Scripture does not fail to tell us this world is satans domain and is the god of it. Jesus himself saw him fall to earth as lightning from heaven and as a Christian we have power over his evil spirit by the Holy Spirit given to us from above! The hope we have while we are here is to serve and believe in the only begotten Son of God the Lord Jesus Christ. We see satans power among the children of disobedience here as they live contrary to the way of God for they serve not the Lord as they should and the knowledge of God is hid from them. “But 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. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake”.
(2 Corinthians 4:3-5).
The very reason God sent Christ into the earth was to save us from this present evil, and the sin that so easily besets us. We do well if we make good use of the spiritual armour God offers us for protection found in (Ephesians 6:11-17). satan is head of all principality and power here, but through the power of Christ it is apparent he nailed all power and principalities to the cross and therfore triumphed over it and we then are overcomers by the faith we have in him! “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”.(Colossians 2:13-15).
God Almighty our Father has shown us in his word that Christ has already taken the power satan thinks he has in this world over people, but this power of evil is not over the children of God who do his will as Christ sits at the right hand of God and gained ALL POWER over the enemy of our souls if we only will believe and claim it! It is claimed in this world and also the one to come.”And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all”.(Ephesians 1:19-23).
We are not alone in this world when we are aware of who is truly in charge of everything which is God Almighty and not the god of this world who is satan. Christ is the only hope we have in this life and it is by the name of Jesus that all power of the enemy is brought into subjection, as we learn after the seventy Jesus sent out returned and were elated at what the power of his name does! “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven“.(Luke 10:17-20).