Despite all indications to the contrary, faith must always proclaim: “This world belongs to the Lord.”
I highly respect Christians that are involved in intercessory prayer. I believe their prayers are powerful and God pays them heed. Nevertheless, I have repeatedly seen Christians become over focused on the hostile powers and principalities that have commandeered the world and are now holding it hostage. Much attention is given to the devil’s schemes. Very little attention is given to the power and sovereignty of God. Hope seems distant and elusive.
Years ago I worked for a national retailer. In their sales training they told us that the average customer will share a negative experience with many people, but they will likely share a positive experience with only a few people. This happens because people typically give more attention to problems than solutions.
As Christians, we ought to know that the solution to sin and the devil has already been formulated and prescribed in the word of God. God wins. Sin is judged and the devil loses. Perhaps our prayers would be more powerful and effective if we had these facts more enthusiastically in mind.
Psalm 24:1 A psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.