Delusions appear to be similar to an illusion performed by a magician. You can’t see how the illusion is done, but it looks very real. We can’t see how Satan sets us up for failure, but we can see the final outcome by the result of failure and lack in our lives. Delusions draw on fears and on a persistent false belief. The false beliefs are the statements told to us by parents, teachers and friends. These statements influence us in mistaking reality for what we fear as oppose to what would be blessings. Satan gives you what you want and desire. What you fear the most he brings to pass in your circumstances. He feeds you on your fears. Satan keeps you in fear and delusion, and yet spoon feeds you small bits of your wants and desires, continuing the delusion cycle. As long as we are content with being spoon-fed by Satan, we will continue to serve him.
I Timothy 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Your fears cause your everyday life to be full of delusion.
If you fear poverty then selling drugs and stealing is Satan’s way to keep you bound to him. You will have money in your pocket, but it is manifested in using sinful actions. If you fear loneliness, you will stay in an abusive relationship and continue to run the cycle of abusive relationships. If you fear being single, you won’t wait on God to bless you with the right mate, so you take up with someone who Satan sets before you. The delusion is part fear and part reality. Fear is lack of security and lack of worth. When we are feeling unworthy, we have low self-esteem, we lack assurance in our lives. We do not work in the Kingdom of God. Our thoughts tell us that we cannot work in ministry. What can we give when there is nothing to give but fear? What Satan does through our thoughts, reveals outwardly. Just like a dog can sense your fear, people can sense your fear and your lack just by the things we say and do. The power of lack over us is evidence of Satan’s control. Lack is not necessarily money, but everything that is of you, that represents you. Your presence displays your belief value in yourself. What you want the most, you receive through what you fear. You’ve heard people say, “I’d rather be with than without”. You actually steal from God and yourself when you believe the lies of Satan. Satan gives to curse you and keep you bound to sinful ways. What you perceive as something good could be a set-up for an old fear to re-manifest or for a new fear to be birthed. God values you and his value for you is high. God knows what you want and desire but if it is not good for you, God will not bless you with it. God gives to bless you. Satan may have you thinking God is giving you a blessing because it feels that everything you wanted is manifesting, but this is part of the delusion. And God may be giving you the same delusion that the blessing is from him.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie, Only if it is for the good of all, will you then know that it is not a satanic delusion.
2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purges himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and made for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. We are vessels to serve God without limit.
We are vessels of Godly increase. This beautiful vessel should hold Godly thoughts, words, actions and prosperity. Our love for God, His Work, His Kingdom, should increase daily, instead every doubt increases Satan’s control over us.
You are living a life of dual existence by not fully believing God’s promises and living a Christian life. If you continue believing the false illusions and impressions place upon you by Satan you will only escalate the downward spiral of unmet expectations, wants and unfulfilled plans. You have believed and continue to live in Satan’s delusions or should we say Satan’s reality of your life.
God becomes the illusion and Satan the reality. Satan increases his control, while God’s reality of blessings is decreased by us. For example, look at this statement closely: I will never be able to afford….
This example sheds the light of delusion on negativity and lack. When we say never, never says not at all possible, ability states lack of accomplishment and afford lack of finances and prosperity. Remember Satan spoon feeds you but you never really gain, you are on the down escalator repeating the cycle of unfulfillment and sin.
The illusion is that Christians are blinded into seeing only their unforgiven sin, their path of temptation and their unworthiness. They are so trapped in the delusion, they forget to look up to the cross, where Our Lord took our sins and we are forgiven saints.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
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