Satan, The god Of This World…

4 Mar

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2 Corinthians 4:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

The term “the god of this world” relates to Satan’s great influence in this world. This influence was handed over to Him during the fall of man in Genesis Chp. 3 when Adam and Eve sinned against YAH. This influence impacts the World’s Religion, Economy, and Politics and many different interest in this world not submitted to the authority of YAH. Let’s take a look at each.

Religion is commonly associated with Christianity however, this is not true. Being a Christian is based on our personal relationship with YAH as recorded in Acts 17:27, (NKJV) “So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Religion is a series of works that many employ to satisfy the Lord. The Scriptures state that this is wrong. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV) reads, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

The Bible’s stance on politics and relating economy can be found in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV), “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” All men and women not subjugated to the Lord, can sow seeds of discord for Satan if they are not in a relationship with God.

Though the “god of this world” may temp the unsaved, Ephesians 6:11 ( NKJV) reads, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” In Christ we have total protection from the authority handed over to Him. Though Satan has great influence in this world, YAH is still sovereign. Giving the “god of this world,” influence only over the non believing world. Hold onto the Word of God and pray for this world, and cling not to the “god of this world” but the one true God of this world and the world to come, Shalom…

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