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Satan's A Lying Cheat.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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When ill at ease, when down and out

When sad beyond compare

Trust will depart filling with doubt

The devil’s had to share


Prosperity will pass us by

Fruitless before the Lord

Like fools; we too are bound to die

To feel the Judge’s sword


God’s truth, the devil seeks to steal

To bring about man’s fall

He wants us think he isn’t real

No demons live at all


The devil is a lying cheat

No truth in him is found

The chaff is his, but not the wheat

Through Christ, that’s Heaven Bound


Though weak, or strong, though dull or wise

He’ll try us night and day

We never know in which disguise

The devil leads astray


Too oft we think life’s just no good

We’ll never make the grade

One’s purest thoughts he turns to mud

Where brightest lamps can fade


We must take captive every thought

The devil brings to mind

For every one that isn’t caught

He’ll use to keep us blind


Yet when God’s Spirit dwells inside

We’re greater than the cheat

God’s mighty arm turns swift the tide

Through Christ! The devil’s beat.....

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Submitted: Friday, November 10, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017

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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