The Elijah List: This is an excellent word of wisdom from James Goll that includes essential keys. The Word of God, a spirit of humility, and to be forewarned is to be forearmed, are all crucial elements to fighting deception.
Excerpt from The Elijah List:
“To be forewarned is to be forearmed.” That old saying captures a Scriptural truth. Discernment forewarns us so that we do not fall prey to subtle deceptions.
The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons (see 1 Timothy 4:1 NASB).
The Holy Spirit is the one who forewarns, in this case, that some people will abandon their faith in Jesus because other attractions will draw their attention. They will be allured by believable voices which will manipulate their attention and cause them to give up on their faith. Their walk with the Lord will seem too wearisome and strenuous and they will start to look for something more “fulfilling.”