The ruler of this world has been judged. (John 16.11)
The ruler of this world has been judged, found guilty, condemned and confined. The ruler of this world Satan, is incarcerated, held spellbound and hell bent on deceiving people by providing options to God’s various promises and provisions.
Scripture warns us of counterfeits saying e9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Satan was appointed to accomplish this task.
So I asked you, where are you with all this? Are you caught up in the physical imitations? Or have you passed over to the other side? This is what passover mimics, and what baptism teaches. Our old man was buried and raised in newness of life. Those who reject this gospel? “Woe to the inhabitants of the earth for Satan is coming down having great wrath for his time is short. This is appointed for those who did not respond to the Heavenly calling, but took pleasure in unrighteousness. They prefer the options on earth.
Satan’s final realization is to reinvigorate and reactivate all the concepts and symbols associated with God and call them his own for the grand deception for those who reject God who is invisible and immortal, then mortalize them on planet earth for the saturation of the human mind led by fears and governed by lower appetites of selfishness.
Like Christ said to the religious structure of that day, fill up then the measure of your father’s guilt. This is the drive of the carnal mind that doesn’t respond to him who stands at the door of your heart and knocks. “Because the [c]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God”. But they can please the provider of options. As Christ told Satan, get behind Me, you are not mindful of the things of God but of the things of men. And “the God of this world has nothing in Me”. There is no comingling of the earthly and eternal. There have similarities but only in contrasts.
When Christ said to Satan get behind Me, He said that for us to understand that is where Satan belongs. Lerking in the shadows.
The greater the shadow, and the more clearly the counterfeits are opperational, the closer that people is for judgement. When the gods of this age have enough providers with promises and provisions to mimic those provided in scripture, the God of this age has reached full maturation.