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poetry by j matthew waters

I Heard Him on the Radio

from the book of revelation

I heard Him preaching on the radio
streaming from station to station
delivering dire consequences to the
seven churches of the day
straying in their ways by concerning
themselves more with their own
hierarchy and corporate governance than
adhering to their original mission of
loving and serving the Trinity

But to those individuals overcoming their
faults through repentance and devotion
I heard him on the radio promising
manna from the tree of life
crowns and white garments to wear
powers to conquer all nations
pillars made in their name in the temple
and offering them the golden opportunity
to sit alongside the ultimate King


september two thousand fourteen
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2 thoughts on “I Heard Him on the Radio

  1. Those meddlers of corporate religion disgust me more than anything.. and yes they do not forget the original message, they gloss it over.. because how could we not understand what the love really means… chilling poem

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