The Bait of Satan

<font size=”4″>Good Morning Group,<br>I know that I have been away for awhile. But I am back and I thought I would give you and update on what I have been doing. My son William is getting ready to go to college. Let us all pray that he is sucessful in his stuidies.<br><br>I am currently reading the book called <strong>”The Bait of Satan Living free from the deadly trap of offense”. By John</strong> <strong>Bevere.</strong> It is a very good book dealing with how Christians become offended by many things and how this effects their calling to be true Christians. He explains many types of offesives that a person may go through.<br><br>I really like the one where he says that people go from church to church looking for a preacher and a church so they can hear what the person wants to hear and not want GOD wants them to hear. God will offend you because GOD wants you to wake up and realize that you are not perfect in your walk with him. That is so true. <br><br>And I believe that is why we see so many different church doctrines and denominations around the world. The message does not change from the Bible. The Bible will correct a person. GOD is pefect and we are not. And if you want to be like Christ, then you must be perfect. And in order to do that we must study the WORD to see how to be perfect. <br><br>Well in one chapter of this book they are talking about a love hate relationship. How many of us have a realtionship where we once loved somebody and then hated them because something happened? How many of is have hated GOD because we did not get what we wanted that we prayed to him for? <br><br>I do in any book that I am reading will look up the scriptural references to follow along with the writers thoughts. And to also see if the writer knows what he is talking about. Sometimes I have found that writers will give scriptural references to a verse and it does not even remotely touch on the writers message that he is talking about. Or because they might just throw in a scriptural reference knowing that a person will not read it anyway…<br><br>The scriptures that the writer referenced in the subject of a love hate relationship is <strong>1 Sam. chapter 16-1 Sam. Chapter 31.</strong>&nbsp; I would encourage everyone to read it. I have read these over and over again. And it is what I have seen in these passages is what I really what to talk about here. <br><br>We will start with 1 Sam. chapter 16 Verse 1.<br><br></font><p><font size=”4″><b>1 Samuel 16:1 (KJV) </b><br><sup><font color=”#000000″>1 </font></sup>And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. <br></font></p><br><br><font size=”4″>My first thoughts on this verse is why did GOD reject Saul from reigning over Israel? What did he do? In the next chapters I did read where Saul had this obesession with David to persue him and kill him. So maybe Saul was that way from the beginning. I will have to read more about him to nail down who Saul was and why GOD rejected him from reigneing over Israel.<br><br>And there is something that I noticed this morning when reading again this verse. Do you see where GOD HIMSELF called Saul by his name? And also Jesse? It is important to know and see in scripture where GOD calls someone by there name. It means they are special to GOD. So we see here that GOD called Saul and Jesse by their names. He called Abraham by his name, He called Moses. and all the rest of the prophets by their name.<br><br>Now we also read that GOD sent Samuel to Jesse the Bethlehemite.&nbsp; We all know who Jesse is right? We know that Jesus is the root of Jesse.<br><br></font><p><font size=”4″><b>Isaiah 11:10 (KJV) </b><br><sup><font color=”#000000″>10 </font></sup>And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. <br></font></p><br><font size=”4″>And also this verse:<br></font><p><font size=”4″><b>Romans 15:12 (KJV) </b><br><sup><font color=”#000000″>12 </font></sup>And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. <br></font></p><br><font size=”4″>Who is this speaking about? This is speaking about Jesus. Let me stress this: Jesus is the only one! There is no other man that has walked this earth can come close to the prophecy in scriptures. Jesus is in Gen. to Rev.&nbsp; One just has to open their eyes and read and study the WORD of GOD daily to see it. GOD will open ones eyes to it.<br><br>I can not make you see it. Jesse is also David’s father. And when you read the chapters in first Samuel, I want you to ask yourself have you ever hated someone so bad until you wanted them dead? Yes. Saul wanted David dead for a reason. And you will just have to read the chapters to fully understand what was in Saul’s heart and mind that made him act the way he did towards David. And when you read also. What other person was hated so bad such as David?<br><br>I have written enough this morning. But please continue to read along with me and we uncover why Saul hated David so much and how GOD was in the mist of it all. It is wonderful reading. <br><br>Many people do not read the old testament, because they think it is ONLY for the JEWS. Spare me. It is all about Jesus. And the message is for me and you today also.<br><br>Love Tweety<br><br></font>

Published by Tweety134

I love Jesus. And I only read the King James Scriptures.

5 thoughts on “The Bait of Satan

  1. wow, wonderful message, Tweety.  I have missed hearing from you and am glad you are back.  Yes, I pray William will do very good and find a good Job and walk the straight and narrow way from now on.Thanks for this message.  It is very good.  I love to read about David and Saul/Jonathan.Saul had disobeyed what God told him to do and then set himself up to offer sacrifices, when it was only for Samuel to do.Saul hated David for he knew that God had now anointed David to be the next king, thus taking it away from Saul and his tribe/family.He loved David at first but then was filled an evil spirit of hate.  Jealousy caused this, I think.I am looking forward to your next chapter.love you,Me

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  2. Freeborn,I am glad that you liked the first part of my message. Now for the very puzzling part that I had run across in my reading of the story of Saul and David: Here is the verse that I want to talk about this morning:1 Samuel 16:14-16 (KJV) 14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. 16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. Let us really look at these verses and really think about this. Because this had me wondering and searching so much in scriptures about it. Now we see in verse 14 that the SPIRIT of the LORD departed from Saul. That was the righteous annointing that GOD puts on people in the Bible. We should study about that more later. I believe at one time Freeborn we were discussing about the Seven Spirits from GOD that we believed Jesus was annointed with.I think that Jesus was the only one that was annointed in that way by GOD, and it was revealed when he was resurrected. And we do need to study that out more.We need to look at the next part of the verse: “And an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” I know the first thing that people will think is that GOD himself is evil. NO. I had to search this out, because I wanted to know how GOD could send an evil spirit upon someone. And why did he do it. And I came across some scriptures, that just might help us. Let us look at this verse: See evil and sin are 2 different things. Sin is from the devil:1 John 3:8 (KJV) 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. So in reading the above verse we learn that committing sin is of the devil. And that the devil sin from the beginning. So I conclude that sin is not the evil spirit that was sent FROM GOD unto Saul.  This is not the first time that GOD has sent something evil to man in scriptures:Let us look at:Judges 9:23 (KJV) 23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech: I will have to read more about this to determine why an evil spirit was sent between these people. But we see two things: The verse does not say that the evil spirit here was sent from GOD. That should also bring the question to mind of where did GOD get the evil spirit from? This also shows you that everything is under GOD’s command, and he can use evil and blessings for all men. Let us look here and see these verses:1 Kings 22:21-22 (KJV) 21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. 22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now in these above verses we see that a spirit came forth. It does not say where the spirit came from. And this spirit STOOD BEFORE THE LORD. And this spirit told GOD: “I will persusade him”. To persusade means to change ones mind. And as you continue to read, you will see that GOD allowed this.And this spirit was a lying spirit. And this lying spirit was in the mouth of all the prophets during this time.  WOW! Why would GOD allow this? Interesting.So we know that GOD allows sometime evil spirits to enter a person who is disobedient to HIS WAYS at times. In conclusion, I want you to read this verse:Isaiah 45:6-8 (KJV) 6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. 7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. 8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it. See GOD said he created evil. But GOD did NOT create sin. So we know that sin is created by the DEVIL. And that GOD sometimes uses evil to bring man back to the right path.If anyone has anything to add to this or would like to discuss this further. Please do so.Have a great Day.Tweety

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  3. Tweety, you did a great job teaching this subject.  It is a very difficult subject for most people.My mind went to the part in Job where Satan accused Job and asked permission to go afflict Job.  God granted this request, both times, only telling Satan not to take Job’s life.So it seems clear here to me that Satan is this evil spirit, but He cannot override God’s first will or choice in a matter.  In other words, in order for Satan to afflict any of God’s people, for some reason known only to God and Satan, he has to get God’s permission….thus…he could be said to have been ‘sent’ by God.I think this is the case in all the instances you told about.  We get the clear picture of how this comes about in these two chapter in Job where Satan asks God to afflict Job.God gave Satan permission to do this.  Satan can take his own people captive at his will, but in order to bother one of God’s children, he has to get God’s permission.What do you think of this?  I love your study.JO

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  4. Good Morning Freeborn & Group,I was reading Job yesterday. I have to read it again. Freeborn did you read where GOD said JOB was “Perfect”?Now who else was perfect in GOD’s eyes? JESUS! I have not ever run across any other prophet that was declared perfect by GOD. But you never know, I have to read some more.Yes. GOD allows Satan to test a persons love for GOD, by inflicting them. And Satan did say Job would curse GOD to his face after the affliction was over. How many people have cursed GOD becasue they were afflicted?Many! GOD told Satan not to take the life of JOB. GOD has that power to give and take life. And like you said:Satan can take the life of his own people. But not GOD’s people. And what makes my heart sing is where everything that JOB had was taken away. EVERYTHING. And he went and praised GOD. What do we learn from that? I could be thrown in the streets in the middle of winter and I will still praise GOD and not utter anything against him or turn my back on him.Well have a good day.I am off to work.Love Tweety

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  5. Yes, Tweety.  And I just saw something reading your words:  That pure love for God was why Job was perfect.If we truly love God that much and put him above our own lives, then we are perfect.  This is a glorious revelation.

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