: deception by artifice or stratagem 
in order to conceal, escape, or evade
2 : a deceptive device or stratagem

​Cambridge Dictionary
a trick or a dishonest way of achieving something:
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.

Asking the Lord what He wanted to say about this, I hear...
"All heaven & earth is preparing for the day of My glory. I hear your cries My daughters & sons.  I told you that this would not be easy, that you would go out as the church, the way you came in. But many do not want to accept that. Many want to change what is written. What you see & are experiencing are troubling & horrifying. When My children in Syria & Iraq were crying out for help, were you paying attention. Do you not see what is going on in the world, even though you are privileged to have communications that enable you to?

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.[ deceive:cause to go astray]

6 And you will hear of wars & rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, & kingdom against kingdom.
[Ethnos vs ethnos - ethnic group against ethnic group ]
And there will be famines, pestilences, & earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, & you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 
   (There has been today in my seeing, videos of signs in places  of the world saying you can make $ reporting your neighbor who is not vak sd. Plus multiple vids of abuse of people by enforcement cops dragging people, one man was struggling to breathe, & they didn't care, just kept dragging him, & treating him as if he was flotsam or Jetsome.
In Europe one young EMT was upset & sharing because he took someone to hospital but they were not treating him correctly, & it was not the first time - just leaving him to die. In 2 countries in the EU the gov't alledgedlly ordered medizolam in huge amts for treatment of the elderly, which will put you to sleep eternally if you give enough over a few hours.)

10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, & will hate one another. (presently happening)
11 Then many false prophets will rise up & deceive many.( been happening a long time, prophets of Baal )
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
 ( already happening & being orchestrated by Satanic forces)
 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, & then the end will come.

The Great Tribulation
AMPC 15 “So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes & makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place - let the reader take notice & ponder & consider, & heed [this] - [Dan 9:27, 11:31; 12:11] 
16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 

17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant & to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east & flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

Come near My sons & daughters & allow Me to fill you with My glory! Come to ME, for I have everything you need to get through what is ahead. I've told you that the church is going out the way it came in. Have you thought about that? Great glory requires death to SELF.
I have prepared, & been preparing My great army for this hour. There is nothing I won't do for a laid down lover!!  You must lay down your lives to pick up MINE. 

Consider that Nineveh REPENTED & was saved from destruction. Lot was saved from destruction, though not all that were his were saved, because I was not on their minds or in their hearts. I know My sheep & they know ME. They hear My voice, & will not listen to the voice of another. Lean not on your own understanding but lean on ME!

Religious spirits are a great hindrance to hearing clearly. They confuse & manipulate you. They put you under the curse again. So separate yourself from these false & vain teachings that separate you from MY GRACE!! You are saved by GRACE not by your perfectionistic works & striving. Relax when jezebel tries to get you to perform & work harder, & strive. Rest in My arms & worship. REST is sometimes WARFARE.
When I want you to go out & DO, I will show you, give you a vision or word to lead you, so don't strive. Sometimes you will just feel led to do something, and there I will be!  There is a rest appointed to the Sons & Daughters of God.

Dependence on ME is VITAL right now, so SLOW DOWN, & listen. WORSHIP in the beauty of HOLINESS. Be honest with your emotions to ME. LET OUT your frustrations & pain to ME. The COMFORTER is with you. I AM IN YOU. So cling to ME, rest in MY ARMS of LOVE & each day bring to ME, all the things happening that disturb your peace of mind.  LET ME BE YOUR PEACE!  I will lead you into the way everlasting. I will take your hand & let Me remove all worry,unbelief, doubt & skepticism that tries to rob you. I never give up on My own. I WILL FIGHT BESIDE YOU IN THIS BATTLE, & LEAD YOU. Struggles lie ahead, challenges to faith, but I will provide all that you need. Do NOT rely on your flesh. Be conscious of lies being perpetrated in the name of worldly peace & world religion."

Subterfuge has been the modus operendi for years now plotting and planning of those who meet behind closed doors. They are already hiding in caves & mountains thinking to escape the judgments, & the chaos they have been a part of planning.But all is unraveling before their eyes. They will continue to try to take out whomever they can with them, but they will be victims of their own subterfuge, like Hamon. 

Continue to battle daughters, & sons of God, for there is a TURN AROUND coming for all who have been willing to pay the price. BE EXPECTANT. DO NOT SPEAK or Prophesy out of depression & suspicion. Only say what I say. For I will turn it all around on their own heads, for those who have disdained you.”