2 Corinthians 4:3-4 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.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.

⁃ Mindset: determines the feedback and interpretation in your life
⁃ Your mindset determines what you see
⁃ Mindset determines whether you will fail or succeed
⁃ Your mindset presets the reality – the truth that becomes your reality
⁃ Blindness: inability to see, visual impairment
⁃ e.g. Blind man came to Jesus – Jesus made mud and placed it on his eyes – vision partially repaired – distortion in his sight
⁃ Blind people still rely on other senses – someone who can’t see can still use other senses to see – to make sense of things
⁃ Mind blindness – functioning of the eyes, but little or no perception of God’s power
⁃ Mind blindness can cause someone to become intellectually incapacitated
⁃ You don’t receive unless you perceive
⁃ Mind blindness of the unbeliever – they cannot see the power of word

⁃ Unbelievers cannot enter into the things of God
⁃ Unbelievers don’t understand what it means to receive Christ
⁃ Mind blindness causes those who have it to perish because it looks like it’s not fair but it is determined by a choice
⁃ 2 Corinthians 3:14-16
⁃ Our God is the God of heaven and the creator of earth
⁃ There is a system operating on the earth that is not the system of God – prince of the world
⁃ In the case of the unbelieving – the God of the world has blinded them
⁃ The veil is taken away in Christ
⁃ When a man turns to the Lord the big veil is removed
⁃ When God removes the veil when someone becomes a Christian there are some veils remaining that are personalised veils – the conditioner veils
⁃ The Christian is not going to be as effective as they can be
⁃ How does this personalised veil get taken off?
⁃ When the Old Testament is being bred – carnality, flesh etc. The personalised blindness
⁃ Personalised veil is peeled off gradually
⁃ A Christian can still have veils
⁃ Spend time in the Spirit
⁃ Spend time in the Word
⁃ Spend time fellowshipping
⁃ Powers that God broke over their lives returning again
⁃ You’re not regressing in the mighty and all powerful name of Jesus
⁃ What are the things that can cause a Christian to have mind blindness?
⁃ – religiosity
⁃ – prior knowledge
⁃ – deceitfulness or sin (Hebrews 3:13-15)
⁃ – ignorance – not spending time to learn
⁃ – itchiness of ears
⁃ – carnality – wanting to hear lies
⁃ – indulgence – these people don’t want us to sleep
⁃ Reality is found in Jesus Christ
⁃ The bible says believe God and believe God’s prophets
⁃ How do you get rid of mind blindness?
⁃ – Turn to the Lord
⁃ – The Holy Spirit is the one who takes the veil from your eyes
⁃ For you to remain with Christ sometimes the steps are inconveniencing
⁃ Are you willing to come out of your comfort zone
⁃ God is also not trying to compete with the devil
⁃ God is the only omniscient and omnipotent God
⁃ The devil does not know what is going on in your mind

Your Shepherdsplace Church The Hague Media Team