As It Is Written

The Son Is Coming

S. Thomas Rhodes Bridge, Wilmington, North Carolina

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be”
(Matthew 24:36-37)

In reconciliation, reparation

Through consecration and desperation

In elevation, even demonstration

The Son is Coming


In a glorious appearing

Through the rays of the clouds

Beyond visitation

Higher than structural towers

The Son is Coming 


In Message or codes

Parables that be

In the imagination of believers

Come to set us free

The Son is Coming


Recompensing the lost

Wages of daily prayer

Answering and intervening

In meditation or adoration bare

The Son is Coming


Off the cross, down from Heaven

From the tomb, overcoming Hell

Spread the incense, read the Psalms

Pray the Word, toll the bell

The Son is Coming


In the Spirit, in the flesh

With his mighty angels

From God, bringing the saints

Penetrating every angle

The Son is Coming


Patient in waiting, poised in deed

Guided by the scripture, sowing the seed

Healing the masses, following Him

Come find us among the tares of wheat

The Son is Coming 

With A Soft Fingertip

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 

“But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not” 
(John 8:6b)

What were You writing in the sun-soaked sand?

An inscription of an answer to the judgment of man?

A poor woman stricken with a lustful will

Yet forgiven in an instant because Your mercy is real


But others set to stone her

Maligned the woman they did

Misunderstood the doctrine of Christ

That neither spoken or unspoken sin are hid


But go in peace You said to her

For her sins hath been forgiven

She was certainly perplexed

Yet a new life had been given


So this is the example, the merciful reality

That we are made whole through our spirituality

Not ours but Christ only given from above

Through the death of the Son because of God’s love

Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask

Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, North Carolina

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”
(John 14:13)

The Modern Church, as She is referred to now, blamelessly convicts Christians of the idolatry of self. This is much apparent in the failure to invoke the name of Jesus in prayer. Near to the Passion and Ascent (John 16:16), Jesus instructed His disciples of His prayerful name granting requests. John 14:6 reveals that the Son of God is the Chancellor of Affairs with God. He is the Ambassador of the Almighty, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Resolute, no other name penetrates the heavenly realm. His guardianship of access to God is unmatched: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13). Christian supplication has been reduced to the tolerant name of “God,” for many gods are worshiped in America. A non-sectarian prayer does not evoke the harmony of man and God. Neither is it answered with intention. Christian prayer should never resemble the secular corporation of approaching God’s throne (Matthew 5:34).


Perhaps it is humiliation that is a barrier to enacting the name of Jesus Christ at the close of an inquiry. Biblically confused, some congregants may consider it unnecessary to pray altogether, “(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matthew 6:32). However, Jesus personally taught the disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15). It was the model of petition, for Jesus declared that anything prayed in His name would be awarded, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14). Therefore, it is wise for the Body of Christ to neglect not the Words of our Savior. For God so loved the world, sending forth His Only Begotten (John 3:16), and the Lord of lords requited that love in the glorification of Jehovah: “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do” (John 17:4). Jesus Christ’s name frightens devils (James 2:19), but its’ resonating power and pervasiveness of capability inflicts promise: “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” (John 16:23). The Father and His Son are one (John 10:30), indicating prayers from Earth ascend to the Right Hand of God, in Jesus’ imploring of the Father: “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24). Pray in Jesus’ name. 

It Shall Be Done Unto You

Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” 
(John 15:7)

Ask, Ask

Anything in My Name

Ask, Ask

I will do it without refrain


Seek, Seek

Ye shall find My answer

Seek, Seek

I will bind the Aggressor


Let not your heart

Be troubled of Me

For I am lowly in heart

Patient and meek


Longsuffering for the ages

To any believer in I

No man encounters the Father

But by Me, by and by


Ye shall ask

I shall do

This is My Word

Ye shall believe


Shall receive

This is what you heard

Inerrant am I

My Word the same


Such is My Being

All the blessed days

My Father shall reward

So diligently seek


He knows your petitions

Before thy lips speak

Ask, Ask

Until thy heart faints


Ask, Ask

I do far above what one thinks

Seek, Seek

And I shall be found

Seek, Seek

Your desires have arrived now 

Gethsemane

Antioch Baptist Church, Blacksburg, South Carolina

“Glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee; And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”
(John 17:1b,5b)

I bowed my knees proper

And lonely I drained the basin

My sweat beaded hastily

All stress endued by Satan


And the path broken; shattered

No return to the Eden before

Dimness of light on all corners

The perseverance higher; the intensity the storm


My tears as blood dripping

Sorrow in a cup running over

It is but chastening by my Lord

I am brittle; brushed asunder


The dawn of Calvary bled

Minutes, if not hours premature

For the anguish tethered my soul

To the heart did mercilessness incur


Battered by demons; rotted

A carcass no man would touch

I lunged to that cross; fallen

Into the hands of God I submitted my trust


And now glorify Thy Son

With the glory that was revealed