Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) Posted by r. a. Sat., Feb.10, 2018
The following is from a source whose observations and texts gel with the word of the Creator-God, the great I AM, as recorded in the bible. I have provided a disclaimer at the bottom. (r. a. note)
The Baited Trap
For the city dweller the most common example of this is the simple mouse trap. Enticing bait is set in the trap and when it’s taken they are caught like a fish on a hook.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
(Genesis 3:4-5 (KJV)
We can see in the above passage a great example of how Satan baits us. First he puts Eve at ease telling her that there is no danger to her, second he offers the bait; knowledge. If you want to catch a bear you don’t bait a hook with a worm. Satan knows what bait to offer what type of man.
Knowledge is one of the most powerful baits that Satan uses to entrap otherwise intelligent men. It is especially effective on those who are full of pride, which was the chief sin of Satan (Isaiah 14:11-15 KJV).
Once we understand that bait is used we can easily see the various types in Satan’s lure box; things like lust, greed and the other ‘deadly sins’. But there is another way to trap men, through the hidden snare.
The Hidden Snare
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
(Jeremiah 5:26 (KJV)
Unlike with the baited trap when a hunter sets a snare there often is no bait; instead he relies on his powers of observation of the paths that certain prey take. Now if you were Satan trying to trap Christians where would you set your snares? In the churches!
Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
(Matthew 16:6 (KJV)
Now in the forest a snare or pitfall is usually camouflaged by utilizing local flora and fauna, like leaves. What represents that in a church situation? The doctrine.
At the casual glance false doctrines usually appear just as sound as the truth; it is only when carefully examined that the danger is revealed. That is why we are commanded to beware of the leaven and be as the Bereans; we are supposed to try their fruits.
Disclaimer: I am not a member/follower or an adherent of Prophetic Explorer. Nonetheless, I found the above to square with the scripts revealed in the bible.