Satan is such a master deceiver that so many people do not even believe he exists. Even many Christians! A Barna survey in 2009 found that only 35 percent of Christians thought Satan exists as a living being rather than personifying evil. You’d have to think that figure would be less in 2015.
In the cloak and dagger movies, the perfect strategy is to induce the opponents or victims to think you’re dead and no longer a force to reckon with so you can then carry out your schemes with ease.
Ephesians 2:2 Ephesians 2:2Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
American King James Version×identifies Satan as “the prince of the power of the air,” who broadcasts his attitudes and moods invisibly like radio and TV signals so that people are not aware of how he is influencing them any more than they are thinking about breathing.
In His Olivet Prophecy, Jesus warned that the end times would be so deceptive with false Christs and prophets that if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived (Matthew 24:24 Matthew 24:24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
American King James Version×). We who have committed all to wanting to be the very elect should take that as a warning to “let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12 1 Corinthians 10:12Why let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
American King James Version×).
A man of sin is coming who will deceive so many by out-of-this-world miracles that appear to be good. We today are being set up to want the assuring miracles and smooth talk he will dispense.
Jeremiah 10:23 Jeremiah 10:23O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.
American King James Version×says our own hearts are deceitful above all things. We are easy pickings for the master deceiver.
What’s the antidote for a spirit of antichrist? “A love of the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:10 2 Thessalonians 2:10And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
American King James Version×). We must study God’s Word, live it and have a developing relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ.
The Bible says Satan deceives the whole world. No exceptions.
Each of us needs to ask ourself: How am I being deceived?