One of the primary goals of deception is to alter your perception. Perception is a powerful weapon we have been given, but it must be aligned with the truth of God’s word or perception works against us not for us. Henceforth, why the deceiver seeks to alter our perception through deception. Here is an example of what I mean and why it’s important.
Genesis 3:14-15 tells us, the serpent, satan, is a snake, a creature, an animal. I think we forget this, the enemy is an animal, a dust licking animal at that, but an animal nonetheless. When we re deceived to perceive the devil as anything more than an animal, a snake, a creature, this serpent goes from being an animal to being a “god”; a force; an angel; anything other than an animal. What is the devil’s goal in changing our perception of him? The goal is to get us to make the enemy something other than an animal, for the serpent knows Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” The devil knows we have been given dominion over ever animal. It’s time to realign our perception to who the devil really is.
When we slow down, read the word and allow the Lord to renew our perception, we find truth that sets us free, not because it’s new, but because we forget and now we remember. You are created in the image of God and you have been given dominion over every animal, including that ancient serpent, the devil, who masquerades as an angel, but is only a dust licking snake. Remember who you are and take dominion over that snake.