Monday, 1 April 2019
One of the greatest needs of the human race is to be disillusioned. One of the greatest tasks of conveying the message of the Gospel of the Kingdom is to bring disillusionment. What do I mean by this?
The Bible describes people as under strongholds of the mind. These are false systems of deeply held beliefs and values. They are sustained by the consensus of cultures and by assertions and arguments. Paul states that, "The weapons we fight with are not carnal ..."
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Messiah./i> (II Corinthians 10:4,5)
Every person who is not committed and submitted to the truth that is in Yeshua is in delusion and in need of disillusionment.
In common speech we often use the word disillusionment for a person who loses his confidence and becomes depressed. It is often used of young people who go to college and lose faith in God or their country by being exposed to the philosophies of this world. However this is not true disillusionment. Instead the young person may simply be
deceived. From God's point of view disillusionment is a matter of being stripped of false views and false grounds for confidence so that one might come to a true foundation of life and confidence. According to the Bible, false philosophies and valuesystems are partly explained by the Devil's deceiving. He places a veil over the eyes of people. The Jewish people are said to be under a veil of blindness. In Isaiah 25, it is not only a veil that covers the eyes, but a shroud wrapped around the nations of the world, a shroud of death! The challenge of evangelism is to bring a person out of illusion and into true sight and a true foundation for life.
This is taken from my article here.