Beware the Seductive Spirit


Solomon talks about the ways of a seductive woman in Proverbs chapter seven, he introduces us to a young man who turns his back on wisdom and instructions. As a result of this turn he is defenseless when it comes to dealing with the woman’s seductive spirit. The young man is seduce by this married woman, which then leads to his entrapment or death. “And then shot with an arrow, Like a bird flying into a net not knowing that its flying life is over. Proverbs 7:23 (MSG)

While the narrative refers to a literal young man and a married woman “Just then, a woman met him––she’d been lying in wait for him, dressed to seduce him.” Proverbs 7:10 (MSG) It is also symbolic of what a seductive spirit can do. A seductive spirit will trap you, it will keep you from your destiny. While most believe that seductions are sexual in nature, not all seduction are sexual. There are many seductive spirits. Many have been seduced by power, spirits, money, position, occupation, food, possessions, personalities, games, social media and many other similar things.

Solomon gives us five (5) keys to help us overcome the spirit of seduction

1. Listen to Instruction! “Dear friend, do what I tell you; treasure my careful instructions.” Proverbs 7:1 (MSG)

2. Guard and Practice what You Have Learned! “Do what I say and you’ll live well. My teaching is as precious as your eyesight––guard it! Write it out on the back of your hands; etch it on the chambers of your heart.” Proverbs 7:2-3 (MSG)

3. Treat Wisdom as Family! “Talk to Wisdom as to a sister.” Proverbs 7:4a (MSG)

4. Let Insight be your constant companion! “Treat Insight as your companion.” Proverbs 7:4b (MSG)

5. Stay Away From the Path of Seduction! “Arriving at the corner of the street where she lived, then turning up the path to her house.” Proverbs 7:8 (MSG)

If you practice these five (5) keys then you will be able to resist and fight of the seductive spirit. “They’ll be with you to fend off the Temptress––that smooth–talking, honey–tongued Seductress.” Proverbs 7:5

Your Iron Coach,
Bishop Jemmott