And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. (The prophets of Ahab the wicked king) And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.
2 Chronicles 18:21
The recorded account above gives us a glimpse of the driving force of this natural physical world, which is first carried out in the spirit world. As the human body is a physical body, but the will of the individual, the thinking, and the intellectual ability for decisions, these aren’t seen. However, they are the driving force of men.
So is this world that we are a part of, in relation to the unseen, which is the spirit world.
As believers, this we know, good and evil cannot coexist. Therefore, the verse above does not contradict that which is known, but it should serve as an opportunity for an insight to that which is yet to be known.
The lying spirit mentioned in the verse above isn’t a righteous spirit, nor is it an angel of God. For God is not the author of deception. When the truth of God is presented, but it’s rejected, those that reject the truth are now exposed to deception.
If two individuals began a journey, wherein both are given a coat of covering for a protection against the elements, one did gladly receive the covering to be used. While the other reject the covering, though both the individuals are exposed to the same elements during the journey, but he that received the covering will not be affected by the harsh elements. Whereas he who rejected the covering shall be constantly exposed to the elements and all the effects thereof.
The covering in this case, is the knowing of God, for He is the way and the truth. His knowledge toward those that put their trust in Him shall be a covering in such times. However, the rejection of God shall expose those that reject the truth, to deception.
Those that are deceptive in what they do, a lying spirit shall have access to that which they speak.
Such is the verse of the exposition, therein we perceive a lying spirit in the present of God, not that He is the author of the spirit, but due to the ways of Ahab the wicked king, he was now exposed to deception.
Out of one, many shall be deceived. At times, those that are deceived will dismiss the notion that they have rejected God. However, a person or a nation that believes in God, but willingly chooses, and align themselves to a single individual who have rejected the things of God, the people of God themselves shall be deceived. Such was the case with Ahab, having rejected the things of God, he surrounded himself in the state of falsehood, and from his false prophets many were deceived.
Today, the same lying spirit is back in the earth, and many are exposed to the deceptions, even those that called themselves Christians. If a modern nation elects a king or a ruler who rejects the things of God, lies and deception shall befall that nation. Many shall be deceived, for they that elected a ruler who rules not by the counsel of God, seeing they shall see, but not discern, hearing they shall hear, but not listen. If they fall, shall it be by the hands of God? No, but the rejection of the truth shall be their ruin, but those that received the coat of covering for a protection against the elements, walk therein this journey of life, and remove not your protection, lest you too fall along the way. The harsher the elements, the firmer you cling to your coat of truth, which is your protection.