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Satan's a Lying Cheat
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By Michael P. Johnson
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When ill at ease, when down and out
When sad beyond compare
Trust will depart filling with doubt
The devilís had to share

Prosperity will pass us by
Fruitless before the Lord
Like fools; we too are bound to die
To feel the Judgeís sword

Godís truth, the devil seeks to steal
To bring about manís fall
He wants us think he isnít real
No demons live at all

The devil is a lying cheat
No truth in him is found
The chaff is his, but not the wheat
Through Christ thatís Heaven bound

Though weak, or strong, though dull or wise
Heíll try us night and day
We never know in which disguise
The devil leads astray

Too oft we think lifeís just no good
Weíll never make the grade
Oneís purest thoughts he turns to mud
Where brightest lamps can fade

We must take captive every thought
The devil brings to mind
For every one that isnít caught
Heíll use to keep us blind

Yet when Godís Spirit dwells inside
Weíre greater than the cheat
Godís mighty arm turns swift the tide
Through Christ! The devilís beat.....

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Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2011

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011

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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