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By Michael P. Johnson
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When darkness bills and Satan coos

God’s Spirit stands us true

But selfishness may cause one lose

God’s righteous point of view


As countless have so oft before

As children of the night

Through sin, to God we close the door

Afraid to face The Light


It’s always been the devil’s plan

To cheat to steal to lie

To clamp sin’s chains on wayward man

In sin and shame to die


Yet those forewarned with eyes to see

Those wise to Satan’s ruse

May seek The Way on bended knee

For grace to set them loose


To cleanse one’s soul of spot of stain

Of stench of filthy sin

Lest midst the fray we fight in vain

And let the devil win


Still the devil is no one’s fool

He’s learnt to understand

Even a child’s an awesome tool

In Jesus’ righteous hand


We need to learn from saints of old

Like Paul who seemed to fail

He prayed, sang praise with Silas bold

Till God broke down the jail


Through God alone future’s revealed

Forewarning those of choice

Those He has called those saved and healed

Who hear and heed His voice.......

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Submitted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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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