When God created the universe and placed man on earth, he gave the authority over the earth to man. Satan led man to fall and usurped man’s authority. The unbelieving world acts and thinks as if man is still in control today. This great deception is so that man will act in their own self-sufficiency.
The spirit of man is led by Satan (the prince of the power of the air)…even believers were under Satan’s control when they were in unbelief. Those that are still in unbelief are blinded by Satan to the light of the gospel.
Eph 2:2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
2 Co 4:4 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.
The import of these verses is quite startling. Most people are in fact actively deceiving others because they are deceived.
Published on Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 4:57 AM CDT