3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age (world) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 2 Corinthians 4″3-4
Satan, the god of this world, is a description many believers have no understanding of. The world outside Christ is chaotic and often filled with a lot of misery. Satan is responsible for all the bad stuff happening in the world.
When God created the earth, He gave authority to man to take care of it. It was in such a way that whatever man did was approved by God. Adam was given the right to represent God on earth.
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [g]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Genesis 1:26
Man was literally the god of this world. God gave Adam the permission to name some of the things He had created.
19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to [g]Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam, there was not found a helper comparable to him. Genesis 2:19-20
But something happened along the way that changed everything. Satan, through the serpent, deceived man to sin. Adam and his wife, who had been given authority over the whole earth, surrendered what made them the gods of this world to Satan.
Man Gave Satan The Right To BeThe god Of This World
What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit[c] him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than [d]the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet. Psalm 8:4-6
Satan wasn’t made to be the god of this world until he deceived man to sin. Man was made a little lower than God – he was the god of this world. The devil, through deception, took away man’s authority and became the prince of the air.
Satan took control of the fallen man. He influenced people to carry out evil. Satan, as the god of this world, began to blind men from seeing the glory of God. He caused people to believe that God is responsible for all the evil in the world.
There is nothing such as a natural disaster – Satan is behind it all. Man handed over his authority to Satan and became the god of this world.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Satan is a murderer and a thief. He is a destroyer. What do you expect from such a being when you hand over power to him? All he wishes is to destroy everything that God created. But thanks be to Jesus Christ our Lord that through His death and resurrection, we have been set free from Satan’s authority.
18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 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. Luke 10:18-19
God has given you the authority in Christ. He has given you what Satan cannot take away. Begin to exercise your authority over the devil. Even though he is still the god of this world, yet, you have the power to cast him out of your life. Stay blessed
Read Further: James 4:7
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for saving me from the wickedness of the enemy. I exercise my dominion over the devil from today – he has no legal right over me. Thank you for what you have done for me in Christ. Amen