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Did you ever came up with this question: If God is all powerful, why does He allow Satan to be the ‘god of this age’ (2 Cor.4: 4)?
Well, Scripture clearly say that the devil – Satan – currently is in charge of this planet earth. Even Jesus Christ Himself, shortly just before His arrest and crucifixion, acknowledged Satan’s authority: "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me" (John 14:30). (1). How does the devil exert his rule? He influences world events by injecting his evil ideas into the minds of human beings, much as a television transmitter broadcasts its signal into the air to be received in people’s homes. This analogy can help us see why Scripture calls Satan the " prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience…." (Eph.2: 2-3). (2). Was there always a Satan? No! God did created a powerful and beautiful archangel named Lucifer, Who – along with Michael and Gabriel – and they served at God’s throne in heaven. Why then this Lucifer (Lain means ‘light-bringer’ or ‘morning star’) fall and become Satan (Hebrew means ‘accuser’ or ‘adversary’)? You can read about this in (Ezekiel 28:12-19 and Luke 10:18). God gave angels freedom of choice as well. Unfortunately, Lucifer and a third of the angels rebelled against their Creator, and were then cast out from God’s presence (Rev.12: 3-4, 7-9). Satan failed in his rebellion, but he still temporarily remains in the office God gave him, where he is ironically still instrumental in God’s plan. Very soon when Jesus Christ return in His second coming, Satan’s rule on the earth will then end. That’s why the devil is only called the god of  ‘this age.’ An age is soon coming when Jesus Christ will replace Satan as the ruler of this world. We call this time ‘The Millennium.’ Jesus Christ, who came to this earth as a human being and lived a perfect sinless life, so that He can become our only Savior through His blood and crucifixion and will return as King of kings and Lord of lords, and will then topple Satan from his rule. Since the Millennium is not here yet, what can we do to excape the evil effects of Satan’s rule? Praise the Lord! Those who accept Jesus Christ’s sacrificial love can, through faith and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can resist satan’s influence in our lives, all because Jesus Christ have overcome the world and whosoever is born of God overcometh the world as well (John 16: 33; 1 John 5: 4). Pray that God speed that day, Amen!

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