it because many have hungered, for more than Your Words, pure and true?

Is it because many have committed ‘spiritual adultery,’

By accepting pagan practices that lead to a god other than You?

Your Word warns us not to set our hearts on evil that is so deceptive,

Yet in form and beauty disguised,

Still many fall prey to the peace that is promised, 

A dark package of deception and lies,

Your Word records how Your chosen people sought pagan gods,

In spite of seeing You in all Your Glory and power,

And Your Word warns us of false signs and wonders,

That would point to Christ’s return, and earth’s ‘final hour’,

When Jesus spoke of the time He’d return, His first words were, 

“Do not be deceived!” 

A strong warning spoken in love to protect us,

If they would only be remembered and believed,

Lord, speak to those who have ears to hear,

Your Words of truth that will set them free,

And give those who are deceived, spiritual eyes of discernment,

So Your truth they can clearly see…

The matchless power and beauty of the pure and simple gospel,

That transforms and gives true peace and life eternally.

Copyright©2010 Mary K. Dalke/Living4HisGlory/LivingForHisGlory All rights reserved.

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version®.  Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.

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