Devotional Luke 11:19-22 – Commentary, Bible Study, Blog – Parable of the Strong Man – Day 255

Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebul (Satan) (as you claim), by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder. 

Satan’s goal is to take God away and rule the world. To do that he turns the truth into lies. One truth is that Black Lives Matter. Black lives matter to God, and God believes that people of color deserve to be treated justly. If you say anything against the cause, you are considered prejudice and evil, so it is the perfect stage for Satan to battle God. David Clarke, a black Democratic Sheriff, called Black Lives Matter an “anarchist movement” that masks itself using poor and disadvantaged people in order to gain broader support. Jessica Whittaker went to a BLM rally in Indiana and said, “All lives matter.” Granted that attitude is unsympathetic, but Jessica was shot to death. Her three-year old son is motherless. BLM activist Shaun King, has called for the destruction of Jesus Christ statues and Christian churches because these symbols are forms of “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda.”

God wants unity and love, so Jesus doesn’t argue with those saying lies about him. Instead, He tells a short parable in which Satan is the fully-armed strong man who guards his own kingdom. Satan possesses people and makes them evil. These people become Satan’s possessions, the armor in which he hides. God is the only one stronger than Satan. He loves and pursues each of us. When Satan gets into our heads, God can overpower Satan and take us back. Jesus will judge us, not Satan, so it doesn’t pay to lie to Him.

Father God, you don’t want me to worry about the condition of the world, but Christianity is being threatened. Therefore, I trust you to promote leaders who will unite our country, further educate our law enforcement, and protect churches. Surround the family of Jessica Whittaker with the peace of Your Spirit and Lord, I pray you will pursue Shaun King and show him your love. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Devotional Luke 11:19-22 – Commentary, Bible Study, Blog – Parable of the Strong Man – Day 255

4 thoughts on “Devotional Luke 11:19-22 – Commentary, Bible Study, Blog – Parable of the Strong Man – Day 255

  1. Black Lives Matter is being run by Anarchists. I don’t think that a lot of people know this. That is the beauty of it in Satan’s eyes. I think that a lot of black people believe in this group but don’t know the truth of this group. All lives matter. I pray with you, for the family of Jessica Whittaker. I, also, pray for strong leadership in our country, leadership that believes in our right to worship as we choose. I do not understand how anyone can see a church as standing for white supremacy. Black people go to church too.

    1. Unfortunately, a lot of churches are mostly white and others mostly black, probably due to music preferences. The church is one area where people of all races should be able to worship together. In a lot of city black churches and white churches will work together on a project which is wonderful.

  2. I feel like it is more about location than the music, but music could be a factor. I, myself, love gospel music. The church I attended had guest choirs join in the service and gospel choirs were invited. I loved those Sundays. There is no logic in the thought that a church stands for white supremacy.

    1. Unfortunately, there is not much free art out there of Jesus having the darker middle eastern skin that He has. So much of the art I post has Jesus being white. If I had a choice, I would show his true color. Of course, skin color doesn’t matter to Jesus. It was given as he gives eye and hair color. So you’re right, Jesus is the head of the church, so a church can’t stand for white supremacy. But I hope all the Christian artists out there will start depicting Christ as He is.

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