If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 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.– 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Since God doesn’t save anyone against their will, does it really do any good to pray for people who consciously refuse to receive Jesus as Lord?
Yes! Yes! Yes it does!
You see, in spite of the fact that most all unbelievers who have purposely refused to receive Jesus as Lord think they have made that decision of their own free will, the truth is, they haven’t. The Word of God says they have been blinded by Satan. He’s blocking their perception of the truth. So their decision hasn’t been freely made at all.
Through the prayer of intercession, you can interfere with the satanic forces and help take the blinders off! You can also change circumstances with your prayers and help create situations that will bring them in contact with the Lord. You are well within your spiritual rights when you do.
Jesus said in Matthew 12:29 to first bind the strong man and then enter his house and spoil his goods. So pray: “You spirit blinding the eyes of __________ (name), you stop what you are doing to keep him/her out of the kingdom of God. In Jesus’ Name, you stop NOW!”
Jesus also said in Matthew 9:38, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he/she will send forth laborers into his harvest.” So pray, Lord send someone to __________ (name) with the Word of God. You know who he/she will listen to. I claim __________ (name) for the kingdom of God. I believe I receive his/her salvation and deliverance. In faith I praise You for it.”
Believe it’s done when you pray.
Don’t sit by and let the devil take you friends or loved ones without a fight. Pray! Pray! Pray! Come against the “god of this world.” Take off the blinders and open his/her eyes to the glorious gospel of God.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:1-7