Do you cause satan to flee when you submit to Christ
and in His Name resist him?
. . . . . or does satan say . . . . .
“JESUS I know, and PAUL I know, but WHO ARE YOU?”
In Acts 19:13-20 we read of the sons of Sceva who tried to duplicate the miracles which were being performed by Paul in the Name of Jesus. They tried to expel an evil spirit from a demoniac. They used the right words, but they had no power. The demon did not obey, but cried out, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?”
I like FB Meyer’s amusing comment on this:
When the sons of Sceva started on the demon, he turned on them, and said, “You little dwarfs, you lilliputians, who are you? I know Paul! I don’t know you, I have never heard about you before; your name has never been talked about down in Hell. No one knows you, nor about you outside of this little bit of a place called Ephesus.”
Steve Camp’s song of about 30 years ago asked the questions
“What would the devil say about YOUR life?
Do they know you in hell like they know your Christ?”
So these are the questions I put to myself and all Christians
What is my reputation in hell?
Do I cause TROUBLE for satan?
Do I cause satan to TREMBLE when he sees me pray?
Do I cause agitation among the demons in hell when I witness for Christ?
Does anyone know us in hell?
Are they frightened of us (of the power of Christ in us)?
Do they know that when we command them
in the Name of Christ they are defeated?
Are they concerned when we pray, teach, preach and witness?
Or do they say
“We know Jesus. We know Paul. But who is that?
We don’t know YOU. Go ahead and do your work.
You won’t bother us or our work!”
Philippians 3:10 That I might know HIM (Jesus) and the POWER of His resurrection