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Not for Losing Weight.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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      Not For Losing Weight.....

When Jesus walked upon the land

Denying cup and meat

Suffering desert, burning sand

The devil met defeat


We too can flee the fowler’s snares

Each tempting ploy today

Resist the devil’s tempting wares

And see him crawl away


Who’ll seek for victory in God’s Son

His guidance to receive

Witness mighty miracles done

Enabling to believe


Fasting can break the strongest chain

Can free from Satan’s claws

Can light the flame of hope again

Can open countless doors


Its not a way for losing weight

But that of sin and shame

Refusing self of meat and mate –Joel 2:12-16

Can lift up Jesus’ name


Can touch the heart of God on high

Can move His hands in might

Can bring one treasures none can buy

Put every foe to flight


True faith can grow through fasting prayer

Life’s spark can set ablaze

Can cause Heaven great gifts to share

As was in bible days


But many knees refuse to bow

Like fools they’re plagued with doubt

They think to fast is not for now

Thus lose to Satan out.....

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Submitted: Monday, August 12, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013

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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