WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Luke 11:19 Now if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
Luke 11:20 But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you.
Luke 11:21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his possessions are safe.
Luke 11:22 But when a stronger man attacks and defeats him, he takes away the first man’s armour on which the man relied and divides up his plunder.
Luke 11:23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
gathering with him
Jesus described his deliverance ministry as a stronger man overcoming and plundering a strong man. He was intent on going throughout the villages and towns and finding those demonised, he would deliver them all. He was overthrowing Satan’s kingdom, one soul at a time.
Those who had decided to criticise and oppose Jesus had sided with the wrong kingdom. Those of us who have decided to believe in Jesus and support his work must take up the same work. We must gather with him, or else we are on the wrong team, doing the wrong work.
LORD, show us how to overcome Satan’s kingdom.