To think of this scripture, “God will send them strong delusion” has to be one of the most fearful scriptures in the bible!
Here is the passage in Context in 2 Thess. Chapter 2.10-12
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
Why Do People Believe Lies?
I think all of us are misinformed from time to time. These days its hard to know what to believe and to know who is actually telling the truth.
That is why I always suggest for people to study their bibles for themselves and do not just believe every word that comes out of some preachers mouth.
A lot of times we are raised in some church and believe almost everything they tell us without even questioning it.
I think as we get older we realize a lot of what the preacher told us is not true.
We were believing a lie, so we make the correction.
However when God decides to delude or deceive us into believing a lie, I wonder if there is any hope left at that point?
It should strike fear in our hearts to realize that WE could be deceived by God into believing a lie if we are not honest with Him.
Why Would God Deceive A Person?
The scripture says this, ” because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
God lovingly deals with every soul on this planet from time to time, and I believe He does this many times throughout our lives.
The danger is that when God is dealing with us and trying to draw us to Him, we may refuse to believe the thoughts He is placing into our minds.
Every word that God speaks is truth. When God, thru His Holy Spirit places thoughts into our minds, it is because He Loves us and does not want us to perish in hell. Is Hell Real? Yes it is!
We must be willing to give up all sin and live for the Lord if we want to steer clear of deception. The only reason a person will not love the truth is because there is a sin that they love and do not want to stop.
If you do not want God to deceive you then you need to pray. Ask God to open your eyes and show you exactly what He thinks about you. God will show you yourself.
But now it is up to you to do something about it.
God wants you to be sorry for your sins and go and pray to Him asking Him to forgive you of all of your sins, for Jesus sake.
I hope you find peace in your soul as you seek the Lord! There is nothing more wonderful in this life than to have all of your sins forgiven!
The JOY and PEACE are wonderful! I pray God draws you to Him today friend! God bless you!