If there was ever a time when the blind were leading the blind, it is now. As we have removed GodGod from our schools and the national conversation, we are reaping the consequences.
The problems we face today will not be solved by governmental change, better education, or social improvements. We are now seeing the results of a generation and society that has lived independently from God.
This week we are praying for GodGod to open the spiritually blind eyes across the country. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians that Satan blinds the eyes of the unsaved.
The God of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. – 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV)
Satan blinds unbelievers through deception. They don’t recognize the truth of the Gospel because they have believed a lie. The problem is, deceived people don’t know they are deceived; therefore, they can’t free themselves from the deception.
The book of Romans gives us more insight into the topic. When a person refuses to honor GodGod, their heart is darkened to the truth of God.
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. – Romans 1:21-23
That’s why many unbelievers can’t even see the truth in the Gospel – their eyes have been blinded.
The only hope for the unbelieving world is for the Holy Spirit to open blinded eyes and break the deception in their lives. Only Jesus, the Light of the World, can break through the spiritual darkness and bring about freedom.
If we are going to see a spiritual awakening, then we must pray for God to open these spiritually blinded eyes and break the chains of deception.
Join me in asking the Father to open the eyes of the blind, so they can see the love of Christ. Let’s pray that deception is broken with the truth of the Gospel. Let’s pray for a new openness to the truth and light of the Gospel.
Father, today we agree together, asking You to open the spiritually blind eyes across our country. We pray you will uncover Satan’s deception in their lives and bring about freedom to see the truth of the Gospel. Let them see how much You love them. Let them see their need for Jesus. Thank You for desiring everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Breakthrough the blindness in Jesus’ name! Tear down the deception they have received and bring about a new openness to the Gospel.
In Jesus Name,