The Bible tells about the prophet Elijah and his story
When his work on earth was done God took him to glory
Other prophets of old were instruments in God's hands
They brought God's words to people in many lands

A prophet marches to the sound of God's voice
The message he brings causes many to rejoice
He is often misunderstood and abused by scorners
And is often seen in the company of mourners

Sometimes he sighs and weeps over the state of affairs
He often prays to God and has many burdens he bears
His sleep is disturbed by divine dreams and visions
He seeks God's wisdom and will when making decisions

The office of prophet is very special indeed
To his words the people need to take heed
The message he brings is not one of his own
But the words are from God who is on his throne

The Lord still has prophets like those men of old
They are filled with the spirit and are very bold
The Lord has said do my prophets no harm
Listen to their words as they sound the alarm

Jesus Christ is coming back and very soon
The sun and stars will change so will the moon
Be prepared to meet your maker this I do say
It may be your time to die this very day

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

About the Author

Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, various other poems and articles (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military