Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the information that is thrown at you right now?  Are you struggling to know who or what to believe?  I know I am!  I have discovered there are too many voices speaking often with opposite views.  One thing I do know is that there is a strong spirit of delusion hovering in the atmosphere to confuse us.  Delusion implies an inability to distinguish between what is real and what only seems to be real.  It is an evil deception in order to deceive or dominate for power with the purpose of controlling our minds.  Sadly too many have fallen into its trap.  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 tells that that God allows a spirit of delusion that leads to believing what is false because they found pleasure in unrighteousness and did not believe the truth.  

We all can find ourselves in this confusion of what is absolute truth and what is the truth many in the world are trying to force us to believe.  I cannot fathom it is okay to kill a baby but not an egg in a nest.  God says we are born male and female and yet now we have several gender identities including ‘they/them’.  Media now determines ‘our truth’ by eliminating all the facts or making sure we only receive what they want us to know.  Hollywood now wants to dictate not just culture but political beliefs when most of their lives are spent play acting!  Perhaps they do not know how far away from the truth they have wandered or how deeply rooted in evil their culture has become.  

Isaiah 44:18, 20 says “Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are closed and they cannot see.   Their minds are shut, and they cannot think.”  “The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes.   He trusts something that can’t help him at all.  Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, ‘Is this idol that I’m holding in my hand a lie?'”  Hard words but definitely truth.  What have we chosen to put before us that is causing us to feed on ashes?

There is such a need for the gift of discernment so that we can truly distinguish what is false and what is true.  Ask God to give you this gift.  Our eyes need to be opened wide or else this delusion, the inability to determine truth will not just destroy you but also this nation we live in.  It is time to command that spirit of delusion to leave and be filled with the spirit of truth.