Tag Archives: Salvation

The god Of This World ~

The god of this world,
blinds and darkens
the souls in this world
who to his lies hearkens.

He causes deaf ears,
hearts to be cold
he tells them the Bible
is a falsehood to behold.

He and his army,
are at war for God’s light
and to the bitter end
for it they will fight.

So they wager a battle,
with all that they can
by telling them Jesus . . .
was just a mere man.

The god of this world,
impairs the sight
of the souls in this world
so they cant see God’s light!

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:4

” In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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A New Heart ~

A new heart,
is made of flesh
with Jesus’ own
it now does mesh.

It is confident,
its been forgiven
by faith its made
this decision.

A new spirit,
is one at rest
it’s one where grace
has truly blessed.

It’s filled with hope,
joy and elation
it knows Jesus
is its salvation.

A new heart and spirit,
God wants to give
so into our soul . . .
He can come and live!

~~~~~~

Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take
away the stony heart out of
your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Unrepentant ~

 

 

Unrepentant,
hearts not yielding
in sin they still
are abiding.

Unremorseful,
minds unfit
to their lusts
they commit.

Unashamed,
souls not saved
care not how
they behave.

Unabashed,
darkness driven
see no need
to be forgiven.

Unrepentant,
need not be
if they’d only let . . .
Jesus set them free!

~~~~~

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Unclean Things ~

Unclean things,
evil thrills
follow own
not God’s will.

Need saving,
God’s pity
mercy, grace
& charity.

Unclean things,
scarred and bruised
their own souls
they’ve abused.

Lust and greed,
earthy pride
rags of filth
they can’t hide.

Like a leaf,
blown away
from the Truth
they still stray.

Unclean things,
made snow-white
if they could only
see the Light!

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Isaiah 64:6

“But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;
and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah A Belka


Lost With Jesus ~

Lost in thought,
the Lord and me
so looking forward
to what I can’t see.

Knowing the peace,
passing understanding
keeps me for Him
eagerly awaiting.

Lost in reminiscing,
days without hope
wondering how
I ever did cope.

Thankful and grateful,
each and every day
my Father hears me
when ever I pray.

Lost in thought,
Jesus and me  . . .
oh, how behind closed doors
with Him, I love to be!

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Matthew 6:6

“But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut
thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth
in secret shall reward thee openly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Night Sky ~

When I look out,
on the sky at night
I stand gaping . . .
at the starry sight.

I recall the days,
when I was young
and the many wishes
on them I made upon.

But, now when I see,
their starry twinkling
they have me on . . .
eternal life thinking.

Instead of wishing,
for things worldly
now my prayer is to see
gates white and pearly.

When I look out,
on the starry night
now I see my name
twinkling in their light!

~~~~~~

Psalm 147:4

“He telleth the number of the stars;
he calleth them all by their names.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Fake Good News ~

There’s a lot of fake news,
going around today . . .
there’s also a fake Good News
leading many astray.

It’s a gospel that tells you,
with material wealth you’ll be blessed
it’s about living well here and now
and not about eternal rest.

It’s a gospel of tolerance,
with plenty of leeway
to do what you want
not what the Scriptures say.

It’s a gospel that preaches,
if it feel good just do it
don’t worry about being
convicted by the Holy Spirit.

There’s a fake Good News,
from the pulpits being spewed
for the real Gospel of Jesus
by man has been skewed!

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2 Peter 2:1

“But there were false prophets
also among the people, even
as there shall be false teachers
among you, who privily shall
bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessed Are Those Who Trust ~

Blessed are those,
whose trust is sure
who in the Lord
their faith’s secure.

They wait on the Lord,
they do not faint
they run the race
without complaint.

Blessed are those,
who are pure and meek
they know it’s God
they must first seek.

They are strong,
they are brave
they are known
by the way they behave.

Blessed are those,
whose hope is based
on their faith in Jesus
and His saving grace!

~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the man
who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.

But they that wait upon the
Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they
shall walk, and not faint.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


For Those Who Love God ~

For those who love God,
we know He is working
His purpose in our lives
for the good He’s preparing.

He uses our weary moans,
and our thankful sighs
He uses our lowest lows
and our highest highs.

For those who love God,
we know there’s a reason
we know He is working
in us in every season.

He uses the sunny days,
and long stormy nights
He uses the dark times
and the one shining bright.

For those who love God,
we know He has a purpose
for with a great price . . .
our lives He has purchased!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.23.18~


A Heavenly Conversation ~

Today I decided,
to have a conversation
with God in heaven
about His expectations.

So I inquired of Him,
what He wanted from me
He responded simply with
believe in what you can’t see.

As we continued to converse,
I told Him about my fears
He said keep to trusting Him
for in heaven there’s no tears.

I asked Him how in paradise,
with Him I could forever be
He said by the grace of His Son
and the faith dwelling inside me.

Today God and I,
had an honest discussion
and to His kingdom . . .
He gave me the instructions!

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Philippians 3:20

“For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look
for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Faithful Servant ~

Jesus wants you to be,
a faithful servant
He wants you to have
a love for Him fervent.

He will not force you,
you must come willingly
following after Him
is to be done voluntarily.

Jesus wants you to be,
separated unto Him
a decision that is more
than just a passing whim.

He wants you to go out,
and be for Him a witness
He wants you to help Him
with His Father’s business.

Jesus want you to be,
a willing bondslave . . .
He wants you to share
how souls He can save!

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Romans 1:1

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ,
called to be an apostle,
separated unto the gospel of God,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.20.18~


Pit Dwelling ~

When in the pits,
don’t stay there
get right out
so not to despair.

For pit dwelling,
will cause bitterness
and God’s blessings
you’ll surely miss.

When in the dumps,
don’t stay down
pull yourself out
lest in pity you drown.

For dump diving,
is a pit’s best friend
and is no place God
wants you to spend.

When in the pits
or down in the dumps
let your praise to God
give your faith a jump!

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Psalm 40:2

“He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out
of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is Waiting ~

When your heart is heavy,
when it’s weighted down
when hopelessness has . . .
your faith tied and bound.

Know Jesus hears,
your cries of despair
and He’s waiting for you
to give Him your care.

When your eyes are filled,
with nothing but tears
when your heart pounds
with the beat of your fears.

Know Jesus sees,
each streak on your face
and He’s waiting for you
to seek more of His grace.

When your hopes,
have all but crashed
and your dreams
have been dashed.

Know Jesus knows,
your disappointment
and His love for you
is your healing ointment!

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John 15:13

“Greater love
hath no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his friends.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Is My Hope ~

This is my hope,
this is it for me
this is my eyes set
on what I can’t see.

This is my desire,
this is all I need
that’s why to Jesus
my life I now heed.

This is my faith,
this is all I got
this is my belief
Jesus my sins bought.

This is my trust,
this is my take
Jesus died and rose
for my soul’s sake.

This is my hope,
it can be yours too
when you ask Jesus . . .
to dwell inside of you!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.16.18~


Afternoon Ponderings~07.15.18~


A New, Clean Heart ~

A new, clean heart,
in me God created
ever since my desires
for the world abated.

Now my hopes,
are set on things above
not on my possessions
that I once so  loved.

A new heart of flesh,
God put into me
with the grace to believe
in what I can’t see.

Now my wants,
are heaven centered
once to Jesus my life
I fully surrendered.

A new, clean heart,
once cold and stony
now sees right through . . .
all of satan’s baloney!

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Ezekiel 36:26

” A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Crumbs ~

Crumbs,
morsels of hope
for us to spread
all over the globe.

Crumbs,
little bits of peace
for us to scatter
and daily release.

Crumbs,
scrapes of light
for us to sow
to give new sight.

Crumbs,
shreds of what we believe
so the Good News
others can receive.

Crumbs,
put them all together
oh what a great harvest
we could truly gather!

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Matthew 15.27

“And she said, Truth, Lord:
yet the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters’ table.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Out On The Streets ~

Church isn’t just a place,
for us to gather and meet
nor is it the only roof
for the unsaved to greet.

For outside its walls,
is a world that’s awaiting
and the Kingdom of God . .
we need to be proclaiming.

Church isn’t just a place,
where you go once a week
nor is it the only roof
for the lost to find and seek.

For outside its doors,
are people needing to know
and the Life, Truth and Way
we need to live and show.

Church isn’t just a place,
for us to gather and meet
the real church of Jesus . . .
is out there on the street!

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Matthew 28:19

“Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the
name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faithful and True ~

God is faithful,
fiercely loyal and true
and He wants to make
a believer out of you.

He wants to make you,
a branch on His vine
He wants to call you
a dear child of mine.

God is merciful,
tender, loving and kind
He wants your heart
and His to align.

He wants to give you,
peace unimaginable
He wants you to know
hope is obtainable.

God is gracious,
forgiving and yielding
there’s much He can do
with a soul that’s willing!

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1 Timothy 2:4

“Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth.”

King James Version
By Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Deep In My Heart ~

Deep in my heart,
are verses hidden
reminding me why
I am forgiven.

I refer to them,
when satan calls
so into his traps
I will not fall.

Deep in my heart,
God’s Words I keep
they comfort me
whenever I weep.

They’re full of hope,
peace and calm
they are my soul’s
soothing balm.

Deep in my heart,
Scriptures I’ve tucked
so from God’s hand
I cannot be plucked!

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Psalm 119:11

“Thy word
have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin
against Thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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