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