How To Protect Yourself From Deception

July 30

"A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it,
but knowledge is easy to him who understands."
Proverbs 14:6

Why is that so?

It's because the scoffer and the righteous are looking for it in different places. The scoffer gets his input from the world, and the Word of God says that the wisdom of the world is FOOLISHNESS.
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God."
1 Corinthians 3:19

Foolishness. That's a pretty strong word. To whom does it apply?

It applies to those who dole out the "wisdom" of this world. Professors: most of the ivy league colleges and universities were founded as seminaries, but today are centers of "New Age" teachings. They are peddlers of foolishness.

Counselors: in order to be a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist he has had to study the teachings of the masters of psychology, Freud, Maslow, Adler, and very many more, almost all of whom were involved in the occult, the realm of the supernatural forbidden to man. Their teachings are foolishness. They will tell you what you want to hear, and how to gain "self esteem," a psychiatric term that builds the person's pride, the one thing that is most terrible according to the Word of God.

The media: we all look at the news of the day, without a thought that the news is being "spun." News anchors are fools. Puppets. It used to be that the newsmen were supposed to bring you the news, but now they shape the news according to the agenda behind whichever news source you're listening to. It's carefully covered foolishness.

The television and movie industry: laced with occultism, filled with violence, perversion, and every sin of every kind. How can a person not be a fool when he streams this filth into his mind daily?

The righteous have a barrier around them, for they have immersed themselves in the Word of God, and they are filled with the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God will react when these evils come to the attention of the believer, and he will sense the evil. The Word of God, having been implanted in him through daily immersion, will alert the believer. He will know. But the wicked will not know, nor CAN they.
"...the wicked shall do wickedly,
and none of the wicked shall understand,
but the wise shall understand."
Daniel 12:10

As the end of the age approaches, take a good look at the input you have taken in from the world. Have you been fooled by the foolishness of the world? Ask the Lord to show you any deception that has deceived you, and be prepared to turn from it once it is made known to you. You might be shocked, because most people have no idea what they've taken in and how they've fallen for deception.

The Word of God strongly stresses again and again that "the last days" will be characterized by deception.

What is coming is going to deceive all who did not love truth. There will be no way to avoid it, because it is God himself who will send them strong delusion. Don't be among them.
that they should believe the lie,
that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth
but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12