Illusions

Are illusions real? What is an illusion? Is it a trick or is it real? Illusion is defined as deceptive appearance, false show, a way a person is deceived or his expectations disappointed. Mockery.

There are all kinds of illusions. Some are very good and others you can see how the deception works. When you think of it, magic is practicing deception. People create all kinds of illusions. They even create illusions about themselves and their job skills. Everything from a forged education, wealth, keeping up with “the Jones”, to spiritual matters and all the time these are illusions to deceive others of the truth. Even a ” little white lie ” is an illusion, deception.

Satan is the master deceiver. He speaks illusions all the time. Oh he may mix a little truth in there like he did with Eve but his purpose is to deceive. Why? He hates God so he wants to hurt, disrupt, destroy, steal and even kill if he can things God loves. John 10:10 KJV
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

So when mankind starts seeking God or truth, Satan starts creating illusions or strife or problems. And because man, in his natural state, looks at things with his eyes, what he thinks and his head, often man is deceived by the illusions. That is why we posted. ..

if you ask God for truth, he gives you his word, which is called seed in the parable of the sower. And where is that seed planted? In the heart of man – Luke 8:11-12 KJV  “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
[12] Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”

When mankind repents and turns to God and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ unto salvation, Satan can no longer hurt that person without God intervening and Job is the perfect example. But Satan still tries to disrupt the believer’s life. And because believers think and use processes they were taught from the world’s system, they do not understand why, as a Christian, things in their life do not improve. So I must repeat from the other post Illusions of Believers.

Remember the parable of the mustard seed? Luke 17:6 KJV “And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.”

This explains that the world and Satan plant seeds in our heart. God also plants seeds of his word into our heart. And instead of thinking and acting from your head you have to use the word of God, through faith, to pluck up the bad seeds and water and nurture the good seeds.

And that is how you change your life. You see things in your life you want to change for God. You find the scripture relating to those areas in scripture. So in a Concordance you look up the word and copy the verses that apply to your situation. You then pray and ask God to help you. Then start quoting out loud those verses and by doing that, you are planting seeds of God’s promises (and God can not lie). By quoting out loud the scripture the seeds are going into your heart and life. When something tries to disrupt or confuse you, you, by faith, pluck it up (like the mustard seed example) .

We know we are not under the law that was given to Jews, to Israel, but now both Jews and Gentiles are under grace. So how do we apply God’s word now? Some churches or synagogues come up with a list of rules. Their dos and don’ts. But remember, God changes us from the inside out. God focuses on our spirit man. Why? In this flesh dwelleth no good thing. Romans 7:18.

Our flesh and mind (part of our soul) can be influenced by our environment, our experiences, by family and friends, in all areas of life.  People even have illusions of grandeur. Why? Because they do not know how or what to do to bring things to fruition. As I mentioned before but worth repeating – the Spirit of God lives in us (believers) and instructs our heart, not our head.  That’s why your head tells you one thing and your heart something else. A good example of this is a job. You may work a job where your head tells you good pay, benefits, promotion but your heart is some place else. And by not going with your heart, and God’s direction, you end up not living by faith and fulfilling your destiny.

Friends, if you love God, you love Jesus Christ and God’s word, Satan hates you. And Satan will use whatever illusions he can to deceive you. Which brings me to the experiment I mentioned earlier.

I had seen something on holograms. Holograms have been around for a while. They are on credit cards now and even on driver licenses. But there are other holograms where an illusion can be placed in mid air. How? A projector projects the image. A good example is Obi-Wan in Star Wars. More of a Star Trek fan myself.

I thought I would try the experiment of creating a hologram  (What a great project for school or for dad and the kids). I already have a 3D program I use to create people and some are in my posts on this blog. So I tried the clear plastic CD cases, cutting them to size, taping the sides together and setting the contraption on a projected 3D image from my computer. I failed. But the picture below I retrieved from the Internet to show a hologram. The photo is not mine.

But others have succeeded in projecting holograms and word is, Beyonce’ did a hologram performance. I am not a fan and did not check it out but I did find some unique holograms. Images today can be created with great quality in software. And a hologram created from a quality 3D image could fool most people. After all, the hologram is an illusion. And an illusion is deception. And Jesus said, Matthew 24:24 KJV
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

Which shows how important it is to know the word of God and plant seeds of the word of God into your heart and mouth. Happy Feast of Tabernacles.
Until next time.

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