Free the Doves and Find Deliverance

Free the doves, do not think to put them in a cage.

Let these symbols of God’s Spirit come as a sage

With wisdom to guide you along your life’s path,

And lead you to Christ who can save you from wrath.

                              These flashes of purity speak of God’s grace.

These birds do not worry.  False hope they don’t chase.

They’re quiet but gentle and talk without speech.

                   To those who have eyes to see, they’re free to preach.

                        The dove spells good news, but when we spurn its grace

No souls are delivered. God’s Word finds no place

In men’s hardened hearts, for they can’t find their way.

False messenger pigeons have led them astray.

                   Free the doves, let them loose,  Let God’s Spirit prevail.

  Do not clip a wing and do not snip a tail,

  But open the cage, let them fly where they may.

  Don’t hinder their progress but heed what they say.


And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

– Matthew 21:12-14

Doves symbolize the Holy Spirit, who descended on Jesus like a dove and remained upon him. (Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, John 1:32)

For, the thief, which is the devil, “comes to steal, kill and destroy: I (Jesus) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10

The devil wants to keep people lame and blind and miserable. He wants to steal our health, kill our well being, and destroy our souls.

“But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” – Matthew 12:28

When Jesus freed the doves, it served as a picture of deliverance. As Peter explained in Acts 10:38, Jesus Christ whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power, did good everywhere he went and healing everyone the devil had oppressed.

Author: C R Flamingbush

C.R. Flamingbush grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in German and linguistics. After working seven years for the Department of Defense (an easy job), she took on the most difficult challenge in the world: a lifetime career of raising four children. Along the way she developed a passion for writing Christian superhero fantasy. She enjoys humor because it's Biblical (see the second psalm) and she loves to make people laugh - whether through her writings, her art, or just by being herself. Writing fantasy is her way of poking fun at human foibles and all the ridiculous ideas that so easily beset the human race, while at the same time honoring God in every way she can. Flamingbush has been a member of Faithwriters since 2010, and several of her winning contest entries have been published by Fresh Air Press. She likes Fan Story and has been a Narnia fan since the age of ten. In terms of influence, she aspires to be the next C.S. Lewis but has quite a ways to go in that regard. Speed of Sight, a Superhero Adventure, is her first novel. A sequel is in the works.

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