The divided Kingdom (Matthew 12:24-30) | back
24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. The Pharisees were really mad now that they heard about the miracle and accused Him of being a devil. (Satan; king of devils). Now remember back in verse 15 when Christ left the church the whole congregation left with Him. The Pharisees were not happy about this. (a little loss from their livelihood maybe).
25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. A divided Kingdom ends in ruin, and a city or home divided against itself cannot stand.
26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Satan would not cast out himself!
27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. If as you claim that I am casting out demons by invoking the powers of Satan, then by what power do your own children (people) use when they cast them out. Let them answer your accusation! You see; They had no power or authority to cast out devils because they were part of Satan and his devils.
28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. God's Spirit has come down to you. (The Holy Spirit)
29Or 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. One cannot rob Satan's kingdom without first binding Satan. Only then can his demons be cast out! Christ had to be stronger than Satan in order to rid this man of evil spirits. (Christ was saying; I am stronger than Satan).
30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Anyone that isn't helping me is harming me. If you get yourself wrapped up in traditions of men and false teachings, they make void the Word of God.