The God Of This World

The title phrase of the page occurs once in the NT.

2Co 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2Co 4:2 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.
2Co 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Co 4:4 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. (KJV)

In amongst all these symbols in sets, we must note that the complement of a set in the octal is not restricted to the four elements of a subgroup's coset. In restricting the choices of element to simply the coset, we draw a line between the earthy four of the horses and the heavenly four of the K4 group.

The earthy four then become as "this world" - and the heavenly four are to us an abstraction - for we behold God as it were "in a glass". Satan, in restricting his devices to the earthy four is only "god of this world" and chooses his devices for those that are blind to the reality of God's existence in the full octal.

However, the kingdom of God is come, as though the earth itself was in heaven, the Lord taught us to pray;

Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Mat 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (KJV)

Clearly this is not a prayer to a God that is absent and separate from us at all - Jesus encouraged us to pray to be aware that we are to be delivered from evil; For although God is sovereign over all and the devil is touting the complement of a set as the full extent of creation, God is not limited to that - He is in control of what is actually there - there is no "dialectic" operation in truth - only the full operations of the octal complete.

We may take comfort that God is with us, and this world is "in heaven" as much as God exists with us; we are seated with Him in heavenly places. "In earth as it is in heaven." I pray you - the reader as well as I myself that we will be blinded by satan no longer. Amen.

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