KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:15 KJV” But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils”.
The comments of the Jews in our key scripture was made after the Lord Jesus had healed the dumb man, by casting away the dumb spirit from him. What should have been the normal reaction of a people to the instant healing of one who could not speak? It should have been jubilation and excitement. In this case, they rather accused Jesus of casting out demons with the prince of devils, Beelzebub. Beelzebub is another name for Satan. It also means the king of the flies. This accusation was not the end of their negative remarks, but they also tempted Him by demanding a sign from heaven.
What was really happening here? Please note, anytime you do anything that affects the devil, he would retaliate. In this instant the enemy was using a diversionary strategy. Focus is one big ingredient for ultimate success in various life endeavors. Satan would do everything to divert those who are successfully dealing with him. During moments of casting away devils, one needs to be very sensitive to the leading of the Spirit, to be able to successfully deal with the demons. A demon may attempt to frighten you, scream in away as if, the person is dying or engages you in a useless dialogue.
When praying to overthrow family altars, be ready for all kinds of destructions, to make you stop your consistency in prayer. In some cases, these devils will raise oppositions or difficulties that may cause you to give up. Please victory is always yours. Never give up your fire. You must keep praying till total victory is obtained. Satan or his demons never have the last word. It is what your faith can determine. Remember, Jesus said Lazarus’ sickness was not unto death, yet he died (John 11). That state would have caused many people to throw in the towel. Jesus knew it was not up to Satan to decide, but the victory laid in His hands. It depended on His ability to make His faith function. If you give attention to the devil, he would give you direction.
I am not ignorant of the devices of the enemy. The word of God and pleasing God is my focus. Nothing can divert or manipulate me from seeking victory over the enemy. He is eternally defeated and through Christ I am eternally victorious.
Proverbs 4:25-27 KJV “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil”.
2 Corinth 11:3 KJV “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ”.