SATAN CAUSED THE DOWNFALL of the human race through deception, “And the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”” Genesis 3:13 Deception is the chief method for leading people away from God’s way and truth, “that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world”.
Satan deceives and blinds the minds of the unbelieving in order that they may not understand the gospel. It is through deception that many within the church believe they can continue to live a life of sin and inherit eternal life. And deception will be the chief means of leading many into rebellion against God at history’s end. Think! If the devil could deceive those who walked with God in the perfect place, how much more can he deceive you who are not on guard?
So how do you prepare against deception? You must be born again of the Spirit of God and be committed to fighting your flesh and the enemy all your days. Put on the armor of God and activate the Word of God in your life. Let the Word be engrafted in your heart.
The Word is under attack, even within the church because it’s our main weapon against deception. (Jesus in the wilderness) If someone tells you that you are going the wrong way, listen. Stay connected and planted in the house of the Lord under a true shepherd. Isolation is and always has been a tool of the enemy: divide and conquer. Don’t believe your own lies, the Word is our plumb line in which all is measured; it is our standard. I don’t care what you “feel”, what does the Word of God say? It is time to be on high alert!
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