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“I Once Was Blind”

Luke 4:5-7 Explains a Lot!

“And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, ‘To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.'” Luke 4:5-7 (ESV)

It” has been delievered (or “handed over” as the NASB reads) to the devil, and he gives “it” to whom he will. That is a big “it.” That “it” is authority over “all the kingdoms of the world.” 2 things here: 1) it was given to him. Just as in the book of Job, the devil has no more authority than what is given to him. 2) He gives authority and glory to whom he will. This explains a lot of problems in the world. And why do we put so much stock in authority and glory here on earth? Put your faith and trust in the One who has ultimate authority and infinite glory, the living God and His Son Jesus Christ, who is sitting at the right hand of the Power in heaven until His enemies become His footstool! (Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 1:13)


March 7, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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