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Temptation’s Tree

Temptation by Aaron Justin free photo # 2588

Oh, the fruit of unrighteousness,
glisten on temptation’s tree
calling out to all the world . . .
“Come and take a look at me.”

Lush, ripe, and ever ready,
it hangs for every eye to see
calling out to all the world . . .
“Come and take a taste of me.”

Always waiting to be picked,
a feast to satisfy is a guarantee
calling out to all the world . . .
“Come and take a bite of me.”

Within its juicy, thriving flesh,
lies its poisonous, evil seed
calling out to all the world . . .
“I am all that you’ll ever need.”

Oh, how man’s unrighteous deeds,
were paid in full, on Calvary’s tree
Jesus calling out to all the world . . .
“I have come to set you free.”

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John 8:32
King James Version

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth
shall make you free.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Flex Your Faith Muscle!

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There is no temptation,
no bait, no trap, no lure
that Satan won’t use on you
so your soul he can secure.

He will throw out anything,
that he thinks will entice you
and he knows before hand
just what He wants to do.

But, God has promised us,
that if in Him we stay faithful
He will help us to withstand
temptations push and pull.

For there’s been no attraction,
that’s not common to all man
God knows what we can bear
and He has for us an exit plan.

So, next time Satan tempts you,
and he tries to confuse or perplex
just rely on the Lord’s strength
then let your faith muscle flex!

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1 Corinthians 10:13
King James Version

“There hath no temptation taken you but such
as is common to man: but God is faithful, who
will not suffer you to be tempted above that
ye are able; but will with the temptation also
make a way to escape, that ye may be able
to bear it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Putting On the New Man ~

God . . .

You offered to me this new man,
and asked me to put him on
You challenged me to grow in him
and to be willing to be Spirit drawn.

You told me my life was useless,
and my heart was as dry as dust
that my mind was full of darkness
overflowing with the sin of lust.

You asked me to give to You,
the worldly joys in my possession
You told me that in return for them
You’d give me Your pure perfection.

You made me open up my eyes,
and see the uselessness in what I do
showing me no matter how hard I try
they’re fruitless when done without You.

You revealed to me that all my pain,
was from the emptiness deep inside
and why this old and new man . . .
can’t live peacefully side by side.

You asked me to make a choice,
a dark heart for one full of light
I chose to put on the righteous man
and to give the old one ~ a holy fight!

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Ephesians 4:24
King James Version

And that ye
put on the new man,

which after God
is created in righteousness

and true holiness.

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Escape Clause

Temptation by Aaron Justin free photo #2588
Some say God won’t give to me,
anything that I cannot handle
but I don’t believe this is true
or with sin, I never would battle.

For everyday I must fight,
temptations rising up before me
and it’s the choices that I make
that’ll either snare or set me free.

I know God works all things out,
to bring Him glory, for our good
I also know that there are times
I don’t do what I know I should.

When face to face with the enemy,
I know God will give me a way
to escape the traps that he sets
but it’s up to me, to say yea or nay.

It’s only when I trust that God,
will give me strength and power
to escape, as thousands did before
to His high and lofty tower.

There has not been anything done,
or anything Satan hasn’t used before
to bait, snare. trap, tempt and entice
anyone he can to hell’s door.

I know of one thing that is true,
God will never lead me into sin . . .
He will always provide an exit plan
but I must keep my eyes on Him!

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1 Corinthians 10:13
King James Version

“There hath no temptation taken you but such
as is common to man: but God is faithful, who
will not suffer you to be tempted above that
ye are able; but will with the temptation also
make a way to escape, that ye may be able
to bear it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If I Were Eve . . .

The first page of the Book of Genesis from the...

Sometime I think if I were Eve,
I would’ve done something different
other than to be led astray . . .
by that slimy, slithering, lying serpent.

I would’ve given it more thought,
about having all that knowledge
since what I know about the world
I’m not too proud to acknowledge.

I would’ve given it more reflection,
a garden that was abundantly lush
or this one that is filled with smut
crawling in greed, pride and lust.

You see I really don’t like apples,
or fruit of any kind . . .
and I don’t think I would have let
Satan slither his way into my mind.

But, then I  do love vegetables,
chicken, pork and beef . . .
and who knows if I was offered them
if I would have given satan any grief.

I guess the moral of my dilemma,
is satin knows just how to tempt you
be it a fruit on a tree . . .
or a juicy burger on the barbecue.

So be very careful,
this slimy, slithering, lying snake
will offer you anything . . .
so from Jesus  your soul ~ he can take!

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Genesis 3:2
King James Version

“And the woman said unto the serpent, We
may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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