PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 12:22-29
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“The kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Matthew 12:28)
Humans were made to rule creation in the Spirit’s power (Genesis 1:26-28,2:7).
When we rebelled against God, Satan became the strong man.
Throughout history, no child of Adam has been able to beat the strong man.
One way or another Satan tricked and trapped every human being… until Jesus.
Jesus is the promised seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15), crushing the serpent.
After the cross, the victory is complete, all authority belongs to Jesus (Matthew 28:18).
Satan is bound, we are free… but that doesn’t keep Satan from pretending.
Satan still whispers his lies, like he did in the garden… and many listen.
We need to submit to the Spirit of Jesus, not the demons of Satan.
Too many people – even christians – are submitting to the wrong one.
Satan controls many people through discouragement, distraction, deception and doubt.
Every day we must discern our thoughts and experiences, to see if they’re true.
Like Jesus we battle in the wilderness all the time; like Jesus we have the Spirit.
The kingdom of God has come upon us, but am I living like it?
Lord, You HAVE overcome the devil and taken back creation for God and for us. Satan is a liar, and is good at it, but he cannot beat You. I choose to stand with You!