“In the beginning GOD created … (Genesis 1:1). This describes the original creation of the earth and heaven. It said GOD created. GOD is a uni-plural word. It could be ONE person or MORE THAN ONE according to the context. V. 26 reveals PLURAL pronouns “us,” “our” twice. This is confirmed in John 1:1-3, 14 where it reveals that Christ Jesus was there with God the Father when the creative process took place. Jesus is revealed as being the sacrificial Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
This GREAT God, Jesus Christ, had an adversary that wants to wreck God’s plan for mankind. Jesus Christ and God the Father made our first parents and named them Adam and Eve. They were given AUTHORITY over everything that God had created. He was to subdue all things. Before they had an opportunity to get started, that same adversary of God and Jesus entered in a deceptive disguise and FOOLED Eve followed by Adam into surrendering their authority over this earth. This adversary was given a name to describe his job – Satan. It is also revealed in Luke 4:5-6 that this power over ALL the kingdoms of this world was delivered to Satan. He has the legal authority to rule UNTIL someone replaces him. That change in government from Satan’s to God’s will occur at the 7th Trump. Until that time, however, it should be very clear that the UNSEEN fallen angels under Satan’s authority are in CONTROL of the world. Look at the evil perpetrated upon mankind as you read this. Evil is everywhere. The rising world government has shown that it will not be a benevolent one; it will destroy and kill (Revelation 9:1-18).
The Apostle Paul even told us that our battle is not against flesh and blood, rather wicked spirits in high places of authority [Ephesians 6:10-18]. Satan and his angels [Revelation 12:3-4, 9-12] are waging war against every human being, and especially, against TRUE Christians that have God’s Spirit in their mind. MOST in the church DO NOT COMPREHEND this warfare!!! We let life just happen to us without understanding OPPRESSION, PERSECUTION, WRONG THOUGHTS TOWARD ANOTHER CHURCH MEMBER OR THE MINISTER!!! We seldom stop and consider that our battle is NOT with “flesh and blood” human beings, BUT WICKED SPIRITS!!! Paul had told us in Philippians 4:8 to ONLY think good of others, pure thoughts; but Satan and his angels are very deceptive. They come at us in unexpected ways. Their operations can be understood better by analyzing the tactics of the physical military he has been using in the 20-21st Century. Example: Vietnam! Our men went into the Vietnam war not realizing that their enemy would be very elusive. They didn’t go into normal combat zones where the enemy had its front and our military had its front. Does this have to do with the Kingdom???