Let’s God Deep: A lie and a deception are completely different things; but are designed to bring about the same outcome – to influence your decision making.
If you look for lies, you will miss deceptions. But if you look for deceptions…you will see lies too.
Deceptions are based on truth…
The devil says to Jesus at a point where he is physically hungry – “If” you are the son of God, turn these stones into bread”. Off-course the devil knows Jesus is the Son of God. The deception was the same he used with Adam and Eve – do you know who you are? Adam and Eve had no idea who they were in God, they didn’t know or possibly accepted, they were made in God’s actual image and likeness, that they were loved and cherished, and they were created to be joint heirs with the very Son of the living God.
Jesus knows exactly who He is in God and is able to respond appropriately – Man does not live by bread “alone”, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Jesus’s response also demonstrates something very interesting…a man’s physical life requires bread, his spiritual life requires every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Today the devil is using the same deception – do you know who you are? To deceive many into making decisions that are detrimental for their very lives and souls. Know who you are and be ready to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.