God Is The Sovereign Ruler Of Earth Not Satan

I am sick and tired of "Christians," of all people, declaring to me that it is satan that rules here and it is satan which controls and governs the entire earth. These are the same ones who wish to put their head in the sand and wait to be pulled out of the earth rather than to go forward under the authority of Christ and make disciples of all nations. Where is satan except under the foot of God? Where are Christians except in possession of power and authority from their King who has commanded them to make disciples of nations rather than avoid them? Where is the Kingdom of God except in all of God's elect who now go forward as ambassadors of the King of Kings and fret not of the evil one who cannot touch us? (1 John 5:18) Many will wish to speak of how matters are horrible here on the earth. Matters will continue to get worse when Christians believe satan rules here and fail to disciple nations and would rather stick their head in the sand and wait for a flight out of here!

The verse which is typically used in support of this and is twisted so far away from its meaning is found in 2 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."
John Calvin says of this passage:
"With respect to the passage before us, the blinding is a work common to God and to Satan, for it is in many instances ascribed to God; but the power is not alike, nor is the manner the same. I shall not speak at present as to the manner. Scripture, however, teaches that Satan blinds men, not merely with God's permission, but even by his command, that he may execute his vengeance. Thus Ahab was deceived by Satan, (1 Kings 22:21,) but could Satan have done this of himself? By no means; but having offered to God his services for inflicting injury, he was sent to be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. (1 Kings 22:22.) Nay more, the reason why God is said to blind men is, that after having deprived us of the right exercise of the understanding, and the light of his Spirit, he delivers us over to the devil, to be hurried forward by him to a reprobate mind, (Romans 1:28,) gives him the power of deception, and by this means inflicts just vengeance upon us by the minister of his wrath. Paul's meaning, therefore, is, that all are possessed by the devil, who do not acknowledge his doctrine to be the sure truth of God. For it is more severe to call them slaves of the devil, than to ascribe their blindness to the judgment of God. As, however, he had a little before adjudged such persons to destruction, (2 Corinthians 4:3,) he now adds that they perish, for no other reason than that they have drawn down ruin upon themselves, as the effect of their own unbelief. 
Lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should shine upon them. This serves to confirm what he had said -- that if any one rejected his gospel, it was his own blindness that prevented him from receiving it. "For nothing," says he, "appears in it but Christ, and that not obscurely, but so as to shine forth clearly." He adds, that Christ is the image of God, by which he intimates that they were utterly devoid of the knowledge of God, in accordance with that statement --He that knoweth not me knoweth not my Father. (John 14:7.) 
This then is the reason, why he pronounced so severe a sentence upon those that had doubts as to his Apostleship -- because they did not behold Christ, who might there be distinctly beheld. It is doubtful whether he employed the expression, the gospel of the glory of Christ, as meaning the glorious gospel, agreeably to the Hebrew idiom; or whether he means by it -- the gospel, in which Christ's glory shone forth. The second of these meanings I rather prefer, as having in it more completeness.When, however, Christ is called the image of the invisible God, this is not meant merely of his essence, as being the "co-essential of the Father," as they speak, but rather has a reference to us, because he represents the Father to us. The Father himself is represented as invisible, because he is in himself not apprehended by the human understanding. He exhibits himself, however, to us by his Son, and makes himself in a manner visible. I state this, because the ancients, having been greatly incensed against the Arians, insisted more than was befitting on this point -- how it is that the Son is inwardly the image of the Father by a secret unity of essence, while they passed over what is mainly for edification -- in what respects he is the image of God to us, when he manifests to us what had otherwise been hid in him. Hence the term image has a reference to us, as we shall see again presently The epithet invisible, though omitted in some Greek manuscripts, I have preferred to retain, as it is not superfluous." - Calvin's Commentaries (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Furthermore, satan has no independent power and authority from God, the Almighty! Have we forgotten that it was satan that reported, along with the other angels, to receive his orders from the Almighty?
"Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them." - Job 1:6
Again, John Calvin says this about the passage:
"With regard to the strife and war which Satan is said to wage with God, it must be understood with this qualification, that Satan cannot possibly do anything against the will and consent of God. For we read in the history of Job, that Satan appears in the presence of God to receive his commands, and dares not proceed to execute any enterprise until he is authorised. In the same way, when Ahab was to be deceived, he undertook to be a lying spirit in the mouth of all the prophets; and on being commissioned by the Lord, proceeds to do so. For this reason, also, the spirit which tormented Saul is said to be an evil spirit from the Lord, because he was, as it were, the scourge by which the misdeeds of the wicked king were punished. In another place it is said that the plagues of Egypt were inflicted by God through the instrumentality of wicked angels. In conformity with these particular examples, Paul declares generally that unbelievers are blinded by God, though he had previously described it as the doing of Satan. It is evident, therefore, that Satan is under the power of God, and is so ruled by his authority, that he must yield obedience to it. Moreover, though we say that Satan resists God, and does works at variance with His works, we at the same time maintain that this contrariety and opposition depend on the permission of God. I now speak not of Satan's will and endeavour, but only of the result. For the disposition of the devil being wicked, he has no inclination whatever to obey the divine will, but, on the contrary, is wholly bent on contumacy and rebellion. This much, therefore, he has of himself, and his own iniquity, that he eagerly, and of set purpose, opposes God, aiming at those things which he deems most contrary to the will of God. But as God holds him bound and fettered by the curb of his power, he executes those things only for which permission has been given him, and thus, however unwilling, obeys his Creator, being forced, whenever he is required, to do Him service." - Institutes Book 1, Chapter 14, Section 17
Let us now look to the passages which declare all authority and power rests with one, Jesus Christ. These are not shared powers of sovereignty and rule. There is only one sovereign and it is Jesus Christ.
"And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20
Who can now declare that authority and power belongs to both Jesus and satan? Was Christ confused when He declared this! Certainly not. If there is any one that is confused it is you, oh man, not the King of Kings! There are some Christians which sound like Elijah and wish to invoke the nature of God's rule to the sheer lack of numerical support.
"He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away." 
Please note the response of God to such a claim:
"And what was God's answer to him? 'I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.'" - Romans 11:4
Another verse that others would invoke in support of satan ruling here comes from 1 John 5:19
"We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one."
John Gill says of this passage:
"And the whole world lies in wickedness; that is, the men of the world, the greater part of the inhabitants of it, who are as they were when they came into it, not being born of God; these are addicted to sin and, wickedness; the bias of their minds is to it, they are set upon it, and give themselves up to it, are immersed in it, and are under the power of it: or "in the wicked one"; Satan, the god of this world; they are under his influence, and led according to his will, and they are governed by him, and are at his beck and command; and this is known, by sad experience, it is easy of observation;
'And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities.' (2 Esdras 4:27)" - Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible (1 John 5:19)
And what is this teaching except that satan merely works in "the children of disobedience." (Eph. 2:2). And that this working is in not such a degree as to be greater power or authority than God's! For John has previously said that "greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4) so that there would be no confusion as to the sovereign rule and authority is to be found in none other than the person and work of Jesus Christ!

When we peel back the layers of this false teaching of satan ruling the earth here we find that that is precisely what Freemasons and the Illuminati teach and believe.

Albert Pike, one of the most influential Freemasons ever to live had this to say about lucifer:
"Lucifer, the Light-Bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!" - Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree, for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, and Published by Its Authority (Richmond, Virginia: L.H. Jenkins, 1871, Reprinted 1944): 321.
"That which we must say to a crowd is—We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees—The Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian Doctrine. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay whose deeds prove his cruelty, perdify and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods: darkness being necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive. Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil." - Albert Pike, "Instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World" (July 14, 1889), as recorded by Abel Clarin de La Rive, La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-ma├žonnerie Universelle (1894): 588.
It is the Illuminati that teach satan rules here, not Christians! And certainly not Scripture! What have you done oh "Christian" by asserting that Lucifer now rules, except align yourselves with those that worship him as such? Why not now submit to he who, you declare, rules over you!? How satanically absurd you have become! Have you not now fallen prey to the beguiling "father of lies" by affirming his rule over and above the Almighty's!  There is only one Almighty and the Scripture never gives any doubt to who that is.

As satan is worshiped as a "god" he is only worshiped as a false god and is only referenced in this way to expose his followers as rending falsely their allegiance to a ruler that rules only in their minds but in no way rules, as a fact, any where above the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. As when Paul says that "their god is their belly" (Philippians 3:19) he no more means that men's stomachs rule above the Sovereign Lord but rather demonstrates that which is falsely worshiped and has become their "god" through their wickedness and selfishness which esteems themselves to that height which is met with the thundering expulsion which shot down satan like lightening. (Luke 10:18)

These are the same Christians who wish to depict Jesus and satan in an arm wrestling match and thereby align themselves towards blasphemy which Jesus dispelled against those that challenged His power to cast out demons via Beelzebub rather than the finger of God. (Matthew 12:27)

An important historical fact regarding this issue is to remind folks of the early Christian martyrs that were killed precisely of their affirmation of "Iesous Kyrios" (Jesus is Lord) instead of "Kaiser kyrios" (Ceasar is Lord). Ligonier published an article that speaks of this succinctly saying:
"Early Christians like Polycarp were martyred because they refused to confess Caesar as lord. They knew that Jesus alone is divine and would have no one usurp His status. These Christians knew the New Testament is not merely being polite when it calls Jesus “Lord”; rather, it is teaching that Jesus is God Almighty. Idols of sex, money, power, prestige, and so on can become lords if we are not careful; therefore, let us always confess that Jesus Christ alone is Lord."
The Scriptures declare clearly who the Lord of all creation is:
"Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the LORD, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other." - Deuteronomy 4:39
 "Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed." - 1 Samuel 2:10
 "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns.'" - 1 Chronicles 16:31
"I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted." - Job 42:2
 "Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?'" - Job 9:12
 "The LORD sat as King at the flood; Yes, the LORD sits as King forever." - Psalms
 "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom." - Psalms 45:6
 "For the LORD Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth." - Psalms 47:2
"But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases." - Psalm 115:3
 "Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?" - Isaiah 43:13
"Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.' - Isaiah 46:10 
"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'" - Daniel 4:35
"You will say to me then, 'Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?' On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, 'Why did you make me like this,' will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?" - Romans 9:19-21
"Also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will." - Ephesians 1:11
"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." - 1 Timothy 1:17
"which He will bring about at the proper time--He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords." 1 Timothy 6:15

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