Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Binding Beelzebub

"And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth He out devils. And He called them unto Him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?.... No man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man, and then he will spoil his house" (Matthew 3:22-27).

Beelzebub has been subdued;
His prison house is spoiled!
His fallen armies are pursued,
His strategies are foiled!

Christ Jesus, God's beloved Son,
Our Savior and our Lord,
Has claimed the spoil He has won:
Our souls are His reward!

Alas! Beelzebub today,
Undaunted by his loss,
Seduces souls to throw away
The riches of the cross!

Lord, we are amazed to see
The ransom that we find
You paid for us at Calvary,
And thus our foe would bind!

Enlist us, Lord, to now proclaim
That freedom can be found
In Christ, for by no other name
Beelzebub is bound!

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