From time to time, pilots will face extreme conditions. During periods of heavy fog, misty skies or massive storms, aircrafts will be flying blind. Under these circumstances, navigators are forced to rely on their instruments to get safely back to the ground. Unfortunately, when human beings are thrust into similar scenarios on earth, computers aren’t much of a help.
While He was passing by, He noticed a man [who had been] blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), who [a]sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but it was so that the works of God might be displayed and illustrated in him, John 9:1-3.
Over the past month, I have been writing blind, struggling to see the letters on my keyboard. Due to a recent flare up, my iritis has blurred my vision, turning each blog post into a chore. Subsequently, the quality of my content has suffered, doing the best I can with the current state of my eyes. Nonetheless, the Lord has given me the courage to press on, sharing what the Holy Spirit continues to place on my heart.
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, 2 Corinthians 4:4.
According to the apostle Paul, Satan has the ability to blind human minds. As people rush through busy schedules, minds can become distracted, flying blind through life. While pilots have advances technology to lean on in adverse conditions, the Bible refers to spiritual weapons available for believers in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. Although not mentioned by name, this passage eludes to fasting, claiming the promises of the Bible in prayer and worship. Therefore, the next time you feel like you’re flying blind, make sure you take the time to arm yourself with spiritual weapons to
and the powers of darkness in this world.
by Jay Mankus