OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
The following statement is important; Believers who are true and faithful, and honest, can be deceived by Satan, for the following reason: Deception has to do with the mind, and it means a wrong thought admitted to the mind, under the deception that it is the truth. Since “deception” is based on ignorance, and not on moral character; a Christian who is “true” and “Faithful” up to the knowledge he has, must be open to deception in the sphere where he is ignorant of the “devices” of the devil (2Cor. 2:11), and what he is able to do. A “true” and “faithful” Christian is liable to be “deceived” by the devil because of his ignorance.
The convincing part of this is when in Luke 21:8 Yeshua said to his disciples Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near; go ye not therefore after them. Now to further dispel the myth we look to 1Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Or in Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
So the arming of the “Advanced Guard” will be “knowledge“ he is able to be deceived, becoming a part of his weaponry against deception. Their minds now open to truth and the light from God a primary condition for keeping the power of God. This weapon is so important when engaged in Spiritual Battles.