K. A. Graaf, Australia
Steeple, Just People"
I am on my
knees; to my God I cry,
My spirit rises
up, angry with those who are sent into the flock to divide.
up as sheep, devouring the weak and abused,
faith; twisting and distorting the truth,
wounded sheep even get the chance to be healed.
Pharisees are right behind them ready to bite at their heels,
look like sheep, looking all righteous and spiritual,
they are ferocious wolves waiting to steal, destroy and kill.
their deceptive masks they offer the sheep their helping hand,
counterfeit compassion, pretending to understand.
reach out to them believing that there is a high calling on their life,
that trusting them is going cost them a terrible price.
they sow fear and distort the love of God and the gift of grace,
wounded sheep believe they are unworthy; unaccepted and stained,
saith the Lord! they boldly proclaim,
words of knowledge spill from their mouths, speaking in Gods name,
confusion and doubt; causing the weak to cower,
They stand in
authority, abusing their position and power,
have a divine connection,
They lead the
sheep astray and in the wrong direction.
I have been a
wounded sheep that has seen and experienced this kind of ferocious faith,
Lord I come to
you now, pleading for you to vindicate me and stand for my case.
Save your sheep
from these wolves that devour your weak baby lambs,
Hold them close
to your heart and protect them with your powerful hand,
Oh God, stop
the slaughter of your precious people that have been wounded and
Give them your
strength, deliver them from the oppressor and restore their joy.
Wake up your
shepherds to protect and guard their flock against this deception,
Raise them up
to bring about Godly rebuke and correction.
Many have left
the faith and my heart aches for those who are now lost and alone,
We need to
bring the wounded sheep back to the Great Shepherd who wants them so
desperately to come home.
You, who have
scattered the sheep! You,
who lie and deceive!
May God crush
your hardness and pride.
He humble you so you will not be destroyed by hells fire!
anger I cry out to God for justice and vindication,
May He lead the
lost sheep back and return to them the joy of their salvation,
May He melt
their hearts, hardened by false religion and ferocious faith,
May He carry
them back to the flock and lead them to a safe dwelling place.
God, I cry out
to you as my tears fall from my eyes,
people from this coming deception, counterfeit and lies,
You are the
Great Shepherd. Rise up shepherds after your own heart!
To care for the
weak and wounded; those little lambs who have been ripped apart,
leaders discernment and wisdom to correctly handle the truth,
Bring all the
lost and broken sheep back to you!
O Lord, let
your Holy Spirit shake up your church!
sheep from the goats,
Blow away the
chaff; harvest the wheat,
Clean up your
bride and raise her up on her feet!
misrepresented who you are and have given you a bad name,
evangelists, who peddle the gospel for their own selfish gain,
selling their anointed prayer cloths and other spiritual gimmicks,
followers with their pseudo spirituality and fancy tricks.
visions of heaven, their false prophesies that Jesus would appear on
revelations and insights are an absolute outrage!
care if those reading this poem think that I am way out of line,
I know what I
am talking about because Ive witnessed this all my life!
I have been
that wounded sheep. I have been crushed, beaten and abused,
wolves that did nothing but leave me humiliated, condemned and accused.
I am stronger
now and you cannot hurt me anymore!
Because now I
know who I am in Jesus Christ, my savour and Lord!
accusation at me if you must,
God is my
strength and shield against you, and in Him I have put my trust.
I stand in Gods
grace and with the authority He has given me,
I am free from
fear and wised up to the hypocrisy and deceit,
I have met with
wolves dressed up as sheep many times and I see through your
You can hide
from man but God can see the intentions and motivation of your hearts.
You have looked
at my outward appearance and mocked me because I didnt measure
up to you,
Making me feel
worthless while you spoke to me with your false truths,
Pharisees! You cast me out and stole my hope and joy,
You laughed as
you saw me tremble in fear and were delighted when I was nearly destroyed.
Did it make you
look like you were justified?
Did it make you
look more spiritual and right?
God lifts the
needy and afflicted; those who have been crushed to the ground,
He gives grace
to the humble but opposes the proud.
This is a
message to all of you that are destroying Gods flock with your
Those of you
who live by religious laws and distort Gods love and grace!
Hear me this
day! Because God wants you to know,
Your day is
coming. You will be exposed!
is fast approaching! What will you say to God when He asks you why
you scattered His sheep?
What will be
your answer when He asks you why you did not love and care for those
Repent now for
killing and destroying His precious lambs!
suffer the wrath and fury of His mighty hand!
speak your false prophecies and use Gods voice again to fulfil your
own selfish desires,
seriously about what you are doing to the peoples lives,
You will be
held accountable if you have turned Gods sheep away,
wouldnt like to be in your shoes on Judgement Day!