Here are a few scriptures and definitions that will help with this deception that the enemy uses to get the body of Christ off track.

2Timothy 3:
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good

Ephesians 4:
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about
with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and CUNNUNG CRAFTINESS,
whereby they LIE IN WAIT to DECEIVE;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is
the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that
which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of
every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

cunning - dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources (as skill or knowledge), characterized by wiliness and trickery or schemes

craftiness – deceitfulness, skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception

lie in wait - to stay hidden, ready to attack

deceive - implies imposing a false idea or belief that causes ignorance, bewilderment, or helplessness, to mislead by a false appearance or statement, to falsely persuade others

If you take all the definitions and put them together it could read something like this:

A person that is dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources and skilled in trickery or schemes staying hidden ready to attack at the right moment to impose a false idea or belief and mislead by false appearance or statement.

The word goes further into warnings about false doctrine in Paul's letter to the Galatians.

Galatians 1:
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Staying sensitive to the spirit of God is the only way to protect yourself from the error found in the doctrines of men. You can accomplish this through continued study of the God's word and your personal prayer life.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!


It is very important to renew your mind to the word of God. This will do away with your old way of thinking and cause your mind to line up with the will of God in your life. Below is a passage of scripture where Paul is admonishing the body of Christ to provoke them to make changes to their lives.

Ephesians 4:

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be RENEWED in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

RENEWED - to make like new : restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection, to make new spiritually : regenerate

REGENERATE - formed or created again, spiritually reborn or converted, restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state

God's word will change your life if you will just follow and apply the scripture that you are studying in your personal daily devotion time.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH


It is important to be rooted and grounded in God's word. Your walk of faith depends upon this and the scripture states we walk by faith and not by sight.

Colossians, Chapter 2

1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 ROOTED and built up in him, and STABLISHED in the faith, as ye have been taught, ABOUNDING therein with thanksgiving.

Rooted ---- to root (figuratively become stable): - root.

abounding ---- to superabound (in quantity or quality), be in excess, be superfluous; also (transitively) to cause to superabound or excel: - (make, more) abound, (have, have more) abundance, (be more) abundant, be the better, enough and to spare, exceed, excel, increase, be left, redound, remain (over and above).

Continue in the study of God's word and watch transformations take place in your life.

Until next time, Keep the Faith


The word of God will confirm itself when studying out a subject. Jesus ws always the same. He taught sound doctrine and He always went by what was written. When tempted in the wilderness Jesus told the devil it is written.

Hebrews 13:8-9

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.

Always confirm through the word of God what man is teaching and you will not be led astray.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH