Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.

1 Timothy 4:1

And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 

Matthew 24:11

Deception is believing a lie. It’s being blind sided with false information that keeps you from walking in the fullness of the light and the will of God.

It is a major weapon of Satan.

In the book of Mark, Christ talks about the coming deception. We’re warned that even the elect might be deceived. 

This will happen when “false messiahs and false prophets … appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”  (Mark 13:22)

Scripture tells us to “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

(1 Peter5:8)

God has given us the key to avoid being deceived, that would be the very Word of God!

“So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time,”

Mark 13:23

The Word of God is the only foundation that we should be anchored to. Period!

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

Hebrews 4:12&13

Make no mistake, Satan will use people who have a seared conscience. The demons will use men and women who are not batting an eye at their sin and evil desires.

If Satan deceived one third of the angels to follow him. And he deceived Eve in a perfect environment, not to mention Judas who was deceived to betray him, there’s absolutely nothing keeping him from easily deceiving you!

I’ve recently seen people deceived by their theology. The truth they once believed about Christ, has now changed. It was presented to them as Christ with just a sprinkle of deception, making it sound as truth and not easy to detect. (deception at its finest)

But, no matter how it sounds, if it’s not about Jesus Christ, and He alone crucified, it’s worthless! 

Mark 4:23-24; Take heed to what you hear. With the value you put on what you hear, it will be measured back to you and you will grow in your hearing

I’ve asked and sought God this question before:

 “Why are so many believers on opposite sides of the fence, how can it be? If we have the same God and the same spirit abiding in us, why the division?”

Then the Lord showed me this as I sought him so diligently on this question. 

Here’s the key….👉🏻”You can only be deceived if you habitually NEGLECT the word of God!” 

“The heart cannot love what the mind does not know.”

That hit me right on the target of my heart, like a ton of bricks. It broke my heart. 

You see, in essence, it’s because although you have two people who are believers and they know the same Lord, their walks are different. 

In order to truly know the Lord, you must be in constant contact with him… daily.

You must die to self, daily.

If you’re only seeking to talk to God when you’re in trouble, then you’re already in trouble. 

The result of our choice to ignore God, results in a spiritual death (separation from God). And why would we want that, when we have the best waiting for us. It’s ours to have, it’s free but you must do the work. 

Seek God and know him well because if you know his face and you seek Him and you memorize his Word, when the deceptive spirit shows up, you’ll know it’s a counterfeit. 

And It’s not that we know how to spot a counterfeit, but since we know the real deal, very well.. (God) we can spot him (The Truth) a mile away. 

My prayer for you today is that you would seek the face of God, know Him well, so that you won’t be so easily taken, when deception shows up!

Many blessings, 


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