“THREE AGENTS OF DECEIT!”

There are basically three agents of deceit: Greek: planao, plan‑ah’‑o; to (prop. cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue), go astray, deceive, err, seduce, be out of the way.

SATAN

Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”

SIN

Romans 7:11, “For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me].”

SELF

James 1:22, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

There are many examples given in the scriptures:

EVE:

I Timothy 2:14, “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”

ABRAHAM

Genesis 12:11, “And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look upon: Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.”

ISAAC

Genesis 26:7, “And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife; and he said, She [is] my sister: for he feared to say, [She is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to look upon.”

JACOB

Genesis 27:18-27, Where Jacob deceives his own father to steal Esau’s birthright.

DAVID

I Samuel 21:12, “And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath. And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.”

PETER

Mark 14:70, “And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art [one] of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth [thereto]. But he began to curse and to swear, [saying], I know not this man of whom ye speak.”

THE WORLD

Revelation 13:14, “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”

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