Deceit: How To Know When Someone Is Deceiving You
Deceit is an act or practice intended to deceive or trick someone. Deceit occurs in almost all areas of life.
It occurs in relationships, companies, ministries, marriages, schools, businesses and so on.
Some people have been duped through deceitful means. Many people have been cheated physically, materially and mentally through deception.
Also, some people have wasted their efforts and time investing in a deceptive relationship.
However, the purpose othis article is meant to achieve is to make you identity deceit whenever it’s at work.
As you read this piece, you will be able to know whenever someone is trying to deceive you.
Five Ways To Know When Someone Is Deceiving You.
Sign Of Deceit
• Secrecy Request
Please read this passage carefully and pay extra attention to the capitalized words;
Judges 3:19-21And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for HIMSELF ALONE. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the DAGGER from his right thigh, and THRUST IT INTO HIS BELLY.
But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a SECRET ERRAND unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. AND ALL THAT STOOD BY HIM WENT OUT FROM HIM.
In this passage, before Ehud deceptively killed Eglon king of Moab. He demanded privacy.
Ehud ensured that the king was alone with him until he killed him.
Dear friend, those who want to deceive people always exhibit this trait.
They are fond of telling the people they want to deceive to keep their deal secret.
If they are in a relationship together; such person will say to his partner. “Don’t tell anybody we are dating, not even your parents.”
More so, that person may have the intention to have sex with his patner and dump him.
For instance, if you do business with someone who wants to deceive you. Such person may tell you to keep the deal secret.
At times, that person would have collected a huge sum of money without rendering any service.
Additionally, he/she may say; ‘let it be between you and I, don’t tell anybody.’
My point is, those who want to deceive you will sometimes request secrecy.
When a man rapes you today and tell you not to tell anybody. Isn’t that evil?
Beware of those who always deal with you secretly. You are in a relationship and your spouse cannot introduce you to his friends and family.
He always hide you from his friends and family. He keeps saying to you, the time is not ripe to introduce you to his people.
Please, be sensitive enough to detect deception.
You will know when someone deceives you through frequent request for secrecy or privacy.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall DECEIVE MANY.
To impersonate means to pretend to be someone else. It means to assume the identity of another person.
Jesus talked about the issue of impersonation. Some people are not ‘Christ’ but they will claim to be him.
So, why do they have to do that? The reason is simple. They will do that in order to deceive people.
Today, you will see so many social media accounts opened in the name of famous celebrities.
And those fraudsters deceive as many people as possible.
Again, you will know a deceiver by impersonation. He/she will tend to pretend to be someone else.
In addition to that, such person will call himself/herself want he/she is not. Let’s be careful on social media.
Let us also be careful with whom we deal with. Beware of false Prophets who falsely parade themselves as true prophets.
My friend, you will know when someone is deceiving you as he or she pretends to be someone else.
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• Telling You To Doubt God’s Word
And the serpent said unto the woman, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE.
God had already told the man, Adam that they should not eat from the tree of knowledge (Gen 2:16-17).
And we believe the man must have told his wife, Eve. Because she also said this to the serpent.
Lo and behold, the serpent made the woman to doubt the efficacy of God’s Word.
Sadly, the woman did what they were commanded not to do. Because she was made to doubt the Word of God.
Deceptive people are the ones who tell you to forget God’s Word. They will tell you, “forget about what the Bible says about fornication.”
A person will find it absolutely easier to deceive you if he succeeds in making you to doubt the Word of God.
Do not be deceived. Hold on to what the Bible says. If you hold on to it, you will be rewarded by God. If you deviate, you’ll regret.
Therefore, beware of them. The sign a deceptive person will show is a sign of zero tolerance for the Word of God.
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, WORKING DECEITFULLY.
Thou lovest evil more than good; and LYING rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Lies are the hallmark of a deceiver. You will know when someone is deceiving you when he or she tells lies repeatedly.
If you are in a relationship with such person. Whenever such person speaks, you cannot trust their words.
When you discover that someone is telling you so much lies. And there is absolutely no change in his or her behavior. Please, avoid him.
Evil people are fond of lying a lot. Any business you do with such person cannot thrive.
People like that build their wealth on lies. Through lies they accumulate wealth. And they make a living through lies.
Avoid People like this because hardly can they change. If you are in a marriage with such person.
Pray for a change of heart for that person. Don’t Leave him/her.
• Discerning Spirit
1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
As we have the Spirit of the Lord, we also have evil spirits.
However, one cannot discern when the spirit of the devil is in operation without the Spirit of God.
The Spirit of God will enable you to know when a person is trying to deceive you.
Above all, you need to ask for the spirit of discernment in order to know the right spirit.
Pray to God and He will give you such spirit. He says ask and it shall be given to you.
Salvation is key, if you are not saved. You need to accept Jesus as your Lord and saviour before you ask.
After this, ask for discerning Spirit and He will give unto you.
Summary of the article
• Secrecy gives the deceiver the avenue to deceive joyfully. We are the children of light.
Whatever we do that we cannot proudly tell people about it. Let’s leave it.
• Impersonation is another sign of deception. Sometimes, a deceiver will call himself or herself, want he or she is not.
• Do not let them succeed in making you to doubt the authenticity of God’s Word. If they succeed, you can be deceived easily.
• Natural eyes cannot detect lies and all forms of deception. Let the Lord guide you through His Spirit.
Have you been blessed? Have you been deceived before? Let me know your experience through the comment section.