“…the wicked will be cut off from the land”
This passage from Proverbs is certainly apropos when considering the intricate network of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation. The full passage reads, “For the upright will inhabit the land, and men of integrity will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.” (Proverbs 2:21-22, emphasis mine)
Who is the passage talking about? King Solomon, the writer of Proverbs, describes such people with the adjectives “wicked” and “treacherous.” The Hebrew word for “wicked” is rasha, which means “morally corrupt.” “Treacherous” is bagad and means “to act covertly.” This is a person who may look good in designer clothes, but underneath the “cover” is the personification of evil, a master of lies who stands on the precipice of eternal damnation.
What is so puzzling about the Epstein saga is the sheer numbers of people who were drawn to a man without any redeeming quality – who was evil to the core and an expert in the con. He was a slime ball. And yet he was sought after by Hollywood moguls, political heads of state, corporate billionaires, as well as being a magnet for young nubile teenage girls looking for someone to boost their child-like aspirations.
Like millions of others, I watched ABC’s recent 2020 special, “Truth and Lies: The Jeffrey Epstein Story.” The story centered around the horrific experiences of the young women who were victimized by this man. There was something very unsettling about this exposé.
4 Snares to Avoid To Keep You Safe From Predators Like Epstein
#1 The Love of Money: If Jeffrey Epstein had worn off-the-rack suits from JC Penneys and driven around in a Subaru, no one would have given him the time of day. He simply would not have stood out. Epstein was known for “flashing” his wealth, not hiding it. It was critical that others see and experience all this splendor. Was his motivation merely insecurity? Trying to prove himself in some way? I believe it was something far more sinister. Worth an estimated $577 million dollars, Epstein purposely became a magnet for people lured by wanting more money and who would sell their souls to get it. It was these people he was after.
#2 Lust for the Forbidden: Two words characterize this generation – “inordinate” (found in Ezekiel 23:11) is the Hebrew word agabah which means “to be obsessed with, dote over, breathe after” someone other than God [i.e., a forbidden act]. The second word is “concupiscence” (found in Colossians 3:5). It means “a longing for the forbidden.” This longing has a demonic pull to it and once ensnared, the person is addicted to the feelings the act produces. Once hooked, that person then becomes enslaved because the cellular pathway from “sight” to “physical pleasure” has been taken over by something unnatural and forbidden. Satan then pulls out all the stops to make sure that victim keeps getting pulled into the sin, entrenching him even more in debauchery. In the beginning, the person may be gripped by remorse and swears he will never do this again. However, he underestimates the sheer power of the lure that keeps him coming back for more.
#3 Leave Yourself Vulnerable Without Accountability: Each young girl became trapped by Epstein because they went to meetings alone and never shared with parents or close friends, becoming consumed by guilt and shame after being abused. With no outside counsel, these girls believed Epstein’s lies that he would send them to school, or make them a top model, or coach them in their dream jobs. Once alone, they were powerless to escape.
#4 Underestimate the Power of Entrapment: After studying the methodology of the world’s elite for some thirty years, I can usually spot the true motivation behind a snare. Epstein’s snare was intricate, multi-layered and demonically empowered. The ruling families of the Illuminati are known for engaging in Satan worship and blood sacrifices in order to strengthen their power base and keep the Luciferian bloodline strong. Lucifer rewards with power and wealth those who follow him. That was his promise to Jesus in the wilderness, “All these (kingdoms and glory) I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:9) The Epstein snare most likely involved illegal activities such as drug smuggling and money laundering. Epstein, charged originally as a pedophile in 2008, was once the financial advisor for Victoria’s Secret CEO Les Wexner. Wealth and women fit Epstein’s appetite. One common way the world’s elite build their network of corruption is by entrapping other powerful individuals to join them, then entrap them in compromising situations. Once they “get dirt on them” (through secret documents, photos or tapes), the threat of exposure makes them do whatever they are then asked to do. This is most likely why powerful people in law enforcement turned a blind eye and let Epstein work a plea deal behind the scenes for a lesser sentence. He had something on them! His was no suicide…he knew too much!
4 Reminders to Keep Yourself Safe
- Learn to be content with what you have. “Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils.” (2 Timothy 6:9-10)
- Run the other way when around someone involved in the forbidden. Once a person starts down the slippery slope toward the forbidden, God eventually gives them over to be enslaved by it. The final state is that they are then compelled to drag others down with them and become perpetrators themselves. (Romans 1)
- Always have accountability for what you do. “Though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Having one or two trusted friends who are honorable in their behavior as accountability partners are worth their weight in gold.
- Hang out with honorable people. Consider the wisdom: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners…but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2)
Establish This Life-Changing Practice
In these evil times, make it a practice each day to come to the Lord and give Him your day, the specific needs you see; and then spend time reading His Word. It is truly a “lamp to your feet and a light to your path.” (Psalm 119:105)
He has never failed to give me very specific guidance, warning and protection by practicing this spiritual discipline for over 50 years. My prayer is what Moses prayed at the end of his life, “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
May God bless you and your family as you navigate these dangerous times!
I’ve been a cultural reformer through the arts since 1970 - as a writer, composer, producer, publisher, business consultant, marketplace minister and arts leader. At this stage in life, I want to share with others the keys that shifted me from a “career” to a “calling”.