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Entrapment

  • I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, 'Now is come the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:10 WEB

    In a United States supreme court case in 1932, Sorrells vs United States, a prohibition officer repeatedly tried to get a factory worker to buy him bootleg whiskey. When the man finally gave in and did, the officer arrested him for selling him illegal whiskey.

    This was labeled 'Entrapment,' which is when the government persuades you to break a law that they created, and then tries to prosecute you for doing exactly what they wanted you to do.

    The enemy will place a bad thought in your mind, and then immediately accuse you of wrongdoing: 'Look at you! And you call yourself a Christian.' Even though it was not your thought to begin with, he will try his best to make you believe that it was your idea, and then make you feel guilty over having it.

    This is nothing but a crowd control tactic. If he can make you walk around all day with your head hanging down, feeling unworthy to even pray because of your bad thoughts, then he has successfully neutralized you. When you are too ashamed to speak to God, you are powerless and defenseless. The joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). If something will not leave your mind, then take it God in prayer, and take away satan's ammunition.

    'Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need' (Hebrews 4:16).

    Do not fall into entrapment. God is above all of this, He knows who is to blame, and his day is coming. Push these thoughts aside, hold your head up, stand up straight and walk as a child of God each day. I am loved, forgiven, redeemed, the Lord is my Shepherd.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You help me put on the helmet of salvation to guard my mind from attacks, help me renew my thought life and take on the mind of Christ. You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. With Your help, I will overcome, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Jehovah, please protect us from any form of entrapment..... for we need you and want to serve you and love you.... in Jesus’s name, Amen
Oct 28
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
Oct 29
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You help me put on the helmet of salvation to guard my mind from attacks, help me renew my thought life and take on the mind of Christ. You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. With Your help, I will overcome, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. YES! PLEASE!! Amen ~ Thank you (L)

Oct 28
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Oct 28
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Holy Spirit and pastor Dion for this message this morning that I so much needed to be reminded of.

Oct 28
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Glory to God! Awesome encouragement and reminder! Thank you, Pastor Dion! 

Oct 28
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

 Amen

Oct 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Oct 28
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Oct 28
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!!

Oct 28
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God!

Oct 28
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God please keep us strong in faith.Put up a shield against Satan for us.We love and worship you.

Oct 28
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Oct 28
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen

Oct 28
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Thank you heavenly Father please give us strength Amen

Oct 28
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

Oct 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Protect us all from evil attacks Father, Amen.

Oct 28
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Lord, please protect us from temptation, and especially from the traps we do not even recognize, in the name of Jesus, amen!

Oct 28
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Oct 28
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

Oct 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Oct 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 28
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen!!

 

Oct 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Oct 29
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Father God please help me to daily put on the Helmet of Salvation to guard my mind againts attacks from the enemy,help me to renew my thought life and take on the mind of Christ every day! You have not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love and self-control. Please help me to overcome in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, Amen!!!

Oct 29
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen n Amen

Nov 5
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that You help me put on the helmet of salvation to guard my mind from attacks, help me renew my thought life and take on the mind of Christ. You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. With Your help, I will overcome, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen. 

Nov 8