But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
Jesus wants His students to know. There is more power in the Finger of God than in all the combined forces of evil in this world.
And the Teacher makes it plain. There is a battle raging on planet earth and He has come to fight it and to win it for those who follow Him.
Now He requires everyone in the world to choose sides. To join Him in the triumph over evil or be defeated along with the evil forces aligned against God! There is no middle ground.
He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
His is a rescue mission. To come into the stronghold of evil and create a new reality! A kingdom of God on the earth!
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 the spoils.
Evil is the strong man. Evil seeks to control those possessed by it. But Jesus is the Someone Stronger who attacks evil and overpowers it.
The miracles of Jesus demonstrate His power to do this. They all foreshadow His ultimate victory over evil – the resurrection from the dead.
It’s time to choose sides. Jesus suggests the Finger of God wins.