Luke 4:6, Who Has Dominion Over The Earth?
And the devil said unto [Jesus], All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
//In this verse, Satan makes a bold claim: that he has dominion over all the nations, and has the power to grant that position to Jesus. However, Matthew claims just the opposite in his gospel:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth –Matthew 28:18
So who is the big boss? Satan or Jesus?
It’s a trick question. The verse in Luke is at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry; the verse in Matthew is at the very end, after Jesus has been resurrected. The Gospel message is that Jesus overcame the world; Jesus proved victorious over evil, and over Satan.
Therefore, what used to belong to Satan now belongs to Jesus.