The Kingdom of God (Matthew 12)

If it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.

Don’t give the Devil more credit than he deserves. Satan can’t make you do anything. Jesus’ entrance into the world was the clear proclamation that the Devil has had his day, done, finished, over. Far too often we are (for whatever reason) fooled into thinking we have to wait for some future time for the forces of evil to be reigned in for the Kingdom (us) to be effective… no way! Jesus was telling those who would listen “I AM the kingdom… it’s NOW!” How much authority does the Great Commission (Matthew 28) say Jesus has right now? “ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME, SO GO!” Jesus gives a great analogy… He is here, so Satan is “bound” (to use the biblical phrase cf. Rev 20:2), he has no power to deceive anyone… The Son of God is here to plunder his house. Satan is strong, no doubt, but not anything like Jesus. He’s on a leash and he’s God’s devil. He doesn’t have free-reign, there’s no where you can’t go with the gospel! GO!

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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