The Great I AM is Sovereign
Most people of faith would agree there is One Sovereign over All, but they continue to fear the dark.
Is He Sovereign, even over The Darkness of Deception?
“I AM said, ‘Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said this while another said that. “Then a spirit came forward and stood before I AM and said, ‘I will entice him.’ “I AM said to him, ‘How? (question added for translation) ‘ And he said, ‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.‘…1 Kings 22:21,22
“Now therefore, behold, YHVH, (I AM) has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, for I AM has proclaimed disaster against you.” 2 Chronicles 18:22
“…they are spirits of demons, (lies) performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of YHVH (I AM), the Almighty.” Revelation 16:14
“…false Messiahs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect. “Behold, I have told you in advance.” Matthew 24:24
“…even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel (the good news of the Kingdom) contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be cursed!” Galatians 1:8
“For this reason God (I AM) will send upon them a deceiving influence/spirit so that they will believe what is false,” 2 Thessalonians 2:11
So Who is Sovereign Over The Darkness of Deception?
“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,” Obadiah 1:3
That’s right, The Great I AM is Sovereign, even over deception. It is the darkness of deception that reveals the arrogant/exalted/proud/haughty heart.
“Therefore, putting aside every bad thing, in humility receive the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21
Every bad thing covers darkness, it’s nothing more than the absence of good. The Hebrew word Ra is usually translated into English as Evil but it means everything bad; even those everyday issues we struggle with as we strive to be humble.
Ra is the Reason We Argue and Fight
The cause of strife, hate and war is arrogance, selfishness and pride battling for control.
“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” James 4:1
It’s the Only Reason We Fear People More Than We Fear God
“I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.” Luke 12:4
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39
If we are afraid of what people can do to us, and refuse to love one another, than we are still deceived.
“It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF I AM.” John 6:45
The deceptions, or doctrines of man, create division, confusion, fear, strife and war. None of which exist in The Kingdom of Peace. 1 Timothy 6:4
The Good News is that everyone who humbly seeks the King of the Universe finds His Kingdom. Matthew 7:7
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,” John 10:9
Salvation/Freedom is from deception when we know the Truth, John 8:32