“Now we have received, not
the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God;
that we might know the things that are freely given to
us of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:12.
Through the Holy Spirit of
God we are given discernment, an ability to grasp the
meaning of the scriptures. On the other hand, the spirit
of this world keeps many people blinded to the truth.
Not the blindness associated with normal eyesight mind
you, but rather a blindness that affects the ability to
see the things of God. Why do so many allow the god of
this world to claim dominion over their lives?
“Which things also we
speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but
which the Holy Ghost teacheth...”
1 Corinthians 2:13.
The Holy Spirit that dwells in every born again believer
teaches us the things of God. Without the Spirit of God
people are unable to learn much about Him or His ways.
We believers can do our best to teach the lost and we
should, although it’s not through man’s wisdom that they
will come to any real understanding of who God is, but
through His Holy Spirit.
“But the natural man
receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they
are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.”
1 Corinthians 2:14.
The world will
not receive the teaching of the Holy Spirit unless they
first become born again. They will only consider the
things of God as foolishness because the things of God
are learned through the Spirit of God. That’s why God is
so intent on His children learning His word. But the
lost, on the other hand, are not in a mode of learning
about God or His word. They’re lost and must first be
convicted by His Holy Spirit to believe the truth over
the enemy’s lies.
Although God loves them,
the rest of the world won’t really understand who He is
until they come out of their rebellion (remove the
blinders). Even though this blindness can be effective
in keeping people in darkness it doesn’t have to be
final. All of humanity has a choice to make, which is
whether or not to stay in the dark (blind) or to open
their eyes to the truth.
Satan is, of course, the
god of this world. He has placed himself in that
position of self-perceived prominence and as such he
defends his fallen state with all tenacity. Satan has
provided all the lies that convince people to put on the
blinders and to keep them on. Although the mentality of
the lost world is to go with the flow, join the crowd,
and to remain mentality in a state of denial, that
tendency to reject the truth can be overcome. In his
first epistle the Apostle John speaks of those who have
overcome the enemy. “Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them: 1 John 4:4.
Everyone can, if they so chose, overcome the enemies
“But he that is spiritual
judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
1 Corinthians 2:15. The natural man cannot
spiritually determine God’s will for his life.
Furthermore, the natural man can’t really acknowledge
the existence of Satan or that of his demonic hoard
because he hasn’t been given the ability to judge all
things spiritual. Satan and the demons are in a
spiritual realm that exists only as fantasy in the minds
of most of his blind followers. And yes, the lost are
Satan’s followers whether they want to acknowledge that
truth or not.
On the other hand, the
spiritual man is empowered through God’s Holy Spirit to
recognize God’s Kingdom and His glory. We know Satan is
no fantasy, we know he exists. We know that our lives
are constantly under attack from an invisible but real
spiritual world of demonic beings. Through knowing God’s
word we learn how to avoid the traps set down by those
demonic hoards. Without the Holy Spirit of truth
enlightening us and empowering us we too would be as
blind as the rest of the lost in this world.
As the natural man lives
his life in the enemy’s camp, Satan feeds him more lies
so his life is filled with a continual barrage of
deception. The longer a person stays in the enemy’s camp
the harder it will be to come out and join the saved.
Why do these people believe Satan over God? They prefer
to. The agnostic will tell you “You can’t prove God
exists.” This attitude is simply a denial of the truth.
“Because that which may be
known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it
unto them. For the invisible things of him from the
creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood
by the things that are made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
Romans 1:18-20. God has given everyone the
ability to see Him through His creation. It’s sad to
realize that those who won’t believe are only condemning
themselves as they continue in their spiritual
This blindness that Satan
imparts unto the lost is akin to his being their life
guide. It’s Satan’s agenda to keep everyone he can in
that state of spiritual blindness so they can’t see the
light of Christ. With blinders in place, as these folks
look at God’s creation they may see a form of beauty but
they don’t attribute that beauty to God the Creator, but
to Satan the evolutionist. These folks don’t actually
attribute evolution to Satan, oh no. The lost believe it
was their PhD scientists that discovered this phenomenon
not realizing Satan was and still is behind the
Darwinian theories of evolution as well as the big bang
lie. The blind believe in evolution because that’s what
Satan pushes and since he is their spiritual guide they
believe him over God.
As long as people reject
God our Creator and Savior they must place their hope of
the future in the only tangible thing they can come up
with. That tangible is a self-reliance attitude which
is, simply put, the reliance on one’s self for
everything and which is satanic to the core. The lost
are wholly reliant on themselves or government for
provisions and sustenance. And when they die, they
believe that’s the end. Lights out there’s nothing else.
blindness people have assured themselves that there is
no Heaven or Hell so there’s no eternal existence after
death and thus there’s nothing to be concerned about,
live as you want to live. On the other hand some believe
in Heaven, but not Hell. With this mindset everyone gets
into Heaven no matter what they believe.
Satan is undoubtedly quite
proud of his mastery when it comes to convincing the
spiritually blind that there are many paths to Heaven.
When Satan comes in contact with someone who really
feels the need to believe in a god, he will take a
different route than with atheist and agnostics. He’ll
enlist the help of false teachers of which there are
many willing to step in and guide the spiritually blind
away from Christ as the one true way to the Father and
show them all the different paths which, as we believers
all know, lead not to Heaven but to Hell.
Believers know God because
it’s His good pleasure that we know Him and that we
continue in a loving relationship with Him. He reveals
Himself to us, to teach us His ways and to provide for
us. He does this through His Holy Spirit. Now that we
have the Holy Spirit sealed within us, acknowledging
Jesus Christ as our Creator and Redeemer makes perfect
sense. But a Redeemer of mankind, a God who would die
for His creation is a foolhardy concept indeed to the
natural man’s blind belief system. Satan has achieved
great success in this arena.
So what must one do to
remove the blinders and get out of the clutches of God’s
enemy? “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved,” Acts 16:31. Pretty
simple huh? Yet many will still reject the simplicity of
that verse. Blinders attached to the satanic realm can’t
be removed any other way. God did not design stumbling
blocks into His free gift of salvation. Nor did He make
salvation difficult to understand.
Enter Heaven by Jesus
Christ or condemn yourself to Hell, there’s no simpler
way to put it. There is nothing easier than believing in
the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. “He that
believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed
in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
John 3:18. That name is Jesus Christ, not Buddha,
Allah or his prophet Mohammad, the Virgin Mary, or the
New Age god or goddess Maitreya. Or any other fictitious
named god or co-redemtrix that lost man can conceive of.
The simplicity of the
Gospel of Christ flies in the face of the natural man’s
ability to make sound judgments in relation to his
blinded mind. I’ve heard those still wearing blinders
profess “It just can’t be that simple. There must be
more to it.” And so off they go adjusting their blinders
as they continue to stumble along in unbelief.
Saying yes to Jesus is not
difficult. We make it difficult through our own
presuppositions of who God is. Instead of allowing the
Holy Spirit to guide us into the knowledge of God, many
presume God is in everything and that all one must do is
to go out and commune with nature to experience Him. So
instead of belief in His only begotten Son, their
communing becomes a feel good experience with nothing,
or a burning in the bosom as the Mormons put it. This
too is another tactic of Satan’s to form fit the lost
with the blinders he’s so effectively created. A quote
from a brother who recently visited me was so
appropriate for this commentary I had to include it
here. “Satan will lead you as close as possible to
the truth without losing you to salvation.” Amen to
But God is not a rock or a
tree, and what He did to bring eternal salvation to His
creation is beyond our full comprehension. What God went
through allowing His only begotten Son to die in our
stead must have hurt Him horribly. And the excruciating
pain that Jesus went through on that cross we can’t even
imagine. Jesus knew, before the foundation of the world,
that His Father would require the ultimate sacrifice to
be carried out. And even though He prayed to His Father
that if there was any other way for mankind to be saved
that that cup might pass from Him, He knew His Fathers
will would be accomplished. “And he was withdrawn
from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and
prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this
cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be
done.” Luke 22:41- 42. There is no other way.
“But if our gospel be hid,
it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this
world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is
the image of God, should shine unto them.”
2 Corinthians 4:3 - 4. If folks persist in their
rejection of the truth which is rebellion to God even
after all that has been explained, then God will allow
those who reject Him to have their way. He doesn’t want
a bunch of robots and He won’t demand our love. He won’t
interfere with an individual’s rejection of Him and
that’s the truth.
“For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
God loved His creation so much that He made a salvation
provision for us, a way out of the most horrible
eternity ever imagined. God provided Himself as a
sacrifice for all. “God will provide himself a lamb
for a burnt offering:” Genesis 22:8.
And He did, “And he is the propitiation for our sins:
and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the
whole world.” 1 John 2:2. Jesus Christ
is the propitiation for all sin. That, my friends, is
pure love. Satan, on the other hand, hates all humanity
and wants nothing more than to deceive all into holding
on to the blinders (lies) he’s promoted throughout time
so they can join him in his place of torment for
Are you one of Satan’s
followers still wearing those blinders to your own
destruction? If so, you’ve just been enlightened with
the only way to avoid that one way ticket to Hell. Jesus
Christ is the only way to the Father. Believe that truth
and the blinders will fall off immediately. You will see
clearly and the Holy Spirit will teach you what you need
to know from that point on. “I was blind, but now I
see.” You will too.
On the other hand… wait,
there is no other hand. “Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and thou shalt be saved,” Acts 16:31.
Father, how can they be so blind?
God bless you all, and
pass it on.
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