Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – (Romans 12:2)
This is a recent video series discussing what DECEPTION sounds and looks like. The primary thing to keep in mind is this- You will never know (by yourself) that you are deceived. Never. You can’t know that you’re deceived because… you are deceived. Deception has no back doors or side exits- if your business partner or marriage partner is cheating on you and you’re oblivious then you can never know it unless somebody tells you. In other words you can’t know what you don’t know, because you don’t know.
Deception by its very nature is like a black velvet bag over the head- it blocks out sound, sight, light, perception and sound thinking, leaving you totally clueless about reality. It might even be about something you think you know but- [see above] – you will not know what you know is wrong because you actually think it’s right. You can only think you’re right and that- by definition- is Deception.
When people are deceived they’re the last to know; that’s because deception is at its heart A SPIRITUAL PREMISE that blocks out truth altogether. You can’t be “partially deceived”, that isn’t a thing. Deception is the holistic ‘keeping away’ of truth from a person so that the facts, understanding, beliefs, paradigm (mindset) and choices they make are all rooted and based on A LIE. If a deceived person knew what was really true they’d see things differently and most likely make different choices, but because they are deceived all they have is a viewpoint built on a lie.
The only way to come out of deception is by HUMILITY. By being able to accept:
It is possible that I don’t know what is true. I feel I know what is true, but unless I accept that there may have been at some point a type of misleading or infiltration that has led me into darkness, I can never really know if what I believe is actually reality or only the version I have by reason of DECEPTION.
So bottom line is, it takes humility, it takes an open heart willing to take risks, to come out of deception. Risks of getting hurt if we find out the truth, risks of being embarrassed if it turns out we were wrong, r-i-s-k-s are expected when coming out of the dark but since risks are part of life that’s a small price to pay for the truth. When we become willing to accept that we may not know the reality of things then we will try to be mature enough, or at least open-minded enough, to forego our assumptions in order to hear and test new facts, investigate, and then see if the new information is in fact superior to the old beliefs, (which mean the old beliefs must be cast aside).
Sounds complicated but it isn’t really- all it takes is a humble, teachable heart and God will do the rest. God is able to give a man or woman a completely new brain in less than six months- filled with His truth instead of the misleading commentary that passes for conversation in today’s world.
God bless you as you read, watch and share the series- Shalom.
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Blessings and favor to my sister in the name of Yashua our savior and eternal Hope.
What is also scary about deception, is its grip on people. You can show them facts, and they will blatantly shove it away and tell you why it is false, with out even looking at it. It’s like, people are more concerned about being right over knowing the truth, because being wrong (to them) is the worst possible thing. I don’t know if it’s tied into the self entitlement developed over the years. I pray for these people, and it’s hard because the human side of me wants to write them off and tell myself, “oh well, they dug their own grave”. But deception is like a spell that strangles the mind. This post helped me realize a different way to pray for these people (and myself). Thank you Celestial and God bless, in Jesus name.
Deception? I will tell about deception.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
All people on Earth are divided into “chosen” and not chosen. This is not a free conscious choice of each person. This is lottery. 14 billion years ago, even before Big Bang, God planned how his universe would develop. He planned absolutely everything, every little thing. Нe planned how he would gradually create three races of intelligent beings — angels, demons and humans. Нe planned the whole course of history.
Нe assigned the role of every creature in this story.
Аnd in particular he assigned a role to each human. Where and when human will be born. What kind of gender, appearance, character, mindset, behavior human will have. And of course where human will go after death — to hell or to heaven. About 99% of people are assigned to hell after death. Because they are not “chosen”. Most of those who write ecstatic comments on this blog — not “chosen”. But they will find out it only after death. Oh, how surprised they will be then!
23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
But author of this blog is one of those few “chosen”. So congratulate her on that! With those ecstatic comments, that you love so much.
Why would Jesus say “strive to enter” if it has already decided?
Are you saying that majority of us will not enter the gates of Heaven?
While I agree that many will enter through the broad path and not find the straight and narrow path, I do not read that our Creator did all that you claim. I.E. “This is lottery. 14 billion years ago, even before Big Bang, God planned how his universe would develop. He planned absolutely everything, every little thing. Нe planned how he would gradually create three races of intelligent beings — angels, demons and humans. Нe planned the whole course of history.
Нe assigned the role of every creature in this story.” This is a perfect example of deception. I encourage you to go back and PRAYERFULLY seek Father concerning these things. May your eyes be opened according to His will.
Hello Beloved Sister Celestial,
May I ask your wise counsel regarding a dream I had from the Lord?? Here is the information:
I sometimes receive dreams from the Lord, most are for myself and I always know when it’s from him. I have been praying for him to reveal where my family should move to and I had a dream that I was a young woman and not married at the time (I am now and 51 y/o) and was looking for a job and place to live. My Dad, who passed in 2009, was with me and he always represents God in my dreams and I found a job and was looking at a place to live and my Dad told me that was the right one for me. I think I was teething my sister where I was going, but not certain… I just know that it was said that I was moving to another state (specific state) that in real life know nothing about and have no connection to. When God says something that specific, isn’t that exactly what he is saying…meaning there’s no hidden meaning?? I hope this makes sense and appreciate any revelations you may have. I am looking for conformation to ensure we are following the Will of God.
I appreciate your input… God bless
I would like to say a prayer for you agreeing with you that Father would give you confirmation and direction. Please know that you are loved and appreciated also. Father I lift up Lynne before you asking Father that you would give her confirmation to her request of direction Father. I pray that all hindrances be blocked and I PRAISE YOU in advance for your mercy and loving kindness shown to us in this our request. Thank you Father in the name of Yahushua Your one and only begotten Son. Amen and Amen.
I truly appreciate your encouragement, brother 🙏🏻💕
I am not looking for anyone to tell me what to do and I trust God to show me. I am just questioning my own interpretation of my dream and that is why I am asking for guidance….
Again I would encourage you to seek The Lord alone for that guidance. We as brothers and sisters in Christ can pray with and for you to receive guidance. I am simply saying we are not the guide the Lord YA is. We are to be the empty vessels that our Lord uses for HIS purposes and Glory as He sees fit. I also understand what it is like to question my own interpretation and understanding, so I will pray for you concerning guidance and want you to understand I say all this out of love for you. I really want you to receive the answers and guidance you are seeking. These times are dark and we need each other to put on the Armor of Christ and to stand up in FAITH trusting The Lord and lifting one another up in prayer. The weapon of prayer is MIGHTY through Yahushuah our Lord. In love, your brother and fellow servant, Dean
Thank you brother for your wisdom and prayer!! I receive it in Jesus’ name 🙏🏻💕