Satan is the ruler of this world, this explains so much
2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; John 12:31; John 14:30, refer.
In the past few years I can't count the number of times I've been overwhelmed and at times shocked by events that unfolded and on a more personal note how people, especially "christians" have acted in such demonic ways.
A few days ago I was confronted by an individual who had broken their promise just a few months after going through tribulation at the hands of a ruthless heathen. I was heart broken not because of the money it would cost me and the time wasted, but because of the betrayal, hurt and shock of how people could be so ruthless, cold-hearted, hard-hearted, calloused, and frankly EVIL.
Then I ran across something in my Bible study that really made it all REALITY and immediately made sense out of all this nasty garbage in humanity we deal with...
"SATAN IS THE RULER, THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD" Then, if this is in fact true, why would we be shocked by how things run on this earth? We as true Christians shouldn't be shocked, but rather understand this as FACT and deal with it as something to be EXPECTED and COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD which aids us in our intercessory prayer.
When we truly understand that Jesus Christ has power over evil but for this time, God allows Satan to reign over the world's systems (banks, government, our schools, business') and this is why Christ told us and confirmed with God the Father that we as God's true children are to BE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT. John 17:15-16
My prayer: Heavenly Father I Come into your presence, your Holy Presence only through JESUS CHRIST MY LORD AND SAVIOR, BY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THE LAMB by the Holy Spirit in Faith by your great grace asking: "COME SOON DEAR LORD JESUS, COME SOON... IN THE MEANTIME, BY YOUR GREAT GRACE SUSTAIN ME AND YOUR SAINTS TO DO YOUR WILL, YOUR PERFECT WILL, MAKE US PERFECT TO TO YOUR WILL AND THAT WHICH IS PLEASING IN YOUR SIGHT... KEEP US FROM EVIL, MAY WE NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, BUT COME OUT AND BE SEPARATE AS YOUR WITNESS AS A TESTIMONY.. WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS AMEN!!!!