“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous
deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the
love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God
will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that
they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
We often hear about deception coming from the devil and it does, in fact the devil is the father of lies, but how do you deal with God Himself allowing people to believe lies or with Him actually sending a lying spirit to deceive people?
As the text explains, when people have hardened their hearts against God by refusing His salvation and truth the Holy Spirit will eventually stop striving with them allowing them to go their own way.
“And the Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever...’”
Those who are bent on going the way of error God will eventually help along the way of error.
“Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about
God, he has given them over to corrupted minds, so that they do the
things that they should not do.” Romans 1:28 (GNT)
We cannot cope in this world without the help of God’s Spirit; surrender to Him today, He is available to help those who will let Him.
So if you are privileged today to hear the voice of God telling you what is right and wrong, heed it while there is still time or God will eventually leave you to your own destruction.