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What Are You Using For Bait?

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What Are You Using For Bait?

 

Fishermen

What Are You Using For Bait? That’s the common question Fishermen ask of each other. They know that what you use for bait most of the time will determine what you catch.

If someone is fishing for Bass, their bait is normally different from someone who is fishing for catfish. What is used for bait will determine what is caught.

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Hunters

Corn Feeders or corn placed near deer stands are common in many states. However, no one has ever heard of a deer hunter using Jalapeno Peppers for deer bait. Corn attracts the deer not the chili peppers.

 deerbait

Trappers

Every successful Trapper must know what baits attract which animals and bait their traps accordingly. What is used for bait will determine what is caught.

http://www.animal-traps.com/baits.htm

Householders

It is common knowledge among us, that cheese is a favorite bait to use in a mousetrap. When cheese is used, mice are caught. No one uses a carrot to bait a mouse trap.

 Mouse-Trap

Boys And Girls

If you don’t like the type of people you keep attracting, then maybe you need to check what you are using for bait.

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What type of person are these guys trying to attract?

Do You Need To Change Your Bait To Catch Something Different, Or Better?

  • Carnal people attract carnal people
  • Worshippers attract worshippers
  • Critical spirits find one another
  • Godly people attract other godly people.

Preacher, You Get What You Preach

  • If you preach Faith, you attract believers.
  • If you preach the New Birth according to Acts 2:38 you attract those who want deliverance.
  • If you preach Holiness… Holiness preaching attracts those who want to leave the world behind.
  • If you preach Doctrine… you attract those who love the Word.
  • If you preach Pop Psychology type sermons… you will attract those that only want to hear smooth things, while continuing to live like they always have.
  • What is used for bait will determine what is caught.

Worship

Contemporary style worship attracts contemporary minds that, as a rule, resist older traditional Pentecostal style worship music. (Besides, there is little to no mention of sin or doctrine in most of the new songs.)

What Does Satan Use For Bait?

Satans-Lures1

  • Offenses?
  • Bitterness?
  • Money?
  • The Desire To Get ‘High’?
  • Injuries?
  • Egos?
  • Half Truths?

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

The devil sets traps.

Now the big question! This is the most important one of all!

If You Wanted To Attract God, What Would You Use For Bait?

  • Repentance?
  • Worship?
  • Humility?
  • Hunger?
  • Thirst?

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Ask Cornelius.

  • He attracted the attention of God.

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

Ask The Prodigal Son

  • He was humble and repentant.

Ask Bartimaeus

  • He cried out for mercy.

Ask Zacchaeus

  • He desired to see Jesus and got above the crowd.

 Ask Israel

  • God told them what to do to attract His Favor.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

April 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. The picture you show with the question, “What does Satan use for bait?” was drawn by my sister, Janell Tschannen, for a poem I wrote titled, “Satan’s Lures”. Here it is if interested:

    Satan’s Lures

    Satan loves the sport of fishing.
    His tackle box filled with bait,
    he goes out to the lake of life
    to cast his line, and wait.

    The devil knows us, every one
    and knows which lures to use.
    In accordance with our weaknesses
    he determines which to choose.

    Dishonesty, pornography,
    pride, selfishness and hate.
    False witness, greed, the list goes on.
    The sin becomes the bait.

    Many bite and are deceived.
    And in a snap they’re hooked.
    They learn too late that Satan’s bait
    is not as it had looked.

    We must strive to choose the right
    for this life is our test;
    and when we choose to do what’s right
    we truly will be blessed.

    So feed on Heavenly Fathers words.
    Great blessings will be yours,
    as you watch and pray, and stay away
    from Satan and his lures.

    Ron Tranmer©

    Ron Tranmer

    February 1, 2015 at 2:14 am


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