Wednesday, October 1, 2014


"Our Enemy will bait the hook with anything we find desirable. This means, he will gladly give us money, power, pleasure, sex, fame, fortune & relationships. Satan's goal is for us to take the bait without seeing the hook & once the hook is in our mouth, he then reels us in to take us captive.

His gifts are often very good things offered for sinful uses. He'll challenge us to examine the gift to ensure its quality. That is the essence of the trap. The gift may be good, but the giver is evil.

In this way, Satan & demons are akin to a pedophile who seeks to entice children into trust with gifts of candy & toys, only to destroy them.

"When we take the gifts Satan & demons give, we are in essence biting down on the bait. As a result, the hook of sin is in our mouth, & Satan reels us in as his captive so that, as Jesus says in John 8:34, we become slaves to our sin." (‘Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices’ by Thomas Brooks)

Gal 5:1 (GW): "Christ has freed us so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. Therefore, be firm in this freedom, and don't become slaves again."

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