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Deny the Flesh
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Deny the Flesh


Who’ll place their faith in Christ God’s Son?

Who’ll walk the extra mile?

Who’ll pray until the victory’s won?

With flesh in self denial


Whose heart will say “I love You so?”

To Christ God’s Lamb on high

Then tell the devil where to go?

Thus causing self to die


Who’ll make to God such sacrifice?

Who’ll give to God their all?

Who’ll live for Him who paid the price?

That none in Him should fall


Say “Yes” receive The Holy Ghost

God’s gift to Jesus’ bride

Say “Yes” join now God’s mighty host

In Heaven to abide


Man’s spirit should heed The Lord’s command

One’s soul, should Christ obey

But sinful flesh will take a stand

And try to win the day


Self; keeps us from the final leap

Self keeps us falling short

Though fasting; puts the flesh to sleep

Through faith in Christ’s report


So who’ll deny their selfish lust?

Who’ll set their face as stone?

Who’ll sit like Job within the dust?

And feed on Christ alone?


True strength will come to those who wait

Seeking God’s Truth and Way

Who’ll trust in Christ what ere their fate

Beyond the youngest day.....

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Submitted: Friday, July 24, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 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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