Jesus has a purpose for Satan, and the world system. He uses it to test our Love for Him; and to do that, Christ sometimes allows Satan to test us. The story of Job is the classic example for us. Christ doesn’t want us to be robots. He wants our choice to be a real choice; and in order for it to be real, there has to be an attractive alternative. That is where Satan, Self, and the world system comes in. As the father of lies, Satan specializes in making rebellion against God look good our flesh. This gives people an opportunity to actually choose God’s ways, and to Love Him, and not by force, but from the heart. We wouldn’t have a real relationship with the Living God unless we had a choice. And Satan, Self and the System provides mankind that option.
Jesus has several names. He has the name “The Word of God.” Jesus also has a name that no one knows except Him. And He wears the name “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” Jesus is sovereign and Jesus is Lord over all. Now the most efficient form of government is a monarchy, but it is only as good as the monarch. It is hell if the monarch is a tyrant. Jesus is the perfect Monarch. He will rule absolutely, but in righteousness and love. And as the Bride of Christ, we will have the privilege of helping Him in His administration.
In Revelation 17 we saw God destroy Religious Babylon. In Revelation 18 we read of His destroying of Commercial Babylon. Today commercial interest controls the world. They are the power brokers. They put politicians in office. They sit on top of the world, in the lap of luxury, thinking they will never pay for all the years of using people for their own purposes, using the poor of the world as slaves in their business games. But The Lamb of God will destroy them in a day. Christians often say about material things, “It’s all gonna burn.” Well, this will be the day when it all burns. Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013