Emanna for 06/24/2020
Releasing the God-created People from Satan's Hand
Matthew 12:28 But if I, by the Spirit of God, cast out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (29) Or how can anyone enter into the house of the strong man and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will thoroughly plunder his house.
Words of Ministry
The "house" here
signifies the kingdom of Satan, and "the strong man" is Satan, the evil one. The Greek word translated "goods" also means instruments, apparatus; hence, goods, stuff. The fallen people under Satan are his vessels, his instruments for his use. They are his goods kept in his house, his kingdom. Satan has a kingdom of darkness on earth, and the whole earth is under his usurpation. It is difficult to take one out of Satan's hand. Every fallen person is a vessel in Satan's house. Satan's house is his kingdom, and in his house are many vessels, the many fallen persons. In order to take a fallen person out of Satan's house, we must bind the strong man by prayer and fasting. This is the fighting of the spiritual battle for the establishment of the kingdom of the heavens. Chapter twelve of Matthew reveals that Satan has a kingdom, that Satan is the strong man usurping all the God-created people, and that in order to take people out of his usurping hand, there is the need to bind him. There are two kingdoms on earth: one is the kingdom of darkness, and the other is the kingdom of the heavens in the light. These two kingdoms are now confronting each other on earth. Therefore, there is the need to fight the battle. We all must fast and pray to bind the strong man. Then we shall be able to plunder his house.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 411-413. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/1/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.