Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Bait of satan”
Text: Numbers 22:7
“So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the diviner’s fee in their hand, and they came to Balaam and spoke to him the words of Balak.”
“The Bait of satan,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The Bait of satan for Balaam was the diviner’s fee.
Clearly Balaam was a false prophet for hire, who loved the “diviner’s fee” more than he loved God. Peter describes these false teachers and prophets like Balaam:
“They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” (2Peter 2:15-17)
The Warrior doesn’t take the bait of satan because, you and I Love God Supremely, more than anything or anyone else in this world!
The bait of satan, wages of unrighteousness, is like trash to us; not worthy to even pay attention to.
Let me remind you my fellow Warrior of the Warrior’s Declaration:
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”(Gal.2:20).
The Bait of satan has no effect upon a dead man. The Warrior is dead to this world and Alive unto God.
Warrior’s are “fishermen,” fishing for the souls of mankind; and our life is the bait! Our Commander Jesus Christ is the Model Fisherman Who Teaches you and I to be fishers of men (Mat.4:19). His Perfect Love is the Bait, His Life is on the hook! And you and I “took the Bait of His Love,” and we have been “hooked” every since that wonderful day we gave our life to God.
Yes, our surrendered life to Jesus Christ is Now The Bait of Jesus. Every fisherman knows that the best bait is “live bait.” We are “live bait,” God’s Living Letter known and read (eaten) by all mankind.(2Corin.3:2-3).
Your life is “on the hook,” Warrior, and this life of Love and Service you live for Christ will “hook,” the souls you walk among every day; as they behold “Christ in you the Hope of Glory!”
“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”(Col.1:27)
The Bait of satan hooked Balaam and destroyed him; the Bait of Jesus Christ hooked you and I and is changing us from glory to glory more into His image! Ooooh Rah!
Let’s go out and hook up some souls for Jesus today. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side