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Knowing This
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Knowing This


Still by the wayside Seed will fall

Plagued with famine and drought

Though man may hear Salvation’s call

His heart remains in doubt


Will not The living Christ The Lord

Not keep His promise made?

Will not God raise His mighty sword?

And fight who truth invade


Satan may use each devious ploy

May tempt us with his wares

Yet through salvation’s strength and joy

We’ll flee his wicked snares


Nothing can sever from Christ one’s pledge

Nothing can pull us down

But we ourselves can form the wedge

That parts us from life’s crown


While knowing this and still believe

The message of The Cross

Who can the devil now deceive?

Causing such painful loss


The fight is on that we can win

When by The Lord we stand

If when we turn away from sin

Within our Master’s hand


The hand they pierced upon The Tree

The hand still stretched out wide

Seeking each soul He yet can free

To safely bring inside


I’m here my God, in You; I trust

Your Holy Will be done

Take up this child You made from dust

In You my war is won. ....

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Submitted: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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