Have you ever took the time to think about deception?
Maybe most of us have but we never think that we ourselves could be the ones who fall into the trap(s).
We live in a world where a lot of information is shown to us in such a speedily, vast, and in an ever-increasing obstacle.
Real source or Fake source can be of a common issue.
It can form a huge amount of confusion and restlessness.
Know that this is not of God.
The reason I am here writing to you today is because deception has run rapid and not enough people are noticing.
We have grown comfortable to the evil around us and grown cold to our Living God.
As the Body of Christ, are we living out our lives for the One who died for us?
Are we becoming conformed to this world that is not our home?
Please hear me out.
We do not fight against flesh and blood.
If you read the verse above from Genesis 3:1 carefully, you will learn something about our biggest foe. He is the most subtil compared to any other beast. This means he is cunning, crafty, and deceitful. Just as he had tricked our ancestors in believing the forbidden fruit was desirable and innocent, he too is seen as such.
Just as that evil serpent did in the days of old, he continues to work against our good. He continues to work in ways people today are completely oblivious to. Why? Well because of that very thing, we are too blind to notice or to care.
We fight against one another instead of taking the time to seek the real cause.
We do the work of the enemy for him.
Thus, because we have moved from the garden life style in the beginning, to the more modern approaches to living in the present, we have lost touch with the fact that maybe these things, these spiritual occurrences, could very well happen in todays world.
“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3, ESV); You think to yourself, oh that will never happen to me! Do you remember the same thing happened to Peter? Peter denied Jesus 3 times! (See Luke 22:54-62). If you are not continually walking in the Spirit, if you are not continually abiding in the Lord, and sticking close to Him during these times, there could be a chance that it could happen to you too. Maybe not the same exact way it happened to Peter, but nonetheless we should be looking at our temporary world through our spiritual lenses.
I pray that this will give you a new spark. One that will maybe question your own doings and push you to seek the Lord for all things. The life of the Christian is never boring. Or at least it shouldn’t be. There is always something we could be working on in ourselves, or praying for even in others. If you haven’t in a while, take a look at the environment around you. We cannot avoid the evil around us even if we wanted to. God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). This post is not to ignite fear, but to hopefully empower you to realize the power within you to fight the good fight around us. (Please see Ephesians 1:13; John 16:13; & Romans 8:14)
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”Revelation 12:9, KJV