Do you know the god of this world? The answer may SHOCK you to the core! Stop getting deceived and make sure you know who you are worshiping! Read on to know the truth.
Who is the god of this world?
You may be quick to answer that it is God the Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – the same God who offers us eternal life.
However, is that really what the Bible tells us? Or does the Bible identify another being who rules this world?
Here’s the truth you don’t hear from the pulpit:
Satan is the god of this world and not God the Father or Jesus Christ.
Yes, you read that right. Satan is the god and ruler of this world. Here are the scriptures to back up that claim.
1. II Corinthians 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.
Nothing can be clearer than that! Satan blinds the majority of this world’s population so that they will not be able to really grasp the meaning of God’s truth and word.
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2. Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Satan deceives the whole world to subject it to his negative influence. This is the reason that we see this world to have so MANY false religions, teachings, and beliefs. The Gospel that was once delivered to the saints has been so distorted and twisted by Satan to the point that the Gospel most people know isn’t the truth anymore.
3. John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the PRINCE OF THIS WORLD be cast out.
Not only is Satan known as the god of this world, but he is also a prince. He rules this world. Thus, if you are going to be a friend of this world, you will be counted as God’s enemy (John 15:18-19; I John 2:15-17).
4. Ephesians 2:1-2
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Satan is the prince of the power of the air. Thus, we should not be surprised that majority of this world’s entertainment, Internet content, television, and radio broadcast do not glorify the true God, but rather Satan.
5. I John 5:19
We are certain that we come from God and that the REST OF THE WORLD IS UNDER THE POWER OF THE DEVIL. (CEV)
6. Matthew 4:8-9
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, ALL THESE THINGS WILL I GIVE THEE, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Satan here is telling Jesus that he can give all the kingdoms of the world if only Jesus will bow down to him. Of course, you cannot give something if you don’t have or own it. Satan, at this time, has dominion over the world, but not for long.
The WHOLE WORLD is held captive and hostage by the wicked and destructive Satan. Therefore, this world is subject to many evils and futility. One should only watch the news and be convinced that this world is a BIG MESS and CHAOS, reflecting the character of its ruler.
This is the main reason that there is so much suffering in this world. But thankfully, it will not stay this way forever. There will come a time when God will step in and intervene in the affairs of this world. Revelation 20:10 tells us:
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
This world will finally experience lasting peace, abundance and blessing from God Himself. For “God shall wipe away all tears from [our] eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Rev 21:4).
May God speed that day!
Until He comes,