Oh Lord! When I consider the blessings that come from Your hand, I am overwhelmed at them. Each on its own is completely amazing. The sum of them is beyond words. Praise your Holy Name!
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and [e]stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.Colossians 2:6-7
Me: Good morning Jesus!
Jesus: Good morning Jon!
Me: Your power in grace is unknown from any other source, for You are the source of all things and in You all things hold together:
And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.Col 1:17
Yet you have called us to walk with You in the power of the Spirit:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.John 14:12
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.John 14:16-18
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.John 16:13
Me: In our world, Jesus, we have many(!) who claim to voice the truth who use their lips to project anything but the truth.
Jesus: That is one of the high reasons that the truth-revealing work of My Spirit is so critical to you (and to all who will believe).
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1 John 4:1
Me: Jesus, why are so many deceived? They often seem all-in for the narrative of the current propaganda.
Jesus: I will give you two reasons in one passage from Jeremiah:
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?Jeremiah 5:31
Do you see what it says about those (false) priests who use the (false) prophets to establish and maintain the power of their rule? This evil is pervasive, from pulpit to elected official, to appointed bureaucrat. Then, to your question of why the lies are so effective, because the people love to have it so. Need I explicitly point out that if your life is full of My Spirit, that He will not passively abide that which is false? He is Holy. There is no falsehood in Him, neither can lies persist where He is given due place, which is an act of the will.
Quench not the Spirit.1 Thessalonians 5:19
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.Ephesians 6:16
Do not doubt that the lies of the enemy are fiery darts. Consider the purpose of fiery darts: to start a consuming blaze to destroy. By setting fire to the resources of the attacked, not only is their substance ruined, but they are diverted from pursuing the battle.
Me: That makes a lot of sense, Jesus! Thank you for leading through these nuggets of Truth! I love You!
Jesus: You are welcome! I love you!