In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not. (2 Cor. 4:4 KJV)
The Scripture above calls Satan the “god of this world.” The beginning of his rebellion was rooted in his desire to be like the one true God. In Isaiah 14:14, he said “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” And this is exactly what he is seeking to do in this present age. He is taking the place of God in the lives of people, blinding their minds to the only true God and posing himself as a god instead. And worst of all, those who are blinded and worship him often do so without realizing that is what they are doing.
Jesus made a shocking statement in John 8:44 when He called Satan the father of the Jews! They could not handle what they heard and obviously took up stones to kill Him. Satan was influencing and controlling the Jews in subtle but tangible ways that were not obvious to them. This has been his desire, to be the god of the lives of men and women, controlling them and making them worship him as he requested Jesus to do (Matt. 4:9).
Satan must be dethroned. That is why Jesus came. Refuse to yield to his control through lusts. Refuse to worship him (Matt. 4:9). The true God alone must be worshipped and He must reign in your life!
What do you think an unsaved person would do if they hear that their minds are blinded by Satan? Would they become upset like the Jews were?
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Whenever we yield to Satan, he is controlling us as our god. Refuse to bow and worship the enticements he brings your way, whether lust, power, glory, or wealth.
Pray that the Spirit of God will remove the veil over the minds of the unsaved. Ask that Satan will not be god in any part of your life and that you would not succumb to any of his desires.
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