Tuesday, May 24, 2011
11:01 AM Jennifer Hudson Taylor 4 comments
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
"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 god of this age is the deception of Satan. That is why god is lower case. The veil doesn't exist for those who believe. They see the light. Therefore, the veil isn't over the gospel, but over the minds of the unbelievers who are perishing. We need to pray for the veil to be removed from their mind.
"For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
We don't preach feel-good messages about ourselves and how we want to live. To reach unbelievers, we preach the gospel of Christ Jesus AS the Lord, stripping away the deception that Jesus was only a man, a mere prophet. The light that unbelievers need is the light of knowledge which shines in our hearts. It isn't a state of mind, but a knowledge from deep within, and this knowledge of the glory of God is the ONLY thing that breaks the veil in the mind and reveals the face (the truth) of who Christ Jesus really is.