Question: Does Satan rule over the physical world? |

TBC Staff

Question: Would you help me to understand this question from your March 2018 newsletter? You write that “this world had been delivered unto me [by God] and to whomsoever I will give it.” Does this include the physical world?

Response: In Scripture, the term “world” (depending on context) often speaks of the “world system.” Satan’s emphasis during the temptation of Christ is seen in Matthew:4:8: “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.” It was in this context that the adversary said in verse 9, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” In conclusion, Satan was speaking of his domination of this present evil world system. Psalm:24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”