The key to addressing deception is discernment.
Sadly, there are numerous example that I could draw from that highlights the lack of discernment in the body of Christ. I could point to the over 15 yearlong fall of a Todd Bently, not being able to distinguish between Holy Spirit and demonic spirits, to the number of churches/denominations who've abandoned the faith even rewriting scripture so as to condone ordaining ministers who practice lifestyles the Bible calls an abomination (ie. Leviticus 18:1-25 - includes fornication, adultery, incest, homosexuality and abortion), to electing candidates and supporting political parties who enact laws which are directly contrary to God's word.
Moral compromise, ignorance of God's word and the lack of a personal daily prayer life has resulted in an ignorant and therefore easily deceived Church. Add to that a lack conviction because of fear, greed or a combination of both and we'll find a Church at large which is almost irrelevant to society except for a small remnant.
Yet I have great hope. Why? Because the cannon of scripture promises revival, a mature Church (spotless bride) and an incredible end-time harvest and some of God's prophets have recently prophesied the same. 2 Chronicles 20:20 tells us we'll be blessed and prosper if we believe God's prophets.
The Key to Fulfillment of Prophetic Words
However, you'll find that most prophetic words are conditional. Prophetic words often remain unfulfilled until someone or some group motivated by the love of God and informed by the wisdom of God put their faith into action so as to bring the prophecy from a vision or spoken word into manifested reality. My friends, James 2:20 is so clear. Faith without works is dead. You show me your faith without your works and I'll show you my faith by what I do.
Those works minus the love of God is useless (1 Corinthians 13:1). Those works minus the wisdom of God is fruitless and often destructive. The key to this revival is the Church awakening to the truth of God's word.
Therefore I'm praying for a revival of discernment. I'm praying for the revival of true character with true miracles and healings.
Revival Requires Discernment