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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 some bootleg whiskey. The agent lied to Sorrells and told him that he was a fellow veteran from the World War, new to town, and he kept pressing him to 'do an old war buddy a favor.'

    When the man finally gave in and found him some whiskey, the officer then arrested him for violating the National Prohibition Act. 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 asked you to do.

    In a similar way, 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.' He is the accuser. 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 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. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen Hallelujah
Jul 15
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jul 15
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

Jul 15
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. The Lord is my strength and my guide.  Amen

Jul 15
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I think my faith is strong and something comes my way and I get filled with fear. Please strengthen me against this fear that starts to nag at me. Protect us dear God. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jul 15
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Jul 15
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus please help us to always live for you and your glory.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jul 15
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

amen!!  amen !!  amen!!!

Jul 15
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your written word and all the promises you gave us,  This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Jul 15
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for Your love, care and forgiveness, please help me to keep my life and mind straight and to stop the enemy from invading my thoughts. Take away my fears and lead me to live a life for Your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. The Lord is my Sheppard. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jul 15
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jul 15
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jul 15
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Great devotional Pastor Dion, Amen!

Jul 15
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jul 15
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 15
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen and Amen !!! The LORD is my strength and shield, my high tower and my protector, bless His holy Name forever and ever !!!

Jul 15
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 15
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Jul 16
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this devotion today. Thank you for all you do at Refreshing Hope Ministries. Your devotions are like water to the soul of a very thirsty person and it refreshes us and gives us back our strength.

Jul 17