A Diabolical Prince

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The classic definition of a kingdom is “the territory over which a king or queen has authority.” Within a kingdom, the royalty has the right to rule, govern, and issue commands.

The Bible tells us Satan has a kingdom. Jesus called him “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31). Paul said he was a prince with power over “the air.” The devil rules the atmosphere in which we live and breathe. His ideas influence conversations we hear. He shapes much of the content in today’s movies, TV programs, and music. He’s willing to use anyone and anything to convey his diabolical messages.

Satan also has followers to do his bidding. In addition to his hoard of demons, he also seeks to lure people into his service. As Paul said, his spirit “now works in the sons of disobedience.” Many people, even without knowing it, come under this satanic influence.

Yet the kingdom of darkness has limits, and Satan can be defeated. It’s crucial that we not be “ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). This means we can’t walk “according to the course of this world” or seek to fulfill “the desires of the flesh and the mind.” Instead, we must live under the direction of the Holy Spirit.

Today, remember that God has given you the tools to defeat Satan. But you must fill your life with God’s Word and fight in the power of His Spirit. Declare the promises of Scripture, and let them shape your thoughts. Be ready to exercise the authority God has given you. Be careful what you allow into your life through TV, the Internet, and other media. As a member of God’s Kingdom, you can be victorious in the name of Jesus!