Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Hunter and the Hunted

The devil’s on a mission
There is a goal he’s set.
He wants the lives of Christians
Who aren’t committed yet.

All along the way
He does the best he can
To turn each one away
From Christ, the Son of Man.

Sometimes he will succeed
In bringing one to hell.
But when God intercedes,
His plans do not go well.

He sees the doors shut tight
Within a true believer.
They’re clothed in holy light,
Revolting the deceiver.

They’re armored with the Cross
And following God’s ways.
Jesus is their Boss,
So satan turns away.

For someone else he’ll search.
He’s in a raging mood.
He hates the Lord, the Church.
He’s hunting down his food.

C.V., girl, age 15  

Scriptural basis for the poem:
"Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." (1Pe 5:8)

"Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (Jas 4:7)

More of our children's poems:
Judgment of Babylon

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. The "Warrior of God" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. Please also see America, Turn Back to God. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God.You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."  Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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