The operation of seducing spirits manifests in the devil and unclean spirits luring people away from their place in God through false breakthroughs.
3. FALSE BREAKTHROUGHS: The most severe operation of seducing spirits is that of false breakthroughs. The devil knows that if he cannot lead a believer astray with pain and poverty he can give the believer the offer of a false breakthrough. The rich fool fell into that trap of the devil. The truth that God wants you to know in today’s Bible passage is to SEE THE END OF THAT RICH FOOL AS WHAT HAPPENS TO A MAN THAT ALLOWS BREAKTHROUGHS AND RICHES TO LEAD HIM AWAY FROM THE LORD.
Luke 12:21 says, “So it is for the one who continues to store up, and hoard possessions for himself, and is not rich [in his relationship] toward God.” Wealth is not the problem, but allowing it to lead you away from intimacy with the Lord is the end goal of seducing spirits.
Lot was allotted to walk with Abraham in his lifetime but he was lured away to the land of Sodom and Gomorrah as a form of false breakthrough. Genesis 13:10 says “And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD”
That something looks like a breakthrough doesn't mean it is a breakthrough! Not every open door is leading upward and forward. Anyone that saw the prodigal son leaving with goods would think he was having a breakthrough!
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from covetousness. I refuse to let any form of success or wealth take me away from your presence, I receive that grace in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Joshua 19:1-20:9, Luke 19:28-48, Psalm 88:1-18, Proverbs 13:12-14