KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 4:4 NHEB ” In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, to prevent the light shining from the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”.
There is an unseen battle ranging on for the soul of everyman. The man who has received eternal life has a different kind of war to contend with.
As our key scripture says the god of this world keeps a blinding effect on the minds of all them who have not yielded to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Satan keeps telling lies of various forms to the man he has held in bondage. One of the biggest lies Satan gives to his victims is that he does not exist. He also discredits the credibility of the Bible. He tells some that, this life, is all there is for men and there is not any life after this life. This is the kind of war the devil and his host of demons are ranging to hold you in the dark.
The Lord Jesus described Satan as follows: John 8:44 NHEB ” You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father”. What are the signs that one is held under the spell and control of this arch enemy of men?
1. Such a person has no peace of mind. Rom 5:1 NHEB “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;” The man held under the sway of Satan is not justified through faith and so does not have any peace with God. There is a constant turmoil in the soul of such a person.
2. Such a person is easily angered by the slightest offense. He would easily go into a rage of anger when provoked. All these are signs of the power of sin that holds him or her bound.
3. He is a man full of himself. Pride holds the best part of him. Such a person would either fall to various promptings to sin or may be able to control his appetites, yet very arrogant.
4.He may be having some strange spiritual happenings in his life. Some of these may be health challenges that will not respond to medical treatment. Some may be having some very horrible nightmares. All these are signs of Satan’s dominance over that individual
YOUR way out is to surrender your life to Jesus. He will bring you true peace and authority over the devils. Matthew 28:18 NHEB “Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.”
Today make a decision to follow and serve the Lord Jesus. You can pray the following prayer.
Dear heavenly father. I thank you for the truth of your word. I refuse the lies of the devil and accept your word today. I believe Jesus died for my sins and accept Him as the Lord of my life.
Isaiah 48:22 NHEB “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”
John 16:33 NHEB I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up. I have overcome the world.”