Comment: The prince of this world.

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The prince of this world.

The commentator in the first video seems surprised that the Pope identifies the "prince of this world" as the enemy of God.

Most Christians believe that the prince of this world is satan, the devil. But how does satan work? Through the natural minds of men and their institutions, especially religious and governing institutions.

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. (Ephesians 2:1)

because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. (Romans 8:7)

We see from this that minds of unregenerate men work in concert with the prince of this world system. The enemy of God in this world system is unregenerate mankind. This is why it is written that:

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (1 John 5:19)

Those who are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ seek to overcome the works of the devil within themselves by the Spirit of the Son in them, just as the firstborn Son overcame him.

I (Jesus) will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me, (John 14:30)

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12)

This does not mean that the enemy of God is in control of everything. There is a time for every purpose under heaven and nothing in Heaven or Earth happens apart from the Plan and purposes of God.

The Lord owns the earth and all it contains, the world and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1)

Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. In fact, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7)

There will never be a time when the plans of men will ever fully succeed. Just as the Tower of Babel came to nothing so the present plans of men seeking world dominion will fail. The only world government that will be established forever and ever is the Kingdom of God.

"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will raise up an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed and a kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will break in pieces and bring about the demise of all these kingdoms. But it will stand forever. You saw that a stone was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands; it smashed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold into pieces. The great God has made known to the king what will occur in the future. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is reliable.”" (Daniel 2:44-45)

The days of the empires of men are drawing to a close. There will be no realisation of their dreams of world domination. Their kingdoms are already falling. The Kingdom of God is at the very door. The Pope is mistaken as are all the evangelical churches waiting for an "Antichrist" and a rapture. Look up for your redemption draws nigh.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)