You see, the enemy can perform what seemingly looks like a miracle but in the end, you would suffer the consequences. This is because whatever the devil does will not last. If the devil gives you money, he doesn’t only give you money, it must be conditional. There must be conditions that you must fulfill in order to sustain and keep that money. And this applies to many other things. So when people fail to understand how God functions, they are susceptible to deception and they open themselves wide to the adversary to destroy them.
My heart bleeds when I see so many Christians who because of long-standing conditions, allow themselves to be taken to places that negate the Word of God. If their practices negate the Word, then God is not there, because God cannot contradict Himself. Beloved, don’t take away your eyes from the real thing simply because you are experiencing delay and challenges.”Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29 KJV) According to our Lord Jesus, the reason you go into error is ignorance of the scriptures.
The reason you are easily deceived and the enemy has held you captive is that you don’t know the scriptures. You don’t know the power of God. It is not because God is powerless. Delay is not denial! That you are being delayed doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. It is all about timing. So you must understand the timing of God. You do err, not knowing the scriptures. In other words, ignorance of the scripture will cause you to err. When you don’t know what God has said concerning you, concerning his promises and concerning where you stand in Him, you will go into error. Anything the Word cannot validate can never be the truth. The Word of God is the acid test for anything, no matter the manifestation.