The LORD Stands Beside Me
“O LORD, You misled me,
and I allowed myself to be misled.
You are stronger than I am,
and You overpowered me.
[So, I said, ‘Here I am, Lord‘. And He then told
me to, ‘go, and say to this people,
‘Listen carefully, but do not understand.
Watch closely, but learn nothing.’
Harden the hearts of these people.
Plug their ears and shut their eyes.
That way, they will not see with their eyes,
nor hear with their ears,
nor understand with their hearts
and turn to me for healing.’
But, then, later, AFTER the Lord gave me this
great Testimony of Jesus Christ, I thought, surely, they’ll
hear and see and understand, NOW!!! But, no, PRIDE, JEALOUSY,
FEAR, and the LOVE OF THEIR IDOLS got in the way.]
Now I am mocked every day;
everyone laughs at me.
When I speak, the words burst out.
‘Violence and destruction!’ I shout.
So these Messages from the LORD
have made me a household joke.
But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD
or speak in His name, again,
His word burns in my heart like a fire.
It’s like a fire in my bones!
I am worn out trying to hold it in!
I can’t do it!
I have heard the many rumors about me.
They call me ‘The Man Who Lives in Terror.’
[They say I’m going to church on drugs…
They’ve said I was ‘popping pills’ DURING church…
They blame me for burning down the local fish plant!!!]
They threaten, ‘If you say anything, we will report it.’
[They’ve reported me (the words I post on facebook)
to the police: who’ve had them (they told me so) examined
by doctors & theologians, etc. who have VERIFIED (they told me)
that what I post IS Scriptural!!! AND them the police told me to
‘Continue doing what you are doing because you’ve got
a right to do it.‘
Then, a “pastor,” have OUTRIGHT LIED to the police
and have had me FALSELY ARRESTED, TWICE
(and they have been PROVEN LIARS in court)!!!
They’ve even tried to get our landlord to kick us out of our
house for what I’ve said on facebook; for obeying God
and for relaying HIS Message to the LUKEWARM,
Even [some of] my old friends are watching me,
waiting for a fatal slip.
‘He will trap himself,’ they say,
‘and then we will get our revenge on him.’
[Pastors have come to our house and LIED to me and, when invited for
supper, they have tried to ‘bait’ me; tried to get me to boast of my “knowledge,”
(to use THAT against me), “scribes, Pharisees, HYPOCRITES.“]
BUT the LORD stands beside me like a Great Warrior.
Before Him my persecutors WILL stumble.
They CANNOT defeat me.
They WILL fail and be THOROUGHLY humiliated.
Their dishonor will NEVER be forgotten.
[So we are NOT afraid of the ‘rebuke’ of ANY Man.]”
Jeremiah 20:7-11 & Richard A. Boyd 12-08-2015