Jesus said: Matthew 12: 25 "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?" Mark 3: 22 "And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. 23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end". We see that Jesus taught there was a definite Kingdom of satan. He stated it to the Scribes and His accusers. Satan had an influence on the world after Christ ascended too. We see: Acts 26: 7 "Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." So the people who become believers are said to be turned from darkness and the poser of satan" That being said is this world under satans power and influence today? If so would that mean he has dominion over the earth at this time with the exception of the Holy Spirit and the angels on the 4 corners of the earth. We see 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8, 6 "And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:" Paul was definitely talking about this earth and the iniquity that works on it. The Holy Spirit letteth certain iniquities occur, but it says He will be removed that taken out of the way, when does that occur? Before the wicked one is revealed. This isn't satan he is already here, could this be the Beast out of the sea mentioned in Revelation, or the wicked one referred to by Daniel. the Beast who will rule in the Tribulation? So where is satan's kingdom right now, who has dominion over the earth at this time? Scripture makes it clear, satan has a Kingdom and Jesus was battling Him, Luke made it clear the unbelievers of this world are under the power of satan. Finally Paul said the Holy Spirit will be removed at some point and the wicked one will be revealed, that wouldn't be satan we already know he exist and we already see His influence in the world. So when is the Holy Spirit removed, at the Rapture of the church with the Bride that is the church. The wicked one is revealed and eventually comes to power at the 3 1/2 year mark. We see Revelation 7: 1 "And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." Once the 144,000 have been sealed from 12 tribes of Israel then these angels will release the full brunt of God's wrath upon the Kingdom of satan. The Tribulation will be in full swing, with the Holy Spirit and church removed.