Summary: Understanding and dealing with hallucinations
April 1 is usually known as All fools day. Usually before 12 noon people around the world go around playing all kinds of pranks and practical jokes on their friends. Some of these jokes can be expensive and even cost you your friendship when you carry them too far.
In this prayer session I want to touch on the subject of hallucinations and how to deal with them spiritually.
Let me give you the Wikipedia definition of hallucinations.
A hallucination is said to be a perception in the absence of a stimulus which has qualities of real perception. Hallucinations are vivid, substantial, and located in external objective space. They are distinguished from the related phenomena of dreaming, which does not involve wakefulness; illusion, which involves distorted or misinterpreted real perception; imagery, which does not mimic real perception and is under voluntary control; and pseudohallucination, which does not mimic real perception, but is not under voluntary control. Hallucinations also differ from "delusional perceptions", in which a correctly sensed and interpreted stimulus (i.e. a real perception) is given some additional (and typically bizarre) significance.
Hallucinations can occur in any sensory modality — visual, auditory; a form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus. A common form involves hearing one or more talking voices; olfactory perception is the sense of smell. This sense is mediated by specialized sensory cells of the nasal cavity , olfactory, gustatory; Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with receptors of taste buds., tactile; The somatosensory system is a diverse sensory system comprising the receptors and processing centres to produce the sensory modalities such as touch, temperature, proprioception (body position), and nociception (pain)., proprioceptive; from Latin proprius, meaning "one's own", "individual" and perception, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. It is distinguished from exteroception, by which one perceives the outside world, and interoception, by which one perceives pain, hunger, etc., and the movement of internal organs., equilibrioceptive, nociceptive, thermoceptive and chronoceptive.
All these things in hallucination mean a state or situation where your body somehow believes it is perceiving that these senses we have mentioned are happening to it while in actual fact they are not. It usually occurs in a state where you are awake.
Though we know from this prayer line a lot about dreams, we want to specifically address the issue of deception while awake.
The greatest work of the accuser brethren is the art of deception. Making you and I to perceive a situation is what it is when it is far from reality. Reality in a sense can be defined as seeing situations as God purposed them to be.
You can imagine that it would be in the eternal and satisfying interest of the Enemy to ensure that you and I never see things the way God wants them to be,