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Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Enemy

the enemy
the father of lies
plies his trade
among unsuspecting targets
oblivious to his deviousness
while they joke about the myth of
his existence purported by
midieval zealots
dressed in black
the fictitious conclusion derived at
just the way he likes it
with scoffing at even the hint of
objective Truth
his deception that reality is
what you say it is and that
only conservatives are evil-
all haters/phobics and the like-
whether it's sincerity's deduction or
a foolish conclusion-
it all provides a score for
his victory celebration in the
end zone of hapless lives and
proves that the deluded
are vanquished and
belong to him
as his confused disciples sing
right is wrong
wrong is right
true is false
false is true-
if it exists at all-
depending on whose definition
forms the gyrating discussion
though justification's dictionary is
most often re-written by
those in power with
vociferous pandering to
the gods of this age
all under the influence of
his shadowy disguise
where tolerance
becomes totalitarian and
dialogue transforms into demagoguery
while "judge nots" judge Jesus'
Disciples way too judgmental for
today's progressive society
plentiful accusations echo within
his pitiful victims
first... in unrighteous decisions
out of weakness
leading to habits
that wound the tender-hearted and
harden the heartless whose
repeated excesses produce
pornographic slaves
then self-condemnations
reverberating long after
forgiveness has been granted by
his Heavenly Foe
compulsive self-adoration-
the mother of all sin-
proves that his rebellion
continues to be perpetuated
throughout time
made present by
an ideology secured by
sweet justifications of
political correctness-
another nail in the hands of
bloodless martyrs witnessing
Gospel values-
by focusing on themselves
pride's kissing cousin
entangles the most generous
without humility's succor
and gratitude's balm
continually leading them away
from his Adversary and
down the rabbit hole of
'till they reach the reward of
darkness' deceit
"all in good time" and
"slowly but surely"
the end-game is secured
Eternal death his aspiration
misery his accomplice
evil his identity
illusion his snare
warfare hidden
in the vagaries of daily life
even though
he doesn't exist
la la la la la

-How is satan protrayedin Scripture?
-What are some of the signs of his existence today?
-He is the deceiver/liar, what are some lies people believe about themselves?\
-What are some of his common temptations?
-Where do you see his deceptions present in our society?
-Do you see his deceptions in the Church? Where?
-How do you use your Spiritual Authority against his attacks?