Reading: Matthew 12:22-50
“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there….” – Matthew 12:43-45 (NIV)
“He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.” – Matthew 12:30 (NIV)
“But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” – Matthew 12:28 (NIV)
The Lord has come, the kingdom of God has come upon us, let us lay hold of it (Matthew 11:12)!
“…The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” – Luke 17:20-21 (KJV)