Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that I am intrigued by history and people who love and understand history. (My thoughts that we have dumbed down the education in this area are known as widely!)
This morning I prepared for church fellowship and I was praying for friends and such. I began to hear words about entrapment. (He showed me very specific entrapments of the enemy for various people and I will be sharing those with them later.) Entrapment is defined at the action or the act of being entrapped or captured. (A little further on it says that the person might be prosecuted for the entrapped act. Isn’t that just like satan? Set you up and then remind you? To no avail if you know the word of God.) The Lord began to reveal traps and strategy to avoid or destroy.
Here is the one that struck me. The decision to avoid a trap is fraught with danger. Real danger? Yes, I believe so. (I love the traps of God better. This is my favorite! 2 Kings 3)
As a student of history, I went through a period of my life where I studied the art of war, killing and strategy. I saw the power of strategy and studied the great minds of war. I think it is important in this day and in this hour.
The number one strategy is to cut off communication followed closely by cutting off supply. If the devil can convince you that you cannot hear from God or be in relationship with others he has succeeded in strategy number one. If he causes you to be reliant on self without regard for God and His provision he may well destroy your ability to progress.
But this is the strategy I see in this hour. It is the one of avoidance. In war and hand-to-hand combat coupled with personal military strategy, the strategy is to force the opponent to avoid the initial trap or feint (Jiu Jitsu is an example of this where you use your opponent’s strength and actions to work against him, pulling him into a compromised position.) to cause them to succumb to the greater trap.
What I saw was this. Many are “up against” something. The response is to avoid the issue. (The initial trap or ensnarement.) For instance, you have a difficult conversation you are avoiding. The enemy has set the trap for a greater problem by your avoidance. (It is this simple.) I feel the Lord say this morning that if you (Or I.) do not take dominion over these issues we will not see A)His kingdom come here on earth and B) We will step into a far greater trap.
My encouragement is that whatever you may be facing you take dominion over it as quickly as you can. It is not the “trip line” that you avoid that is the problem but something with the power to be far greater in destruction.