Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is quickly becoming darker by the minute, full of lies and deceptions led by Satan and his minions.
1 John 5:19
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
What may seem to be truth can actually be a satanic deception, those that we thought were good people may actually be wolves in sheep’s clothing!
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Even Satan and demonic spirits can change their appearance.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
How does a born again believer in Jesus Christ live in a world full of satanic deceptions?
It’s not easy as a believer in Jesus Christ to live in this world, in fact, it can be downright difficult! Those that perform God’s will are attacked by the enemy, and the more that they do, the more that they uncover, the more the attacks will increase!
Not only are we attacked, but, evil spirits will attempt to lead us astray, to deceive us if possible.
The world is now being transformed by satanic forces, lie after lie, deception after deception, and they all build upon each other. What we thought that we knew about the world even decades ago (and much longer) are now appearing as lies and deceptions, what we thought that we knew about many people are also coming out as deceptions! Who and what can be trusted anymore?!
As believers in Jesus Christ we cannot rely on our own abilities, on our own discernment of the truth. We must rely on the Holy Spirit of God Almighty!!!
We must learn to see the world through the lens and perspective of heaven, of God, from a heavenly perspective. It is only then that we can truly see what is happening in this world, that we can see the satanic deception!
We must allow the Holy Spirit to be our guide, that’s His job. We must allow Him to discern right and wrong for us, to discern the spirits, to lead us into righteousness. If not, then we can and will be deceived. The forces that are against us are stronger then they ever have been my friends, and their is no way around them but by God!
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.“
The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth, He discerns for us as long as we allow Him to. We can grieve the Holy Spirit by not listening to Him, by not following His lead.
1 Thessalonians 5:19
“Do not quench the Spirit.”
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
The good Lord has equipped us to fight off the enemy, allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide, know and use the word of God, and put on the whole armor of God.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
God bless my friends! Maranatha!