“And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do any obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.” 11 Samuel 15:5
Absalom was a typical example of deception. He did everything he could to overthrow his father, King David and of course, he succeeded. No one except his co-accomplished knew what was going on. He won the heart of every Israelite through kissing, comforting, counselling, and love, which I will refer to here as false love.
There are so many of Absalom here today. To you, they are the best candidates for any position. There is every possibility that people will end up referring to these people as their idols.
Examples of such are found in the presidential race, or any political positions. This is where people will do all they could to vote in someone because they have concluded that this person is going to solve their problem. At the end of the day, all these people would discover they made mistake voting for this person.
Deception is an invisible spirit. You may not believe this but it is a spirit in disguise. It comes to you without your awareness. And it comes through any means. It may be through women, men, animal or whatever. By the deception operates most using human being. This is why you have to be very alert in your Christian life.
It is not enough that you are a believer. You must embrace the Holy Spirit of God with all your heart and your soul. When the Spirit of God is fully in your life and directing you, He will help you to discern any spirit especially the spirit of deception.
There is surely no gain in falling through deception. It ruins life, destroy relationship and can kill as well. Absalom won over his father, David. But then, he did not live long. He died during war. If Absalom knew that his end would be that way, I am sure he would have done anything to avert it.
I would plead with you to avoid any form of deception you have or anyone want to bring you to. And for you to flee from this, please, be consistent in prayer, reading the bible and being in daily relationship with the Holy Spirit. Build your love for God!
I bet you don’t want to ruin your relationship with God. So be very, very, careful with whom you deal with, how you go about your life, to whom you discuss your life with, and what you yourself do with your life.