the first of the Epistles to the Colossians

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written by BeLinda Magee
(The “OLD TESTAMENT FACTS” poem can be found in the July archives)

As we enter the New Testament
These twenty-seven books are quite relevant,
That GOD’S HOLY WORD is excellent,
Are quite prevalent!!!

Relate the spiritual battle of good versus evil –
already won.
These four gospels testify of JESUS’ good news,
With this information, none of us should lose.

The work of the HOLY SPIRIT appears in the book of ACTS
Read how the men of GOD deliver the facts.
Have you received the HOLY GHOST, since you believed?
If you have not, you can freely receive.

Then follows the book of ROMANS
About Paul’s spiritual letter to them – he’s not a showman.
He described powerfully the HOLY SPIRIT vs. the flesh,
They had no excuse to be involved in carnal mess.

When Paul wrote books, 1st  & 2nd CORINTHIANS,
Surely, his letters were to saints and not barbarians.
We learn about JESUS’ teaching and GOD’S AMAZING GRACE
Which is more than enough to stay in this Christian race.

Next, Paul appeals in the book of GALATIANS,
The people there required an exorbitant amount of patience.
Instead of the HOLY SPIRIT, they dealt with the flesh,
Paul’s letter to them corrected that mess.

With the book of EPHESIANS
There are many reasons
That Paul’s letter to them
Was for all seasons.
Blessed is GOD who gives us spiritual blessings in heavenly places,
We still have, although, idiotic cases.

When Paul wrote to the PHILIPPIANS at Philippi,
He wanted them to rejoice thereby,
Knowing the ALMIGHTY GOD is nearby.
And to think on those things that are good and pleasant,
To be joyful, and not be depressant.

In the book of COLOSSIANS, Paul wrote to them as well,
He always had spiritual information to tell.
He wrote about seeking CHRIST and those things from above,
That JESUS CHRIST died for us and rose again -this is GREAT LOVE!

1st & 2nd TIMOTHY,

These books mention inspiration, and not sympathy.
This always fits in the Christian society,
About the coming of the LORD,
To pray and give thankfulness,
And to always preach GOD’S HOLY WORD.

What a great assignment for one to afford
Paul encourages TITUS as a companion in the LORD
The book’s emphasis was to express Christian duties,
So that there would be no calamities.

The letter of Paul in the book of PHILEMON
About a slave and master relationship – not a heathen.
This proposes a very good reason,
To be received by the church there with grace during any season.

Next comes HEBREWS where we learn more about CHRIST,
We are reminded that JESUS was the perfect sacrifice.
Examples of faith and to follow peace with all men,
This book contains powerful chapters – more than ten.

Then there is the poignant book of JAMES
Which reminds us that faith without works is dead.
Effective and intense prayer from the righteous,
Avails much to be witnessed and spread.

1st & 2nd PETER, a Leader,
1st & 2nd & 3rd JOHN, dearly Beloved,
These books were written by men of GOD.
Exhortations to holiness,
To be followers of CHRIST,
To keep GOD’S WORD,
And to love one another, not strife.

In that tiny book of JUDE,
The ungodly are crude,
The ungodly are lewd,
The ungodly are rude.

Last, but not least, is the book of REVELATION,
Where GOD gave John an elevation,
To reveal to the nations
CHRIST JESUS is coming again is his affirmation.
Whether you’re at home, in an auto, a building, a church, or bus station,

Copyright © BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.

Some Other Names & Titles of JESUS CHRIST

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A – “Advocate”  (Read 1 John 2:1-2)

B – “Bright and Morning Star”  (Read Revelation 22:16)

C – “Chief Corner Stone” (Read Ephesians 2:20 & I Peter 2:20)

D – “Door of the sheep”  (Read John 10:7-9)

E – “Emmanuel” and “Eternal Life”  (Read Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; I John 5:20)

F – “Faithful Witness” and “Finisher of our faith” and “First Begotten of the dead” (Read Revelation 1: 5; Hebrews 12:2)

G – “Good Shepherd”  (Read John 10:11,14-16)

H – “Horn of my salvation” (Read Psalm 18:2)

I – “I am”   (Read John 8:58)

J – “Just”  (Read Acts 3:13-14)

K – “KING of kings”  (Read I Timothy 6:13-16; Revelation 17:14 & Rev. 19:11-16)

L – “Lamb of GOD”  and LORD of lords  (Read John 1:29,36; I Timothy 6:15)

M – “Messiah”  and “Mediator” (Read John 1:41; I Timothy 2:5-6)

O – “Only Begotten of the Father”  (Read John 1:1-5,9-14)

P – our “Passover”  (Read I Corinthians 5:7)

R – “Resurrection”  (Read John 11:25-26)

S – “SAVIOUR”   (Read Luke 2:11; John 4:42; I John 4:10-15)

T – “Truth”  (Read John 14:6)

V – true “Vine”  (Read John 15:1-2)

W – “WORD OF GOD” (Read Revelation 19:11 – 13)


Psalm 121

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“What shall we then say to these things? 






for us,

who can

be against us?”

Romans 8:31

Psalm 18:3 –
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Psalm 18:48 –
He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

Psalm 23:5 –
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalm 27:2 –
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 27:10 –
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

Psalm 44:5 –
Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

Psalm 54:5 –
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Psalm 54:7 –
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Psalm 60:12 –
Through GOD we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.


Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...

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written by BeLinda Magee

(To demonstrate GOD’S creativity resulted in this Old Testament poem by reading its powerful words.)

Beginning with emphasis,
Is the first book, GENESIS.
All creation is discovered

The Leader, Moses, with GOD’S People
Have an exit in EXODUS,
They didn’t know the solution
Would be aqueous.

The priestly tribe of Levi
Is contained in LEVITICUS.
When the people disobeyed GOD,
Now that was iniquitous.

Forty years in a journey
Can be studied in NUMBERS.
GOD’S rebellious people, though protected,
Did make many blunders.

Unfaithfulness and disobedience
Is found in DEUTERONOMY,
Moses spoke of GOD’S LAWS
But GOD’S people had a mind for autonomy.

JOSHUA follows the death of Moses,
He received GOD’S COMMANDS,
With new and unknown adventures
And everything that imposes.

Idol worship and rejection of the LORD
Resulted in JUDGES,
When GOD’S People were defeated,
They had many grudges.

Naomi and Boaz were loved by RUTH
She gleaned in the fields,
Also great-grandmother of King David,
And that’s the truth.

Samuel, Saul , and David
A prophet, and two kings
Are mentioned in a huge manual,
Which comprises I & II SAMUEL.

Good and evil things
Are the reports they bring,
When you read and study
The history of I & II KINGS.

As we continue, King David still reigns
There is nothing quite ironical,
Followed by Solomon and other kings

Then comes book of EZRA
He was GOD’S helper.
Praying and praising GOD
Surely, he was not a slacker.

Next book is NEHEMIAH
He knew GOD’S People would not tire,
As long as they had a “mind to work”
Their responsibility they would not shirk.

GOD’S People were hated
On the scene comes ESTHER,
Risked her life to become queen,
That was no conjecture.

Enduring great suffering
Was a rich man named JOB.
His friends thought he had sinned,
They foolishly began to probe.

The longest book in the BIBLE is PSALMS
With poems, prayers, praises and songs,
One can find relief in them
They produce a great calm.

Want to read a collection of sayings
And powerful statements that don’t disturb?
Including wisdom and poetry – superb
This next book is PROVERBS.

You will discover joy with them,
They speak of Wisdom and Poetry and Love,
No other like this that comes from above.

The book of prophet ISAIAH had a big task at hand
He spoke for the LORD to the people
About their future in the land,
As long as they had GOD in their plan.

JEREMIAH has prophecy as well
This book of war has a story to tell.
Although GOD was leading him,
He was put in a jail cell.

GOD’S People had greatly sinned
As a result, they were punished then,
Jeremiah’s sorrow brought his LAMENTATIONS,
With these people, he had great consternations.

Then comes a priest and a prophet, EZEKIEL,
Who warned of GOD’S PUNISHMENT and SWORD,
Sounds like some previous BIBLE BOOKS – a sequel?
If only the people would hear the WORD OF THE LORD!

Oh, the next great prophetic book, DANIEL
A good example with his friends,
Who taught us how to handle
Ourselves with integrity, prayer, and visions,
Not an inkling of a scandal.

These prophetic books tell what it requires
Not to sin and how to reap bountiful blessings
Oh, what great and inspiring lessons.

Inform you how not to get stuck,
And not to get set in your stubborn ways,
These prophets will help you all of your days.


These prophetic books remind us
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD will reward and punish,
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD is always nigh.

© 2011 by BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.


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Deuteronomy 8:3 says:

“…that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”

Isaiah 40:8 says:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”

Isaiah 55:11 says:

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Psalm 119:11 says:

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

Proverbs 30:5 says:
Every word of God is pure:he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

Luke 8:11 says:

“…:The seed is the word of God.”

John 1:1 says:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 17:17 says:

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

Ephesians 6:17 says:

“…, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

2 Timothy 2: 9 says:

“…; but the word of God is not bound.”

2 Timothy 3:16 says:

All scripture is given by inspiration of GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:…”

Hebrews 4:12 says:

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

James 1:22 says:
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

1 Peter 1:23 says:

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

1 Peter 1:24-25 says:

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
But the word of the LORD endureth for ever.”


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by BeLinda Magee

Our lives are much more than our clothes and food
Because OUR HEAVENLY FATHER created us –
That was very good.

GOD’S diverse species of birds are adequately fed
By HIM to get food, they are divinely led.

GOD’S beautiful flowers simply grow in soil
There is no task to sweat nor toil.

Spending too much time thinking about tomorrow?
GOD always cares if there is some sorrow.

I Kings, Chapter 10 tells about Solomon‘s glory
Acquiring faithfulness in GOD, we’ll have a better story.

© 2011 BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.

(MY poem was inspired by reading Matthew 6:25-30.)