Kingdoms in Conflict
“If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?” - Matthew 12:26
Part of Jesus’ ministry, when He was on earth, and ministered for about three and a half years, was to cast out demons. He preached, He taught, He healed the sick, and cast out demons. His accusers said that this powerful aspect of His earthly mission was done by the power of Satan, the leader and commander of demons.
Jesus saw that much sickness and oppression was because people were possessed by demons and they needed deliverance. The kingdom of light came into conflict with the kingdom of darkness and Jesus said, “If Satan casts out Satan, his kingdom would be divided.”
The devil cannot do anything good, it would be against his nature - he is only bent on doing evil. Jesus, however, went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. The devil cannot heal nor do anything good. If he did he would be working against himself.
The kingdom of God is confirmed on earth by the casting out of demons. Today do not be ignorant of the devil and his devious devices to undermine your faith. Stand your ground against every temptation he presents today.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for giving me power over all the power of the devil and that no weapon formed against me today shall prosper, for You live in me and You are greater than he that is in the world.