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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):

  • The Hebrew word, pronounced taw-aw, which means to stray, or to become slow. Examples:

    "12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them." (Proverbs 12:26 KJV)

    "21:9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel." (2 Kings 21:9 KJV)

  • The Hebrew word, pronounced taw-yaw, which means to mislead. Example:

    "13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD. 13:9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

    13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter" (Ezekiel 13:8-10 KJV)

Examples from end-time prophecy. The world of now:

  • The Greek word, pronounced ap-op-lan-ah-oh, which means to corrupt, or to lead away. Example:

    "13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." (Mark 13:21-22 KJV)

  • The Greek word, pronounced plan-ah-oh, which means to roam, or become empty. Example:

    "4:1 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; 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron" (1 Timothy 4:1-2 KJV)

    "2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you." (1 John 2:26 KJV)

    "2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols." (Revelation 2:20 KJV)

  • The Greek word, pronounced go-ace, which means imposter or someone who casts spells. Example:

    "3:12 Yea, and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

    3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:12-17 KJV)

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."
See They Aren't Rights If The LORD Says They're Wrongs and The Other Proof Of False Prophets


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This Day In History

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.

Battle of Alexandria

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.

1935: Persia was renamed Iran (see Ancient Empires - Persia and Has Another Haman Arisen?).

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.




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