Veiled Minds, Blinded Hearts
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV
The enemy of humanity seeks to blind people from the goodness and glory of God. People are blinded by rebellion, intellectualism, materialism, and even religion – but satan is ultimately the puppet master, pulling the strings on the veil to separate divinity from humanity.
In the Old Testament a thick, heavy curtain separated the people from the presence of God. Only the high priest had access to the Holy of Holies, and that was only once per year, on the Day of Atonement.
But when Jesus died – literally at the exact moment of His death – that veil was torn in two! From top to bottom! God removed the veil, gave access to humanity, and removed all barriers!
Satan still tries too blind individuals, veiling their minds, blinding their hearts, and separating them from the knowledge of God. But the Holy Spirit breaks through every barrier to reveal “that God exists, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!”
If you know someone who is still blinded to the goodness and glory of God, keep praying for them and pursuing ways to minister to them. The Lord does not desire that any person perish, but that all would come to repentance and life in Jesus Christ!
Every person must make his/her own decision to follow Jesus, but your prayers and ministry can help tear the veil from their eyes and change their perspective.
Thank you for tearing the veil and giving me access to Your presence. Help me to help others see You for who You are.
Thanks for the regular posts, Pastor Dale. I enjoy reading them, and I am impressed with New Hope’s new website.
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