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Secrets how not be DECEIVED!

Genesis 3:1-4 NIV: Says, Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman;Did God really say, you must not eat from any tree in the garden?”

The woman said to the serpent; “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

We are living in a world where we are infiltrated with a lot of deception by super bizarre weapons of marketing and advertising. The traditional advertising normally led to the usual outcome, but the super weapon of today is to hit on our emotions. On an average we are exposed to 6,000 to 10,000 of ads every day. It can range from TV ads, billboards, products in stores, and the media in all of its forms.

Deceptions in advertising appeals to the natural human longings. We want to believe that somehow, mysteriously, those unwanted 35 pounds could easily melt in just 10 minutes, without sweat, discipline, efforts, and especially no pain. That’s why we buy into the deception and purchase whatever they are selling.

Life would be so much easier if we could identify deception in every aspect of our daily lives. Unfortunately, we find ourselves tangled up in circumstances, and uncertainty, regarding our emotions, which mostly get out of control at times.

The secret to avoid being deceive is to be equipped to know the traits of a deceiver. In the verses above, there were two characters, the cunning deceiver, called serpent, and Eve, wife of Adam.

One characteristics of a deceiver is to conceal their true intention by giving half-truths. The deceiver main assignment is to plant a seed of doubt in our minds, whereas we question what is true.

A deceiver next step is to appeal to our fleshly desires, which is enticing to our ears. However, when we yield to that emotion, it signals that the deceiver has captivated us, by offering a benefit that seems denied to us. A fight will erupt within our soul, putting a strain on us and loved one, when the deceiver’s tricks and tools are revealed.

A deceiver loves to exploit the basic emotions, such as happiness, sadness, fear, and anger. Understand these emotions can’t be trusted or relied on, since they go up and down like a teeter-totter. Emotions can be high one minute and low the next. Be careful not to allow emotions to run your life, for in the midst of this ride, feelings of unloved, unwanted and desertion will haunt you.

One of the greatest tools the deceiver uses is to make us to believe our circumstance make us what we are. It opens the window of doubts and foolish thinking if our upbringing, circumstances, and the people around were different, we would be different and better.

Remember a deceiver is a liar and we can’t believe anything a deceiver says. It’s essential that we constantly bring our minds and thoughts to the truth of God’s word. Isaiah 26:3 states, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

A deceiver often demonstrates these deceptive behaviors: They will say "no" and look in a different direction; say "no and close their eyes; say "no" after hesitating; say "nooooooo." stretched over a long period of time; and say "no" in a singsong manner.

The truth is that we can trust a wise, loving sovereign God to keep our mental sanity and emotional stability, in total control of every aspect of our lives. Keep your eyes open to the tools, tricks, and lies of the deceiver, and know that God is in control, and he will fight for you.

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