Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

(2 Corinthians 4:3-6)

In this passage there are 3 questions that come to mind and the goal of this sermon will be to answer these three questions.

3 Questions from the passage:

1)  Who does the blinding?                 Satan

2)  What does he blind with?              Light

3)  What does he blind them from?    Jesus Christ

Satan’s connection with Light:

  • Original position was Lucifer, which means Light Bearer (Isaiah 14:12)
  • He corrupted his wisdom by reason of his brightness (Ezekiel 28:17)
  • He appears now as an angel of Light (2 Corinthians 11:14)
  • His fall is the reason for the darkness in Genesis 1:2.

How man entered into darkness?

  • In the recreation the world as we know it was in physical darkness, God created great lights to rule the day and night (Genesis 1:14-19)
  • Adam was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) which is Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4).
  • Since Adam was created in the image of God he had light, not physical light but a spiritual Light.
  • When Adam and Eve sinned they lost the image of God (see Genesis 5:3), man not only became spiritually dark but he entered into a realm of darkness that is connected with Satan.

Lost man is spiritually dark and in a dark realm ruled by Satan:

  • Acts 26:18 (Darkness to light, power of Satan to God)
  • Ephesians 5:5 (Were darkness, now are ye light)
  • Ephesians 6:12 (Rulers of the Darkness of his world)

God’s solution to man’s darkness:

  • God sent the true light save the world (John 1:1-14 ; 1 John 1:1-7)
  • In order to save the world he had to become darkness (Matthew 27:45-46)
  • But he arose victorious over death and hell (2 Timothy 1:10)

This is where Satan’s blinding effect comes in:

  • We often think that he blinds with darkness, but he actually blinds with a fake light.
  • Remember Jesus is the true light (John 1:9) and Satan is the fake light (2 Corinthians 11:14).
  • Note in Matthew that Jesus warned about your light being darkness (Matthew 6:23).

Once exposed you must make a choice:

  • Man needs some kind of light but he must choose will it be the true light or the fake light? (John 3:17-21 ; John 12:36,46)