How Deception Works

Satan is always hanging around and ready to deceive you

The Lord spoke to me this morning to share with you guys the working of deception. I would like to show a quick illustration.

Let us say that you walk into an office full of people for either an interview or to speak to a few of them. Immediately they start to reject you and say all kinds of evil against you. You become bewildered by their assessment of your character. You ask them, “where did you get that information about me? Who told you these things because it is not true?” 

What happened was that someone got to those people first before you arrived. That person spoke untruth about you as it was the truth. So when you came to see them they already were convinced of the type of person that was said about you. 

That illustration is seen in 2 Corinthians 4:4 which says, 4 In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 

Satan works by blinding a person’s mind which is understood by convincing them that his message or his version of the truth is the correct one. Once a person is persuaded by a false message as the truth, when that which is The Truth comes to them, they will perceive it as false and thus reject the Biblical view of the person of Jesus Christ. Remember, that the person of Jesus is in question here because if you get Jesus wrong, it doesn’t matter which other parts of the Bible Satan allows (without attacking you in those areas) for you to get right because it won’t save you. 

Whatever you read online always check them with Scripture to make sure it is Biblically sound. Do not allow yourself to be deceived in some areas of Scripture but meditate on His Holy Word every day to be equipped with a special filter which captures everything that’s harmful to your faith.  


10 thoughts on “How Deception Works

  1. I’ve had a lot of questions arise inside of me lately. I believe in God, the Father. Jesus, as his anointed one, to show us the way to the Father and to teach us how we become forgiven of sin. The Holy Spirit, as the source that enters into us, and guides us upon receiving. I have never been able to grasp or believe that Jesus IS God though. I’ve read scriptures, and maybe I am just missing something? I love them immensely – Father, son, and spirit. I believe without Jesus we would still be lost in translation of old testament (as he came and helped us sort it out). I just never hear Jesus claiming to be God nor desire to be worshiped. I’ve read/heard, what I believe to be, all the arguments in support of said idea, but it just doesn’t sit well within me. Throughout the Old Testament we are warned to not worship man. Why then would our Father come as man and make it so confusing to people? And also, the bible never refers to Satan as being a snake that I am aware of? Not attacking you, just as a I said, I have a lot of questions. I’m so thankful I get to pray to the one who created us to help me and give me guidance. God Bless. I’d be interested in your opinions.

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  2. Thank you so much for allowing me to see your heart and your concerns.

    “I have never been able to grasp or believe that Jesus IS God though. I’ve read scriptures, and maybe I am just missing something? I love them immensely – Father, son, and spirit.”

    I would like to start off by saying that you seem to really love the Lord and either with me or someone else God will use with Scripture to answer your concerns with Biblical answers.

    The clearest one about Jesus being God would be found in John 1:1 which says that the Word is God. You also have in Isaiah 4:6 which says, 6 This is what the Lord, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts, says: I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but Me.

    In Revelation 1:12-18 it shows that Jesus is the First and the Last, connecting back to Isaiah.

    In Isaiah 44:24 it declares that Yahweh created the universe by Himself, meaning without anyone else. Then if you go to John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16, it says that Jesus was the one who created the universe for Himself.

    In Isaiah 43:10-11, it says that He (Yahweh) is the only God who exists and because of that He alone is the Savior of the human race. Now, if you go to Acts 4:8-12, it says that only Jesus can save the human race, saying indirectly that He is God according to the passage I mentioned above. For Jesus to save us from sin He would have to be God because according to Isaiah only Yahweh can do that.

    “I just never hear Jesus claiming to be God nor desire to be worshiped.”

    The title “Son of God” means to be God. I say this because if I have a kid he is human not an animal right. Jesus as the Son of God means that He has the same nature as God making Him God. I would like to show you this in Scripture.

    John 5:16-18 which says, 16 Therefore, the Jews began persecuting Jesus because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus responded to them, “My Father is still working, and I am working also.” 18 This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill Him: Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

    Remember, the Pharisees were very knowledgeable of the Torah (Old Testament) and they knew that by Jesus saying that He was the Son of God, He was making Himself God. The Pharisees couldn’t get fooled because of their knowledge but regardless of their knowledge and know that Jesus did indeed resurrect with the Romans soldiers testimony, they still refused to believe in Him because they chose money and fame rather than God.

    Now, Jesus being worshiped. There’s plenty of places in Scripture that reveals this.

    Before Jesus was at age He was worshiped. In Matthew 2:7-8, Herod wanted to kill the baby Jesus so he lied to the wise men and said that he too wanted to worship the Messiah, indicating that the Messiah is to be worshiped. In verse 11 of the same chapter, the men kneel down in front of Jesus as a baby and clearly says that they literally worshiped Him.

    In John 20:28 Thomas called Jesus God because in the Greek grammar referring to verse 28 when you put a definite article it means something, not like the English language. In the Greek it has it in front of the word God, the word the, meaning that Thomas said that Jesus is the God or the one true God. I know I went off the topic of worship, it just came to my mind and wanted to throw it in there for you. Okay, back to the topic at hand.

    In Revelation 5:8-14, the Father and the Son are worshiped by the 24 elders who sit on 24 thrones and the hosts of heaven (all the angels). For a list of Jesus being worship are as follows: Matthew 14:33, Matthew 28:9-10 and Hebrews 1:6. In Hebrews 1:6 God the Father tells His angels to worship Jesus Christ, the Son and if you cross reference that to Revelation 22:8-9, John after seeing all the visions from the angel of God was in awe kneel down to worship the angel but the angel quickly corrected John and said that ONLY God is to be worshiped. So, if only God is to be worshiped than why would God tell His angels to worship Jesus? because He is God.

    “Throughout the Old Testament we are warned to not worship man. Why then would our Father come as man and make it so confusing to people?”

    When Christians like myself worship Jesus, we are not worshiping a man. That is because Jesus is not just a man but God in the flesh according to John 1:1, 14. In the Book of Malachi, it clearly says that God was coming as a man so that He would be able to die for our sins.
    That is seen in Malachi 4:4-6 and Hebrews 10:4-9. Malachi says that, all caps LORD, the LORD was coming, meaning God was coming to earth and John the Baptist was going to introduce Him to the world.

    I do apologize for the lengthy reply but I hope that the Scriptures, not my words by God’s will help you see that only God could have saved us from sin and death.

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  3. I almost forgot your last question
    “And also, the bible never refers to Satan as being a snake that I am aware of?”

    In Genesis, it talks about a serpent which in the Hebrew language it can either mean a regular snake or a big one. Satan is the serpent in Genesis as it is revealed in Revelation 20:2


  4. Thank you, and I appreciate your lengthy reply. I will certainly read into the scriptures more… Isaiah is a book in the bible that I have yet to finish reading. I will also continue to pray for God to give me the knowledge and understanding that I need on this matter. I, too, believe that only God can save us from our sins.

    I have another question or two, if you feel like responding, I would like to know your opinion.

    Why and where does it say that God will have to come twice? As in the second coming of Christ. Is there reference to this in the old testament?

    Isaiah 11:6-9 I do not understand because I do not see any of these things happening if these verses are referring to what will happen when Messiah comes?

    Thank you, again, and may God bless you.
    – much Love

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  5. I do appreciate your questions and you can ask me any Biblical question that you might have. I will do my best with the aid of the Holy Spirit to answer all of them.

    I will start with your second question in reference to Isaiah 11:6-9.

    Those verses are referring to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ who will reign on earth for 1000 years as King of kings and Lord of lords.
    Zechariah 14:1-15 is to be fulfilled in Jesus’ 2nd coming when He fights against the Antichrist and the false prophet which is found in Revelation 16:12-16, Revelation 19:17-21.

    After the battle with the Antichrist is over, Jesus sends a mighty angel who will capture Satan and bind him with chains and he will be cast into the abyss for a 1000 years. In those 1000 years, Jesus will fulfill Zechariah 14 and rule the earth for a 1000 years without wars and Isaiah 11:6-9 will take place.

    To answer your 1st question, Scripture is very clear about two comings of Jesus Christ.

    1st Jesus has to come to deal with men’s sin problem and that is why Jesus died on the cross and on the third day rose from the grave. All of our sins were put on Jesus, meaning that the Father punished Jesus for our sins. The reason He did that for us was that only someone that was without sin is qualified to pay our debt of sin. The cross shows us how much Jesus loves us that He would rather go through the suffering rather than lose all of us (those who has and will put their trust in Him) to Hell.

    If you go to Isaiah 52:13-14, Isaiah 53: 3-5, it reveals that the Messiah in His first coming would come to die on our behalf. On how He was going to die was foretold in Psalms 22:16. If you also go to Daniel 9:24, the seventy weeks is a reference to the time of Christ when He appeared on earth which would be 490 years of the prophetic word of Daniel. Verse 25 says that the Messiah would have to come BEFORE the destruction of the 2nd Temple that used to be in Jerusalem which was destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Romans. Verse 26 says that the Messiah will die (a reference to the cross) and the city would be destroyed along with the Temple. The 2nd coming, Jesus will come to rule as King. The 1st coming was to pay our debt of sin on the cross.

    What good would it do for us if Jesus reigns as King on earth but our sins remain? That would mean that when we would die we would go to the Lake of Fire. Jesus had to come first and deal with our sin problem to save us.

    All people will see a real Jesus coming down from heaven which is found in Zechariah 12:10-14 and Acts 1:9-11

    Another one that I forgot to mention about Jesus’ 2nd coming is seen in Matthew 24:29-31. The whole chapter deals with the destruction of the Temple (which occurred in 70 A.D.) and His return for the believers.

    Biblical interpretation must be harmonious with the rest of the Scriptures. If Jesus’ first coming happened literally as prophesied so will His second coming be.

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