Waking Up From a Spell | 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

I’ve become a believer in spells. Supernatural illusions or delusions put upon a person’s mind so that they can’t see reality, or they see non-reality as reality. And that’s what the New Testament is talking about in 2 Corinthians 4:3-6. Like the Psalms, it uses highly illustrative and picturesque language to help us imagine an unseen reality. As a pastor for many years, I’ve seen this reality over and over again in people's lives. I’ve seen them come under what can best be described as a kind of “spell,” and I’ve seen them wake up from a spell in ways that can best be described as God breaking that spell. I am convinced it’s real. Where something so irrational and self-destructive suddenly seems “rational” to them. The Bible often speaks in language like this, and I think it’s the only way to understand the spiritual realities our own lives are in and how we need God to break that spell in our lives. Let’s talk about it in this episode. 2 Corinthians 4:3–4, 6 NIV 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 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. ... 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter https://twitter.com/davecover (@davecover) Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter https://twitter.com/abiggerlifepod (@ABiggerLifePod) This podcast is a ministry of https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (The Crossing), a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too.