“28 But if I (JESUS) cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” Matthew 12:28-29
There are some of us who really need to get a hold of this. As a Believer, we live in this world; a fallen world whose god is satan.
However, we have One Who has gone before us; an Elder Brother, Jesus Christ, Who has spoiled the devil’s goods, bound his power and utterly spoiled his house for whosoever will believe upon Him.
“14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:14-15
Hear me today, at Calvary Jesus Christ spoiled every principality and power. The Believer’s victory remains in the Cross of Christ. The shed Blood of Jesus has not lost it’s value in this worldly system. The madness of this world is temporal. The storm rage to and fro but the Blood of Jesus is still enough to redeem the believing sinner from the deepest of pits when they call upon His Name.
In the worldly system a gallon of gasoline may go up or down in value. We pay a dollar today for a gallon of gas and tomorrow we may pay $2 for a gallon of gas. In our carnal minds, that’s how we operate but this is NOT how the Blood of Christ Jesus is valued in the Eyes of God. No, no! It is the price HE paid at Calvary that maintains it’s “value” in the Eyes of God for our Salvation, not our religious rites and ceremonies. Our abilities, intellect and vain philosophies have absolutely zero value in the Eyes of God for our Redemption OR our Sanctification. Our faith in these works is a currency that holds no value. It is akin to offering up 10 marbles for a gallon of gas.
Jesus Christ paid the price for our Redemption. HE blotted out the handwriting of ordinance which was against us and it is our faith in that, HIS Finished Work, which freely gives us all that we need according to His riches in Glory. This currency, faith in the Cross of Christ for both Salvation AND daily living for God, affords the Believer the Divine flow of God’s Grace that no devil in hell can hinder because his house (satan’s house) has been utterly spoiled by the Blood of Christ. The devil may bluster and blow but for those who are in Jesus Christ, there will remain a peace beyond understanding. We know in Whom we have believed and we know His Work is finished. His victory is our victory. Soon and very soon, our faith will become sight…until then, we must occupy until He comes. We must keep fighting that good fight of faith – the only currency that will spend in God’s economy.
-Donna Clark Warren