Bob Gotti

Rookie (03/15/1957 / New Jersey)

A Battle Within - Poem by Bob Gotti

Being nibbled on by The Spirit, through God’s Word, as you hear it,
Chipping away at the great divide, which has been built deep inside.
Removing the veil upon the heart, which hinders Truth Christ departs,
The only truth that sets men free, from the lies that bind you and me.

The Lord will not force your hand, to make you come to understand,
Those deeper truths in His Word, from the preaching you have heard.
The Lord shall use The Holy Spirit to, unveil your heart inside of you,
The heart that’s hardened by a life, that opposes God’s Will in Christ.

This opposition creates a war inside, a battle which cannot be denied,
A battle of one’s will and mind, where God’s Truth becomes maligned,
As you are stalked by the enemy, to blind your eyes so you can’t see,
The many pages of Scriptural proof, of God’s liberating Eternal Truth.

Now captive to Satan’s wicked plan, deceiving the heart of every man,
He’s at work to deceive man’s heart, so from the Truth they will depart.
But The Holy Spirit works patiently, helping your heart and mind to see,
That only God’s Truth sets you free, from Satan’s evil, twisted travesty.

We have not the spirit of this world, when his deception at us is hurled,
Instead we have the Spirit of Jesus Christ, if indeed, we have New Life.
As Believers we must turn from sin, while filling our heart with only Him,
Paying no mind to Satan’s reproof, as Christ leads us with God’s Truth.

Comments about A Battle Within by Bob Gotti

  • (7/17/2013 4:00:00 PM)

    Powerful! Powerful! Powerful! It took a grip up in my soul! (Report) Reply

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/27/2011 8:48:00 PM)

    You have captured the spiritual battle very well in this powerful spiritual poem. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (1/23/2011 2:11:00 PM)

    A very powerful and compelling write which really touched me! I hope more people would read it and express their opinions on it. Great talent! Keep it up! Bod,10+++ Love and Peace for always! ... (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (7/23/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    This is beautiful and compelling but not forced. You laid out the truth as plainly as it is in a poetry style so refreshingly honest and natural. (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2009 11:47:00 PM)

    a war within goes on and on for my poem 'me&me' 10 (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2008 11:37:00 AM)

    I was caught by the first line. And then carried on through by the power of your writing. (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2007 7:34:00 PM)


    Great poems and thanks for making an e-book now i can read your poems anytime whether im on or offline.

    -Cynthia Y.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 4, 2011

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