What is Satan’s kingdom?

Question: “What is Satan's kingdom? How does Satan’s kingdom differ from God’s kingdom?  Whose kingdom do we belong to?”

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With the fall of Adam and Eve, Satan gained their God given authority over the world.  This world and this world's kingdom are under the domain of Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4).  

Satan tempted Jesus. …the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.  And the devil said unto him, “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou wilt worship me all shalt be thine” (Luke 4:5-7). Was this a bona fide offer?  Could Satan offer all the world's kingdoms to Jesus Christ?  The answer is yes! Jesus did not argue with Satan, but accepted Satan’s temporary worldly authority.  

Satan’s kingdom consists of Satan, also called the devil, and an untold number of fallen angels that are now called demons or evil spirits. Satan and his kingdom’s primary objectives are attacking God’s children and preventing the unsaved from understanding the gospel message so that they might be saved.  In whom the god of this world has 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 (2 Corinthians 4:4).  Satan often blinds the lost by giving them a substitute for the gospel, religion.

The kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness are diametrically opposed to one another, both competing and contending for the souls of mankind.  We are engaged in a continual deadly struggle against Satan and it is of crucial importance that we understand the principles and strategies of Satan’s kingdom to prevail in the struggle.

Both kingdoms have long been established on earth, and while neither has yet been outwardly revealed, both will be when their respective ‘kings’ emerge onto the world stage. The kingdom of Satan will finally manifest visibly when its forthcoming earthly king, the Antichrist, appears and he asserts himself to assume global control of the world for a short period. His disastrous reign will be ended by the visible appearance of Jesus on earth, who will destroy the Antichrist and his satanic kingdom and replace it with His millennial kingdom, as King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 11:15; 19:16).

There is coming a day when Jesus Christ will take away the kingdoms of this world from Satan and He will become the true king of the world. Revelation 11:15 tells us, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever. But presently, Satan has control and we must fight, in the authority of Jesus, to defend ourselves.

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