The two of me are tearing me apart,
One seeks for evil, the other for Your love,
To the point of pain in the middle of my heart;
I need the Intervention that comes from above;
One smells like life; the other smells so dead;
One has for me peace; the other has the death;
I ache deep inside; a pain in my head;
How I need, my Lord, Your gracious breath;
O, I desire that Eternal Tear
That breaks me away from the grip of dark;
I wish to depart to Your final care;
Granted through my Jesus, Who will ne’er part;
Is this Your pressure, according to Your heart
To bear Your good fruit, to Your holy glory?
Let me draw near You, Father; do not depart;
Let this become part of my testimony;
Is this the groan that comes from Your Spirit;
That which I’ve read in Your Holy Word?
I thank You, Father, for I hear it;
I pray, for me, that it’s always heard;
Who will deliver me, from this shell of death?
I thank my God, through His Lord and Christ;
It is through Him, I will catch Your breath;
All because of His needed sacrifice;
Based on the following verses:
“O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.”—Romans 7:24
“…we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”—Romans 8:23-29
“And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“ My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For whom the LORD loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”—Hebrews 12:5-11
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