THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Scripture: Matthew 12:28-29
Verses 28-29 state, “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.” Did Jesus declare that the Kingdom of God is here? The answer is, yes He did! If it is here, verse 29 that follows is available to ask right now. How can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man? In Greek the first ‘plunder’ is har-paz-o. The second is “he will plunder” from dia-har-paz-o. This is a strengthened form of har-paz-o, ‘to take away by force, to demonstrate superior strength and ability through action’. Jesus is declaring that the actions of the church will result in spoiling or taking away the goods of the enemy. That referred to wealth transfer as Israel comes out of Egypt! It also becomes an issue of making Jewish people jealous as referenced in Romans 11 when God prepares to graft that last great harvest in. The interesting part of this is that the strength of dia-har-paz-o points us to the strengthened quality of power that God chooses to demonstrate in the earth in defunding evil in the last days and that is a concept we need to embrace. God is anointing His servants to defund evil!!