Spiders are easy enough to catch, but they sneak past the vigilant palace guards, and reside in kings palaces. Proverbs 30:28
The largest spider, known as the tarantula, is called Goliath. How many giant Goliath Spider Webs are holding you back?
For every animal, wild varmint, or insect in the natural world there is a particular spirit force likened to each one of their actions. Paul talked about a spirit he faced, "like the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus." 1 Corinthians 15:32
Many scriptures refer to conflict with men as that of being in war zones with beasts. Peter referred to "those that walk after the flesh are natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, and speak evil of things they don't understand." 2 Peter 2:12
The book of Jude repeats almost the same thing. Those that speak things they know not, but know naturally, as brute beasts, is these things they corrupt themselves. Jude 10
Titus talks about religious leaders as being "liars, evil beasts, and slow bellies." Titus 1:12
Peter warned the believer to "be sober and vigilant because our adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 45:8
It is clear by scripture that Satan is compared to a fowler, roaring lion, fowl, wolf, thief, serpent, and a great red dragon. (1 Peter 5:8; Psalms 91:3; Matthew 13:1,19; John 10:10, 12; Revelations 12:9; 12:3-12; 20:3)
Solomon, the wise man, said, "The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces." Proverbs 30:28
He named the spider as one among four little wise things in life. The reason we bring up the topic of the spider, just this week, the Lord reminded that the faith of many is being melted down, and when they are small in faith, the "SPIRIT SPIDER" will build its web, and the believer will be easily caught in that web.
Bildad told Job that his hope was cut off, and trust like a spider's web. Job 8:14
This meant that Job was frail, light, and easily swept away. The spiders web will not support you in a time of trouble. Isaiah talked about sin and iniquity as being like a venom released by the spider. Isaiah 59:5
What is the result of a spiders bite to something caught in its web? Its work is to numb, devastate, stupefy, make desolate, become destitute, be wasted, causing one to wonder, to poison, and to entangle in a weaving network, unable to escape.
How many saints are being caught up in this stretched out web of a "SPIRIT SPIDER?" The purpose of the spiders web is to catch a prey without having to expend extra energy by running it down. It is reported that the tensile strength of spider silk is greater than steel.
The web is said to be 20 times the size of the spider building it. The wolf spider is known as not building a web, but to pounce from concealment upon its prey. The net casting spider weaves a net, lunges forward, wraps its victim in the net, bites, and paralyzes its prey.
Why are such studies so valuable to the believer? Its about understanding the spirit world of conflict that we face daily. Peter gave a solution to the roaring lion problem. He said, "Resist him steadfast in the faith, be vigilant, sober, and remember that the same afflictions happen to all your brethren in the world." 1 Peter 5:7-9
"Christ identified false prophets come in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15
David talked about spirit bulls of Bashan besetting him, as a ravening and roaring lion. Psalms 22:12,13
Ezekiel referred to princes of his day like wolves ravening the prey, shedding blood, destroying souls, and mainly to get dishonest gain. Ezekiel 22:27
Daniel likened empires to the leopard, lion with eagle's wings, an empire like a bear, one like a leopard and a beast having great iron teeth, and ten horns. Daniel 7:1-8
It is interesting to read just how many animals were named in the Bible. There are about 42 animals name mentioned in scriptures. The good news is that man is to rule over the animals. This would include the "Spirit Animals" that also try to rule over us.
Never has there been so many roaring lion spirits raging war against God's people like today. And never has there been so many saints running to and fro as in these turbulent times.