Looking around this world, it may not be apparent, on the surface that is, how the prince of this world, the devil, aka Satan is deceiving the whole world.
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9).
The devil uses beauty and riches as a disguise to deceive the whole world because the Holy Scriptures revealed that when he was is heaven his heart was lifted up because of his beauty.
“Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee” (Ezekiel 28:17).
Our Lord, Savior and King Jesus revealed saying: “He said to his disciples, ‘I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven’” (Luke 10:18).
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
The Devil and his angels know that there time is coming when they will be cast into the Lake of fire (Revelation 12:12. 14:11, 20:11).
We are to shun this faux sense of life in this world because God will make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery of life, which is hidden for us, the hope of glory at the end of time (Colossians 1:27).
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4).