THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S
The position God has planned for His chosen people to take is not that of weak, cowardly soldiers running in defeat. As we approach the coming Day of the Lord, the position God has planned for us to take is marching forward, conquering an enemy that has already been defeated.
There are four basic facts you must know about Satan in order to be prepared to face his deceptions and seize the victory. These are very basic truths, but until you have a revelation within your spirit where you know that you know that you know, you will not be able to exercise the power and authority God has given you to defeat Satan in the circumstances in your life
- Satan is not in control over the earth.
- Satan’s power is limited.
- Satan has no power over you, except what you allow him to have.
- Christians are not exempt from persecution.
Satan’s strategy has been to lie and to keep you from knowing these truths. Our counterattack is to expose Satan’s lies.
The first lie Satan perpetrates is that he has power and dominion over the earth. There are many Christians today who have been deceived by this lie. They believe that when Adam and Eve yielded their wills to Satan and sinned against God, that God turned the earth over to Satan to rule. They base their belief on Satan’s claim to power during the time he tempted Jesus in the wilderness.
Satan took Jesus up to a high mountain and showed Him the kingdoms of the world. He told Jesus: “…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 therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine” (Luke 4:6-7). THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S
Satan is a liar and he is the father of lies (John 8:44). Satan claimed that all the kingdoms of the world had been delivered into his hands. This is a lie! God has never relinquished control of the earth to Satan and He never will! Satan is not in control over the earth. It does not belong to him; it belongs to God: “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S
Make this declaration:
This earth and the fullness therein belongs to God — including my friends and family, my possessions, and me!