The Bible states, “But if the 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.” (II Corinthians 4:3-4) Who is the “…god of this world?” Truly, this is the question of all ages and dispensations! His name is Lucifer who once was highly favored by GOD. Now, he is a fallen spirit, persecutor, and a devout enemy of the Lord GOD!
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Did you know that the devil is playing you big time?
Firstly, the devil works within you to trick you! He attacks your inner man – the seat of your soul (i.e., your emotions, passions, desires, and appetites) and he works on your spirit (i.e., your intellect, will, and mental faculties).
Your station in life is totally irrelevant to the devil. He don’t care if you’re an innocent little baby, toddler, teenager, or a grandma/grandpa (to 50 great grand-children), doctor, lawyer, judge, congressman, dentist, or Indian chief! Here is an innocent example, a five year old (little Johnny) spills the beans on his older brother (Billy) saying, “Billy ate the cookies…” but the tattler doesn’t say that he ate one-half-dozen by himself! Yet, this little child knows how to thwart the attention away from himself to his older brother. So, the Mom says, “Billy, did you do this?”
Secondly, the devil works on your body or your flesh! The devil will make you look either like King-Kong or wrap you up in some kind of attire (silks, fine linen, purple, gold, scarlet, fuchsias, blues, lavenders, yellows, pinks, or whatever) to seduce others. He will plaster you with tattoos, body/tongue piercing, skin-dyes, vulgar (girly and boyish) attire, and/or dress you up like something that you are not!
Sometimes, we mimic and copy what we see on television and the internet but we have no idea we are sending out wrong signals – until something bad happens! The enemy will do whatever it takes to violate your rights and fellowship with the Lord GOD.
(a) Haven’t you seen men, young men, and teens with their pants hanging below their undergarments? What a shame!
(b) Haven’t you seen women, young women, and teens with their thongs (undergarments) rising up above their jeans? What a shame!
(c) Haven’t you seen nice looking girls and guys (dressed like a million dollars) but they got arrested for prostitution and/or drugs. What a shame!
If you haven’t seen these things or crazy dressers, Goggle – Walmart People! You will not be able to keep a straight face.
Thirdly, the devil is your personal accuser! Revelation 12:10 states, “…for the accuser of our brethren is cast down which accused them before our God day and night…” After Lucifer convinces you to act out your anger, to fight, to kill, to rob, to slander, to destroy, to gossip against, to commit adultery or fornication, to break up families, to molest and rape, to kidnap, to plot against family members and friends (including co-workers, supervisors, mangers, neighbors, etc.), Lucifer flies to Heaven (to stand before the Lord GOD) to personally accuse you for your mistakes and sins. In fact, the devil does not tell the truth that he encouraged you to make an ass out of yourself and to break fellowship with GOD!
Check this out! The devil accuses you while you are talking, walking, sitting, bathing, running, eating, drinking, golfing, swimming, climbing mountains, hiking, fishing, flying, vacationing, working, teaching, working in the cafeteria, sitting in class, riding on a train or boat, making love, and/or sleeping; and the devil tattles on us (you and I) “…day and night…”
Is this a true friend or not? Do we have “BLINDED MINDS?”
Have a Blessed Day!