kingdoms in conflict



Luke 11:14-18

Luke 11:14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the man who had been mute began speaking, and the crowds were amazed.
Luke 11:15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons,.”
Luke 11:16 Others, to test him, began asking for a sign from heaven.
Luke 11:17 But Jesus, realizing what they were thinking, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and a divided household falls.
Luke 11:18 So if Satan too is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? I ask you this because you claim that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

kingdoms in conflict

Jesus knew that his ministry was not just treating single cases, just trying to do good to individuals. He understood his ministry as representing a kingdom, and one which is destined to stand forever, and not fall into oblivion. That is why he replied to the accusations that he was using Satan’s power. That cannot be, because his kingdom is the antithesis to Satan’s, and will eventually overthrow it.

LORD, may your kingdom come in its fullness, soon!

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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