Category Archives: Spiritual Warfare Poems

Mind Renewal ~

Sometimes with myself,
I get sick and tired . . .
especially since the old man
I thought had expired.

But, he seems to come back,
every now and then . . .
and I have to figure out
how to get rid of him again.

So whenever I find myself,
with the old man in a battle
on the Word I stand my ground
so my faith he can’t rattle.

For, he would love to see me,
once again in his control . . .
but, I refuse to allow him
back into my heart and soul.

Sometimes I have to fight,
the old man off with the new
that’s why I keep the spirit . . .
of my mind daily renewed!

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Ephesians 4:22-23

That ye put off concerning
the former conversation
he old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit
of your mind;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Talk With My Self ~

Today I had a talk,
with my other mind
it asked me what . . .
I was out to find.

I told it I needed,
to find some peace
but onto me it’s fear
it began to release.

We started to argue,
back and forth we went
soon spiritually . . .
it had me feeling spent.

So, I put my foot down,
told it I didn’t like its ways
nor was I interested . . .
in what it had to say.

Today I had a talk,
with my other mind
and I gave it the boot
so peace I could find!

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James 1:8

A double minded man
is unstable in all his ways.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Guarding Your Heart ~

Guarding your heart,
is a daily must . . .
and the Holy Spirit
you’ll need to trust.

For He’ll alert you to,
satan’s earthly snares
so to his tipsy bait
you will be aware.

Preparing your heart,
is a daily thing . . .
for you never know
the cares it’ll bring.

For a heart ready,
is a warrior sober
and to satan’s lures
it will not trip over.

Guarding your heart,
is a daily to do . . .
for it may be the day
Jesus comes for you!

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Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Earthly Woes ~

We all have earthly battles,
all our nerves get rattled
but we who have true faith . . .
don’t become by fear shackled.

We all have earthly trials,
all our hearts get hurt
but we who Jesus know . . .
from the Light don’t divert.

We all have earthly tests,
all our minds get confused
but we who have His Spirit
to His guidance don’t refuse.

We all have earthy woes,
all our souls get bewildered
but we who in God trust . . .
know we will be delivered.

We all have earthly cares,
all believers get dismayed
but we who have eternal hope . . .
from the truth aren’t dissuaded!

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wicked High Places ~

Spiritual wickedness,
we all have to fight
but first we must pray
with all of our might.

For we won’t know,
how we’re to win . . .
or have the strength
to overcome sin.

Spiritual wickedness,
aiming for our hearts
with satan we battle
unending fiery darts.

For he wants us to lose,
the hope of our salvation
by luring us into . . .
his pit of temptation.

Wicked high places,
everywhere you look . . .
but God has a battle plan
for us in the Good Book!

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Ephesians 6:12-13

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Equipped ~

Father equip us,
with Your power and might
as today we prepare . . .
for this battle we fight.

Outfit us with the truth,
so we may endure
the pull of the darkness
and it’s wicked allure.

Father arm us,
for the battle ahead
prepare for us the way
so we can be Spirit led.

Supply us with the trust,
as with evilness we grapple
give us Your strength
as wickedness we tackle.

Father equip us,
so that we will be ready
to fight the good fight . . .
with a faith that is steady!

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Ephesians 6:12-18

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood,
but against principalities,
against powers,
against the rulers of the
darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness
in high places.

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;

And your feet shod with the preparation
of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:

Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all
perseverance and supplication
for all saints;

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Deborah Ann Belka


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From The Poem: Holy Spirit Walking

 


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From The Poem: Rise Up Again

 


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From The Poem: Gear Up

 


Problematic ~

Some like sheep,
follow whatever herd
no longer caring . . .
if the truth is blurred.

Making decisions,
not at all godly
not bothering to think
exactly how costly.

Some like sheep,
go whatever way
to altered gospels
they easily sway.

Wandering off,
the road that’s straight
forgetting just how
narrow is the gate.

All we like sheep,
have become erratic
tis why the church today . . .
is so problematic!

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Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own
way; and the Lord hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Smoking Hot ~

I saw it approaching me,
I knew from where it came
on the very tip of it . . .
I could even see my name.

It was smoking hot,
the flames were blazing
I knew after me
satan’s dart was aiming.

It had my faith in sight,
my trust was its goal
for satan’s always shoots . . .
directly for the soul.

As I put up my shield,
 on Jesus name I called
to help me to extinguish
this flaming, fiery ball.

So, beware my friends,
if you should see the same
one of satan’s fiery darts . . .
may too have your name!

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Ephesians 6:16

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


Let Jesus Fight For You ~

Jesus will fight for you,
just give Him your battle
He knows without Him
you’re weak and fragile.

All you have to do,
is pass your cares along
then wait and be still
till He makes you strong.

Jesus will fight for you,
all you have to do is ask
then all of your troubles
onto Him you must cast.

Soon you will have,
peace filling your heart
keeping your mind
from unraveling apart.

Jesus will fight for you,
on this you can be sure
for the battle is His . . .
not yours alone to endure!

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Exodus 14:14

“The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.”

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


A Holy Fight ~

If we’re to be,
for Jesus a light
we must be ready
evil to fight.

For the darkness hates,
all that is right
and will stop at nothing
to douse our light.

If we’re to be,
for Jesus the salt
we must be prepared
for the world’s assault.

For the darkness hates,
all that is sound
and will do anything
to hold its ground.

If we’re to be for Jesus,
the salt and the light . . .
then we must be prepared
for a holy fight!

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Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the
darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness
in high places.

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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan Doesn’t Care ~

Satan does not care,
who his victim is . . .
all he cares about
is who he can call his.

He will take anyone,
who you are is no big deal
as long as your heart and soul
from God he can steal.

Satan does not care,
how he gets a hold of you
all he cares about
is how your mind he can skew.

He will use any method,
to confuse and deceive
so that he can get you
not in God to believe.

Satan does not care,
who he catches or devours
so be ever watchful . . .
lest you succumb to his powers!

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1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober,
be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil,
as a roaring lion,
walketh about,
seeking whom
he may devour.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Warriors Know ~

Warriors know,
to God they need to pray
if they’re to face
the battles of the day.

So before they go,
out into the field
courage in their armor
they know to wield.

Warriors prepare,
for the fight ahead
by wearing their helmet
upon their head.

They carefully suit up,
so to stand firm
on the truths in the Bible
that they have learned.

Warriors know,
God’s armor a must
for it’s God’s power . . .
not their own they trust!

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Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Nameless Faces ~

Spiritual warfare,
in heavenly places
sinister, vile forces
with nameless faces.

Evil and wickedness,
we’re all up against
the armor of God
is our only defense.

Sober and watchful,
we have got to be
for the devil prowls
to devour you and me.

Submitting to God,
withstanding the day
trusting in His word
to keep darkness at bay.

Spiritual warfare,
each day we must fight
for even satan disguises . . .
himself as the true light!

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Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the
darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness
in high places.”

2 Corinthians 11:14

“And no marvel;
for Satan himself
is transformed into
an angel of light.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Vanity, Oh Vanity ~

Vanity, oh vanity
what gain is there in
the charm of your lure
only covers our sin.

On lofty pedestal,
is where you put us
so that in ourselves
not in God we’ll trust.

You tease and play,
with our heart and mind
vanity, oh vanity
your pride makes us blind.

You lift us up high,
proud chin and all
so we can’t look down
on the cause of our fall.

Ego, oh ego,
vanities conceited kin
in you there is no good . . .
beyond your wicked grin!

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Ecclesiastes 1:2

“Vanity of vanities,
saith the Preacher,
vanity of vanities;
all is vanity.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Graffiti ~

When satan messes,
with your heart and mind
on them his graffiti . . .
you will begin to find.

For your hope,
he will vandalize
and on your heart
he’ll write his lies.

When your faith,
satan tries to deface
let him know
you’re saved by grace.

For with your trust,
he will have a ball
and on your mind
his lies he’ll scrawl.

When satan lies to you,
don’t play chicken . . .
tell him what in your Bible
has been written!

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Matthew 4:10

“Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan:
for it is written,”

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Spiritual Wickedness ~

Spiritual wickedness,
in high and low places
both in shadow’s dark
and open lit up spaces.

Evilness all around,
scouring the earth
the top of the world
evil’s plotting berth.

Wicked devilish powers,
cruel and ruthless
rulers of destruction
cold and heartless.

Vicious, vile spirits,
enemies of mankind
invisible destroyers
of hearts and minds.

Spiritual wickedness,
satan’s wolf pack . . .
so get on your armor
and be ready to attack!

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Ephesians 6:12-13

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Life ~

When the well of life,
starts running dry
and you find yourself
wondering why.

For, not long ago,
it seemed to flow
with hope and joy
wherever you’d go.

But, now it trickles,
when at its best
draining from you
your peace and rest.

And now in your soul,
there is a deep thirst
causing your faith
to be at its worst.

That’s when you need,
from Jesus a refill . . .
so the waters of life
He can again instill!

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John 4:14

“ But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing
up into everlasting life.

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Fighting The Faithful Fight ~

We are all warriors,
fighting against evil
we’re all in a battle
with satan the devil.

We are all up against,
wickedness in high places
we are all fighting . . .
to stay in God’s good graces.

We all are battling,
the darkness of this age
we are all fighting
the hatred and the rage.

We are all engaged,
in a war to survive
we are all fighting
to keep our faith alive.

We are all warriors,
fighting the faithful fight
we are looking to find . . .
a way to shine God’s light!

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Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood,
but against principalities,
against powers,
against the rulers
of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness
in high places.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be a Sellout ~

You can tell God you’re sorry,
ask Him for forgiveness . . .
but, without true repentance
sin, still will be your weakness.

You can try to conquer sin,
but, it is impossible to do
unless you have the Holy Spirit
and His power helping you.

You can beg and you can plea,
for your sins to be forgiven
but, without turning from them
to sin, you’ll still be driven.

You can try to stay away,
from all evil and wickedness
but, without the Light in your life
you’ll still be drawn to the darkness.

You can cry, you can weep,
over your besetting sin
but, without true remorse
over them you’ll never win.

You can try to keep sin at bay,
you can try to cut it out . . .
but, without true repentance
to sin you will still sellout!

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Luke 5:32

“I came not to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


When Confident ~

When we’re confident,
when our faith is strong
we can bet on this . . .
satan will come along.

He wants to shake us,
right off of our foundation
by saying we’re not worthy
of grace, unto salvation.

When we’re confident,
in the God whom we trust
we can be sure of this . . .
satan will come after us.

He wants us to believe,
God doesn’t hear our prayers
nor does He want to listen
all about our earthly cares.

When we’re confident,
is when satan likes to attack
so we need to be sure . . .
our whole armor is intact!

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Ephesians 6:10-11

“Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Take Care ~

Take care my friend,
as you go about your day
be careful who you meet
as you go along your way.

For, there’s a lot of evil,
waiting for you out there
so make sure before you go
to use extreme care.

Take care my friend,
do not be deceived
lest your heart be harden
to what you believe.

For, the world will test you,
with it wickedness
and you must not show it
one once of willingness.

Take care my friend,
lest from God you fall away
for satan would just love . . .
to see you lead astray!

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Hebrews 3:12-13

“Take heed, brethren,
lest there be in any
of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing
from the living God.

But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;
lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Winning The Fight ~

Each day is a battle,
we must fight
against the darkness
with God’s light.

Against the forces,
led by the devil
against his armies
saying good is evil.

Our spiritual enemies,
are all around us
to their wicked ways
they want us to adjust.

But, we must stand,
for what we believe
and their evil lies
we must not receive.

Each day it’s a battle,
to shine God’s light . . .
and without His armor
we can’t win the fight!

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Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Who Hindered You ~

Who hindered you,
who got you off the path
who brought you closer
to knowing God’s wrath?

Who stopped you,
who made your heart sway
who lead you from
the straight, narrow way?

Who approached you,
who got you off track
who caused you to turn
on God your very back?

Who made you to stumble,
who caused you to waiver
who persuaded you to think
you don’t need a Savior?

Who was it that wanted you,
out of the faithful race
who said you don’t deserve
God’s mercy, love and grace?

Who is that cleaver,
who is that spiteful . . .
none other but Satan
could be so deceitful!

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Galatians 5:7

“Ye did run well;
who did hinder you
that ye should not
obey the truth?”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Clouds~

Sometimes there’s a cloud,
hanging over me . . .
no matter where I look
despair is all I see.

I ask God to remove,
the gloom in my way
but, it remains no matter
how hard I try to pray.

The feeling is somber,
disheartening to say the least
and I know it is coming
from satan that old  beast.

For he wants me to be,
discouraged and joyless
he loves to make me feel
rejected and hopeless.

Lord, sometimes there’s a cloud,
dampening my view
but it simply dissipates . . .
the more I think of you!

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Psalm 94:19

“In the multitude of my thoughts
within me
thy comforts delight my soul.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sifted ~

sifted-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Reaped from the field,
ready was I . . .
to meet my Savior
and give faith a try.

Just like wheat,
needing to be threshed
I found myself separating
from the things of the flesh.

Little did I know,
I too needed to be sifted
until every imperfection
was raised and lifted.

Then along came satan,
my faith he tested
but on Christ Jesus
my salvation rested.

Reaped from the field,
now I’m fully converted
for to satan lies . . .
I’ve been amply alerted!

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Luke 22:31-32

“And the Lord said,
Simon, Simon,
behold,
Satan hath desired
to have you,

that he may sift
you as wheat:

But I have prayed
for thee,

that thy faith fail not: and
when thou art converted,
strengthen thy brethren.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Pressurized ~

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Feeling the pressure,
from your peers
no matter your age
or number of years?

Well, you won’t collapse,
under the pressure
if you keep your eyes on
your heavenly treasure.

Being influenced,
to follow the crowd
where anything goes
everything is allowed?

Well, you needn’t fold,
under the pressure
if you go to your Bible
for a daily refresher.

Being criticized,
for how you believe
because worldly views
you refuse to receive?

Well don’t you give in,
no matter the pressure
know your faith in God
brings Him pleasure.

Being mocked,
teased and made fun of
because you rather follow
the Light from above?

Well don’t you cave in,
nor be conformed . . .
instead let your mind
in God be transformed!

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Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed
to this world:
but be ye transformed
by the renewing
of your mind,
that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


This Battle is God’s ~

This Battle is God's ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m claiming victory,
I know just who is in charge
and I believe God’s methods
are the best ones to discharge.

For this battle is not mine,
it belongs to God alone
and I truly get that . . .
His ways are not my own.

I have learned to be still,
to wait and to be quiet
and most importantly
I have learned not to quit.

For I am God’s soldier,
He’s enlisted me to fight
and in His strength I’ll win
by the power of His might.

I’m claiming my victory,
way ahead of time . . .
for I know this mountain
God will help me to climb!

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2 Chronicles 20:15

“And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah,
and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and thou king Jehoshaphat,
Thus saith the Lord unto you,
Be not afraid nor dismayed by
reason of this great multitude;
for the battle is not yours,
but God’s.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Lot More Assurance ~

A Lot More Assurance ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Lord, today I will need,
a lot more assurance
that You will give me
strength and endurance.

For it’s a daily battle,
I’m fighting out there
and I’m feeling fatigued
from the wear and tear.

Lord, today I will need,
more or Your power
to fight off the enemy
no matter what the hour.

For, the conflict I’m fighting,
is between good and evil
and every day I’m thrown
straight into its upheaval.

Lord, today I will need,
strengthen and endurance
for the fight I fight . . .
is a constant occurrence!

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1 Timothy 6:12

“Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


In It To Win It ~

In It To Win It ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Beaten, but not broken,
down, but not out
for I’m in this fight
to win the bout.

Shattered, but not crushed,
weak, but not frail
for there’s no way
Satan’s taking me to hell.

Tattered, but not torn,
bleak, but not resigned
for my heart and God’s
will always be aligned.

Fragile, but not hopeless,
mournful, but not blue
for nothing can shake
my faith, Lord in You.

Beaten, but not broken,
for I’m in it to win it . . .
that’s why you won’t see
me ever give up or quit!

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Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Never Lose Sight ~

Never Lose Sight ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When getting ready,
to take on the battle
ask God for courage
so not to be rattled.

For God will give you,
His power and might
and on the victory
you’ll never lose sight.

Before you get attacked,
be ready to request
all the help you need
to win the contest.

For God will grant,
strength to your soul
and bring the attack
under His control!

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2 Chronicles 20:15

“For the battle is not yours,
but God’s.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


AWOL ~

AWOL ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

As soldiers of God,
we mustn’t be at ease
we can’t go and do
whatever we please.

We must always be,
in conflict mode
there’s no down time
in our battle code.

Our assigned posts,
we can never leave
in our daily fight
there is no reprieve.

We need to be ready,
with our battle plans
we must always obey
His fight commands.

As soldiers of God,
we mustn’t go AWOL
lest into Satan’s hands
we will surely fall!

~~~~~

1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

CHRISTian poetry
by Deborah Ann


Gear Up ~

Armor Up ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Now more than ever,
we need to prepare . . .
the shield of our faith
we must always wear.

We must always keep on,
the helmet of salvation
hold onto to the sword
without any hesitation.

We need to be buckled,
with the truth around us
so that in God . . .
we’ll always put our trust.

We need the breastplate,
of righteousness in place
for it’s the only way
we will finish the race.

We mush daily put on,
the full armor God’s given
then to the devil’s ploys
we’ll stand firm and not give in.

Now more than ever,
we must put on our battle gear
lest in these last days . . .
we’ll be overcome by fear!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Spiritual Fatigue ~

Spiritual Fatigue ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann belka

When discouragement comes,
knocking on your door
you can be sure of this . . .
it’ll knock you to the floor.

It wants to pull the rug,
out from what you believe
discouragement knows . . .
it brings spiritual fatigue.

Discouragement is aware,
of each move you make
it wants to stop the steps
of faith that you take.

It wants to rob the hope,
that lives inside of you
discouragement will distort
what you know to be true.

Discouragement will cause,
spiritual wear and tear . . .
so when it comes knocking
give Jesus, its burden to bear!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him;
 for he careth for you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Greater is He ~

Greater is He ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, yesterday satan,
tried to take me down
oh, how he wanted me
to hit hard on the ground.

His darts came fiercely flying,
from seemly out of no where
they were quick and fiery
meant more than to just scare.

He knew the exact target,
before he took aim . . .
he wanted to leave my faith
weak, broken and lame.

But, on Your promise,
I took my stand . . .
shot those blazing darts
right out of his hand.

I did what You said
told him to up and flee . . . .
that GREATER were You
who lives inside of me.

Lord, yesterday satan,
tried to take me down
but, on Your holy Word . . .
I stood my ground!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:4

“Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is in you,
than he that is in the world.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Rise Up Again ~

I Will Rise ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Whenever you fall,
you must rise up again
no matter the struggle
or the amount of pain.

Lest Satan our enemy,
will fight to keep you down
he will do anything . . .
to pin you to the ground.

Whenever you tumble,
get right back on your feet
no matter the plunge
or you will suffer defeat.

For the devil our adversary,
likes to keep you in chains
he will jump at the chance
to hold you in his restrains.

Whenever you stumble,
when into darkness you fall
Jesus will light your way . . .
if on His name you call!

~~~~~~~

Micah 7:7-9

” Therefore I will look unto the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation:
my God will hear me.

Rejoice not against me,
O mine enemy: when I fall,
I shall arise; when I sit in darkness,
the Lord shall be a light unto me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s A Fiery Battle ~

It's A Battle ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s a blazing battle,
staying in the faithful race
there’s a lot of fiery darts
everyday we have to face.

It’s a daily dying,
to our selfish need
it’s an hourly test
one we mustn’t cede.

It’s a damning contest,
Satan were up against
it’s a daily must
to put on our defense.

It’s a holy conflict,
between the old and new
it’s a deadly decision
the winning is up to you.

It’s a hostile war,
we mustn’t get fatigued
it’s a matter of trust
lest we all be deceived.

It’s a winning battle,
each day we can fight
if we just remember . . .
to keep Jesus in our sight!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Everyday Victory ~

Everyday Victory ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Everyday victory,
is ours to be had
it’s our choice . . .
to be happy or sad.

Everyday victory,
is ours to claim
it’s our choice . . .
to be strong or lame.

Everyday victory,
is ours to possess
it’s our choice . . .
to quit or to press.

Everyday victory,
is ours over sin
it’s our choice . . .
to lose or to win.

Everyday victory,
is ours to accept
it’s our choice . . .
to believe or reject.

Everyday victory,
is ours to gain
it’s our choice . . .
to fail or to strain!

~~~~~

1 Timothy 6:12

“Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed
a good profession

before many witnesses.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Great Accuser ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ No regrets - IBible Verse

When your past starts to haunt,
bringing to the surface . . .
the things you’ve done wrong
know satan has his purpose.

For, he loves to taunt you,
with things you’re forgiven for
and he will try anything . . .
to re-enter your heart’s door.

Satan is our great accuser,
discourager of our hope . . .
he’d rather see us all hanging
by the threads of regret’s rope.

He wants to confuse you,
fill you with remorse and shame
he wants you to feel defeated
so your soul he can reclaim.

So, next time you’re feeling,
satan’s noose around your neck
just look upon Jesus . . .
and on the cross reflect!

~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 12:10

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
Now is come salvation, and strength,
and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ:
for the accuser of our brethren
is cast down, which accused them
before our God day and night.”

~ AMEN and AMEN ~

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


On Jesus’ Name I Call ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Sometimes into my head,
satan loves to crawl . . .
so that my every thought
he can attack and maul.

To his lying schemes,
I am very much aware
he may try with his lies
but, I’ll not fall into his snare.

Sometimes into my head,
satan likes to play around
so, I just say no to him . . .
whenever he comes around.

I’ll not let him take captive,
my heart or my mind
I refuse to fall into . . .
his trappings of any kind.

Sometimes into my head,
satan loves to crawl . . .
but, I can make him flee
when on Jesus’ name ~ I call!

~~~~~~~

James 4:7

“Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Battle to Fight ~

A Battle to Fight ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah nn

Today I am getting ready,
for there is a battle to fight
and I am going to be suited
in the power of Jesus’ might.

I am going to be putting on,
the girdle of truth and grace
then I will be able to look . . .
Satan right in his ugly face.

When the devil looks at me,
he’ll wonder just who I am
but soon he will figure out
I am a child of the Lamb.

I know Satan will tempt me,
it’s become a daily thing
but onto my Lord and Savior
my flesh is going to cling!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 13:14

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Stairway to My Soul ~

Stairway by Laura Macky http://lauramacky.wordpress.com/

The stairway to my soul,
once was long and dark
to Satan, I was indeed
just another easy mark.

He hid in the shadows,
waiting around for me
for, God’s eternal light
he didn’t want me to see.

Each step I would climb,
he’d throw a fiery arrow
he knew how to keep me
off the straight and narrow.

Still, I kept my sights on,
the safe landing at the top
knowing his attacking me
would never end or stop.

The stairway to my soul,
now floods with God’s light
though, Satan’s still after me
I stand ready for the fight!

~~~~~

Ephesians 6:16
King James Version 

” Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Rules of Engagement ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Beware my Christian friend,
Satan is after you . . .
putting on the Armor of God
is the first thing you must do.

Satan’s always a step ahead,
setting up his land mines
his first rule of attack
is to mess with our minds.

He’s waiting in a fox hole,
ready to ambush you
so be sure you’re prepared
with a Scripture or two.

You must be ready,
you’re always in his range
the rules of combat
everyday he will change.

When things are going good,
it will draw his fire out
being in the Word of God
will keep away any doubt.

Beware my Christian friend,
you’re not under friendly fire
for your very soul . . .
is Satan’s one true desire!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:10-11
King James Version

“Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Eternal Perks ~

 

hopeeternal-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Living a godly life,
is not very popular today
it’s getting much harder
to follow the true and righteous way.

It can be very lonely,
to stand up for what is right
when you speak the Gospel truth
it becomes a lifelong fight.

It takes determination,
some good old fashion discipline
when you love the things of God
you’ll be deemed a simpleton.

Many evil things in this world,
are vying for our attention
but, we must strive to do good
so to leave a faithful impression.

It is hard to live a godly life,
it takes a lot of work . . .
but, living a life pleasing to God
comes with eternal perks!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Titus 2:11-13
King James Version

“For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness
and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of the great
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Hate the Devil ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

In case you don’t know,
I really hate the devil . . .
he’s poison, he’s toxic
he’s deadly and full of evil.

He’s wicked, He’s a liar,
he’s a murderer, he’s a thief
all he brings into our lives
is torment, pain and grief.

I just can’t stand him,
he makes my stomach churn
for I know there are many
with him, in hades who’ll burn.

He’s wretched, he’s vile,
destruction is all he brings
he taunts, he tempts us
with useless worldly things.

I really hate the devil,
in case you cannot tell . . .
and I wish he was already
burning up in hell!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 20:10
King James Version

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into
the lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet are,
and shall be tormented day and night
for ever and ever.”

Amen and Hallelujah!

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Desensitized ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Lord, when I look around,
it’s not hard for me to find
those who reject You
in their hearts and their minds.

They live for the moment,
think nothing of the day
when they’ll stand before You
or what they’ll have to say.

They follow their own desires,
on others they impose
their freedoms and their rights
but don’t want their sin exposed.

There’s so much wickedness,
I am no longer shock to see
the things that I read about
or what I’m shown on my TV.

Lord, help me not to be,
by this world desensitized
so that to Satan’s lies . . .
I’ll still be able to recognize!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 14:11
King James Version

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord,
every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Spiritual Mutiny ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

I fight not with flesh and blood,
for what can man do to me?
I fight against the evil powers
and principalities, I can’t see.

My battle’s with Satan’s army,
their deceptiveness and cruelty
my soul they torture night and day
in hopes of a spiritual mutiny.

There’s no cease-fire I can declare,
they are relentless in their attack
they come at me from all sides
I constantly need to watch my back.

Though they assault me without end,
my victory is clear, it’s right ahead
for in God’s strength, with His power
my fight is being, Holy Spirit lead.

I shall not fall, or fail, or flail,
for I have God on my side . . .
we won the battle, we’ve won the war
the day for me ~ Jesus died!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:12
King James Version

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Stumbling Blocks ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Watch out my Christian friend . . .
for the stumbling blocks Satan lays
he’ll sneak them out in front of you
to throw you off the righteous ways.

He’ll point out all your weaknesses,
in hopes that you will buckle and cave
he’ll make you feel pathetic
so to his lies you’ll become a slave.

He’ll tell you that you’re no good,
God wants nothing to do with you
he’ll throw your sins in your face
so his sham you won’t see through.

He’ll cause you to stray off the course,
with lustful thoughts for worldly things
he’ll let you think you deserve them
so you won’t know the deceit he brings.

He’ll make you question God’s love,
whether for you He really cares
he’ll tempt you with fear and doubt
for they are two of his biggest snares.

Watch out my Christian friend . . .
don’t let Satan cause you to stumble
lest the blocks he puts in your way
will cause you into his pit ~ tumble!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means,
as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtilty, so your
minds should be corrupted
from the simplicity that is
in Christ.

King James Version
Public Domain

 

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Tackle Box ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

A peek into Satan’s tackle box,
should give you the shutters . . .
for the lures he uses come
straight out of hell’s gutters.

He casts out the snare of pride,
when God tells us to wait
for he knows our inflated egos
are so easy for him to bait.

He loves to entice us,
with the bait of envy and greed
for he knows with our possessions
we are not willing to concede.

He draws from his box of lures,
the most treacherous bait of all . . .
wolves in sheep clothing
in hopes, all will heed their call.

He wants to entice all he can,
with tolerance for immorality
for he knows we use God’s love
to endorse a lenient rationality.

Yes, a peek into Satan’s tackle box,
should make every Christian run away
for the deception that he uses . . .
has already caused many to go astray!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 7:15
King James Version

“Beware of false prophets, which come to
you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly
they are ravening wolves.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Willing ~

Willing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, my spirit is willing,
but oh, how my flesh is weak
I would do anything . . .
if I could hear You speak.

Then you could tell me,
straight to my face . . .
what I need to do
to win the faithful race.

Lord, my heart is truly eager,
but, my body fights so hard
I’ve got my battle wounds
I know that I am scarred.

But, I know You can give,
me the faith and power
so that I can overcome . . .
the one who’s out to devour.

Lord, my spirit is ready,
make my flesh willing too
so I may resist temptation
and claim my victory in You!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Mark 14:38
King James Version

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Get Dressed!

Spiritual Warfare by Douglas Shelton free photo #5902

I thought I heard God today,
as I was laying in my bed
while my nightly slumbers
were still staggering in my head.

I opened my eyes up slowly,
and began to look around
I turned my ears towards
the mesmerizing  sound.

My mind became alert,
to the cooing, I was hearing
I tossed my blankets off
and arose without fearing.

There it was again,
a sound worth my pursuing
for I recognized the voice
of the Holy Spirit’s wooing.

I opened up my Bible,
and there it was in a verse
a promise for today
God wanted to converse.

I read the whole chapter,
and knew that I was blessed
for now I don’t have to decide . . .
how I should get dressed!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:11-17
King James Version

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Battle ~

The Battle ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Dark and light,
battle within
we fight so hard
to die to sin.

Arrows fall,
hot with fire
only God’s Word
douses the desire.

The tempter lies,
sound so sweet
without the truth
you can feel the heat.

The lion roars,
before he strikes
he’ll do anything
that he so likes.

Satan wants us,
to burn in hell
and so our souls
he’ll try to fell.

Dark and light,
battle within
but, we have Jesus
and we will win!

~~~~~~

Colossians 2:15
King James Version

“And having spoiled
principalities and powers,

he made a shew of
them openly, triumphing
over them in it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Greater is He In You ~

faith-2 free photo

Be sober and be vigilant,
for Satan’s alive and well
always be on the alert
for the lies that he tells.

Keep your eyes on him,
for he’s roaming all around
and it brings him pleasure
when he can take you down.

The nearer you are to God,
the closer he moves in
he will use all his devices
to trap you into sin.

They call him the deceiver,
for he knows how to cheat
the Truth and the Light
right from under your feet.

So don’t be deceived,
when Satan starts to woo
for greater is He . . .
that lives inside of you!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:4
King James Version 

“Ye are of God,
little children, and have 

overcome them:
because greater is he
that is 
in you,
than he that is
in the world.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Take My Hand ~

Lord, Take My Hand ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Jesus, I admit defeat,
I relinquish all to You
take my hand Lord Jesus
do what only You can do.

A life without victory,
beaten down by all the loss
take my hand Lord Jesus
and lead me to Your Cross.

A heart that’s been broken,
beset by grief and pain
take my hand Lord Jesus
and lead me home again.

Restore to me my first love,
remove the stones You see
take my hand Lord Jesus
and guide me back to Thee.

Jesus, I do surrender,
my life is Yours to pursue
take my hand Lord Jesus
and bring me closer to You.

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:5
King James Version

“Into thine hand
I commit my spirit:

thou hast redeemed me,
O Lord God of truth.”

Copyright 1990
Deborah Ann Belka


Resist The Devil

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Feeling tempted,
can’t keep the devil at bay
caught up in his lure
as you go about your day?

Can’t fight against,
all the lusts in the world
can’t put off the suggestions
the devil loves to hurl?

Is pride tripping you up,
are his lies chasing after you
does the devil entice you
to do the things that you do?

Getting overly anxious,
filling up with dread and fear
feeling the burden
of not having Jesus near?

Well, don’ you give up,
don’t let that old devil win
lest you go about
in the stench of your sin.

Submit your life to God,
and follow His ways
resist the devil and he’ll flee
from the rest of your days!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

James 4:7
King James Version

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist
the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Shattered . . .

Shattered,
fractured soul
needing, pleading
to be consoled.

Broken,
cracked vessel
ever trampled on
by the Devil.

Crushed,
mangled lives
always feeling
so deprived.

Busted,
falling apart
pain, deep pain
in their heart.

Traumatized,
shook to the core
looking always looking
for something more.

Devastated,
shattered life
needing to find Jesus
to end their strife.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 2:13
King James Version

“For my people have committed two evils;
they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters,
and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns,
that can hold no water.”


The Great Deceiver ~

When darkness falls upon you,
and depression steps on in
when gloominess fills your mind
and the True Light begins to dim.

When your faith starts to crack,
under the pressures of self-doubt
and you notice you have begun
to shut the Good Word out.

When your burdens are piled up,
and they seem to be a mile high
when you start to question God
and you begin to ask Him why.

That’s when you need to trust Him,
like you have never done before
and you must not let the enemy
enter into your heart’s door.

For, Satan is the great deceiver,
he’s behind every fatal thought
and he will not be satisfied
until his every lie is bought!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 2:11

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


A Sound Defeat ~

The battle with the enemy
will be easy to beat . . .
if you put your trust in God
He will deliver a sound defeat.

But, first you must go to Him,
and give Him your fight
then He will lead you onward
in His power, with His might.

As your battle continues on,
He’ll be your strength and Rock
protecting your front and back
until the enemy starts to balk.

He will provide for you a refuge,
a fortress and a safe place
He will defend and deliver you
put a hedge around your base.

The battle with the enemy,
will be easier to beat . . .
if you let your Lord and Savior
lead you to a sound defeat!

~~~~~~~~

2 Samuel 22:2-3
King James Version

“And he said, The Lord is my rock,
and my
fortress, and my deliverer;
The God of my rock; in him will I trust:
he is my shield,
the horn
of my salvation, my high tower,
and my refuge, my saviour;
thou savest me from 
violence.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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