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I Knew You Not
by Jody Goode
03/08/11
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In My Heart,
There is a void you never filled
But by My will I brought you forth
Free to live as you saw fit

My love for you has never waned
From whence I wove you in the womb
With joy and pride,
In witness I stood by,
While the Breath of Life
Brought forth your borning cry

Because a vow I made and kept unbroken
I walked your life in stride beside you
Laughing and weeping
In all your times of joy and sorrow
Yet never abiding, Mine you never knew
With blind eye,
You simply looked right through Me
Keeping from Me
All that you are left unspoken

Though I was with you all along
You chose to walk the way of earth
Bound and burdened
Under its heavy deathly curse
With deaf ear,
You could not hear My fervent prayers
That you'd come Home where you belong

The Book of Life was written
In My sacrificial Blood
Where every soul created,
And on that day redeemed,
Had its name inscribed upon
The very pages of my Heart
Waiting for the glorious day
When blessed faith would come to claim it
Leaving in its place
A void, where unclaimed names have been erased

Now on that day of reckoning
A day that's sure to come
You look at Me and wonder
What it is you haven't done
I close the Book and thus My Heart
Your name I could not find
In solemn words, I render judgment
"Depart from Me, I knew you not"



Copyright 2011, Jody R Goode, EvangelicalPoetry.com


Scripture Path:

Psalm 139:1-18
LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night," Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day, Darkness and light are alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.

Hebrews 13:5
for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you."

Deuteronomy 31:8
"The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you; He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

2 Peter 3:7-9
But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

John 15:5
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

John 15:6
"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

Ezekiel 12:2
"Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.

Matthew 13:15
FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.'

John 17:22-26
"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. "Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. "O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Revelation 3:5
'He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

Psalm 69:28
May they be blotted out of the book of life; And may they not be recorded with the righteous.

Revelation 3:3
'So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent; Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come
to you.

Matthew 7:21-23
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME...'

Revelation 20:15
And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

John 17:3
"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.


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Janice S Ramkissoon  27 Feb 2012
Trying to live the life worthy of hearing those precious words, "Well Done! thou good and faithful servant,enter..." Yet I find it such a struggle. It is good to be reminded of how easily we can slip and fall so that we can stay focused and help each other to remain in God's will. Thank you Jody, for being a blessing today. May God continue to pour into you that you will continue to pour onto us. Love always. Jan.
Christian Coutts 01 Feb 2012
Jody, this is painful and wonderful. This sure is an eye opener for the redeemed and those that do not know Him. It rekindles the heart of evangelism inside of me. It reminded me that so many out there will one day hear those words...Thank you for this lesson. God bless and keep serving. In Christ, Christian
Justus Ondieki 03 May 2011
Thank you very much Jody for sharing this, yes it is true and we all need to walk as the Lord wants us to lets one day it dawn to us and be told I knew you not, this is a great reminder indeed. Thank you also for your comment on my article,'AM TOO LITTLE, IT IS THE DEVIL'S LIE. May the Lord bless you as you write for His glory. Blessings and love sent to you my sister. Justus
Janice S Ramkissoon  19 Mar 2011
The sting within: "Depart from Me, I knew you not" A call to heed the word of God today, be cleansed from our sins and get right with God. Thank you for the gentle reminder. God bless!
Julie Pisacane 10 Mar 2011
Great thought provoking piece, Jody . May it help to give pause and re-examination of the foundation of true faith. To God be all the glory , Julie Ephesians 2 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Jean Elizabeth  10 Mar 2011
Jode, this one really touched me! Thankfully as long as there's breath there's hope! Praying for them all! Love you. xxxo
Thomas Kittrell 09 Mar 2011
Jody, I read this after reading your reply to my message to you on face book. You have written this from your heart, a heart of concern and love for one so dear to your heart. I can appreciate your desire to put your thoughts into words. Now, let us all pray that the one whom this concerns will understand the great love Christ has for us, and the opportunity Christ gives for repentance and forgiveness. God bless you and your husband. You two have a safe trip home from Texas.




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