The Holy Spirit Can Make the Difference :: By Rick Segoine

It goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden — human beings having to decide whether Satan is lying or telling you the truth. Throughout all of history as we know it, this has been the case. Here in the year 2023, nothing has changed. Satan is still at work lying, gaslighting, fooling, deluding, and generally pulling the wool over the eyes of vast multitudes of people.

In the Garden, Satan focused on Eve. Today, because of technology, Satan is able to practice deception on millions and actually even billions of people daily through international propaganda machines owned by those he has thoroughly fooled — those who are referred to as his minions.

The ways and methods of deception Satan has invented are many.

Satan started out by planting the seed of doubt with Eve. He told her she would not surely die by eating the forbidden fruit. Instead, he told her this: “You will become like God and know good and evil.”

Eve bought it, and then Adam bought it, and now here we are.

Here is a simple truth. Satan is evil, and what worked for him in the beginning in the Garden with Eve has worked throughout history and is still working. Only now, he has stepped up his wicked game to new levels. He is flooding the entire Planet Earth with lies of all sizes. Falsehoods and misinformation on a grand scale. A planetary scale.

Satan, who is also known as Lucifer, is the master of deception. He is the father of lies because he invented lying and has not only turned lying into an evil artform but has also taught his followers, also known as his children, how to be just like their father.

The children of the father of lies now own the majority of the mainstream media. They are able to disseminate lies 24/7. On many of these media outlets, nice-looking, reasonable-sounding “newscasters” are hired to broadcast lies with great sincerity. Many of these news hosts and hostesses have been fooled themselves and are being used by those higher up on the wicked pyramid. Others are paid mercenaries with pens and microphones.

Either way, they all are being used by those who willingly and knowingly and actively do the bidding of Lucifer.

Truth is being twisted in extreme ways regarding history, science, religion, medicine, and especially political corruption and international organizations bent on worldwide control and power.

The truth is being twisted beyond recognition when it comes to gender, sexuality, and just plain common sense.

When moral absolutes like the Ten Commandments are discarded and humans feel free to view good as evil and evil as good, the most depraved activity becomes commonplace, and sound logic is turned upside down to the point of absurdity (Isaiah 5:20).

A word of simple, straightforward truth to the woke crowd might go a bit like this: Hello, are you listening? A man cannot, I repeat, a man cannot, Cannot Have a Baby. And a transgender woman attempting to transition into a man does not count as a man having a baby because she/he/it still has the womb that God gave her when she was conceived in the womb of her mother, who was also one of two genders known as a woman.

What is the surest way to avoid being deceived by the multitude of blatant and ridiculous lies we are all being bombarded with every single day?

Repent, and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Not only will Jesus forgive all of your sins and welcome you into His forever family, He will also give you the gift of the Holy Spirit. One of the most important and specific roles of the Holy Spirit in our lives as believers is to point us and lead us to the truth in all things.

The Holy Spirit always knows the difference between what is a lie and what is the truth. Even the most subtle lies can be discerned by the Holy Spirit.

The father of lies preys on a world of people devoid of the Holy Spirit. Satan also preys on lukewarm Christians who pay little attention to or routinely ignore the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is most active in the lives of those believers that are truly born again — those whose personal relationship with God is the top priority in their lives.

In Ephesians 6:12, Paul tells us we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Yes, we wrestle against the father of lies and his minions that distribute those lies. Those minions that Lucifer has promised a world of wealth and power here on earth. Some of those minions who have actually become the rulers of darkness in this world and who are practicing spiritual wickedness in high places. Those minions who are being used by Satan to set the world stage for the antichrist. Those minions who are focused on resets and mandates and depopulation goals and trans-humanism and a digital international currency, and owning everything and controlling everyone. Those minions who commit their callous evil acts without the slightest concern for the well-being of the countless men, women, and children whose lives are ruined or even destroyed in the sinister process. “That Hideous Strength” is what C.S. Lewis called it.

Those minions that have fallen hook, line, and sinker for those same temptations that Jesus rejected in the wilderness approximately 2,000 years ago (Matthew 4:1-11).

For those who are born again and have the Holy Spirit in their hearts and listen to the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is 100% capable of leading each of us to the truth in all things. Discernment of the highest order. The wisdom of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

I, like many older believers, am looking so forward to the Rapture for so many reasons, not the least of which is it’s so painful to watch the war of deceit that Satan is waging and winning against so much of humanity. The most painful thing of all for me to watch, though, is the wicked damage purposefully being cast upon children by those who have been fooled by that deceit (Luke 17:2).

Lord, please come soon, and yet, thy will be done.

Rick Segoine

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