What are these two D's?
I will introduce the first from a scripture in the bible, Proverbs 14:12 which says;
Proverbs 14:12 reads
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
The same words were used in Proverbs 16:25 which reads;
'There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. '
The first D is the word "Deception."
Deception means to 'make someone believe what is not true with facts.' The bible lets us know that the devil's tool today is deception, but he has been paralyzed by Jesus Christ but the way he gets people today is through deceit.
My first example will be from the garden of Eden, the encounter between Eve and the Serpent. I want to paint a picture or a scenario using this present world; Imagine the devil describing to Eve all the nutritional benefits of apple, all the vitamins and minerals she could get from it, these were all facts but it wasn't the truth at that particular time. The apple seemed right but eating it, eventually led to a fall in glory for man.
Man lost his position and authority.
The second 'D' is from Proverbs 22 which says;
'A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. '
Do you know something interesting, just like the first scripture, this same scripture was repeated with the same words in Proverbs 27:12.
This should bring our minds to what the spirit is trying to reveal to us.
The second D is the word "Discernment."
Would you know when a statement that sounds nice is not from God? Would you know when satan is in operation around you? In Acts 16:16-18, Paul came across a lady with a spirit of divination, she even said that Paul and the people with him were servants of God which were facts. Everyone else was deceived by her, but Paul was discerning and cast out the evil spirit.
If you don't train yourself to be discerning, then you will be easily deceived with what seems right.
How do I train myself to be discerning? How do I know if what seems right is actually right?
This will be answered in the concluding part of this post.
God bless you.