Mt. 4:24 π Mt. 8:28-29 π Mt. 12:29 π Jn. 14:30 π 2 Cor. 7:1 π Gal. 5:24
“Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house and spoil his good except he first bind the strong man? Then he will spoil his house.” ( Mt. 12:29; top )
The landing field for evil forces in a believer is the flesh-life or self-life in that believer. This flesh-life was meant to be crucified ( Gal. 5:24; top ), to be dead in believers’ lives. If the self-life hasn’t died in us, the strong man will use this area to avoid being bound.
Jesus said, “…The prince of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.” ( Jn. 14:30; top ) The landing field for evil was totally non-existent in Jesus’ life, therefore the strong man was bound as far as Jesus was concerned, making Jesus the head of all principality and power.
The two possessed with devils came out of the tombs and cried to Jesus, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, son of God? Are You come here to torment us before the time?” ( Mt. 8:28-29; top ) These demons knew ahead of time their fate was sealed through Jesus. There was no landing field on Him. He had the controlling power, they were bound and their house, their goods, plottings and intentions were spoiled.
We are told to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh ( 2 Cor. 7:1; top ); are we willing to let the Lord bring us to a place of death to our fleshly landing field, so that we may be vessels fit for the Father’s use to spoil principalities and powers of unrighteousness?
Of course, we will not go around rebuking, binding, loosing and casting out every evil thing we come in contact with, but like Jesus we will ask the Father, “What would you have me do in this particular situation?” The resultant obedience will spoil the strong man’s house every time.
“…And they brought unto Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.” ( Mt. 4:24; top )
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