Have you ever met someone, or found within yourself that spirit of delusion? The spirit, that thinks it’s right. That is so argumentative, and determined because frankly, they believe what they see, say, and believe. But it’s wrong. And its hard for that person to admit, or to see, for whatever reason….
That if you presented truth to them, they would reject it. The facts, may be quite evident. But they cannot distinguish between black or white. They will call evil good, and good evil. It does not make sense.
So one can conclude, that they are delusional.
Well that comes from a lie. The father of lies, the enemy. The devil. And it is quite sad, when one knows truth, but one does see, folks, who would rather believe the lie. Would rather, pursue something, but it is a falsehood.
And that’s always the goal of the enemy. To deceive. To make something look like a counterfeit. To fool someone totally. And that is a spirit of delusion.
The King James scriptures, here, talk about it.
REMEMBER YE NOT, THAT, WHEN I WAS YET WITH YOU, I TOLD YOU THESE THINGS? AND NOW YE KNOW WHAT WITHOLDETH THAT HE MIGHT BE REVEALED IN HIS TIME.
FOR THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, DOTH ALREADY WORK; ONLY HE WHO NOW LETTETH WILL LET, UNTIL HE BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY.
AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED, WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH, AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING:
EVEN HIM, WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF satan WITH ALL POWER AND SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS, AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH;
BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH, BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
II THESSALONIANS 2:5-12 KING JAMES.
Gee that last verse scares me, as it should you. Because one is damned, who does not believe the truth, and who has pleasure in unrighteousness. Yes, it is a spirit of delusion, if you rejoice in unrighteousness. Only you and God can answer that. The devil will not tell you that truth, because again, he wants to deceive you.
IN WHOM THE god OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM. II CORINTHIANS 4:4 KJV.
So be careful who you ask…..
And you really have to understand the root of it. Because it can come from many sources. It could be generational. It could be because someone did not pursue truth, to begin with. It could be, someone was taught to lie, to be deceptive, so that the spirit of delusion came to that person very easily. But it always comes from denying God, and His truth, His gospel.
Again, are you using a King James? Thats the first step to defeating the spirit of delusion.
So, one must understand, it is very manipulative. It is very controlling, the spirit of delusion.
In any event, it does steal from a persons soul, it does deceive, and it does cripple a person spiritually, so they cannot have real discernment, unless they make it right with God. They cannot see clearly, because the spirit of delusion, clouds their thinking…
But one can be cured, or healed from that spirit of delusion, to see the truth.
By repentance. By acknowledging one may have that spirit of delusion. Because frankly, they do not have the mind of Christ in matters. And only Christ, can deliver someone. Yet, it also takes wisdom, from God, to have discernment in such matters. So one must repent, and accept Christ as Lord and savior. To be delivered. One must desire, and love truth. Gods truth. Yearn for it, so one will not be consumed by the lie, and perish.
I guess, I see it, because I have had poor judgement in the past. I had it, when I was not a true Christian. Sure, I believed in God, but I did not know his truth, like I do now, and I was very prone to being deceived. I don’t think that spirit of delusion left me, until, I totally submitted to God, resisted the enemy, and he left. I had to see the error of my own ways. Letting go of pride, to think, I could do it my way…..
FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST. I CORINTHIANS 2:16 KJV.
So, in some matters, I suppose, I was delusional, especially, in my youth. because I was not in the truth. Experience in life, can show you the fruit of that. When you are not in the truth, of who God is, and what He expects, its very easy, to have a spirit of delusion.
But now, I am a little bit more wiser. A lot more submissive to God, totally, in fact, as I state it here. Because I fear God. And fear of God, can keep you out of trouble. Not only spiritually, but in life.
I understand His commandments, and law. I am not perfect. I know, I can sin, and fall short of His glory, but I don’t take grace for granted. But this is a gift He gives in understanding. It’s not me, its Him, because I let Him rule my spirit, in His truth. And I am very aware, to not try and sin, or to do something that is morally wrong, or deceptive. I always pray for discernment, so I will not have a spirit of delusion. I understand one does reap what they sow. And no, its not karma. Quit saying that, if you do, because its not King James scriptural.
Have you ever met someone, and you got good or bad vibes from them? Well thats your gut instinct. Also known by the Holy spirit. If you have submitted to God. But if it is led by God, you will see the good. But also understand what is evil, and not good, according to His truth, a King James bible.
If the spirit is bad, it will seek company with those who likely, do not know God, and do things that are quite questionable. Because in retrospect, their spirit is led by the devil. It will blind someones good judgment, to believe a lie about someone.
But you always have to see, is there something there, that could be blocking discernment or understanding, to give the spirit of delusion?
God tells us…
I ALSO WILL CHOOSE THEIR DELUSIONS, AND WILL BRING THEIR FEARS UPON THEM; BECAUSE WHEN I CALLED, NONE DID ANSWER; WHEN I SPAKE, THEY DID NOT HEAR: BUT THEY DID EVIL BEFORE MINE EYES, AND CHOSE THAT IN WHICH I DELIGHTED NOT. ISAIAH 66:4 KING JAMES.
Like the saying goes, misery, loves company. And to be delusional, is frankly a miserable state of mind, to be in. One needs the mind of Christ.
I am scratching the surface, here, but you have to understand, how important it is to be in Gods truth. Or you can be deceived.
Again, folks, I highly recommend a King James bible. You cannot be receiving the mind of Christ, if something you are using, is counterfeit, because it has been corrupted. Get in there, and search, and search. Keep praying, and repenting, till you see the truth. And you will. Then you will understand, the spirit of delusion.
You can yourself, be delusional. But one must understand, it is a principle, God has placed. And if one is not right with God, well they will have a spirit of delusion.
Hope this helps someone. And just remember, if you see someone who is delusional, who does believe a lie. Don’t argue with them. Let them go. Don’t get caught up in their strife. There is a strange spirit in that.
Just let them be….sure pray for them. But walk away.
In Christ, totally, and His love,