Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Luke-Finger of God

Luke 11:14  And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.  

A dumb devil, interesting.  

Luke 11:15  But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
Luke 11:16  And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
Luke 11:17  But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Luke 11:18  If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

A kingdom divided cannot stand, words to apply also to our nation, that appears to be divided over the name of Jesus and the ten commandments written by the finger of God.   What purpose would it be to cast out through the authority of the devil? Beelzebub, It is probably the same as Baalzebub ( q.v.), the god of Ekron, meaning "the lord of flies," or, as others think, "the lord of dung," or "the dung-god." (Easton's)

Luke 11:19  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.  

Let your own son's speak to you of your error.

Luke 11:20  But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.  

Jesus, with the finger of God, casting out devils, no doubt this was the presence of God's kingdom authority. This was the finger of God that was with Moses before the King of Egypt.  

Exo 8:19  Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.   This was the same authority that met with Moses on Mt. Sinai and delivered the law.

Exo 31:18  And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.  

The Jewish leaders hearts were as Pharaohs heart, resisting the Lord. You can resist God and bring destruction or glorify him and be blessed. The power of God is at hand. His finger is pointed at you. Receive his power, by receiving Jesus, and a new life in Him.

Eaglewings Ministries


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