Thursday, January 25, 2018

Of Wily Want...

...and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. 
This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, 
and is already in the world at this time.
They are of the world. 
That is why they speak from the world’s perspective,
and the world listens to them.…
1 John 4:3-5 

I planned to peg a quickie today but it seemed another Hand kept pushing mine!
I'm over-whelmed with concern sometimes when I think about the world
 our precious, precious 'littles' are growing up in...

People teaching lies (with an eternal impact) that they believe are truth; 
Trying to teach youngsters not to lie, with a lie!
Why? Some have perhaps never been taught the Truth  


Sometimes I feel a sad sort of sympathy
 for country-leaders who seem unaware of what they do not know...
'cause maybe they only know what their daddies taught them!
As long as Bibles stay closed how is anyone armed with Truth?!
Without God's Word in our heart how do we battle the Tempter, full of lies?

What a wily Want, temptation
Fills the mind with silky sigh
Where thought’s wild imagination
Tricks the heart into a lie

Ignorance is like a cancer
Feeding on Moral Decay
Looking for another answer
Rather than the One True Way

Sad, the bane that follows after
The Deceiver does not care
Not in vain his heinous laughter
Sets a sugar-coated snare

Distraction is like pink frosting
Disguising death’s poisoned bite
Sample craves sample, thus costing
Loss of Wholesome Appetite

Without Truth, love has no basis
While the seeker of it chases
Hope, like rolling tumbleweed

Wanders the earth to and fro
Seeking who he may devour
Luring victims with The Show

What a wily, heartless hunter
After he is satisfied
Leaves his prey with howling hunger
In the street where wisdom cried

Run! Death’s cold, cunning tormentor
Tests the best of you and I
Robed as an angel, the Tempter
Tricks the heart into a lie

Beams His Light into heart-altars
Heaped with ashes of Want’s strife

© Janet Martin

 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
    that the mountains would tremble before you!
 As when fire sets twigs ablaze
    and causes water to boil,
come down to make your name known to your enemies
    and cause the nations to quake before you! 
 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
    you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. 
 Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

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