The deception most easily missed is when he uses perception distorted by his lies to cause his people to follow his unwitting minions to perdition.
He uses distorted eschatology to deceive. Many of the most deceived are those who have bought into a picture formed by intense dispensational interpretation. Rejecting all dispensational teaching without recognizing the historic patterns of deception by the enemy is an opposite and equal deception.
Deception can be trust in a man. God spoke thru his prophet Jeremiah 17:5
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD.Deception can be fear of man. Peer pressure. Going along to get along. Proverbs 29:25
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.I am seeing these all manifest right now. People are afraid to speak up and speak out because the don't want to offend. Deception thrives on this fear. People have bought into the lie that a political party, a political movement, a political person can rescue them or deliver them from troubles. That deception has been the tool the enemy has used again and again. Hath God Said?
Satan is clever but he is not creative. He has no new ideas. He only rehashes the old ones because they work so well.
People forge the chains that keep them in poverty, danger, despair, discouragement and feeling trapped because the devil has convinced them that they must go along, trust man and things are all set...don't worry be happy.
You can make a difference...but you will have to learn to be hated by the world, even some in the religious world. I have been ostracized by many because I would not toe the party line.
This roots from what I heard Kim Daniels say Thursday Night at Impact.