2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
One thing you will also find consistently in scripture is that the image of Christ, the power of the gospel and the manifest power of God often eludes the world because they look for earthly/physical manifestations of it. Many Christians live a life of complacency without realising that they exist between two worlds, two realms. We are spirit beings first and foremost but we are also physical beings. In our realm of existence we are spiritual and yet physical. We connect to both worlds because we exist in both worlds! The reality is that we see nature and the metaphysical world through our body, we use tools to see things that we cannot see. In our lifetime we have been able to see germs and viruses, air particles, light frequencies and this was a product of our ingenuity to see smaller, abstract and even complicated things BUT all these things are simply in the physical realm. When we speak of spiritual things we are speaking of completely different realities, an entirely different world with an entirely different set of rules. Gravity exists as a rule in our physical world but gravity does not rule the spirit world. Hunger for food and sustenance rules in this world, but physical hunger does not exist in the spirit world. Sexuality and gender exists in this world, but it does not exist in the spirit world. That is where the problem lies.
The world is always trying to understand God through the lens of the physical world. When we hear the statement “HE is God” we immediately use our physical thought process to imagine a male figure. We begin to argue about why God cannot also be female because in our world one has to be either male or female. In the spirit gender does not exist as a rule, God is neither male nor female, He is spirit. This is why you can waste the next 100 years trying to explain spiritual principles to a worldly person and they will not understand it because they are using physical rules to understand spiritual concepts.
This is the greatest deception of our generation. The enemy has lied to unbelievers and even some church folk that this reality is all there is. Most of us have never seen beyond our day to day business. We don’t see the interference of forces of darkness working against us in our businesses, ministries and marriages. We don’t realise that the reason why we fight so much with our spouse is that there are forces at work to disrupt and destroy your peace and marriage. Most Christians lose battles because they didn’t even realise they were in one and the enemy wreaks havoc in their lives while they are fighting people. We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, we don’t just live by bread alone, we don’t just follow what we see with our physical eyes. We need to start opening our eyes and begin to see the realities of our spiritual state. The devil knows that if he can keep you preoccupied with physical issues you will miss the true spiritual events that affect your life. The deception of the world is that we have become superficial and shallow. Churches have become earthly, people are walking in under demonic oppression and they walk out the same. Christians have become spiritually blind but great and working out their physical existence. Are you trapped in the deception?
Father open my spiritual eyes, cause me to see things that have been hidden from me. Cause me to see spiritual realities as they pertain to issues of my life
I remove all spiritual deception in my life, I choose to focus on the true spiritual condition of my life. I speak against every spiritual visor and blindfold that causes me not to see.
I reject every spirit of blindness, I reject every spirit of insensitivity, my eyes can see clearly and everything that is hidden from me is revealed.