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Who in Hell Are You?
Who in Hell are You?

By Wayne McDonald

Acts 19:13-15, "Then some of the traveling Jewish exorcists (men who adjure evil spirits) also undertook to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, 'I solemnly implore and charge you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches!' Seven sons of a Jewish chief priest named Sceva were doing this. But [one] evil spirit retorted, 'Jesus I know, and Paul I know about but who are you?'" In essence that evil spirit was saying, “Who in hell are you? We don’t know who you are.”

Does the devil know who you are? Are you a threat to him? The Sons of Sceva were religious men but had no power or authority to do so. You either have religion or you have a relationship with the Son of God, and the devil knows the difference. These men tried to drive out evil spirits, but the spirits ended up attacking them.

One time I was on the streets preaching and I approached a man at a bus stop. He had long hair and wild looking eyes. I began to minister to him and share the love of God. As soon as I mentioned the name of Jesus he went crazy. He got right up in my face and began to curse me out. He said, "I am going to through you through the "blank" "blank" window man." He meant every word of it. My flesh said to me, "Why in the world did you come over to this man?" My spirit rose up and I immediately spoke to the evil spirits controlling that man. I said, "I bind you, you demons from hell!" The man responded and said, “"You’re possessed!" I said, "I am possessed with the Spirit of the Living God!" The evil spirits in that man calmed right down when I exercised authority over them.

You have got to know the difference when it is an evil spirit or a person’s flesh. I heard one pastor say he was asked to go to a woman’s house who was acting crazy. When he got there he began to bind the devil and she hit that pastor over the head with a lamp. Later, he asked the Lord what was going on. God spoke to his heart and told him that she did not have a demon and she didn’t need deliverance. God told him that she just wanted some attention. Your born again spirit knows the difference between someone’s flesh and an evil spirit. My question for you today is does the devil know who you are? Who in hell are you?