So That You May Know – Releasing God’s Power in Your Life

February 13, 2022

Luke 11:14-26

Jesus concluded that his work of driving out demons proved that the Kingdom of God had arrived.  Satan, who had controlled the kingdom of this world for thousands of years, was now being controlled and overpowered by Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven.  Jesus’ Kingdom began to come into power at Jesus’ birth and grew as he resisted the wilderness temptations.  It established itself through his teachings and healings, blossomed in victory at this resurrection and at Pentecost, and will become permanent and universal at his second coming.  The Kingdom of God arrived with the coming of Jesus Christ.  In Luke 11: 24-26, Jesus was illustrating an unfortunate human tendency: Our desire to reform often does not last long.  In Israel’s history, almost as soon as a good kind would pull down idols, a bad king would set them up again.  It is not enough to be emptied of evil; we must then be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s new purpose in our life!