11-22-14 Slave to Sin

slave to sin

If you are not a Christ-born child of God,

There’s nowhere left to go, no one to help,

For sin has got you bound and scarred and flawed,

A hopeless slave in debt, the devil’s whelp.

No matter how you try to do just good,

The chains of sin are fast around your neck,

But freedom’s found between three nails and wood:

The blood of Jesus saves you from sin’s beck.

Just give your life to Christ, the choice is yours,

And let the Holy Spirit show the way,

And if you fall, repent, God’s mercy soars;

You now belong to Christ, in him you pray.

When Jesus died for you he took your sin,

So live for him, my brother, now begin!

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Jesus answered them,

Verily, verily, I say unto you,

Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

John 8:34 KJV

11-10-14 Go Away!

Get Thee Behind Me

The moment you awake to face the day

The devil is around to tempt your soul.

He’ll whisper ‘You’re not worthy now to pray,’

And ‘God’s too busy now to play that role.’

The father of all lies will turn your head;

He has a million ways to make you doubt.

Pick up the shield of faith and move ahead

And say “Behind me, Satan! Go! Get out!”

You do not have to deal with him at all;

Just use the Word of God as Spirit’s sword.

Call out to Jesus, He won’t let you fall;

No, Satan cannot fight against the Lord.

When you are saved you only choose to sin;

Stay close to God, don’t let the devil win.

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Get thee behind me, Satan!

Luke 4:8 KJV

10-27-14 Stand Fast

bondage

If you call Christ your Lord you now are free

Of all the damning nature of your sin;

His sacrifice gives you such liberty

A new life in the Spirit does begin.

With freedom you will surely draw such hate,

The world will want you back within its grip;

Stand fast with Christ, don’t take the devil’s bait,

The price of freedom sometimes means the whip.

The yoke of bondage once held you in chains,

But now you’re free beneath His cleansing blood;

Whatever happens now, the growth, the pains,

Are not worth falling back into the mud.

Not only is the Savior now your friend,

He’s just a prayer away and will defend.

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Stand fast therefore in the liberty

wherewith Christ hath made us free,

and be not entangled again

with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1 KJV

10-20-14 The Lord’s Prayer 05a: Deliver Us

temptation of st anthony

O Father, save us from temptation’s snare,

The kind that lead us far away from You.

If You must test us, help us stay aware

Your trials help to keep us wise and true.

The Devil may attempt to feed us doubt;

He may tempt to distrust the Holy Ghost.

O God, though trouble circles us about,

Deliver us from evil’s hoary boast.

Emancipate our minds from wicked thoughts

And save our souls from Satan’s hateful ways;

Your Son and our Redeemer Jesus taught

That we should call on You, God, when we pray.

So lead us not into temptation’s hold.

Deliver us from evil, make us bold.

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And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil

Matthew 6:13 KJV

6-6-14 Dirge #8: The Unholy

unholy

“I worship Satan, His power’s supreme!” crooned the man with his fresh suit and tie.

His image disguises a wicked black heart unless you look him straight in the eye.

Beware, you unholy evil, those who live to create an upheaval!

Get thee behind all of you and your kind;

You’re a snake from the Garden primeval!

“Come to the darkness; it’s cozy in here!” say the tempters who lead us astray.

Crack houses, strip clubs and murderous dens who consider the good easy prey.

Beware, devil’s spawn, so afraid of the dawn!

You can’t even handle a righteous born candle;

Your temptations don’t work, so be gone!

“We want your soul to be damned just like us!” cries the demon-filled pair on the bus.

These kind aren’t satisfied until they create hell on earth so that’s all we discuss.

Go away with confusion, you distract with illusion!

There is hope for you unless you run to

Jesus Christ with your sin and delusion!

Satan will make you believe you have power; he’s the father of lies and ruler of hell.

If you play with fire you’ll surely get burned; that’s no place to eternally dwell.

Turn to Jesus this second! You should hear Him beckon!

There is no time to wait to let go of your hate.

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1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)

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