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Prisoners Arise
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Prisoners Arise


We all have sinned have erred and strayed

Rejected Christ as King

Refused His ways and disobeyed

Demonic songs to sing


We’ve all felt guilt from time to time

While falling Heaven short

We stoop to this or other crime

Yet fear being caught


Such fear reveals that God is true

Authority’s standing by

The Father’s eyes have all in view

Until the day we die


Yet wonderful is Heaven’s plan

To open wide its doors

To save the soul of fallen man

From death and Satan’s jaws


But who’ll resist the devil’s charms?

His luring calls defy 

Who’ll face The Truth leave Satan’s arms?

And seek God’s grace on high


Who’ll seek The Lord of righteousness?

The face of perfect love

Their shameful ways in truth confess?

Through Christ God’s Lamb above


For He alone can bring release

Heal hearts and make them pure

With love with grace amazing peace

Forgiveness more than sure


Who’ll put their trust in He who died?

Their faith in Jesus risen?

Who’ll bid His Spirit dwell inside?

And flee the devil’s prison …..

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Submitted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 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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