Jesus casting out a demon is a good thing, right? Well, not everyone who witnessed Jesus performing this miracle was pleased. In fact, some opposed and challenged Jesus' actions, even going so far as to say that Jesus' actions were done by Satan. And still others kept asking Him for signs. Jesus addresses this opposition head on letting the people know that their thinking is flawed and thus their arguments against Him are invalid. Verse 20 speaks loudly. "But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you." Jesus then concludes with this strong statement, "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters" (vs. 23).
What do Jesus' words reveal about who He is? What does this passage show us about Jesus' authority and power? Tami
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