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Have You Been Captured by Deceitful
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By James Pemberton
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Have You Been Captured By Deceitful Lies?

 

Have you been captured by

deceitful lies?

Things you once held as true and

Wholesome, you now despise?

Have your thoughts been “captured”

by a “spoken beauty?

Have you neglected your

God-given duty?

Has your soul been consumed by

a lie’s all-consuming fire?

With an “untruth,”

and an ungodly desire?

In your heart, is the Holy Spirit

an uninvited guest?

No wonder your life is in

such a huge mess!

Your head is filled with deception

and temptations of various kinds.

You pretend on the outside. But you've

lost control of your mind.

For your failures…  You’ve

only yourself to blame.

Now's the time to repent

and call on Jesus' name!

Though your sins be red as scarlet--

they can be washed as white as snow.

Only Jesus can be true peace and

 hope to your soul!

 

  By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2016

 

 


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Submitted: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!


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