Luk 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
Casting out devils with the finger of God
Love this phrase that Jesus speaks, “If I with the finger of God cast out devils”. What a word picture. It’s as if the adversary is just no match for the Son of God. I believe that. Doesn’t it seem that the Master spent most of his earthly ministry doing these three things?
1- Teaching & Preaching
3- Casting out devils
Though we don’t talk much about devils and demons these days, it is obvious that our world – our cosmos in under the sway of the evil one. The whold world lies in wickedness. And you and I both are in this daily battle to welcome “Thy kingdom come” into the realm of our lives. And to be delivered from evil. So when Jesus speaks of casting out devils, so that the kingdom of God comes upon us, doesn’t that speak of our daily quest to overcome evil and do good?
Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
Luk 11:22 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.
Taking the Strong Man’s Armor
So the obvious assigments can be made here, correct? The adversary is the strong man. When left undisturbed, he rules with his perverse brand of wickedness. And when Jesus Christ came to earth as a man, this Last Adam did what the First Adam should have done. He overcame the adversary. And He did this at the Cross, triumphing over him in it (the Cross).
So, with the ZOE life of God living in you and with the strong name of Jesus Christ, how can you lose? Your spiritual enemy is afraid of you, as you walk in the authority of that Name that is above every other name that’s been named. And your earthly enemies are also afraid of you, as you walk in love, grace, and forgiveness. On that wise, I love the bumper sticker slogan: “Forgive your enemies; it messes with their heads.”