Thursday, May 21, 2015

The god of this world?

The Lord brought something to my attention this past week.  

Most of us are aware the the devil is called the "god of this world" or the "god of this age" in the Bible, depending on which English version you read.  (2 Corinthians 4:4)

When we look at the news media and the reports of evil around the world we can surely see why he has such a title. His influence seems to be everywhere, from  politics, media, entertainment, academia, war, terrorism, religion,  peoples' opinions, conversations...etc.

However, what does this really mean, the "god of this world?"

Is he the owner?

Is he in control?

Is God trying to get it back from him?

The Bible says,

1 Corinthians 10:26 (NKJV)
...for "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness."

That means the earth and everything in it!

The Lord, in His wisdom has set certain boundaries for the devil to operate because of the rebellion of mankind, but NOTHING is outside of God's control.

We, as Believers, are no longer under the rule of Satan. 

The Bible also says,

Colossians 1:13 (NKJV)
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

Jesus through His death and Resurrection gave authority over the devil to His Church that we may walk in Victory!

Jesus said,

Luke 10:19 (NKJV) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

We exercise this Authority when we Pray in Jesus' name.

John 14:13-14 (NKJV) And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Wow! What a Promise!

I pray the Lord give us greater Revelation of this Promise and Truth from His Word!

Walk in it!