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Swept Clean

****Luke.11:14 He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. It happened, when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the multitudes marveled.

We should ask ourselves when reading this account of Christ casting out demons by what power did he cast them out with? Moreover, why confusion with the teachers of Israel over casting out demons?

1 Corinthians 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the assemblies of the saints.

First, Christ was born under the law into God's household of Israel for very good reason do you know what that is? It was so Christ could complete the law as a perfect man without sin. Yes, the entire law could be finished, completed, put aside if one person without sin would give their life for many. As Adam lost that right by sinning, Christ earned that right by not sinning against God's righteous law.

Rom.10:4 For Christ is the fulfillment{or, completion, or end} of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
10:5 For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, "The one who does them will live by them."{Leviticus 18:5}

Heb.3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;
3:2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house. 3:3 For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who built the house has more honor than the house. 3:4 For every house is built by someone; but he who built all things is God. 3:5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken, 3:6 but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house; whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the glorying of our hope firm to the end.

Subsequently, the law, if executed correctly in the blood of animals had power to cast out demons. Yes, the law backed by God's authority could make one righteous, clean, causing the demons to leave or be cast out. Christ then was not casting out demons by a new covenant here, for the old had not yet been completed. He had not been murdered hung upon a stake giving his precious sinless life so we might be declared righteous by his blood.

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son, born to a woman, born under the law.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 8:3 For what the law couldn't do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;

Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Galatians 3:24 So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

So it is in this context there was confusion for the teachers of the law in Israel because they were saying Christ was not under the law, he was a sinner not of their faith an apostate deserving of death and they were just waiting the moment they would gather enough evidence to kill him. However, the confusion was how could he be doing these powerful works, if he was not under our law, and part of us? Now we have the context of this discussion.

****Luke 11:15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."

Was Satan, Beelzebul working in concert with God, YHWH? That is the question? Well, the teachers of Israel would say no! One is clean (Israel by the law), and the other unclean (Christ for breaking the law), light and darkness do not work together, so Christ power had to come to him by Satan in their judgment!

John 8:39 They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

John 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.

John 8:52 Then the Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, 'If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.'

John 8:53 Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"

John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."

John 7:24 Don't judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

John 7:51 "Does our law judge a man, unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?"

John 8:15 You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.

The problem was, why was it those under the power of the law, boasting in being made clean by the law could not cast out demons, who was actually unclean? The answer was simple, the same answer false religion is dealing with today? Are they seeking God's righteousness, or their own? Moreover, where are we told the habitation of the demon exist by God's own word? Is it not false religion?

1 Corinthians 10:18 Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

Romans 9:8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as a seed.

Romans 8:7 because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God's law, neither indeed can it be.

Revelation 18:2 He cried with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and she has become a habitation of demons, a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird!

Yes, the household of God fleshly Israel had become unclean because they thought the law made them clean, that is, sinless in their flesh by the power of the application of the law. The law did not make one clean, or sinless, it evoke sin in our flesh proving we need mercy by the power of a sinless life! Self-righteousness by works of law was never in the law. They were the household God, He had swept them clean, had set them in order for the habitation of his own Spirit. They were not the nations that were under the power of Satan system of things, they had the power of God provided they not walk in their own righteousness.

1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Hebrews 7:19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 9:22 According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.

Why then could they not expel the demons? How had they lost the power over wicked spirit force? They must be unclean, not having God's righteousness any longer, or they must deny Christ power of being judged by the works of God.

John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God."

****Luke.11:16 Others, testing him, sought from him a sign from heaven. 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. A house divided against itself falls.

Satan house is always divided in works of the flesh that manifest themselves in wars, fights, hatred, division, and confusion that is the order of the day! But let us not take Satan side of this argument! What of God's own household that is who Christ is dealing with here, not Satan household, but Israel under the law of Moses?

James.3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.
3:15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.
3:16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Is God's house that weak that Satan must be used to cast out demons from it? Has the house of God been divided into unclean confusion as Satan's own house is? Did these teachers not know the difference between clean and unclean, and the fruit of both? Why would they deny their own corrupt fruit for division and confusion? Had they become so self-righteous they didn't even know the ways of the God they boast in for some two thousand's years that he is not the God of confusion but of peace and order?

Levitius 10:10 and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

James. 3:11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? 3:12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.
3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.

****Luke.11:18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

The question is, is Satan dividing his own kingdoms to promote God's? How was Satan able toget into God's household in the first place if they were a clean people by the power of the law? In other words, if Israel strength came from being separated from the Gentle and the god of the Gentiles was Satan and wicked spirit force how had Satan started helping the household of God that Christ was expelling demons from?

1 Corinthians 10:20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God, and I don't desire that you would have fellowship with demons. 10:21 You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.

1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

James 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.

No! The confusion was that they were unclean under division and confusion just like Satan household was, which is shown by its fruit but Israel's teachers were denying those corrupt fruits to maintain their own righteousness. Satan house hold existed in division by works of the flesh and will come to nothing because his kingdom exist divided proven by the constant wars among the nations since the first kingdom was built by Satan. Israel had become just like the fruits of all worldly nations, but teacher were justifying their own wicked works by boasting their works were clean because they wipe themselves with God's laws!

Haggi 2:12 'If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and with his fold touches bread, stew, wine, oil, or any food, will it become holy?'" The priests answered, "No."
2:13 Then Haggai said, "If one who is unclean by reason of a dead body touch any of these, will it be unclean?" The priests answered, "It will be unclean." 2:14 Then Haggai answered, "'So is this people, and so is this nation before me,' says Yahweh; 'and so is every work of their hands. That which they offer there is unclean.

****Luke11:19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore will they be your judges.

Who was Israel children at the time of Christ? Lets not take Satan side of this argument, it would be spiritual Israel that accepted the Christ, the Christ that completed their system of things by his what? His righteous blood.

John 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome{The word translated "overcome" (katelaben) can also be translated "comprehended." It refers to getting a grip on an enemy to defeat him.} it.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:

They would soon cast out demons by the power of Christ they would be given the power of God because they were made clean, that is, sinless and righteous by the power of indestructible life, that of, Christ Jesus.

Mark.3:13 He went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him. 3:14 He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach, 3:15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:

There fruits would judge flesh Israel not of God, but of Beelzebul household just like all false religion is the lurking place of the demons. Their house would become the same as all worldly households divided against itself, Christ every words who judge them as doing the works of Satan and not the works of God, as they had boast in. They thought themselves chosen and better than unclean nations by their self-importance, their own righteousness was so important to them the deny their own corrupt works and killed the Son of God.

John 7:7 The world can't hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.

John 8:39 They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

John 8:41 You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God."

John 9:3 Jesus answered, "Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.

They knew they were unclean by their own works clearly seen by everyone in Israel, and yet, they sought nothing higher. They instead judged Christ evil to maintain their position as teachers.

Gal.5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.
5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness,
5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
5:21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,{or, faithfulness}
5:23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 5:24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let's also walk by the Spirit. 5:26 Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.

****Luke.11:20 But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come to you.

Nothing could be clearer than the truth spoke here, God is not divide or does he hand is children a viper when asking for a fish. They had gotten God wrong they were taking Satan side of the argument in slandering and opposing God as the flesh does against the Spirit of God. Who was divided, and evil, God or man? Who was divided God or fleshly Israel because of its works of law?

James.1:4 Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
1:6 But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.
1:7 For let that man not think that he will receive anything from the Lord.

James.1:16 Don't be deceived, my beloved brothers.
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. 1:18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
1:19 So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
1:20 for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God.

How had they become worst then the nations they hated? Well Christ is going to give us the answer below?

****Luke.11:21 "When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. 11:22 But when someone stronger attacks him and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

Was fleshly Israel given the complete armor of God, were they safe from their enemies if they were serving God? How had they lost God's power of peace and unity finding themselves in the power of division and hate? Why were they denying the truth they lived in calling their fruit good instead of a corrupt tree good?

John 5:41 I don't receive glory from men.

John 5:44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?

John 7:18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

John 8:50 But I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.

John 8:54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is our God.

John 9:24 So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner."

They were no longer strong, they were under the power Satan's unclean nations that caused desolation to their own nation, Roman's power! Yet, they denied how they got there? Their whole history showed how they got there and yet they could not read the road map into destruction! They loved the glory of their illustrious forefather more than the glory of God.

Exodus 15:26 and he said, "If you will diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Yahweh who heals you."

Exodus 23:22 But if you indeed listen to his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.

Levitius 26:21 "'If you walk contrary to me, and won't listen to me, then I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

Here today we find one false religion after another under the power of corrupt governments that Christ will destroy at Armageddon, religion subjected to their unclean laws and practices, yet, they glory in a lie of being Christ kingdom on earth, all them call themselves the temple of God, where Christ righteousness dwells for mankind today!

Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.

Revelation 16:14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs; which go forth to the kings of the whole inhabited earth, to gather them together for the war of that great day of God, the Almighty.

What are their fruits? Why do they call bad good, and good bad? Why do they produce corrupt fruit and call Christ wicked by boasting in their works that deny Christ?

Proverbs 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 20:14 "It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 28:10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.

Proverbs 28:21 To show partiality is not good; yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter; and I didn't know that they had devised devices against me, [saying], Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

Christ completed the law, in a war to conquer the flesh while in his flesh, under strong outcries! Christ was the strong man he plundered fleshly Israel strength the law, abolishing its power and buried it in his own life. Christ took captive men for the glory of God's Kingdom in a Spirit temple where incorruptibility allows no corruption of flesh, ever! Christ conquered the power of the law, sin, which sin leads to death. He empty the power of Hades those in death by the power of sin the prison they could not get out of, which the same law held them in bondage to.

Phip. 2:5 Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus,
2:6 who, existing in the form of God, didn't consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, 2:7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. 2:8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. 2:9 Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name;
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Rev.1:17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, "Don't be afraid. I am the first and the last, 1:18 and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. I have the keys of Death and of Hades{or, Hell}.

Christ now has all the precious things of God's temple, he is the reality of Israel below, he is the complete solution to all mankind's evils and problem in him alone is our salvation. Yes, Satan is divided, and yes, so was Israel that is why they were plundered because they were not of God any longer, they were of false religion the lurking place of every unclean bird and demon. Israel trust in things, idols, they had made the law and the prophets idols exchanging the glory of God, for unclean creatures that must be made righteous by innocent blood of some one else unselfish act, how far had they fallen?

Haggi.2:15 Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of Yahweh.
2:16 Through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty, there were only twenty.
2:17 I struck you with blight, mildew, and hail in all the work of your hands; yet you didn't turn to me,' says Yahweh.
2:18 'Consider, please, from this day and backward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, since the day that the foundation of Yahweh's temple was laid, consider it.
2:19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Yes, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree haven't brought forth. From this day will I bless you.'" 2:20 The Word of Yahweh came the second time to Haggai in the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,
2:21 "Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, 'I will shake the heavens and the earth. 2:22 I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations. I will overthrow the chariots, and those who ride in them. The horses and their riders will come down, everyone by the sword of his brother.

The kingdom of God had over taken them!

****Luke.11:23 "He that is not with me is against me. He who doesn't gather with me scatters.

Many of modern day Christian boast in false religion taking the side of Satan argument that if its does some good then it must be for Christ!

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

But when does flesh not scatter? When does fleshly teachings become clean teachings of the Spirit? When can one mix the two without polluting both? When has the flesh been for the Spirit and not against it? When has flesh ever pleased God?

1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.

1 John 2:21 I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

When does incorruption and perfect light need something from corruption and darkness, isn't that Satan first lie that something is lacking in God, something he does not want you to know not allowing you to be complete like him? That we can add to God by our knowledge? Incorruption cannot lack or it is corruption!

Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;

Hebrews 6:18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

James 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

2 Thessalonians 2:11 Because of this, God sends them a working of error, that they should believe a lie;

2Tim.3:4 traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
3:5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.
3:6 For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
3:7 always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Corruption will lead to corruption not perfection, without God constant discipline Israel went into more and more corruption not up, they did not clean themselves up, by knowledge, but went down they always went down as does all corruption, without God bring in one prophet after another having no private interpretation of the Holy Spirit, but were bore along by it so the people could be corrected, and saved from above not from below from corruption that can only produce more corruption, what were they thinking?

Matt. 7:16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Amos. 8:9 It will happen in that day," says the Lord Yahweh, "that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.
8:10 I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will make you wear sackcloth on all your bodies, and baldness on every head. I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and its end like a bitter day.
8:11 Behold, the days come," says the Lord Yahweh, "that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Yahweh.
8:12 They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek the word of Yahweh, and will not find it.

Jeremiah 24:2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

Jeremiah 24:3 Then said Yahweh to me, What see you, Jeremiah? I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, that can't be eaten, they are so bad.

Jeremiah 24:5 Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.

Jeremiah 24:8 As the bad figs, which can't be eaten, they are so bad, surely thus says Yahweh, So will I give up Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Egypt,

They were thinking they were good, without corruption because of God's word, but they were always declining into more and more works of the flesh shown by their fruits. They were not gathering God's anointed, the spiritual Israel of God, they were persecuting them as the flesh is against the Spirit!

Gal.4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the free woman.
4:23 However, the son by the handmaid was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise.
4:24 These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar.
4:25 For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to the Jerusalem that exists now, for she is in bondage with her children.
4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
4:27 For it is written, "Rejoice, you barren who don't bear. Break forth and shout, you that don't travail. For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband."{Isaiah 54:1}
4:28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise.
4:29 But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.
4:30 However what does the Scripture say? "Throw out the handmaid and her son, for the son of the handmaid will not inherit with the son of the free woman."{Genesis 21:10}
4:31 So then, brothers, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman.

**** Luke11:24 The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will turn back to my house from which I came out.' 11:25 When he returns, he finds it swept and put in order. 11:26 Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first."

Once again let us not take Satan side of this argument! How had Israel been swept clean, was it by their power of works of law, was it by them working hard to remove their sins, making them clean, how had they been swept clean? By faith in God's power, in God's incorruptible life, in God's mercy given them free in the innocent life of animals for the unrighteous and selfish act against each other and God.

Rom.10:2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 10:3 For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 10:4 For Christ is the fulfillment{or, completion, or end} of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

The unclean spirits could not dwell in God's household fleshly Israel they had a strong man guarding their house and were given all the tools of warfare if needed to remove all uncleanness from themselves and God's temple.

Psalms 51:7 Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.

Isaiah 66:20 They shall bring all your brothers out of all the nations for an offering to Yahweh, on horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says Yahweh, as the children of Israel bring their offering in a clean vessel into the house of Yahweh.

How were they the lurking place of Satan if they were not part of his kingdoms? How had he corrupted a pure religion if they had not been conquered, why was Israel at is lowest point in it history? It was because they had been swept clean put in order many time by God's law, prophets and judges, but no more, the final and last prophet was in their mist, the one that would plunder their false strength in works of law. He would take captive all the precious jewels of the kingdom placing them as God's treasure in heaven where each of us must go to have God's blessings.

Ephesians 4:8 Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."{Psalm 68:18}

Amos 7:17 Therefore thus says Yahweh: 'Your wife shall be a prostitute in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be divided by line; and you yourself shall die in a land that is unclean, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.'"

Those returning to false religion will find their condition worst than ever before they accept the bread from above, they will be bound and made a slave of wicked forces. They did not clean themselves up or make themselves righteous by works of law of their religion if they confess such they are denying the truth.

Isaiah 4:4 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning.

1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you--not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Heb.4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 4:14 Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.

Something is going to fill the void either light or darkness? The righteousness of Christ or the unrighteousness of unclean spirit, but not both at the same time or on the same tree!

Matt. 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. 7:16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 7:17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit. 7:18 A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 7:19 Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.

The lie is that we can eat from both, calling evil good fruit by our own works and good motives. We are in Christ or against Christ there is no middle ground that is a broken promise an oath made to God and not kept by us that has taken into false religion from the darkness we were delivered out of in Christ, there is no middle ground where the devil dwells.

2 Peter 2:21 For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Matt.5:37 But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.

We either give up this life on earth to be in Christ or we live a lie of false religion.

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection;

Romans 6:9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him!

Completed: February 07, 2017

by: Daniel a Slave of Christ Jesus