Deluge of Diabolism

Evil is rising–but do not decry,

Keep the peace, don’t rock the boat;

Trample the truth and cuddle the lie,

As the righteous become more remote.

Hypocrisy reigns, we’re called to bow,

Lovingly submit to its majesty’s fist;

With honor the wicked are endowed,

While true honor fades away like a mist.

Evil is rising, but speak not a word of it,

Lest be a betrayer of false peace.

Take what is sacred and on it spit,

Synchronize all to worship of the Beast.

Everything’s lawful–call nothing sin,

Except what is holy, for evil is good;

Deception is truth when given a spin,

So swallow hook, line, and sinker as you should.

Evil is rising–no need for an ark,

But be swept away and drowned by its tides;

Run from the light and be embraced by the dark–

Run, dear children, to Death’s arms open wide!

Curse all that’s holy, renounce all that’s true–

Find sweet relief in apostasy;

But know this, as damnation ensues–

Love for evil is to blame for your catastrophe!

~ G. P.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. ~ 1 Timothy 4:1

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Let Us Talk, Child

Find mending for the brokenness,

    That you hold inside;

Find cleansing for the guilt and shame

    That you try to hide.

Come, let us talk, child,

    Do not run in fear;

Rest in My loving arms,

    Let Me wipe away your tears.

I see you through and through,

    No need for your disguise;

Let My truth set your spirit free

    From sin and the devil’s lies.

O Come, precious child,

    I love you more than words can tell;

Let us talk and you will know

    My grace has made you well.

    Ours is a world filled with raging chaotic storms spun by fear, greed, pride, lust, dishonesty, and hate. Each of these are dangerous alone, but when these begin to mix one cannot predict the domino effect that will follow, or the damage that is going to be done. Like a butterfly effect, the activities that accompany the present and immediate can affect others elsewhere—even many years later!         

    Many of these storms we are caught in are by our own making, because each of us must deal with fear, greed, pride, lust, dishonesty, or hate in some form or capacity. And each of us are also caught in storms created by others. This is the reason there are many broken homes with alcoholism or various forms of abuse; why there are betrayals within relationships; why so many schools have become war zones; why so many of our cities experience perpetual, senseless violence and crime; etc. Indeed, our world is a tumultuous, cold, dark place.

    How many broken, wounded, and lonely persons are there who have parents or grandparents who taught them about the love and power of Jesus? How many once attended good churches where the love of Christ was displayed genuinely? Yet the glitter of the world dazzled them, and they could not resist the temptations of alcohol, drugs, immorality, etc. They mock the One they turned their backs on. As time continues to pass, they wallow in their guilt, shame, anger, pain, and sense of meaninglessness. Nevertheless, through all this, in all their hurting, Jesus calls out to them to come to Him. As He did with Jerusalem, He observes them from above, weeping, “O children, children, you who mock and mistreat my people who I send to you! How often would I have gathered each of you as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” (see Luke 13:34).  

    The One who has the power to bid   them to walk on the raging waters, is also the One who has the authority to calm their storm (see Matt. 14:22-33).

    Child, where are you today? Jesus is inviting you to come to Him for cleansing, rest, and healing. He bids you to come and be warmed by the flames of His love. Are you responding to Him?

~ From, In the Eye of the Calm: Reflections and Poems on Faith, Hope, Love, & Life, by Geno Pyse, (c) 2019.

Let the Warrior Within Arise

Trembling before the obstacles,

While adversaries advance;

Depression, Fear, Failure, the like —

Make up the foreboding circumference.

The taunts, the laughter, the endless lies

That you would be better off dead;

The mockery shatters the silence,

And keeps echoing inside your head.

Oh timid one, do not cave to the voices,

But let the Warrior within arise;

Be armed with the Armor, held securely by Truth,

And know your Help comes from on high!

Know that defeat is not your destiny,

Rather, Victory is to be your fate;

Lift high His banner, sound loud His truth,

Each lie annihilate!

Behold, your comrades stand beside,

Hope to your left, and Faith on your right;

Just when it seems that all is darkness,

You’ll find that the Lord remains your Light!

Rise up, oh mighty Warrior,

Fixate on Him who is Faithful and True —

Your Defender, your Shield, your God

Who securely watches over you!

Though your enemies vehemently advance,

In Christ, Warrior, take your stand;

And if you stumble e’en seven times,

He will mightily uphold you in His hand!

~ G.P.