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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Binding the Strong Man

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?  And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strongman? Then he can rob his house.
Matthew 12:25-29
Good Morning. What a beautiful and glorius day the Lord has prepared for us. During my morning meditation I found myself meditating on the scripture from Matthew 12:25. The challenges I am facing this morning normally rest on the breath of my experience  which as a result doesn't accomplish much because I am void of the solution. Today through my meditation those challenges are filtered through a different light.  That light is the Kingdom of God which has come upon me.
Here is an illustration of this living word.  In the passage of scripture out of Matthew 25  it provides me with a solution to bind the strong man.  To reference the term strong man it simply is a way of saying the issues that bind you and hold you down from receiving your best. Those issues can  include your finances, relationships, friendships, employment and so on.  Whatever situation you find yourself in that you can’t see your way clear of. Prayer is the first step in this process because you are seeking the kingdom of heaven and the Spirit of God  to bind up the strong man and allow you entrance to retrieve those things he has taken from you. The principles of the Spirit of God allows you to bear its fruit and provides you with access to victory over the strong man. In Galatians chapter 5 starting at verse 22. It says; But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness,  goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control. It goes on to indicate that against such things there is no law. Those of us who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
What has become essential for me as a believer and a man being transformed into the image of the risen Christ is the ability to pray and seek the kingdom of God concerning every area of my life. To break off those chains that bind me from the glory of God.  To live out the heaven here on earth which God has promised.  Satan is real and he will try bind you in every area of your life. Allow yourself be available as a witness  to the awesome act of love God presented to us through His only begotten son our Lord Jesus the Christ. Amen.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  Matthew 16:19