No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
IN OUR VERSE today, the Master teaches us a warfare principle.
in teaching us this, He presumes that we understand that we possess authority.
What He is teaching us then is to exercise our authority.
He is teaching us how to plunder Satan’s kingdom and take the precious souls that our Blessed Lord has died for.
Weymouth translation of this verse reads, “Nay, no one can go into a strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.”
Tree of life version reads, “But no one can enter a strong man’s house to ransack his property, unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he will thoroughly plunder his house.”
It is evident that He presumed that the Believer has the wherewithal to subdue this strong man.
The first principle then in plundering the strong man’s house is to first bind him. The Greek word for bind is “deho”. It is used both in a literal sense and also in a figurative sense. And in this verse the Master is using it in a figurative sense. Definitely not in a literal sense where we use ropes and bind up satan.
No in this case we exercise our authority over him in the affairs we want him to desist his maneuvers.
For instance in the case of finances, you bind Satan, and command him to take his hands of your finances, business, or job and then claim what you want. In the case of souls, you bind Satan and cut off his influence over the people you are trying to win.
It is the same way in every other areas of your life.
It is time to plunder Satan’s house. He has alot that belongs to you and he is guarding them jealously. Don’t be moved, use your authority and bind him, and then reach out and claim what is yours. Go ahead and do it now!
This is indeed the greatest year you have ever seen so far!
God bless you richly!
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Matthew 26:13 KJV
THE greatest Blessing bestowed on ‘mortals’ is the privilege to be the only ones to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ!
And it is such that when one goes out of his way and does extraordinary things for the gospel, the Master is so stired!
In this chapter of treachery that we read, this verse shines, it stands as an oasis in a desert of leanness and meanness of soul!
This woman’s outstanding interest and sold out participation in the Master’s suffering touched the Master in a great way!
He said that anywhere the gospel is preached, this thing she did will be mentioned! Her giving has become a memorial of her!
Many people don’t understand the sacrifice this woman made. It is said that her ointment costed a year’s wages!!! Wao!
It is evident that this was not her first time of giving for no one starts giving with such radicality at the beginning!
She pressed on with her giving until she gave the seed that became a memorial! It was indeed and unforgettable seed!
You too can have a memorial before God! Press in until you get it!
An ordinary, common life is far from you! A life of serving the Lord with left overs is far from you!
May your life be a shining example of commitment to the Lord!
God bless you richly!
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
THE MASTER’ S coming is very at hand. In this chapter, the Master outlines several signs that we are to watch out for.
He is very specific!
Then He says, this generation will not pass till all these things be fulfilled.
The billion dollar question is, ‘is it possible that our generation is the generation the Master is talking about.
That is the question I will want you to contemplate.
He said as it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
During the time of Noah, there was rampant lasciviousness. There was willful affront on God. There was willful ignorance. During the time of Noah, men and women mocked righteousness. Are this happening now?
The Master also said there will be multiplicity of natural disasters. Evidently this generation has and is continuing to see such.
If this generation is to be that generation mentioned by the Master, that will see His coming, then it also follows that this is the generation that MUST preach the gospel to every creature.
Whether this is the generation that will see the Master or not, necessity is laid upon all that believe on the Master to take the task of preaching the gospel and reaching the world with the gospel the first priority.
Those that prioritise this and commit wholly to this task will be greatly rewarded beyond their imagination when the Master comes.
The Master is counting on you.
God bless you richly.