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Those Forty Days
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By Geneva Poynter
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Those Forty Days


Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan –

“This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”

Spirit descended in blessing – not pardon –

Then for forty days, by the devil was teased.


Jesus’ submission to the Holy Spirit

As He guided Him into the vast wilderness,

Was being displayed here – oh let us hear it –

As Satan tempted Jesus in cruelness.


Jesus did not grumble nor complain or cry.

He did not strike Satan dead, used only The Word.

Then to tempt Jesus, Satan would try and try,

But Christ has strength of which Satan has just heard.


The WORD won’t allow me just relax in sin.

With the Spirit’s help I can be transformed by IT.

Jesus understands and He will help me win.

The battle is His – He can save from the pit!



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Submitted: Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2011

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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