Hebrews 2:5 (KJV) For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
Oyemade was quite sure that he had his political game plan perfectly worked out. It was going to be easy for him to get elected as mayor of the city, even though he was a minority. As the election day was getting closer, and it was becoming clearer and clearer that Oyemade’s party was going to win the election, Oyemade started getting strange invitations from people he never knew existed. Because the mayoral seat in his city was very important (his city was so strategic and important), everyone was interested in who sat on that seat.
Oyemade started getting veiled threats. He started getting invitations to join “powerful” secret societies. One of his closest allies told him that “boss if you don’t join them, they won’t let you win this election”.
The aspiration for such a great political office made it clearer to Oyemade and his brethren that indeed, the systems of this current world are ruled by Satan the prince of this world (see John 14:20, 1 John 5:9, Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 4:4).
In this current world order, if you go high enough in most systems, you would interface with the devil. He is the ruler of this present world. The only people that can truly contend his authority on this earth are the sons of God: believers in Christ Jesus who are no longer [spiritual] babes but sons. They can contend territorial authority out of the hand of the prince of this world because their Lord has received ‘all authority in heaven and on earth’ (see Matthew 28:18).
This current world system is under the subjection of angels. The prince of this world(Satan) is an angel (a fallen angel), and so are his principalities that rule territories in this present world. But from today’s verse, we see that this will not be the case in the world to come.
One very important component of the gospel message we preach is the second coming of Jesus, the resurrection of the dead, and the coming rule and reign of Christ (with the saints) over the earth, and over all things (see 1 Corinthians 15, 6:1-3, Philippians 3:20, Revelations 21:7).
This current world system is in its last days (see Hebrews 1:1-2, Acts 2:17). The devil knows that his time is short and that all authority has now been given to Jesus who will return and take over the governments of this earth, so he is more desperate than ever. The kingdom of this world will literally become the kingdom of our God and of His Christ, and we [His saints] shall reign on the earth (Revelation 5:10, 11:15, 20:4).
Go into today remembering that the world[order] to come will not be under the subjection of angels but under the subjection of man, ruled by the man Jesus Christ.
With this sure expectation in your heart, walk in this present world with the authority of Christ and remember to lay for yourself treasure that will have value in the worlds to come (Matthew 6:19-21).
Prayer: Lord, help me walk in the fullness of your plan for my life. Deliver me from the distractions of this present world that is passing away and help me fulfill your plan for my life. Amen.
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