There is a message of deception being spoken today that we, as believers, do not have to suffer. This is a delusion and a lie from the Deceiver. Paul, writing to Timothy, stated that
“all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). Paul went on to say that “evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (verse 13).
Do you know who the most adept impostor is? Satan, the Deceiver. Many times he comes to us as an angel of light. He will attempt to speak like the voice of God, all for the purpose of deceiving us. Satan would love for us to believe that we never have to suffer so that, whenever we do suffer, we will doubt God and His Word. Beloved, let us not be deceived when we go through dry seasons. A dry season sent by God will provoke us to seek Him more. When we are dry and thirsty and experience our own type of wilderness, God uses it to provoke us to cry out for His refreshing rains.