Do You Know How To Protect Yourself From Deception?
"A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, but knowledge is easy to him who understands." Proverbs 14:6 Why is that so? It's because the scoffer and the righteous are looking for it in different places. The scoffer gets his input from the world, but the Word of God says that the wisdom of the world is FOOLISHNESS. "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." 1 Corinthians 3:19 Foolishness! That's a pretty strong word. To whom does it apply? It applies to those who dole out the "wisdom" of this world. The world’s college and university professors: most of the ivy league colleges and universities were founded as seminaries, but today they are centers of "New Age" teachings. They are peddlers of foolishness. Counselors: in order to be a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist they had had to study the teachings of the masters of psychology, Freud, Maslow, Adler, and very many more, almost all of whom were involved in the occult, the realm of the supernatural forbidden to man. Their teachings are foolishness. They will tell you what you want to hear, denying and excusing your guilt, and counseling you how to gain "self esteem," a psychiatric term that builds the person up in pride, the one thing that is most terrible according to the Word of God. The media: We all look at the news of the day without being consciously aware that the news is being "spun." News anchors are puppets. It used to be that the newsmen were supposed to bring you the news, but now they shape the news according to the agenda. It's carefully covered foolishness. And then there's the television and movie industry: filled with violence, perversion, all manner of lust, laced with occultism and every sin of every kind. How can a person not be a fool when he streams this filth into his mind daily? The righteous have a barrier around them, for they have immersed themselves in the Word of God and they are filled with the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God will react when these evils come to the attention of the believer, and he will sense the evil. The Word of God, having been implanted in him through daily immersion, will alert the believer when he comes across evil, or deception, or foolishness. He will know. But the wicked will not know, nor CAN they. “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor CAN HE know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14 As the end of the age approaches, take a good look at the input you have taken in from the world. Have you been fooled by the foolishness of the world? Ask the Lord to show you any deception that has deceived you, and be prepared to turn from it once it is made known to you. You might be shocked, because most people do not realize what they've taken in and how they've fallen for deception. The Word of God strongly stresses again and again that "the last days" will be characterized by deception. Come to repentance, the only remedy for deception and foolishness. Find out from the Lord where you may have been deceived. Your eternity could depend on it. That day is almost upon us: "The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and LYING wonders, and with all unrighteous DECEPTION among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of THE TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned WHO DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH, but had PLEASURE in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 What is coming is going to deceive all who did not love truth. There will be no way for them to avoid it because it is God himself who is sending the strong delusion. Don't be among them.