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God Through History (Poem)

Updated on February 9, 2013
Freedom to captives
Freedom to captives | Source
Burning bush to direct
Burning bush to direct | Source
My spring of living water
My spring of living water | Source
The light in the darkness
The light in the darkness | Source
The lamb in my place
The lamb in my place | Source

God is and God gives...

Freedom to captives

Good news to the poor

A refuge for oppressed

Knocking on the door

My wisdom before Kings

Our path through the sea

The burning bush to direct

Salvation from slavery

The destroyer of walls

The voice in the night

Hope in betrayal

Honey after the fight

My song in the prison

The Friend in the fire

My spring of living water

Adullam when I’m tired

The binder of lion’s mouths

The day cloud to guide

My prayer in the fish

The ram for my child

Peniel in my fear

Food from the raven

The One who calms the storm

Protection from Canaan

Oil in poverty

Breath to dry bones

The answer to my prayer

The knower of my soul

Restorer of walls

Exalted on high

The humbler of kings

The giver of life

Sovereign of all

Worthy of each nation

My lifter from the pit

The glory on the mountain

The Word of life

My boldness in speech

Victorious power

The One who gives peace

The light in the darkness

The truth in deception

My choice through the ages

The way of redemption

My reason for life

All through the race

My vision in death

The Lamb in my place


Reference verses

The Bible is overflowing with truths about God. The simple lines in this poem represent larger stories and truths that I hope we can all enjoy and learn from.

The Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the proclaim freedom for the captives Isaiah 61:1

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. Revelation 3:20


On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king.... Esther 5:1

Your path led through the sea.... Psalm 77:19

God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” Exodus 3:4

The LORD loved you and redeemed you from the land of slavery.... Deuteronomy 7:8


The LORD said I have given Jericho into your hand....and the wall fell down flat. Joshua 6:2, 20

Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, then the Lord called Samuel. 1 Samuel 3: 3, 4

So Joseph said to his brothers, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, for God sent me before you to preserve life. Genesis 45:4,5

The LORD had given rest to Israel from all their surrounding enemies. Joshua 23:1


They seized Paul & Silas...threw them into prison...about midnight Paul & Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. Acts 16: 19, 23, 25

These men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace...“Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Daniel 3:23, 25

“My people have forsake me, the spring of living water” -the LORD, Jeremiah 2:13

David ... escaped to the cave of Adullam. 1 Samuel 22:1


My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me. Daniel 6:22

By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way. Exodus 13:21

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. Jonah 2:1

Abraham took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. Genesis 22:13


So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” Genesis 32:30

The word of the LORD came to Elijah: “...I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.” 1 Kings 17:4

Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. Luke 8:24

“To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.” 1 Chronicles 16:18


“My husband is dead, and ...his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” Elisha said, “Go ask all your neighbors for empty jars...pour oil into all the jars...and she kept on pouring. Elisha said, ”Go, sell the oil and pay your debts.” 2 Kings 4:1, 3, 4, 5, 7

This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you. Ezekiel 37:5

Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD. “forget not your servant but give her a son.” ...Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. 1 Samuel 1:20

Leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” John 4:29


So the wall was 52 days. When all our enemies heard about this...they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God. Nehemiah 6:15, 16

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted. Isaiah 6:1

I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heave, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble. Daniel 4:37

Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. John 12:1


“How great you are, O Sovereign LORD!” 2 Samuel 7:22

“My name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 1:11

He lifted me out of the slimy pit. Psalm 40:2

Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. Mark 9:2-3


Simon Peter answered Jesus, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31

“I have given you overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” -Jesus, Luke 10:19

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” -Jesus, John 14:27


God said, “Let light shine out of darkness.” 2 Corinthians 4:6

We do not use deception, not do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:2

“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, ...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” -Joshua 24:15

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. Luke 1:68


“I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” -Paul, Acts 20:24

“Look,” Stephen said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”...they were stoning him. Acts 7:56, 59

It was not with perishable things...that you were redeemed..., but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 1 Peter 1:18, 19


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      ExpectGreatThings 3 years ago from Illinois

      Abbaelijah, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like the poem.

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      Nice,beautiful and self explanatory poem.

      I love this verse...

      "The destroyer of walls

      The voice in the night

      Hope in betrayal

      Honey after the fight"

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      ExpectGreatThings 5 years ago from Illinois

      You are absolutely right Simoninikid: Our God IS an awesome God! I'm thankful that He has given us His Word to remind us of this. And I'm thankful He has given us fellow believers to reflect His goodness :)

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      SimoniniKid 5 years ago from Beautiful Glen Ellyn, IL

      Only a person with deep commitment to know their God PERSONALLY, through His Word, then taken time to marvel in His revelations could have written these words! Wow, our God IS an awesome God! Thanks for doing this, I will read it often, especially when I need a reminder of WHO my God is and what He is willing and wanting to do for little ol' me!