The Bible

Ringing through this collections of poems is a great love for the Holy Bible, and a simple theme, that if the Bible is to have any meaning it has to be relevant to our present lives. There are many poems that take the reader to the heart of a Bible story, challenging one to consider the reality of what actually happened, – did Moses see a burning bush that was not consumed, were five thousand really fed from just five loaves and two fishes, was a violent tempest stilled? Were sin, disease and death really overcome? And interwoven with these Biblical accounts in verse or prose are other poems that show a searching out of thought and realisation that can be summarised in the simple knowledge that God is Love.

The earnest expectation is that for any reader any one of these poems may find for them an angel thought that brings comfort and healing, and whispers of God’s love. The lightest touch is all it takes for the gentle kiss of inspiration to overcome the direst circumstance and leave healing, peace and reconciliation.

The Sword of the Spirit

The Sword of the Spirit

Everyone just stay alert!
With God’s full armour be well girt!
The devil’s watching for his chance,
He’s waiting for just half a glance!

So, with God’s armour stand up strong!
It is with God that you belong.
Be wrapped with Truth around each loin!
It is His army you must join.

Righteousness shall play its part –
Impregnable across your heart!
And when you tread toward the foe,
The gospel PEACE is all you’ll know.

And faith unwavering, your strong shield,
From wickedness securely sealed!
Salvation is what’s in your thought:
Perfection yours, divinely wrought.

Spirit is your powerful sword!
Nothing can withstand God’s Word!
With Spirit, you will win the fight!
Untouched by wrong, you prove what’s right!

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.
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,

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