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Tuesday, March 21 2017
The Seducer's Net
"As the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time ... Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils"
The English-language word "seduce" originated from a compound Latin word, se, meaning apart, and duco, meaning to lead (the word "duke" originated from that same word). "Seduce" means to divide, or to lead astray. Rebel leaders use sedition, a political form of seduction, to create followers for themselves and their "cause." The ultimate rebel leader is Satan (see The Idolatry Of Rebellion and The Prophecy To The Birthplace Of Rebellion).
Seduction is a psychological or emotional trap - no different than a baited net or snare.
"9:12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them." (Ecclesiastes 9:12 KJV)
"Seduce" is used to translate a number of words of the Holy Scriptures. Examples from Israel's history (see also the complete series of studies for the history of Israel, beginning with Israel In History and Prophecy: Roots and Branches - the links to all of the studies are listed in each one):
Examples from end-time prophecy. The world of now:
Fact Finder: Notice in the verses above, along with the warning, is also how to protect one's self from such "seducers" - "The Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation."
This Day In History, March 21
537: The Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempted to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but was driven back at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius.
717: The Battle of Vincy; Charles Martel fought Chilperic and Ragenfrid.
1152: The annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1413: Henry V became King of England.
1556: At Oxford, Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake as a heretic.
1788: New Orleans, Louisiana, was nearly completely destroyed by fire. The French-founded city ("Louisiana" is named after King Louis of France; "Orleans" is a city in north-central France) was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris of 1763. It reverted briefly to France when it was taken by Napoleon Bonaparte, who sold the city and the territory to the U.S. in the "Louisiana Purchase" of 1803 to help pay for his "Napoleonic Wars" in Europe (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1800: After being driven out of Rome during a rebellion, Pius VII was crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mache.
1801: The Battle of Alexandria was fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
1804: The French civil code, the Code Napoleon, was proclaimed.
1844: The date set by "Adventist" founder William Miller for the day of Christ's return; when his prediction failed, he set a new date, October 22 1844, which also failed, becoming known as "the Great Disappointment" (see also When The Final Countdown Will Begin).
1857: An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan killed over 100,000 people.
1871: German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck opened the first Reichstag (Parliament) in the First German Reich (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1871: Welsh journalist Henry Morton Stanley began his famous journey to find the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone (Dr. Livingstone, I presume?").
1917: Czar Nicholas II and his family were arrested by communist revolutionary forces in Russia. They were all later executed.
1918: The Second Battle of the Somme, the last German offensive of the First World War (1914-1918), began (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars).
1927: Nationalist Chinese forces of Chiang Kai-shek took the city of Shanghai; communist forces and local warlords fled before they arrived.
1963: Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay was closed.
1973: John Dean's "there's a cancer on the presidency" meeting with Richard Nixon.
1980: President Jimmy Carter announced that the U.S. Olympic team would not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The U.S. itself thereafter invaded Afghanistan in 2001.
1990: Namibia became independent after 75 years of South African rule.