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It's Satan's Job
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By Michael P. Johnson
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It's Satan's Job


The Father seeks His Son a bride
Perfect in every way
So through His Spirit deep inside
He’s testing night and day


God’s testing souls and wayward hearts
Probing the depths within
Searching if one of Satan’s darts
Has led our souls to sin                             Job 1:8


It’s Satan’s job to prove; the seed
He’ll lie he’ll steal and cheat
He'll tempt and woo the worthless weed
From Jesus’ ripening wheat


Christ warns about the devil’s snares
Of testing in this life
Because He loves He truly cares
And wants a faithful wife


He warns that Satan will deceive
Festoon one’s life with flaws
But who in Jesus Christ believe
Will close the devil’s jaws


Even with friends we love so dear
Darkness will seek its place
Will cloud the mind fill hearts with fear
Will cause us lose the race


In sickness, there are testing grounds     Job.2:3-10
Yet wisdom proves so well
Here the devil makes his rounds
To see what pain may tell                          Job.3:1-26


So those now lost, still plagued with shame
Who’ll die with hearts of stone
Its not the devil who’s to blame
The choice is ours alone..... 

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Submitted: Sunday, August 2, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, August 2, 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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