Adam was given legal right and dominion over the Earth by God’s Decree. By tricking Adam, Lucifer ended up with deed and dominion. That’s why Satan is the “god” of this World and It’s Systems. Remember when Satan tempted Jesus after His 40 Day fast in the wilderness, by offering Jesus all the kingdoms of this world if He would only worship him? If Satan didn’t have deed and dominion, Jesus would have simply corrected his error. Jesus did not correct him, but instead Rebuked Him by the use of God’s Word in Matthew 4:8-11;
8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.
9 “All this I will give You,” he said, “if You will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Although Satan is currently the “god” of this world by right, from having deceived Adam, and is controlling everyone who isn’t in Christ in some form or fashion – He is an already Defeated foe. He won the battle with Adam as it were, but he Ultimately Lost the War! When Christ was crucified and died physically, He went down into Hades and snatched the Keys of Hell & Death from Satan & to Seal Satan’s fate, was Resurrected. Jesus Defeated death! That was Satan’s ace in the hole, man’s fear of death and if you are Born Again in Christ Jesus, that fear is gone! Of course if you’re not in Christ, that fear is still very Real and should be! Because you still have death to fear and for the thinking person, a possible Eternity banished from the Presence of God and Assigned a place with Lucifer and Crew in Hell, and then ultimately, into the Lake of Fire. Lucifer/Satan hates God & seeks to take as many as possible to Destruction in the Lake of Fire with himself & the Fallen Angels. Simply and for no other reason, than that he knows this will hurt God’s heart. I know, it doesn’t seem fair right? That is the way that things have been set up though, so Best to go with the Flow and seek Truth. It will become Clearer to you as you move Forward.
Humanity is STUCK in the middle of Lucifer’s rebellion against God & basically we are the prize. But God has Made for us The Way Out & it is Through His Son Christ Jesus – Alleluia!!! We have been given free will & must choose this day whom we shall serve. By not choosing, that’s really still a choice.
Your choice being by not choosing, is that in fact you are choosing self and not seeking to know God. Therefore unbeknownst to you, you are in fact serving the enemy of our souls. That was the origin of Lucifer’s rebellion, pride. To glory in oneself & not in God who is The Creator of everything, including Lucifer, and of course of us all. Pretty narcissistic our world has become in these End of Days. Satan knows his time is short and is pulling out all the stops!