SPIRITUAL DECEPTION

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7–8)

Can Christians Be Spiritually Deceived, and How Can They Avoid

It is so dangerous for us to believe that we could never be deceived. When we read the Word of God and study it carefully, we are much less likely to be caught in a web of deception. The Bereans are used in Scripture to show the importance of comparing everything that is taught to us against the Holy Scriptures to be sure that what we have been told is sound and matches God’s Word. “Now these people were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so(Acts 17:11)

Geri Ungurean

There is now, as has always been, a spiritual war brewing in the unseen. Make no mistake, there are utterly wicked forces in play here making the worst of us humans look minuscule in actions of unrighteousness. It is easy to look at all these political conspiracy theories under the sun and become HYPER focused on man. There is no boardroom with Rothschild’s, George Soros, and Bill Gates plotting the demise of mankind. They are merely useful idiots to a greater power you cannot readily see.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

I’m not here writing about the world being deceived. For if indeed you are a child of God (Truly Born Again) you already know this. This is the age-old tactic of the enemy Satan (lit. Adversary).  I’m not writing about the plethora of false teachers, false prophets, and corrupted churches. When you drive by the local Presbyterian (or insert denomination here) church and see a rainbow flag flying as the APOSTATE church must conform to the world and not to God… I’m not writing about those deceivers either.

I’m writing this warning to YOU the believing remnant. Stop diving down the rabbit hole of nonstop media garbage, nonstop conspiracy theories true or not, and nonstop divisions. Look, I have written before, do not be uninformed and seek truth always. Unfortunately, there is only ONE trust worthy source out there, The Bible. If we (yes me included) spend more time in the Word of God, WE will be better prepared for what is coming. Stop putting your hope in any politicians Be it Trump, or DeSantis, or whoever… Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. (Psalm 146:3)

As much as I politically align with them, they are not saviors. Understand that it is by the WILL of God whoever rules over us. “It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding. (Daniel 2:21) Of course we must nevertheless vote our conscious as true believers.

Know all things that occur are by the sovereign will of God (He allows it). There is nothing puny man can do to circumvent the Will of the Almighty. Once you understand this, then you are free from the rabbit hole of distraction. Know this, both sides of the political sphere are pitted against one another with some truths and a lot of lies…. There is an enemy dividing mankind with the goal to KILL you. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) We need understand this and identity the true enemy. He knows his time is short…

How best to deceive a believing remnant? Yes, by distracting them. Know that judgement always begins with the house of God. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17) Do YOU (myself included) get that? Hence the Apostasy is underway. Do not think you will escape the coming torrent, because we the people of God are being judged. Why is it in Christianity, we have no problems devouring ourselves. Perhaps is it that not all are truly saved? “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:14)

I believe for over the last several decades the house of God has and is being judged. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4:3–4)

  1. Perhaps we allow the enemy into our own camp?
  2. Perhaps we are distracted from our calling?

We have opened the door for wolves to flourish among us. By being ignorant of God’s Word, we all but willingly allowed ravenous wolves into our house. Either we compromised worldly lusts as being godly behaviors such as: Love of Money, Love of Self, and gross Idolatry. AND we forsake the LAW of God and abuse the GRACE of God. Since the Law is fulfilled, and the propitiation of our sins paid, we truly are forsaking Jesus.

Therefore, we undermine our foundations and then build upon shifting sand. “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. “The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:26–27) Here, the Lord tells of hearing His word and not doing it…. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (James 1:21–22) Ah, the worst form of deception… Self Deception.

We allowed false teachers to multiply more so in recent times than any other time of history. I suggest from the late 1970’s to now more damage had been done to give bad testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ than at any time of history.

Therefore, I exhort you all to remain in the WORD of God. QUIT – STOP – CEASE, worrying about men and bad actors in the world. Stop wasting your time glued in front of a television and/or computer screen with non-stop current events, because the prince of the airways is creeping into our camp. If you, with equal vigor study the Word of God. You will be prepared for this coming spiritual war. You will clearly identify the enemy and wield the sWORD of truth. Stop forsaking fellowship with other believers, find a local gathering where Sola Scriptura (The Bible as the Inspired Word of God) is practiced. If you do such, you will mitigate any deception that the enemy comes at you with. And they will come!

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

It is time to repent of worrying of worldly politics, evil men, and economic conditions. This is distracting you from the Word of God. Get in the WORD! By reading scripture, we rely on God’s word as essential food, and as a two-edged sword. We all ought to be Bible students and in His word every day. It is there that we are preparing our spiritual muscles to be of useful service to the Kingdom and guarding ourselves as well as others from deception.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

So, men and women of God. Are you equipped for every good work? Can you defend your faith to others? “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15). Most important, to know the word of God is to truly know God Himself. Every word in the Bible points to one name and one person, The Lord Jesus Christ: “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Remember the Word of God has a personal name. Jesus (Yeshua) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

Time is getting short. It’s time to put your eyes on Jesus and not the storm.. Repent from any ungodliness. Test your faith. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. (2 Corinthians 13:5) Stop distracting away from God’s word and avoid deception. Hear me loved ones, it is upon us already.

Shalom, Brian

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4 thoughts on “SPIRITUAL DECEPTION

  1. Brother Brian, thank you for this article filled with godly wisdom through His Word. May the Lord use this to remove scales from the eyes of brothers and sisters in Christ, who are being so “distracted” that they find themselves on shifting sand. They may or may not know that something is very wrong, but I pray that if they are truly saved, the Holy Spirit will lead them back to the only TRUTH – the Holy Word of God. I pray that they will finally understand (including me) that the distractions are spiritually unhealthy and are from the evil one. Blessings, brother!

  2. Tracey

    Thank you. The Lord has been getting me up in thr middle of the night and saying exactly the same thing to me in the last few days.

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