I absolutely LOVE movies like Focus and Now You See Me because they are such a good reminder that what you see, hear ,or feel, isn’t always what is TRUE. Both of these movies show the power of distraction and ILLUSION. I went to see David Copperfield ten years ago and he made a car “disappear” from the stage and I still have no idea how he did it. David used my son on stage in one of his ILLUSIONS and my son couldn’t even shed any light on how it worked.
The enemy is using these same techniques and giving us ILLUSIONS (false reports) to our eyes, ears, and emotions. The key word here is ILLUSION. I woke up this morning with this word in my spirit and I believe it is a huge enemy tactic in this season.
The definition of ILLUSION is having a deceptive appearance or impression. Magicians have mastered the art of making something look real when it is not. Our enemy has really mastered this one too and will make good look bad and make bad look good. Deepening deception and hindering the kingdom advancing is his chief objective.
If we believe something good that’s happening is actually bad or vice versa, we are being deceived. In both cases we end up DELUDED. A DELUSION means that you have believed the illusion to be true and you are now functioning under a false belief. We must always be willing and desiring to know the truth.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.- John 8:32
We simply CANNOT trust what we see and hear right now without running it through the Holy Spirit’s discernment program. He will tell us what is true every single time. Don’t let it bother you when everyone else falls for something and you have that check in your spirit and don’t buy into it. You will be glad you didn’t. Don’t let it bother you when people judge someone as untrustworthy from what they see on the outside but God tells you to give them a chance. Go with God’s view without a second thought.
The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God. – 1 Corinthians 3:19
Judgement is not discernment. Neither is fear.
Many times God has told me the opposite of what people have judged things as being (good or bad)and I am so glad I listened to His voice in every situation. You do not need to explain to anyone why you are not following the crowd. Simply tell them you are following the KING!
Ask Him to shatter all the ILLUSIONS and DELUSIONS in your life and to show you TRUTH!!