Satan, Ruler of the World

“Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out. As for Me, if I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all people to Myself.” He said this to signify what kind of death He was about to die. John 12:31-33 HCSB

One just has to watch the evening news to see the results of evil in our world. We live in an age where suicide bombers cause the deaths of innocent people and radicals enter a mall with the intent to kill and harm unassuming bystanders. Satan is alive and well and he is on the prowl in our evil, sinful, world.

But there is Good News! As powerful as Satan is, there is One who is even more powerful and has defeated Satan – Jesus. Our Savior died on the cross so the ruler of the world, Satan, will someday be judged and cast out into an eternal lake of fire. Jesus was lifted up on the cross so that He could draw all people to Himself and bring them into a perfect and eternal world where there is no more pain, suffering, or death. Jesus has paid the price for our sin. Through Him we are forgiven and through Him we will have eternal life.

Challenge: Jesus has the power to defeat Satan and all the evil of the world. In order to belong to Him, you must admit you are a sinner, believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He died on the cross for your sins and lives today. Confess Him as your personal Lord and Savior and receive the power to defeat Satan.

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