HIS FATHER HEART
Satan’s vices are strong and intentional, induced for the marring and destruction of soul, spirit, mind, and body.
God’s deliverance is mightier, intended for the healing, restoration and sanctification of soul, spirit, mind, and body … through salvation in Jesus Christ.
Martin Luther captures the strain of Satan's vices swallowed up by God's tender mercies in a magnificent way.
In devil’s dungeon chained I lay,
The pangs of death swept o’er me.
My sin devoured me night and day
In which my mother bore me.
My anguish ever grew more rife,
I took no pleasure in my life
And sin had made me crazy.
Then was the Father troubled sore
To see me ever languish.
The Everlasting Pity swore
To save me from my anguish.
He turned to me His Father heart
And chose Himself a bitter part,
His Dearest did it cost Him.
Thus spoke the Son, “Hold thou to Me,
From now on thou wilt make it.
I gave my very life for thee
And for thee I will stake it.
For I am thine and thou art Mine,
And where I am our lives entwine,
The Old Fiend cannot shake it.”
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
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