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Prevent at the Start
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Prevent at the Start

 

The devil’s hand is never still

He’s always on the move

Stealing, cheating, prowling to kill

As all the world can prove

 

We all; have failed and fallen short

We’ve all been Satan’s whore

We all have doubted Christ’s report

And closed to Him our door

 

Deficient of godly fear

Through doubt, selfish at heart

The truth reveals quite crystal clear

From life; we’ll take no part

 

With Satan’s ploys there’s nothing new

Practicing many a year

He seeks to fowl God’s chosen few

With every trap and snare

 

There’s no great need for him to run

There’s always some who fall

He failed to get The Father’s Son

So now its whom He’ll call

 

Within the mind; the fight begins

The battle for our soul

He’d fill our hearts with countless sins

Achieving thus his goal

 

We need to stop him at the start

Hinder his evil flow

Before he can infest one’s heart

Before he strikes a blow

 

Impossible for flesh and bone

We need God’s righteous Hand

Relying on life’s Corner Stone

We’ll reach The Promised Land.....


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Submitted: Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, November 17, 2014

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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