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Kill or Imprison
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By Michael P. Johnson
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� � � Kill or Imprison

Trying in Christ our flesh to kill

Crushing one�s filth to dust

We take as prisoner selfish will

Make captive wanton lust

Yet flesh remains, whilst bodies thrive

Cravings refuse to die

While selfishness keeps lust alive

Barring The Way on high

So still we fight both night and day

Though battles never cease

Satan won�t turn won�t walk away

Nor leave to serve in peace

The wayward flesh will raise its head

Will dance in lustful bliss

Will sing hell�s songs in Satan�s bed

Suffering no remiss

No wanton lust will seek to fall

No flesh can understand

Until Salvation comes to call

Through God�s almighty hand

When higher ground in Christ we seek

When knees of lust bow down

God�s grace will make the flesh grow weak

And self give up its crown

With Jesus� standard flying high

When spiritual man grows strong

When selfishness begins to die

We sing a different song

Willing self bows beneath The Sword

Humble it bends the knee

Giving one�s heart to Christ The Lord

The Way to life is free�..

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Submitted: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2018

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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