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14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
Luke 11:14-23NOT DIVIDEDPeople sometimes will try to make you seem like you are the devil. They will accuse you of evil intentions when you are trying to do the will of God. Sometimes this happens in marriages or families. You are trying to do all you can but people don’t see that. Your enemies encamp all around you God will raise you up! Keep standing for the Lord!We must stop judging out of our flesh and listen to the Holy Spirit! We must agree with the Lord. We must not allow the enemy to divide us (the body of Christ). STOP trying to make people like you and pray that they become more like Jesus. Often people try to make us like them! When we try to make people like us instead of like God, that is manipulation!Before judging people, we must remember that everyone is going through Spiritual warfare. People are afraid to just be themselves. We must allow people to be themselve. God can use them.
We must strive to have the same mind in Christ. The enemy wants to separate us. We must not allow that to happen.
We can walk in peace when we start seeking to please God instead of people. Tune into God. We must guard our tongues. Let God tell us when to be quiet. Exhort the brethren. You don’t have to be the life of the party, we just need to please God. If we talk too long, we will offend someone! We must learn to listen to one another. The enemy wants to distract men so they can not lead his family, community, church etc. The enemy is NOT stronger than the spirit of God.
v20 It only takes the finger of God to cast out devils! Then what power there must be in the voice of God! We must let the enemy know “not up in here!” In the process of my battle, I’m learning something! If I have to go through, I know I am not alone so I am not going through alone.
Are you going to assist the enemy or be a balm in Gilead? We must be part of the healing! We must be a balm!
Stand! Don’t you sit down. Don’t you lie down! Stand with one another in Christ.