Only as the 'god' of this world of badness - 2 Corinthians 4:4 - because sinner Satan misleads the nations.Christians tend to be dualists, because they make Satan into a second god practically. But Judaism doesn't do this. For us, Satan is God's employee, who can only do what God allows. There is but one ultimate power--God. That's not dualism.
In other words, Satan is the behind-the-scenes Puppet Master pulling the world's strings.
Interesting that you say: God's employee.
Shouldn't an employee do the Boss's bidding ___________
If I would have gone against my boss I would have lost my job, my position as an employee.
" employee" Satan forsook his assigned position according to Ezekiel 28:13-17.
But God allowed Satan's challenge at Job 2:4-5 that to touch Job's flesh (loose physical health) and he would Not serve God.
And by way of extension Satan also challenges all of us that under adverse conditions we also would Not serve God.
Both Job and Jesus under suffering conditions proved Satan a liar and so can we.