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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Importance of Being Earnest (not about the play) (08/04/11)

TITLE: Fight For Life
By Marlene Bonney


All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun,
Fighting for truth and freedom;
Our souls, victorsí aimed guns.

Powers around us churning;
Unseen, sand-lines are drawn.
Darkness and light are jousting,
They plunge at break of dawn.

Knights for the truth on one side
Draw swords, Spirit-controlled;
Soldiers of Satanís army
Use darts, fiery but cold.

Strong in the Lord, if armored,
His saints, standing secure;
Thwarted, the Devil struggles
To win, casting out lures.

All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun . . .

Belts of the truth are fastened
With faith blazing clear rays,
Trouncing the Prince of Liars;
Godís Word, staying the fray.

Czars of the dark are ruling;
With glee, marching us on;
Righteousness, truthís unveiling:
Believersí lexicon.

Life, and then death, awaits us;
From dust, sins are chastised.
Girded with trusty helmets,
Weíre saved, landing the prize!

All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun . . .

Hidden agendas flying
With hate, seldom perceived.
Selling our souls to Satan,
Our guilt never appeased.

Little temptations surround us,
With pride spurring our greed;
Lucifer is empowered
With spite, goading bad deeds.

Godís mighty power holds us
Against Liarís true schemes;
Standing our ground immortal,
Our souls staying redeemed.

All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun . . .

Camouflaged vices lure us
To snares, blinding our eyes;
Ethics and morals fading,
We run, sin still disguised.

Wake to The Serpentís ruses,
When Truth opens closed minds;
Running the race with patience
Thatís strong, wholly refined.

Tangibles overrated,
Concealed afterlife scorned?
Death to our present bodies
Begins life evermore!

All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun . . .

Hell is as real as Heaven,
Godís Word sounding its threat:
Sins we now are committing
Decideópaying our debts.

Throw off all that entangles,
Persist, fight some more.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus,
We WILL conquer this war.

Ardently then, go forward
To pray, trusting the Lord.
Fleeing from sinís seductions
To Loveís final reward.

All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun . . .

Earth is a winding staircase
To climb, or to descend;
What we do here, or donít do
Decrees: Will we transcend?

May we be ever ready,
With swords drawn to defend
Peace coming from Godís Gospel
Declares, ďStand to the end!Ē

All of us fight a battle
Each day, under the sun,
Fighting for truth and freedom;
Our souls, victorsí aimed guns.

THE BIBLE, NIV Translation:
Ephesians 6:10-18
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devilís schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lordís people.

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Andrea Willard08/13/11
Fight For Life insists our armor creates that timeless, endless protection. Thoughtful.
C D Swanson 08/13/11
I loved this article with all of the references to the bible, "helmet of salvation and gospel armor" so very critical in our lives, each and every day - it is a constant battle. I loved the bible scripture at the end for further solidication. And, finally I especially liked this line:

"Fixing our eyes on Jesus,
We WILL conquer this war."
Amen. God Bless~
Linda Goergen08/16/11
Itís like a battle cry prayer poem Ė the second to last stanza saying it all! Enjoyed!