As Revelation 11 heralded, the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. As Jesus had prophesied, the ruler of the world has been judged and cast out. We are no longer to walk according to the kingdom of ignorance. Instead, we are to walk according to the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). Our Lord sees us!
Satan ruled the world from the beginning in cunning and darkness. Whereas the Lord has always been willing to reveal Himself, and has done so repeatedly and in many various ways – most of all in His Son Jesus Christ – Satan continues to veil himself Acts 26:18). The only power he wields in the world today is through that which our sins give him (Proverbs 5:22). But that can be a lot.
Nevertheless, the Lord’s kingdom prevailed in the great war of the heavens at the Second Coming which occurred on schedule at the close of the apostolic (i.e. the New Testament) age. (See Jesus Christ Has Already Come Again.) Therefore, we are no longer to make distinctions among humanity as if this one belongs to the Lord and that one doesn’t. Before Jesus, we all belonged to Satan. That’s why death had a sting. That’s why everyone who died went below to Sheol (Hades). Since Jesus, we all belong to God. Death no longer has a sting. Everyone who dies goes up to heaven. (See Everyone Is Going to Heaven .)
Satan is weak. Each human being is a son of God, and creation had long waited for the revealing of the sons of God. Yes, many of us are blind and many are weak – but these are conditions which can be changed through the grace of the Lord. Call to Him. Let Him equip us with every spiritual weapon by which we might resist all temptations and do what is right in our daily lives. This crushes Satan under our feet like powder for the Lord has already made him subject to us.
Stop seeing the world (i.e., the kingdom of Satan) as dominant. Indeed, it once was. But it is now subject to the kingdom of God which is in our midst. Let us repent of our sluggishness and take the world like the promised land, with Joshua of Nazareth at our head.