KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 12:29 KJV” The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.”
After the Lord received the father’s voice from heaven, the people who stood by remarked that it was a thunder. Some even said an angel had spoken. They could not just explain who or what really happened. They could only guess. The Lord said, the voice came because of them yet they were confused about who was speaking.
Our world is at a big loss when it comes to matters relating to God and His dealings with us. Is it the doing of God that makes the world go diametrically opposite to God’s ways? The answer is no, man has chosen to listen to another voice, to direct his affairs. 2nd Corinth. 4:4 reveals the following “In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of those which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God, should shine unto them”.
A god is a superior being who is adored, worshipped, and revered by its subjects. Satan is the god of this world. Satan is the archenemy of God and men. He has blindfolded men such that they are very confused about God and His ways. This god of this world has caused men to lift their hearts and minds against God’s ways. 1 Corinth. 1:21 reads, “for after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom has not known God. It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe “
Men hear God’s word, yet it sounds too ordinary to their understanding. It’s the simplicity of the preaching of the cross that God has ordained to save those who believe.
To experience God, there must first be a humbling of the minds of men. It is amazing how certain people view God. They try to put Him in a test tube to analyse Him. Please that is not possible. God reveals himself to men on His terms, and men must accept Him, according to how He has revealed Himself.
Today can be your moment of salvation if you have not found the peace of God in your heart.
If you would turn away from every proud way and surrender your life to Jesus, you would know a kind of peace that passes all human understanding. You can bow to Him right now, and pray, asking Jesus to be the Lord of your life.
Thank you, dear heavenly father, for your love for all humanity. I pray for the opening of the eyes of men from every blindness of the wicked one. I pray that they would be delivered from the deceptions of the god of this world, to see the glorious light of the gospel.
1Co 1:18 KJV “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Rom 1:16 KJV” For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”