I heard a great analogy from my former worship pastor Stephen Roach that related to the last post. He shared how in the book version of The Wizard of Oz Dorothy was talked to the Wicked Witch of the West by the flying monkeys.
When the witch saw what Dorothy had in the gifts from the good witch, she became very afraid to the point wanting to run. But then she saw into Dorothy’s eyes and could tell that she did not know what she had. The witch knew that she could still make Dorothy her slave because Dorothy did not know how to use the power she had been given.
The only thing the witch could do was to deceive Dorothy in thinking she did not have the power that had been given to her.
Sounds vaguely familiar to our enemy.