Written and published on 10 October 2013; updated with images, text and videos during October 2021-January 2022; republished as a separate blog on 23 December 2021
Biblical references (if there are any) are in light blue font.
- VIDEO BY ALICE
- SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
- Corinthians 2:1-4
This is subsection 4.6 “God of This World Who Can Blind the Minds of Men,” of the section “4.0 Qualities of Satan, Demons and Devils According to the Bible,” from the video series “Satan’s Powers and What to Do About Them,” by Alice B. Clagett. There is an edited Summary after the video …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.
I have for you today subsection 4.6 of the video series “Satan’s Powers and What to Do About Them,” by Alice B. Clagett. Subsection 4.6 is entitled “God of This World Who Can Blind the Minds of Men.”
This quality of Satan is described in 2 Corinthians 4 …
Corinthians 2:1-4 (KJV, public domain)
1 “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 “But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
These verses speak of Christ’s disciples, who have a ministry of spreading his teachings, and received the mercy from him, and can be courageous because of that. It says that the ministers of Christ are completely honest and open, and speak the truth.
It says that for those from whom Christ’s gospel and the good news of Christ is hidden, these are hidden, the disciples should understand, because those people are lost. In those people, he says, the God of this world, whom we take to be Satan, has blinded their minds, so that Christ’s gospel cannot shine upon them.
Now this is a reference to a particular time … a time when the disciples were spreading the word of Christ’s gospel, and when other people were blinded to the truth of that word.
This reference to a particular time in relation to Christ consciousness, it seems to me, implies that Satan’s power has to do with the third dimension only (the realm of time and space, the physical realm), since that dimension is built on the illusion of time and space, rather than in the eternal Now … rather than in the state of Christ consciousness, of Awareness, of awakening to New Life on New Earth.
When the Bible speaks of Satan as the Prince of this world. I am guessing it means he is the Prince of Planet Earth only. So we have there a physical restriction with regard to Satan; and a temporal restriction mentioned as the time when the gospel was being spread, the early days of the gospel of Christ.
Beyond that, we have an eternal Awareness of the presence of Christ consciousness everywhere, but in that realm of Christ consciousness Awareness, there is no Satanic presence … none at all. Satan cannot exist in the higher realms (in the heavenworlds … in the fifth dimension and higher).
So the verse speaks of Satan as the god of this world, who can blind the minds of men, but he can only do so in a third and fourth dimensional context. By adhering to Christ consciousness, we rise above this, and above the powers of Satan, and above his snares. But within those two realms, the third and the fourth dimension (the physical realm and the astral realm), Satan, I feel, does have the power of mind control over humankind. For more on that, see my blog category: Mind Control
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I have a pretty good image for you today. It is very striking. It is called “The Worship of Mammon” by Evelyn De Morgan, circa 1909. It is in Wikimedia Commons, public domain, so I can show it to you. It has to do with being blinded by the desire for wealth.
My Comment is below …
Image: “The Worship of Mammon,” by Evelyn De Morgan, circa 1909, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_worship_of_Mammon.jpg … public domain …
COMMENT: Mammon … the personification of lust for money and power, is sometimes termed the a demon that is the son of Satan, and sometimes Beelzebub. I aver that ‘mammon rules this world’. Thus, in a roundabout way, I thought to use this image to illustrate the Biblical thought that Satan is called the “god of this world who can blind the minds of men” … But in the case of this painting, it is desire for lucre that captivates the mind of a woman.
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Here is a woman who seems to be blind to everything else but her petition of this massive presence [the golden statue of a man] for money. She wants money. She is not thinking about anything else. She is absolutely miserable because she does not have money. This golden statue of a man is called mammon … the personification of lust for money and power.
Here she is, on top of a mountain, with the beautiful scenery of starry sky and mountaintops beneath her. But she is not looking at the beautiful view of the physical creation here on Earth. She instead has her eyes fixed … or transfixed … on this being here, which seems unkind, cold-hearted, and not that willing to grant her a favor.
If she were able to shake her mind free of the notion that she has to have money and power, she would be able to enjoy the beautiful panorama of earthly life. Do you know what I mean? It is better to take what God gives us, and to make the best of it, than to go looking for things that He prefers not to give us. We need to ask Him what He wants for us. That is what I feel. And in that way we will always be happy, because He will always be unfolding the great wealth of our earthly experience before our eyes.
That is not to say that we ought not stand up for ourselves; of course we ought, in this world of Duality. Of course we ought stand up for ourselves. But we can stand up for ourselves without becoming involved in turbulence of the heart and mind.
With a peaceful mind we can foray forth, through the scenes of this earthly life,
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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