Iâve been doing some study lately about demons, and Iâm quite convinced theyâre not what weâve been taught and they donât function in the way weâve been led to believe. But thatâs a discussion for another day. My reason for leading with that subject is that it led me to thoughts about âHow, then, does Satan deceive us?â The Scriptures donât lay that out clearly for us. Heâs obviously able to influence our minds (as he did with Peter) with deceit. Itâs not through possession, and not with demons, and not with his angels (who donât possess). Satan can obviously plant thoughts in our heads, and that seems to be his main strategy.
God, also, can plant thoughts in our head, through His indwelling Spirit and even when He doesnât indwell. This is why Paul spoke so often about guarding our minds, controlling the information we put into our minds, controlling our thoughts, and being transformed in our minds. The mind is the battleground of our hearts and souls.