Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Luke 11:14-23.
In the Gospels, demons show up again and again as Jesus demonstrates His power over them. The demons manifest their power through sin, sickness, and other physical infirmities. They can cause deafness, seizures, and a whole host of negative outcomes.
Ever since the fall of man in the garden, Satan has been gaining his own disciples. God gave man dominion over the world, so Satan needs people to be his proxies, acting on behalf of his evil kingdom. And he has expanded his kingdom, one sinner at a time.
When the sinless son of God shows up, Satan has a problem. Here is a son of man who he has no part of. Jesus not only exercises His divine authority over him, but He does it as a man. Then He deputizes other men to exercise authority over demons. Satan’s kingdom is in danger as Jesus gets voters to flip and come over to His side.
Today, in America, the separation of church and state only applies to God’s kingdom. The church of Satan, the demonic powers of this world, laugh and use our legislatures, our judges, our executive officers, and all our institutions to spread their insane disorder. Men can be women, men can marry men, you can be found guilty for the sins of your ancestors, mothers can kill their babies in the womb, when someone else is sick, you can be quarantined and put out of business. And it all happens because Satan has the votes. But this will only change if we who have been deputized by Christ will start flipping the votes, one sinner at a time.