Last night, I had a personal message from God that the true church has deceiving spirits wandering all over. It sounds dark but it is very plausible. Where would the deceiving spirits go then? Of course to those who are of the truth. Would the devil confuse the churches which are already confused and lost? Probably not.
Whenever there is a personal motive that emerges from the people of the church, deceiving spirits spring out. It whispers something indifferent from the path of the church. It cries division, confusion, pride or anything alike. This is really disturbing and alarming.
1 Timothy 4:1 – Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Deceiving spirits works the same as the Holy Spirit
The voices or the forces may come gently and peacefully like all the other ways of guidance you had before. You can hardly tell the difference. Without someone’s help, it is impossible to isolate the deceiving spirit base on your own awareness. It is almost as comparable as the certain good spirit it imitates. How can a deceiving spirit deceive someone if it could not imitate its counterpart effectively? That is why it is called a deceiving spirit. Its sole purpose is to deceive God’s people. Many become vulnerable because of their tainted motives. Sadly, many will be deceived. They will believe and eventually follow a lie. They may become willing instruments against God’s ordinances and plans. Once started, there maybe no turning back.
1 Corinthians 14:33 – For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
There is no easy way to distinguish deceiving spirits on your own. The only usual way to distinguish it from the Holy Spirit is by its end results. I will give you a tip, when there’s a confusion that might be the first sign. Therefore, be careful. Who do you think is the author of confusion?
You will need someone with a gift of discerning spirits. Although, this gift comes and goes. It is not permanent. You may have it one day but may lose it the next day. It is tricky, it really is. But definitely, you need someone who have more understanding of God’s words than yourself. Their guidance and help is of necessity. Let’s face it, we are all exposed but we need to let others come, particularly those with anointing and authority. It is literally just them who could guide and lead us back. At this point, God can not literally lead you. Because He permitted it.
1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Beware, when you have the impure motives you are giving the deceiving spirits permission to tempt you. Do you know that even God may permit deception even upon His very elect? God may allow evil in you if you can’t resist them. Most permissions are not up to God but mostly it is upon us. It is upon our hearts and motives.
Matthew 24:24 – For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Be careful. Don’t be so lax, negligent and careless. Always ask for mercy and guidance with fear and trembling. Cry to God passionately, burst into tears with sobbing and wailing. But do it all in secret.