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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today... 'The Captain Of Salvation'

My great Captain of Salvation and God
the rugged pathway to Calvary trod.
Where He died upon that rough wooden cross
and was made perfect through suffering loss.

To bring our Salvation He came to earth
born as the Son of God through virgin birth.
But He won that battle of Calvary
and laid down His life on that cursèd tree.

The devils fear and fly at His approach
for He lived a life beyond all reproach.
His foes defeated with none left to stand
even the grave is under His command.

Salvation's Captain so victorious
and He has conquered death all glorious.
Every knee shall bow and tongue confess
His lordship and praise His supreme prowess.

From sin He was determined to abstain
and through righteousness became Captain.
Securing Salvation He came to save
defeating Satan, He rose from the grave.

The Captain of Salvation wears the crown
and all princes and leaders shall bow down
to the great Lord of lords and King of kings
For whom, by whom and through whom are all things.

(additional background information is provided in the Poem's story box below)
Roy Allen
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Hebrews 2: 10
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.



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The Bible calls You by many names
each one giving a glimpse of Your glory.
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
with every facet depicting
an aspect of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
'The Captain of Salvation'
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