It’s not “Whatever” it’s Forever!
The Snares of the Fowler
The definition of a Fowler is a trickster who uses snares to try to ensnare the unwary and bring them to ruin. The reference comes from a title for men who use tricks and traps to snare birds.
On a recent prayer mission to free souls through intercessory prayer, the Lord told me my spiritual enemy was the Fowler, Satan himself, the ultimate trickster.
Recently, I read an article from a prestigious college describing the young people living today as the ”Whatever Generation”. No concerns about eternity, just “whatever”. If it feels good do it. “That’s ok for you, I don’t need a crutch,” and “What me worry?” This reminds me of a song that was popular a few years back “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Are we oblivious to what is really happening on Earth? The warning from Ephesians 4:27, Leave no room or foothold for the devil, give no opportunity to him. Yet I see young people involved in all kinds of satanic activities even human and animal sacrifice. It’s as if we are returning to the humanistic pagan Canaanite religious practices?
At the same time I see people of all ages lining up for hours to get into movies about vampires or zombies. The world in general has developed a love for the dark kingdom, especially the young, the more macabre the better. This isn’t just fun and games a warlock is a male witch. The Satanists have just erected a statue “Baphomet” in Detroit, for children to worship Satan. They are also practicing how to be Vampires. Is this what you want for your children? Have we all been tricked? Don’t be fooled, Satan hates humanity.
Let me give you an example of the Fowler’s work from the Old Testament Ezekiel 13:18-22 (Amp) Say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew pillows to all armholes and fasten magic, protective charms to all wrists, and deceptive veils upon the heads of those of every stature to hunt and capture human lives! Will you snare the lives of My people to keep your own selves alive? You have profaned Me among My people [in payment] for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying persons who should not die and giving [a guaranty of] life to those who should not live, by your lying to My people, who give heed to lies. We say evil is good and good evil.
Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against your pillows and charms and veils with which you snare human lives like birds, and I will tear them from your arms and will let the lives you hunt go free, the lives you are snaring like birds. Your [deceptive] veils also will I tear and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted and snared. Then you shall know that I am the Lord. Because with lies you have made the righteous sad and disheartened, whom I have not made sad or disheartened, and because you have encouraged and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way and be saved [in that you falsely promised him life], Therefore you will no more see false visions or practice divinations, and I will deliver My people out of your hand. Then you will know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord.
Here we see in the biblical text an example of black magic being used to trap human souls. Another key element appears to be lying, a very familiar tactic of Satan since he is called the Father of Lies. John 8:44 (NIV) You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Other tools used to set snares were and are; false prophecy, practicing of elitism, trickery, deception, bribes, cruelty, false visions, divination and lastly, human trafficking saving their own lives by selling out others. The result of all this deception is, the wicked are strengthened and encouraged. In Hosea 9:8 (Amp) we see an example of this deception and wickedness even being practiced by God’s prophets who had fallen into the Fowler’s snare and caused others to be snared. Ephraim was [intended to be] a watchman with my God [and a prophet to the surrounding nations]; but he, that prophet, has become a fowler’s snare in all his ways. There is enmity, hostility, and persecution in the house of his God At this point God calls Ezekiel a true prophet, to bring deliverance. Psalm 91:3 ”For then He will deliver you from the snare of the Fowler and the deadly pestilence.” From my biblical examples, you can see God is aware and very displeased with humanities choice to ignore His warnings.
Consider what choices you have made in your own life. Have you become a victim, maybe unknowingly, to traps and snares that will impact your eternal soul? “What good for a man to gain the whole world and lose his eternal soul?”
Our prayer for our precious young people and for ourselves should be Psalm141:9 “Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me and the snares of the evildoers.”
Only you can decide if you have been trapped by the Fowler’s tricks into a life of darkness, anger, hopelessness, and despair. Many suicides result. There is no need to accept this as your fate. Ephesians 5:8 “For once you were darkness but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light” Jesus says He is the light of the world. Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Romans 8:31 “What then should we say to all this? Who can be against us? Who can be our foe if God is on our side?” Read 2nd Corinthians 2:11 “keep Satan from getting the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his wiles and intentions.”
Is it foolish to not even consider the amazing promises of God? Do we realize our eternal soul is in jeopardy? Jesus is a God of Love and Forgiveness. He is waiting for you to search for Him with all your heart!
It’s not whatever it’s forever!
My Motto: Romans 12:21 Overcome evil by doing Good!
In His service, Rev. Rosemary