For those of us who are paying attention, we can see how Scripture is being played out, and we know how it will end. We also must do all that we can to make it into The Kingdom. We must stay on guard so that we will not be lured by any bait, no matter how tempting it is, if it’s not leading us toward The Kingdom of The Most High—It’s A Trap! Stay on the path of righteousness, and keep your focus on The Messiah, because we know that things are about to get much, much worse… but we will win in the end as long as we endure! Do not allow the world, which operates under a beastly system, to bait & trap you; destruction awaits if you do!
They say “all is fair in love and war”… but never mind what they say, know that our enemy, the devil, HaSatan does not play fair. He knows what sinful desires easily beset each of us, he knows that wickedness is in our hearts naturally (Jeremiah 17:9) and we know that only through supernatural intervention are we able to resist the evil schemes of this world (Ephesians 6:11). Our enemy, our adversary, the devil, and this beast system, never tires in seeking out exactly what piques our collective & individual interests. The bait, with its traps & snares, are constantly put right in front of our faces… so no, it ain’t fair, but YAH is with us and we must stay with Him, because He is greater than the devil and the beast system of this world!
Some of us may not be so easily tempted by riches, sex, fame, attention, or the finer things in life, but we each have something that will speak to our base nature loudly at times. None of us are beyond temptation, and thanks to technology, our temptations will pop up while scrolling or looking for something else all together. If you’re not the online type, temptations will come by what you see on TV, or on the road; or by what music you listen to or news & gossip you give your ear to. We each have sinful desires which have the uncanny ability to speak directly to us loudly & clearly… that’s the bait of the beast system. Unfortunately for us, the myriad of baits are endlessly customizable and highly effective in trapping the souls of any of us, from the least of to the greatest of us.
Each of us has to deal with our hearts, our sinful desires, our temptations, and of course the devil, as we live in this beast system, but how does Scripture instruct us to respond?:
“Run from anything that stimulates (tempts) youthful lusts (desires). Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord/YAH with pure hearts.”2 Timothy 2:22 NLT
The devil stays on his mission, so we better stay on ours in these ever-increasing evil days. The devil and this beast system are excellent at: stealing, killing, and destroying (John 10:10), and let us not focus merely on the physical risks, but more importantly the spiritual risks. The devil and this beast system will: steal your joy & time, kill your drive & purpose, and destroy your heart, soul & mind… IF you let him—so do not let him.
Again, the devil stays on his mission, so you must stay on yours. Also again, the devil will steal, kill and destroy you physically, mentally & spiritually — IF you allow him to do so; don’t let him! Instead, meditate on passages like these below:
“If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And YAH is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 NLT
“You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for YAH is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.”
Proverbs 3:25-26 NLT
“The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set. YAH is known for His justice. The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. Selah”
Psalms 9:15-16 NLT
“If a bird sees a trap being set, it knows to stay away. But these people set an ambush for themselves; they are trying to get themselves killed.”
Proverbs 1:17-18 NLT
“My life constantly hangs in the balance, but I will not stop obeying Your instructions/Torah. The wicked have set their traps for me, but I will not turn from Your commandments. Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. I am determined to keep Your decrees to the very end.”
Psalms 119:109-112 NLT
As you continue living, the temptations and trials will continue to come. Remember the verses above and whenever you think you are being tempted beyond what you can handle, of course remember to reflect and meditate on these verses: 1st Corinthians 10:13, 2nd Peter 2:9-10 and 2nd Thessalonians 3:3. Also remember that the bait & traps of dysfunction & sin, have been our battle since the beginning, since way back in The Garden of Eden. You can resist; you can avoid the traps! Watch this lesson for deeper understanding:
And check out this pertinent lesson on keeping yourself from slipping:
Until next time, shalom ✌🏾
2 thoughts on “Beware Of The Traps Of The Beast System—The Bait Panders To Our Weaknesses”
HalleluYAH! Right on time achi (my brother). Todah (thank you) for this encouragement (this morning as I read it).
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HalleluYAH! And todah rabah achoti. Your comment is also an encouragement to me.
May our Abba YAH, hear the praise and prayers from us, His people in these days ahead, and may He see us through it all.