(1Pe 5:8) Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Satan Is Given the Kingdoms
Satan the Ruler of thie World
By servant, Dan L Baxley
We all know that our Creator is the Creator, the Creator of all things. We know that our Creator has created the Heavens and the Earth, and the Angels of Heaven -- He has made them all. But, with our Creator it is His perogative to put whom He choses in charge of this place or that. There is a god of the World, and then, again, there is A GOD of this World and for all that we see in the whole of the Universe. And it is this Creator God, the Originator of everything, that has given, though temporarily, this Earth to the Devil, the one we know as Satan. How do we know this?
In the New Covenant our Lord and Savior, YaHshua, was dealing with a trial in the flesh, a testing of sorts, and a strengthening too. He would be pushed to His physical limits and then, and only then, the Adversary, Satan, himself paid YaHshua a visit and listen to what he said, what he offered our future Savior.
(Luke 4:5-7) And the Devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be Yours.(Luke 4:8) And YaHshua answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shall worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shall you serve.
The Devil offered YaHshua all the kingdoms of the world. How could he offer anything he does not control or own? The Kingdoms of the Earth are in the possession of the Devil -- like it or not, this is a Truth. Yes, Satan is a liar, but in this case he is telling the truth, and how do we know? Because our Lord YaHshua never corrected him and by His answer he acknowledge that the Devil, Satan, could give the Kingdoms of the Earth to Him, if only YaHshua would worship him. YaHshua rejected this offer by responding from the Word, "...for it is written ..." This is His defense in every temptation, by responding from the Word already delivered.