Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eve & The Church

Eve & The Church

Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.
She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man.

Adam in the dust did sleep
And from his wound so deep

A bride was fashioned for Adam to keep,
Journey together and all bounties to reap.

Be fruitful and multiply the mandate to meet.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

From the miry clay, church elect did sleep,
The wounds of the Savior so deep.

Redeeming blood purchased His bride to keep
To share His glory for the Church to reap. . .

To spread His Name is our joyful mandate to meet.

~ Mark E. Goossen
© 2009 The Goossen Grapevine

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Two Passovers

Two Passovers

Father spreads the Lamb’s blood profusely;
Elder brother says, "do it liberally!"
Children cry and ask “why?” inquisitively;
Sisters wonder why the herbs are done distastefully.

Mother bakes the unleavened cake hastefully
And the lamb is burnt completely.
The captives wait for redemption eagerly.

Fast forward 32 A.D . . .
God the Father sheds the Lamb’s Blood unsparingly;
The Lamb tastes the dregs of death submissively;
The disciples flee in hiding fearfully. . .

. . . as the Unleavened bread from Heaven become leaven.

Sinners can be redeemed.

~ Mark E. Goossen
© 2009 The Goossen Grapevine

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Substitute

The Substitute

In the fullness of time
God sent His Holy substitute
To give His life for a depraved multitude.

With a purpose so resolute
He faced Golgotha with fortitude.

He died with a humble servant’s attitude
On Calvary's cross in the darkness of solitude.

Salvation accomplished.
He can bring the sinner to heaven’s altitude
To forever fill heaven with the magnitude
Of His praises.

~ Mark E. Goossen
© 2009 The Goossen Grapevine

Thursday, April 02, 2009

One Son Spared - Another Not

One Son Spare - Another Not

By faith Abraham took his son
to Moriah's Hill

Carrying the wood to the altar, Isaac was bound
and then laid still

The father raised the dagger to the Promised son
to kill

An Angel of the Lord intervened
and made him still

Abraham, the righteous man submitted
to the Father's will

The son was spared; a substitude ram
did Issaac's place fill
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

God the Father brought His only begotten Son
to Moriah's Hill

The Son carried His cross as He submitted
to the Father's will

Drinking the bitter cup of death
that was filled

He suffered the Divine vengeance of sin upon Himself;
He paid the sinner's bill

The Father's son was not spared
but will impute His righteousness to the sinner still.

He that spared not His own son but delivered Him up for us all . . .
~ Romans 8:32

~ Mark E. Goossen
© 2009 The Goossen Grapevine