After listening to these song lyrics:
“All of these sins,
But he washed them away,
That’s why I enter his courts,
with thanksgiving and praise,
The God of this world,
Because he made a way,
Glory and honour to the Ancient Of Days”
(“For The Kingdom”, Marcus Rogers),
I am a bit confused. The following two passages along with many others suggest that Yeshua/Yah, God Almighty is the God of the earth. And these verses support the lyrics of the song
Ps 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding. Is 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; The LORD of hosts is his name; And thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
However, other verses indicate that Satan is god of the earth
2 Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Further in John, Jesus repeatedly calls Satan the “prince of the world”
So while God is the creator of heaven earth and upholds it with his power (Heb 1:3), is He at the moment ruling this earth or is Satan? I think the latter, but I don’t know for certain.
Admittedly, when I first heard this song I became shocked when the god of the world was mentioned in that context. Should I even be worried about these lyrics?
Who is the god or ruler of this world? Perhaps there should be a distinction between ruler and god?
I would greatly appreciate some help!