Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


Charlatans abound today who're making erroneous claims,
Thus deceiving many via their chicanery and mind-games.
Some say that they can heal folk, and communicate with the dead,
And thereby, many people they have successfully misled.

They're saying they can cure AIDS, cure cancer, and blindness too,
Or restore someone’s hearing, heal the crippled, but that’s not true.
They’re raking in the money preying on the vulnerable,
And while living in luxury that’s not justifiable.

Many sound so convincing, have charisma, and look the part,
And many are plain deluded, but gifted, or very smart.
Many say that they’re Christians, claim biblical authority,
When they’re simply charlatans that fool via word and artistry.

And some are seen on TV making the erroneous claim
That they have the power to heal or deliver in God’s name.
They tell of their successes, but seldom, if ever, reveal
Any solid evidence that their miracles are in fact real.

Yes, it seems that such charlatans are popping up everywhere,
And sadly, many are falling for these things they see and hear.
Those ones who're supposedly healed topple backwards to the floor,
Unlike biblical healings, revealed when God's Word we explore.

Mediums abound today too, who skullduggery employ
To acquire information that many folk will falsely buoy.
Preying on the vulnerable they toy with the heart and mind,
Until all their probing questions something advantageous find.

Yes, we live in dangerous times, times when charlatans abound,
Hence there’s a need for caution, lest things seen and heard are not sound.
And no doubt there’re evil forces outside of the human sphere,
Who’re cloaked in human form, or who're using humans to ensnare.

Forces that are beyond our ken, that have a mission in mind,
Yes, very evil spirit beings seeking control of mankind.
Using agencies and humans, and also institutions,
Or disguised in human form, they thus perpetrate delusions.

Apparitions, weeping statues, happenings that are weird,
Or mysteries and UFOs — all, I believe, are engineered.
Yes, it seems that we’re being prepared for some final deception,
That will take this world by storm, and receive a warm reception.

However, there are humans who're just out for what they can get,
Unaware that such forces they foolishly aid and abet.
Likewise, those with an agenda, those who unwittingly mislead,
And those who’re indifferent, snoozing — yes, endangered indeed.

By Lance Landall

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name
cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?’ And then will I profess unto them,
 ‘I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity’ ” (Matt 7:22,23, KJV).