"Fall Like Lightning": The Great Defeat and the Glorious Kingdom
The strong man has been bound, and the church has been entrusted with the keys of the kingdom.
It is common for Christians to think that there was far greater demonic activity “in Bible times” than there is today, but this isn’t exactly true. It is rather the case that a spiritual clash with demons occurs in a narrow window of time, namely, the early ministry of Jesus between his baptism and his final trip to Jerusalem. Expressed as a percentage, 85 percent of the discussion about demons takes place in just 3 percent of the Bible’s chapters. (1)
This period of Christ’s ministry is therefore a ...