Daily Bible Verses for 6/26/2016

Satan Blinds Those in Rebellion Toward God – (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4)

Bible Verse
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Reading Notes
When people reject Jesus, they do so because they are in rebellion toward God and more often than not, it’s because they do not want God’s moral standard applied to their lives. In other words, they want to live in rebellion toward God, under the influence of a fallen world. Moreover, we have to remember there are only two positions in this world a person can take. We are either with Jesus through faith in Him, His divinity and what He did for us at the Cross of Calvary or we are in rebellion toward God! There is no middle ground! And while Satan and his demons may harass and hinder the children of God in their work, they cannot blind us to the truth. They cannot change our eternal destination. However, they can hinder our Christian witness and the work we do for Jesus and bring chaos into our lives.

That is why we rely on the Holy Spirit and not our own power. All followers of Jesus have three enemies in this world who will constantly fight against us. They include our sin-nature, a fallen world at enmity against God and Satan and those demons who follow him. Therefore, we rely not on ourselves, but on the power of God through our faith in Christ. Through spiritual warfare Satan and the demons that follow him can blind those in rebellion toward God. They can blind them to the truth of the Gospel and the salvation we have in Jesus. They can bring fortune and ease into their lives so they forget about God and forget they are in fact in rebellion toward God. Satan and his demons will do and say anything to achieve their goal, which is one more soul in Hell. Therefore, dear child of God, it’s through the power of the Holy Spirit that we move forward preaching the Gospel of Christ by all we do. It is through the Holy Spirit, the armor of God and His word, that we face the spiritual warfare that is waged all around us.