Satan Forfeits his Legal Rights

So focused on killing Jesus in order to keep his kingdom, Satan suddenly realizes that he unwittingly enthroned Jesus as the rightful king of the physical realm—for Satan wielded his power of death over someone he did not legally own, someone not tainted with sin. (Eph. 4:8; Col. 2:14-15; 1 Cor. 2:8; 1 John 3:8; Heb. 2:14)

Satan on the Rock (1866), by Gustave DorĂ©, in John Milton's Paradise Lost. Public Domain.