Follow the Leader

by Jacob Dunbar

"But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant." (Matthew 23:8-11)

Seven-headed atrocity

Hierarchal authority

Rejection of Lordship

Usurpation of headship

 

Achievement of position

Muster up ambition

Building up my name

For glory and for fame

 

Come under my covering

Hand over every offering

Submit to my rule

Even when I’m cruel

 

Call me father call me teacher

Look to me I am your preacher

Blind obedience

Hideous deviance

 

Rule over one another

Have to have that cover

Someone to submit

To the counterfeit

 

Thrive on guilt and shame

Playing every game

Control, manipulation

Don’t break the stipulations

 

Culture of dogmatism

Kept in line by despotism

Take away security

Exploit all immaturity

 

Hold on to the traditional

Unconditionally conditional

Guise this as our family

No questions please, That’s blasphemy!

 

Turned into a drone

Make another clone

Come into our clique

Growing brick by brick

 

Patriarchal colony

Gender inequality

Women less than men

Think differently you sin

 

Husbands over wives

Marriages struggling to survive

Two-headed monster

              Intermediary imposter              

 

Not what was intended

When He descended and ascended

Sent His Spirit back to lead

Into all truth He decreed

One body with one head

Jesus risen from the dead

Not to be served but to care

For the broken and the bare

 

Left His seat far above

Fully demonstrating love

Picture of humility

Laid down His nobility

 

Not leading by control

But by wooing every soul

Lifts up on wings like eagles

Servant of all people

 

Laid Himself upon the altar

Reconciles to The Father

Come boldly to His throne

Fully reap what He has sown

 

Radiance of His goodness

Gives all who call eternal sureness

Submerged fully in His zeal

Not the shadow but the real

 

One flock with one Shepherd

All the captives are unfettered

Perfect love expels all fear

Confidently now draw near

 

No longer any condemnation

He revealed the great salvation

Image of the invisible

Absolutely unconditional

 

He freely gives affection

Not by natural selection

His love is egalitarian

And all are one in Him

 

Each person is unique

Created with mystique

One and true Father

gives all people equal honor

 

Mountains low valleys high

The Kingdom draws nigh

One Lord and One King

Restoring everything

 

No longer male or female

In the Kingdom equal scale

Over, through, and in all

He demolished every wall

 

The first and the last

His enduring love is steadfast

The beginning and the end

Seeking not servants but friends

Wellsprings of Rest

© 2020 Jacob Dunbar