Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Strong Man

 I took some time today to read Mathew 12….  Then I went to Mark 3 and read there.  It is to my understanding that the Pharisees were speaking of Beelzebub and inferring that Jesus had an evil spirit.  Jesus then speaks as he does in a parable.  He begins by saying "how can Satan drive out Satan?"  etc..  Further on He tells them how to cast out the evil man.  (strongman in this case)


During my thinking and contemplating on these scriptures, I further related this strong man's house to our souls.  How satan can take the treasures the Lord has deposited within us and hold those treasures from us keeping us captive.  It is when we bind the strong man we then can release those treasures and purposes He has imparted to us and begin to use them for His Kingdom.  At last, FREEDOM to become more like Christ, to witness and set others free.…... 


In the NIV  Luke 11:21 explains it more clearly to me.  V20 Jesus tells them if He drives out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to us"   Then further in V21  "When a strong man, (satan) fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.  V 22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes ways the armor in which the man trusted and divided up the spoils." 


Pretty Cool…  Well then I also did some looking into other man's thinking here they are