The Son of Man began His ministry by fasting for 40 days. At the end of the fast, the Devil approached Him with three temptation.
Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:8-9 NASB)
At the third temptation, Satan offered the Son of Man “the kingdoms of the world” if He would worship the Devil.
Note: Satan could make this offer, only if “the kingdoms of the world” were his to give. And it is these “kingdoms of the world” which makes up the World System that every person on earth lives in. That is, a world that is ruled by Satan, where we unwittingly are slaves in bondage to it.
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; (Revelation 18:4 NASB)
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