The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

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As a former art student I was perusing some old art and saw two pictures of the Demon Belial. In this one he's dancing before Solomon.In the other picture I had previously posted he giving his credentials to King David ( I didn't know Demons had written references)I wondered why these two rulers would even let Belial in the door. Upon contemplation I wrote this poem thinking that had Belial shown up while I was at the palace, it  would have been his. That's my whole point, the kings didn't have to run and neither do I. God does not give us a spirit of fear. I wrote this poem because the Kings were not afraid and were obviously definitely under God's protective hand as we will be if we only ask.

The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

THE TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL


Was it just by happenstance

That Solomon watched Belial Dance?

And David sat in patient silence

As this fallen angel spoke alliance


These two great kings were God’s anointed

By his will they were appointed

To lead and serve  all Israel

So why consort with fiends from hell?


Did they have a special knowledge
Learned in God’s own sacred college?
They knew they had God’s great protection
So they could take this strange direction

The look from both kings, almost smirks
Foretold Belial’s plans wouldn’t work.
The demon of lawlessness and confusion
Could not tempt them with his illusions

He was dismissed by both great men
Who knew that he’d come back again
Appearing in every generation
To bring about mankind's damnation .

A real demon seeks to hasten man's  fall
and works  with unmitigated gall
 cloaking their identities  behind a disguise
Hoping we won't be prayerful or wise
 

If this should happen what you must do
Is call on the Lord to take care of you
Pray to be under his protective hand
Then against  the Devil take your stand.

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Rhymer commented on The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

01-10-2010

Sound biblical advice brought to life through verse. Your imagination and talent are shining here, 10 from me.

Hampton commented on The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

09-01-2009

The demons that we face throughout life come in many forms and temptation is at all times knocking at our door. Your poem, and especially its ending, provide the source of strength needed to resist.

StandingBear commented on The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

08-23-2009

This is quite an interesting work relating history many have no idea of. Task well done.

cmlestrade

08/24/2009

I see I didn't know very much about Belial, except I found pictures of this so called Demon being admitted to the courts of David and Solomon and wondering why.

cliftondurant commented on The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

08-23-2009

Cmlestrade this a beautiful poem of history of Samson and David and the work of satin we must be aware ot satin devices because he came to steal and destroy but if we keep faith and trust God he will guide us through CMLESTRADE AS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST I BID YOU GOD SPEED

cmlestrade

08/24/2009

Thanks Clifton. I didn't really know who Belial was except he didn't seem to belong entertaining the kings of Israel. Maybe they didn't fear demons in those days but I know me and I would run.

orsonav commented on The TEMPTATIONS OF BELIAL

08-21-2009

This is a great poetic history writing. I love the religious subject matter, and I feel that you captured the history of the Belial Demon well. Great job.

cmlestrade

08/22/2009

Thank you Orsonav. The more I researched the more confused I got. Some text said Belial was the father of Lucifer which I wondered about because they were all Angels. I wish I knew more about biblical history and the best way to study it.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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