“Jesus said, “This voice has not come for my benefit but for yours. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.”, John 12:30-31 NET
• Who is the ruler of this world?
“We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”, 1 John 5:19 NET
• The evil one.
“And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,”, Ephesians 2:1-2 NET
“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.”
Ephesians 2:1-2 NASB
“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously walked according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens, the spirit now working in the disobedient.”, Ephesians 2:1-2 HCSB
• I love the HCSB! I had it idea what “air” meant but according to the HCSB, it means lower heavens (where we breath).
• Both God and Satan can work in us depending on our decisions.