(Comment – “Rise” means that Satan’s Kingdom is coming out of hiding and is becoming more evident in the worldwide problems.)
Satan’s kingdom is rising and taking shape for all to see. This is what I call the rise of the satanic kingdom. The question is this. Why is his kingdom rising? Why has Satan chosen to become so visible when he is making such progress by being hidden? What causes this? People will soon see the worldwide spread of satanic power. They will see the worldwide darkness and, for the first time, will conclude that all this darkness is beyond the scope of merely natural powers. But why would Satan want to rise up and be seen? First, he is making a mistake, just as he made a mistake in stirring up those who killed me and gave me the victory of the cross. (1Cor.2:18)
He is impatient and would have greater results if he had stayed hidden. He is proud and wants to assert himself before the proper time. So, as his kingdom rises up and people begin to bemoan this evident show of demonic power, you can rejoice because Satan is making a mistake.
Comment: People believe that Satan always acts intelligently when really he makes lots of mistakes. God uses these for his purposes.