“Just because a person is born again does not make them “deception proof.”
The Lord would not have warned His disciples to “take heed and be not deceived” if there was no danger that they COULD be deceived. It does not matter how many things you are or were deceived about. It will all unravel like snagged yarn in a sweater.
Take me as an example.. For 25 years, I was deceived about a few things in comparison to what other churchgoers were deceived about. Yet the Holy Spirit did not release me from the deception until He was ready to. He simply stepped in when He chose the time to be right and started unraveling things. What I remain cautious about is this. Just because I am undeceived NOW, does not mean that it is impossible for me to be deceived again. For me to think otherwise would be both pride and arrogance and I do not want God to resist me.
So what is deception?
Deception has to do with thoughts in the mind. Simply put, we believe a lie or a half truth. The worst of it is the assumptions. if you start off with even one little wrong assumption, everything else falls like dominoes.
I have been noticing how a person can start out with truth and how the enemy can use the truth they have received and lead them into a lie. What happens is that the enemy takes advantage of our misconception of truth. He uses the weaknesses of our personalities to lead us into believing what suits us best.
This realization is humbling me quite a bit. I believe that once we are given truth, we have to seek God in prayer to help us not to misunderstand truth for our conception of truth may cause us to err.
So my question is “how do we make ourselves fool-proofed to deception?”
I think we can all answer this from experience. just examined how we got deceived, what was it about us that caused us to be open to the deception, and how did you come out of it?”
To know more about becoming undeceived and staying that way, the following books are recommended:
The Church of the Endtime Zombies: A Guide to Religious Detox, the New Idolatry, Be Delivered From Deliverance Ministry. The Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among us, War on the Saints, and Come Out of Her God’s People. Most of these books can be obtained from www.lulu.com/spotlight/pam_s911
If you need the personal touch, perhaps hands on teaching or guidance, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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